Tokyo, Japan

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Time3 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Enjoy a memorable rickshaw ride through the streets of Asakusa, one of Tokyo’s most picturesque and historic neighborhoods, on this easily-customizable 30-min, 45-min, 1-hour, 2-hour, or 3-hour tour offering several different ride lengths. Sit back and relax as your knowledgeable driver peddles you past some of the city’s iconic sites, lovely gardens, towering skyscrapers and historic shops, passing cherry and maple trees as you go. It’s a great way to take a relaxed, informative, ride through this atmospheric area of Tokyo.
  • An informative, customizable rickshaw ride through the Asakusa district in Tokyo
  • Choose from a 30- to 45-minute, 1-hour, 2-hour, or 3-hour course
  • Explore the quirky neighborhoods of Rokku, Denpoin Street and Nishi Shitamachi
  • See beautiful gardens, the Sumida River and glorious trees
  • English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese-speaking drivers are available
Take a ride back in time as you experience the scenic streets of Asakusa, one of Tokyo’s traditional neighborhoods, from the back of a peddle-powered rickshaw driven by a guide. This scenic ride offers the perfect combination of customization and relaxation during your Tokyo adventure.
Start your ride by meeting your guide, at the time of your choosing between 9:30am and 5:30pm, at either Kaminarimon or Asakusa Station. From there you’ll board your two-person rickshaw for a memorable ride through the beautiful streets of Asakusa.

Kick your feet up and let your guide do the work as they explain the key details behind many of Tokyo’s most famous sights, which depending your tour choice will include stops such as the quirky Raccoon Street, Hanayashiki Amusement Park, Hanakawado neighborhood, Sumida Park, Bentendo Hall, among many others. Your ride route will be customized based on discussions with your guide, so feel free to discuss potential routes. The four potential options, and their length, are detailed in the itineraries below.

Itinerary

Option#1: 30-Min or 45-Min Tour
Begin your rickshaw whirlwind at Asakusa Station or Kaminarimon, the “Thunder Gate” — a dramatic archway that draws people with its beautiful, large Japanese lantern. From there, wheel over to Tanuki-doori, also known as Raccoon Street, an intriguing area with shops representative of Japan’s quirky humor. Venture off the beaten path to areas not many travelers see, like Rokku (6th Ward), home to adult theaters and historic landmarks. Next, see Hanayashiki Amusement Park, Japan’s oldest amusement park, which opened as a flower park in 1853 and now has rides, attractions and restaurants. Get a brief history lesson as you cruise down Denpoin Street, which has an Edo Period (1603–1868) feel, with old wooden fire extinguishers and art inspired by kabuki theater. Return to your departure point for the tour’s conclusion.

Option#2: Alternative 30-Min or 45-Min Tour
As with the other options, your rickshaw adventure begins at Asakusa Station or the stunning Kaminarimon archway. Then it’s on to Bentendo Hall, part of Tokyo’s oldest temple, with a famous shrine to the female deity Benten. Take in the sights and sounds of bustling Tokyo en route to the Hanakawado neighborhood, famous for shoe shopping, with more than 70 shoe stores as well as ones selling other leather goods like bags. Enjoy the serenity of Sumida Park, bordering the Sumida River, where approximately a thousand sakuras (cherry trees) form a pink tunnel in the springtime. From there, your guide will pull you back to your departure point.

Option#3: 1-Hour Tour
Meet your guide at Kaminarimon and board your chariot. Cruise through Tokyo’s bustling streets to Bentendo Hall, part of Tokyo’s oldest temple. See more of Tokyo’s metropolitan street scenes en route to the famous shoe shopping district Hanakawado, with more than 70 shoe stores and leather goods stores. Even if it’s not spring, when the thousand cherry trees are in bloom, Sumida Park is still stunning. You’ll see Tanuki-doori, a quirky region of Tokyo. Next, check out the Rokku Ward’s intriguing and historic, if slightly grungy, adult theaters. You’ll want to get your camera out for Hanayashiki Amusement Park, Japan’s oldest amusement park. Before concluding back at your departure point, you’ll see a bit of history along Denpoin Street.

Option#4: 2-Hour Tour
Meet your guide and rickshaw at Kaminarimon to begin your 2-hour tour. Visit the Ushijima Shrine at the northern end of Sumida Park and learn about the shrine’s power to heal ailments through the power of a special statue. Next, see Matsuchiyama Shoden, also known as Honryu-in, a hill famous for a Hiroshige ukiyo-e painting that is part of the “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo.” Enjoy the sights of this dazzling metropolis as your rickshaw cruises the bustling streets. At the Imado Shrine, you’ll see the birthplace of one of Japan’s most important good luck symbols, the cute, happy fortune cat. Cruise the backstreets of Asakusa Kannon that are famous for lots of small restaurants and traditional izakaya pubs. Your rickshaw tour ends back at your departure point.

Option#5: 3-Hour Tour
Meet your guide and rickshaw at Kaminarimon to begin your 3-hour tour. Visit the Ushijima Shrine at the northern end of the Sumida Park and learn about the shrine’s power to heal ailments through the power of a special statue. Next, see Matsuchiyama Shoden, also known as Honryu-in, a hill famous for a Hiroshige ukiyo-e painting that is part of the “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo". Enjoy the sights of this dazzling metropolis as your rickshaw cruises the bustling streets. At the Imado Shrine, you’ll see the birthplace of one of Japan’s most important good luck symbols, the cute, happy fortune cat. Cruise the backstreets of Asakusa Kannon, also known as the "geisha town" famous for lots of little restaurants and traditional izakaya pubs. Before heading to the Nishi Shitamachi district, visit one or two additional shrines to the West, such as the Yoshiwara Shrine with a tragic story behind it or the Otori Shrine, the “Eagle Shrine”, where people come and pray for good health and good fortune. After an in-depth tour of the Asakusa area in Tokyo, your rickshaw tour ends back at your departure point.

Reviews

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C
, Aug 2018

Mr. Satsuki and Mr. Mocchy are two professional rickshaw drivers. They excel in every detail. From talking to kids, to historical information about the places, from attitude to creativity, all in an interesting and humors atmosphere. This is surely one of my best experience in Japan.

T
, Mar 2018

A great way to get around the city and have a history lesson at the same time. Our guide was so informative, as well as making it very personal to us. My son made friends with him immediately because our guide was so friendly and hospitable. He showed us some small unique shrines, and even took us into a shrine, showing us the proper shrine ettiquette, so we didn't disrespect these beautiful places. Would highly recommend a lovely few hours tripping around the city, seeing the real Japan, including its wonderful people.

y
, Jan 2018

We really liked this tour. Great information about the city was given and we do recommend it

A
, Dec 2017

Great way to see Asakusa ! Very friendly guide.

N
, Nov 2017

We had a great time touring Asakusa! We did the 2-hour tour so we could get all the sight-seeing in and not feel rushed. We are a family of four so we had two rickshaws. Our guides Taka and Minami were fabulous! They were both knowledgable and eager to share insights at each landmark. This was our first rickshaw tour and we will certainly do it again. Thank you, Taka and Minami, for a great time and adding great photos to our memory book!

The Walker Family

h
, Oct 2017

Kazuki was great! Very knowledgeable and entertaining.

E
, Oct 2017

Our rickshaw driver was great with a wonderful sense of humor. He was bright and working his way through school. We got a great overview of the area. This tour was taken on our first day in Tokyo knowing we would be too tired to do much else and was the perfect thing to do and then decide what we wanted to and where to spend more time.

J
, Oct 2017

This tour was so much FUN! Ebisuya Company did a fantastic job of communicating before the tour and accommodating our preferred time and giving us directions on how to get to the meeting place. When we arrived for the tour, they had a big sign with our name and took numerous photos of us in the rickshaw. The manager was very friendly, and our rickshaw driver, Kohei, was the BEST! He spoke English very well and gave us a running commentary on what we were seeing as he ran us around the Asakusa area. We made some stops at the temple too, and he explained the tradition to us. We had the 2 hour tour, and time flew by because we were having so much fun. He has a great laugh and personality, and we felt like friends from the start. All the drivers we encountered were very friendly and made us feel comfortable. I would highly recommend doing this tour!

K
, Oct 2017

So happy we scheduled this rickshaw tour. I booked the two hour tour so that it was more leisure and not so rushed. As one might expect to have a male Rickshaw driver, we had the most adorable little young lady, Minami. She was truly, the BEST. First of all, she was so strong like Wonder-woman! She assured us... she has trained for this job and she has it down! Oh my.... she sure did! Minami made it the most interesting tour as she took us through different neighborhoods and shared lots of history and answered questions. Her English was excellent so she was so easy to understand. I will ask for her next time...

C
, Sep 2017

Daisuke is very informative, welcoming and an awesome photographer! Very highly recommended!


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