1. Japan
  2. Kyoto Prefecture
  3. Kyoto
  4. Gion

Kyoto: Private Rickshaw Tour of Gion and Higashiyama Area

Product ID: 266267
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Take a private tour by traditional rickshaw, to discover the neighborhood of Higashiyama. See the main sights of this historic area, and pass through the geisha district of Gion. Discover Japanese culture and history with a knowledgeable guide.
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Duration: 45 - 190 minutes
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English, Japanese

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a private rickshaw tour through Higashiyama and the Gion area
  • Explore the charming and traditional streets of Higashiyama
  • Travel back in time as you pass traditional wooden townhouses
  • Stop to take photos at the most Instagram-worthy spots
Full description
Explore the traditional neighborhood of Higashiyama from the comfort of a rickshaw with a knowledgeable guide. Admire the well-preserved wooden townhouses, see some of Kyoto's most famous temples, and pass through the vibrant geisha district in the Gion area. Learn about Japanese culture, heritage, and customs on this private customizable tour.

Meet your guide on the cobbled streets by the Kodaiji Temple in Higashiyama, a nationally designated historic area. Travel back in time as your guide pulls you through the historic neighborhood, filled with traditional buildings and shops. Stop to take photos at the most scenic spots in each location.

Choose from 4 different tour durations to suit your schedule, from the introductory 45-minute tour, to the comprehensive tour of 3 hours and 10 minutes. With the longer tours, you’ll continue through the wealth of sights in Higashiyama and the northern part of Gion. Pass weeping willows that line a picturesque river, explore ancient temples, and travel through the streets of this amazing neighborhood.
Includes
  • Private rickshaw tour
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Photo stops
  • Souvenir postcard and sticker
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Meeting point

Meet your guide on the corner of Nene Street and Ichinenzaka street, by the Kodaiji Temple.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Selfie sticks
Know before you go
• It is suggested that you book in advance, as there are a limited number of English-speaking guides
• Adult pricing applies to children aged 7 and over
• Maximum of 2 adults per rickshaw
• Up to 2 children (aged 6 and under) can ride with 2 adults (children have to sit on an adult's lap)
• If a child 6 years will be using one of the two seats of the rickshaw, it must book as an adult (full-fare paying guest)
• Each rickshaw is 21.1 inches (74 centimeters) wide, so sometimes it might be more comfortable to book individual rickshaws for each passenger
• Wheelchair and stroller-friendly
• Not recommended for expecting mothers in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy
• This tour can be customized depending on your interests

From US$ 63.95 per person

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Value for money
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Ebisuya Rickshaw

Product ID: 266267