There are several places to ride a rickshaw in the Japanese tourist spot called ancient capital. Of course it is impossible to run in the way to interfere with the driving of the car, but sightseeing with a ride that is neither a car nor a bicycle should be unforgettable memories.
The way of sightseeing varies from person to person. Some people enjoy sightseeing spots by bus or train, others travel by their feet without using transportation and enjoy the view. Whichever way you choose, it is a very exciting event to visit a place called a sightseeing spot and a different scene from the view you see in the eyes. You can taste anything but excitement.
In the city where old townscapes are left such as Asakusa, Kamakura, Kyoto etc., sightseeing tour by rickshaw is carried out. Let’s enjoy sightseeing spots and the landscape of the city with the original plan while feeling the wind. You can enjoy being more elegant than walking or going around the city by bus or taxi. During the tour, rickshaw man or woman driving a rickshaw will guide tourist attractions. A light talk by rickshaw man or woman on the move is also one of the pleasures during the tour.
Among them, “Asakusa” is famous for its temples and shrines where history and Japanese culture remain strong, as well as art, many delicious food shops. Therefore, it is a very popular spot that many tourists visit every day from home and abroad.
So many people have been to Asakusa. It is such a sightseeing spot “Asakusa”, but people who have been on “Rickshaw” may be a minority.
In addition to leisurely sightseeing, you can get a different sensation by taking a rickshaw around Asakusa. Those who ride for the first time can enjoy it even more.
With rickshaws, you can feel the charm of Asakusa that you can’t understand just by walking. Even if you have been there once, there is no doubt that you can learn a new aspect of Asakusa.
Even if you say “Asakusa”, the range is wide, and there are a lot of specialties and spots you want to go around. However, in such a case, it is better to consult with the person who pulls the rickshaw, “rickshaman”, about how to go around Asakusa.
Depending on the rickshaw plan and course, rickshaman will take you where you want to go, and will also tell you recommended spots. So if you want to go or have a route you want to go to, please consult rickshaman.
From the first, a rickshaw was used as a transportation device from Meiji to early stages of Showa Era.
The general form of rickshaw, there is one wheel attaches to the both ends of the chair in which people can sit down calmly. The frame is extended ahead and rickshaw has structure which goes to a front for person pull it.
When getting on rickshaw and going sightseeing, without getting tired, it’s possible to enjoy the scenery and a tourist spot. Moreover, there is also a tourist route into which it can go by neither the car nor motorbike, so it’s possible to enjoy the tour that you don’t experienced so far.
The tourist spot recommended by this point is Asakusa in Tokyo. In Asakusa known as a downtown area, many sightseeing spots called a good-place-known-to-few-people spot are located. When getting on rickshaw and seeing the sights there, it should be possible to make the memory which can’t be forgot.
Although it is Ebisuya famous for Asakusa now, the place of foundation is ancient city Kyoto. The enterprise was started by only three sets of rickshaws in 1992. In those days, sightseeing guidance of the outskirts of Arashiyama was carried out.
A main stop of the tour is in front of famous Kaminarimon. Moreover, it is the feature that the character of “Kaminari” (thunder) is contained in the back of the uniform of the man who pulls rickshaws. You can arrive at a stop in front of Kaminarimon in one minute on foot to Asakusa station of Tokyo Metro Ginza Line. Business is until sunset from 9:30 and the last hour is different depending on seasons.
The course which starts from Kaminari-mon and travels the circumference is popular. It’s possible to see the unknown aspect of Asakusa. The time required of the “Kaminari-mon circumference 1 section course” which many tourists use is about 12 minutes. The charges are 3000 yen, 4000 yen for 2 people and 6000 yen for 3 people.
|Name:||EBISUYA Rickshaw Asakusa|
|Address:||Asakusa 1-20-4 Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032 Japan|
|Access:||Tokyo Metro Ginza-sen Line “Asakusa-eki Station” (1 minute walk)|
|Price / Charge:||3,000 yen ~|
The price depends on the number of passengers and time.
Please refer the official site.