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“EXCELLENT TOUR BY TAKUTO!”

Ebisuya, Kyoto Higashiyama
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USD 40.75*
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Kyoto Rickshaw Tour
Ranked #5 of 112 Tours in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 6 April 2018

A friend that went in our group recommended this tour. At first I was reluctant since I felt bad for the rickshaw guy towing us. However, he assured us that he loves his job and he took so much pride in it. It made me feel a lot better. The tour was so amazing to see all the sights and get information on Kyoto. We did the 1 hour tour which went by sooo fast! Takuto was our tour guide and he was sooo friendly and nice! They sure do get a great work out every day! They took wonderful photos and even edited them right there on our phone! I'd highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Kyoto!

Thank Christina P
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Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Ebisuya, Kyoto Higashiyama, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Dear Christina,

Thank you very much for choosing Ebisuya Rickshaw to explore the Higashiyama area of Kyoto. Thank you also very much for taking the time to write a review about our services. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with our guide Takuto. Though many visitors are first reluctant to try the rickshaw tour, you will soon find out that it might be one of the best and unique ways of sightseeing in the old capital. Our guides love working outside, being in action and showing visitors around the beautiful city. Trust us.

Your guide Takuto is actually a multi-tasker, guiding, explaining the sights and landmarks all while pulling the rickshaw but also acting as your own, personal photographer, taking pictures of you on your phone or camera at scenic locations.
We hope that the pictures will remind you of your time in Kyoto for a long time to come... or until the next time you come and visit us! We'll be waiting for you and would love to show you more of the charms Kyoto has to offer!

Best Regards,
Larissa C
EBISUYA Rickshaw

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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent ricksaw tour, our driver Takuto is friendly and pleasant, he can speak English and took lots of nice photo for us along the way. He told us about the history and custom when visiting the temples and shrines around Kyoto. Very recommended for first time visit in Kyoto.

Thank Yick Lok H
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Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Ebisuya, Kyoto Higashiyama, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Dear Tick Lok H,
Thank you very much for choosing Ebisuya Rickshaw to be part of your first visit to Kyoto. Thank you also very much for taking the time to write a comment about your experience afterwards. Your guide Takuto was also very happy to hear from you again. Kyoto used to be the capital city back in the day and history can be still found at every street corner. Together with your knowledgeable time you will not only learn about the history, culture and customs in Kyoto while in fact sitting on a traditional mode of transportation - the rickshaw. Though one tour might not be enough to cover all there is to see, and learn, we hope that you had a wonderful time and now have a better understanding to appreciate Kyoto as a city even more!
Should the opportunity present itself again some day, we would love to meet you again some day!

Best Regards,
Guide: Takuto MURAKAMI
Staff: Larissa C

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Spending my birthday in a kimono and taking a rickshaw ride was totally unplanned, as I just wanted to take it easy, doing what I felt like that day.
And I got a fantastic driver Manabu, the ride was extremely pleasant as the seat was heated for the cold weather, he was very informative about the history and culture of Kyoto plus he took some great photos for me, perfect for solo tourist like me who didn’t get much photos taken :)

Thank elainlim
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Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Ebisuya, Kyoto Higashiyama, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Dear Elainlim,
Thank you very much for choosing Ebisuya Rickshaw to be part of your birthday! We are very happy that you enjoyed your tour with our guide Manabu. Our tours can be customized based on your interests, so before getting on the rickshaw you can discuss and decide together with your guide which route you would like to take and where you would like to finish the tour. Depending on the season and time of day our knowledgeable guides may make some insider recommendations. Our guide also doubles as your personal photographer, stopping at scenic locations to take pictures of you with your own camera or cell phone.
We hope that the pictures will help you remember your visit and your birthday in Kyoto for a long time to come! The kimono suits you very well by the way!

Best Regards,
Larissa C
EBISUYA Rickshaw

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

My Elderly mum and I took the 3-hr tour so she could visit places and sights she could not have possibly walked to. I felt confident that in a developed western country the young, fit rickshaw drivers/guides had choice about their employment. Our driver Russell was very informative and entertaining and mum and I both thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The backstreets and backstory to the Gion district were fascinating, and the autumn leaves and temples beautiful. Lots of fun!

Thank Intrepid67
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Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Ebisuya, Kyoto Higashiyama, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Dear Intrepid67,

Thank you very much for choosing Ebisuya Rickshaw to explore the Higashiyama area of Kyoto. Thank you also for taking the time to write a review on our service. This old part of foot might be a bit challenging to cover on foot due to the the many up and down hills including uneven streets and cobble stones. With the rickshaw you can comfortably do some sightseeing and with a knowledgeable guide like our Russell learn a lot about the area at the same time. Though our tours can be customized to meet your interests, our guide might him- or herself to make a few suggestions based on the time of the day and season to show you the best Higashiyama has to offer.
Though the autumn foliage has started almost a week earlier than usual, the leaves have not all fallen yet and the colours are still quite a joy to watch.
We hope you have many many other wonderful discoveries and memories during your visit to Kyoto.

Best Regards,
Larissa C
EBISUYA Rickshaw Higashiyama

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We had a wonderful time being guided around the oldest parts of Kyoto in a rickshaw.
It was a rainy day but we were warm and comfortable. Our guide Katsuhiko was so knowledgeable and friendly. We felt like princesses as we rode around and learnt about the beautiful and interesting places. Katsuhiko took us to places we wouldn't have seen or understood otherwise. He even gave us suggestions for other things to do and see.
We loved our rickshaw ride

1  Thank Anne H
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Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Ebisuya, Kyoto Higashiyama, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Dear Anne,
Thank you very much for choosing Ebisuya Rickshaw to visit the Higashiyama area of Kyoto. While sitting on such an old method of transportation and gliding along the old wooden houses, did you feel like going for a short time travel as well? The Higashiyama is where you can find the spirit of the old capital. Our guide is a local who knows the area inside and out. While he will guide you around the area, pointing out, explaining and describing the sights you are passing by in terms of history, politics, culture and religion but also offering interesting and fun anecdotes. But feel free to ask your guide questions for more details or clarifications but you can also ask him for other good suggestions on what to do, where to eat and how to get to places in Kyoto. We hope to see you again some day, perhaps when the weather is a bit warmer?

Best Regards,
Larissa C
EBISUYA Rickshaw

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