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Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama

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Address: 3-24 Susukinobabacho, Sagatenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
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Enjoy Japanese history, traditions, and the seasonal beauties from a...

Enjoy Japanese history, traditions, and the seasonal beauties from a rickshaw with our staff's omotenashi (hospitality). Our staff, with a rich knowledge of the city, will help make a special memory for your trip. We will take you to see interesting things you would not find in guidebooks or on websites.

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Our ride was incredible! We only took a 20min ride because of the price but this is a must try experience. Takashi Hizawa at Arashiyama was superb, and we really thank him for his... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our ride was incredible! We only took a 20min ride because of the price but this is a must try experience. Takashi Hizawa at Arashiyama was superb, and we really thank him for his hospitality. He was polite, funny, and extremely nice all at the same time. We felt so sorry for him because we were probably 3x his weight... More 

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Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for choosing to take a tour through Kyoto Arashiyama with our guide Takashi! Thank you as well for writing a review on our services. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your rickshaw ride, and the picture clearly shows it! :) Our guides are not only fit, knowledgeable but also double as your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited the bamboo forest and the temple gardens next to the bamboo forest. It was such a beautiful tour on our own. Later that afternoon our relative took us to the same location, to our surprise and we had a rickshaw ride. We had a rickshaw driver named Yasushi who was very well spoken in English and an excellent... More 

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Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama, responded to this review

Dear Rome and Carol, Thank you very much for coming to Arashiyama in Kyoto and have our guide show you around the area in the afternoon. Thank you as well for writing a review on your experience, our guide will surely be happy to read it! Our guides take pride in delivering an entertaining, informative and enjoyable rickshaw ride, which... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We're glad that Yuya Itakura invited us for such an awesome ride! It was a cold and chilly morning. Yuya was very considerate and prepared us warm pads to sit on and some cozy blankets. He is friendly, knowledgeable, and speak fluent English. He taught us the meaning of the names of the bridge and mountain. Of course, we appreciate... More 

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Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for coming to Kyoto Arashiyama and exploring the area on one of our rickshaws. Thank you also very much for writing a review, our guide Yuya Itakura will be happy to read it as well! This winter the days are quite cold, but our rickshaws are equipped with some seat warmers, blankets, windproof covers... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there early before many other tourists arrived. It was quiet and one can feel the calmness of the place. The first part the bamboo was slightly yellowish and spacing not too close. The 2nd part that leads to an temple the bamboo is greener,taller and denser. It was a beautiful walk for us. A Must visit while in... More 

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Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for coming to Kyoto Arashiyama. Coming early is definitely the best time to visit the bamboo grove. You will find that there is not only one type of bamboo, but many different ones, varying in size and shades of green. We hope you enjoyed the relaxing start of the day! Best Regards, Larissa C... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome ride with Mastaka was funny, helpful and very informative and such happy person. He did excuse his English was not very good but we had an Amazing tour and highly recommend this experience to all. It was a great price. Also it was so nice for them to take pictures for us and made it a very special experience... More 

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Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, thank you very much for taking a rickshaw tour with us in Kyoto Arashiyama. Thank you as well for your review and the pictures. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with our guide. Arashiyama has something special to offer in every season and our guides do their best at conveying this uniqueness to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an interesting ride with Yodai san and Masahiro san. They speak fluent english, humorous, helpful and informative. My initial thought of riding a rickshaw will be a quiet ride as we are foreigner and I can only speak limited japanese, but they gave us a huge surprise by being informative for all the location we passed by. They... More 

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Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama, responded to this review

Dear Nick, Thank you very much for choosing Ebisuya Rickshaw to explore Arashiyama. Thank you also for writing a review about our services. Our guides Yodai and Masahiro will surely be happy to read your comment. We do have a couple of guides who speak English (and also some other languages), so they are able to accommodate visitors who do... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the bamboos in Winter which was still spectacular but they were not as bright in colour. Also you must go see them in broad daylight otherwise the visibility is not clear! Still would recommend if visiting Arashiyama, Kyoto

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Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama, responded to this review

Dear Tianna, Thank you for coming to Kyoto and visiting Arashiyama with its bamboo forest. The bamboo, like pine trees, is green all year round but depending on the season and weather, you can enjoy the various shades of green. Be it a rainy day, a sunny hot summer's day, the day after a snowfall or lit up during the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At first I had no intention of hiring a rickshaw service... but when my husband hurt his foot on our honeymoon I started searching for a way to view the sights of Arashiyama. Luckily I found Ebisuya! Our Driver, Yuya-San, was lively and spontaneous. He gave us a lovely tour while explaining the history of the sights to us. He... More 

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Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama, responded to this review

Dear Mabel, Thank you so much for finding us and booking a tour with us in Kyoto Arashiyama. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with our guide Yuya. He will certainly enjoy reading your review as well. Though Arashiyama is a rather large area, reaching into the mountain side and including the rice fields to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Kyoto in early Feb for vacation. We wanted this trip to be relaxing and easy on our feet. However, we were hesitant to take the Ebisuya ride because of the language barriers. Luckily, we met Juho as our ride. Juho is from Finland, speaking fluent English and Japanese. Juho is not only humorus and but... More 

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Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama, responded to this review

Dear 明俐 郭, thank you very much for coming to Kyoto Arashiyama and taking advantage of our rickshaw services to explore the Arashiyama area. Thank you also very much for writing a review about our services! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed our rickshaw tour and your guide Juho will be happy as well, reading your feedback.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Japan on our honeymoon and weren't sure we would be able to do this because we are both extremely tall (I'm 6' and he's 6'8!) and therefore pretty heavy/big! Our "runner" Aimu was absolutely amazing! He assured us it was no problem and that he was strong. He gave us the best tour of... More 

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Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama, responded to this review

Dear Laura, Thank you very much for choosing Ebisuya Rickshaw when visiting Kyoto Arashiyama during your honeymoon. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with our guide Aimu. He will surely be pleased to read your review. Though the width of our seats measure approximately 74cm and can fit up to two adults next to each... More 

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Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.
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