Go sightseeing on a rickshaw!
At many tourist sites in Japan, you can see tourists riding rickshaws.
Man-powered two-wheeled rickshaws were a popular form of transportation in Japan from the late 1800s through the early to mid 1900s. After peaking in popularity during the 1930s, they gradually disappeared and were fully replaced by trains and cars.
From the 1980s onward, rickshaws began spreading in tourist areas. Both Japanese and foreign tourists enjoy their nostalgic appearance and their high seats that provide a clear, fresh perspective at a relaxed pace. Many young people now ride them while wearing kimonos and share photos of themselves on social networks.
Rickshaws are especially popular among foreign tourists for sightseeing in Hakone, Kyoto, Nara and Asakusa. The pullers tend to know great spots not listed in guidebooks, and many of them speak decent English as well. Why not try riding a rickshaw when you visit Japan!
■ Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu
For details, visit: https://www.hakone-tenyu.com/en-gb
■ Hotel Gracery Kyoto Sanjo
For details, visit: https://kyoto.gracery.com/
■ Hotel Fujita Nara
For details, visit: https://en.fujita-nara.com/
■ Hotel Gracery Asakusa
For details, visit: https://asakusa.gracery.com/
- Go sightseeing on a rickshaw!