Tokyo Asakusa Rickshaw Tour


30 to 180 minutes (Approx.)
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket

Overview

Climb aboard a traditional Japanese rickshaw for an unforgettable view of the Asakusa district in Tokyo. Your knowledgeable guide will steer you to some of Tokyo’s many iconic sites, districts, temples and shrines while illuminating the history behind them all. Enjoy scenic views of maple and cherry trees, gardens, soaring skyscrapers, and traditional businesses. If you’re looking for a carefree, customizable way to see Tokyo, this is it.

Apart from the above courses, we have other special course for guests who really want to get away from the city.
If you have already seen the crowds and buildings in Tokyo, let’s get away from that and enjoy the view across the sumida river and go into places where you can refresh your mind under the quiet trees and monument of Asahi beer headquarter! We shall go across the bridge to the peaceful area of sumida park and Ushijima shrine where you can enjoy the Japanese garden park and lucky fortune cow shrine.

Inclusions

  • Local rickshaw driver
  • Rickshaw ride

What to expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Asakusa, Taito Tokyo Prefecture

locations covered during the tour depend on the option selected. Asakusa is a neighbourhood in Tokyo where you can find a wonderful mix of retro, traditional, religious, quirky, modern and cultural elements around every corner.

Pass By: Dembōin, 2 Chome-3 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan

historic street with stores and housing facades of the Edo period

Pass By: Tanuki Street, 1-chōme-15-6 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan

quirky street where the main theme is 'raccoons'. There are various raccoon figurines every few meters along this street

Pass By: Asakusa Hanayashiki, 2-28-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

One of the oldest amusement parks in Japan, still in operation

Pass By: Asahi Beer Headquarters, 1-23-1 Azumabashi, Sumida 130-8602 Tokyo Prefecture

Asahi Beer Headquarters, with the iconic golden 'flame' on top of the building

Stop At: Ushijima Shrine, 1-4-5, Mukou-jima, Sumida Tokyo Prefecture

A Shinto Shrine. Find out why this Shrine has a gate with three entrances instead of the standard one entrance.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Tokyo Skytree, 1 Chome-1-2, Oshiage, Sumida 131-8634 Tokyo Prefecture

excellent view on the Tokyo Skytree from across the Sumida River. This is a good photo spot.

Pass By: Nitenmon Gate, 2-chōme-3-1 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan

Colourful and bright gate leading to the Sensoji Temple and Asakusa Shrine.

Pass By: Asakusa Shrine, 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

A shinto shrine located on the temple grounds of the impressive Sensoji Temple. Learn about the differences between Shinto and Buddhism and how they peacefully coexist.

Stop At: Honryuin Matsuchiyama Shoden, 7-4-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

A buddhist temples, one of the constituent temples of the Sensoji Temple. Find out why there are so many radishes in the temple and painted on the lanterns

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Imado Shrine, 1-5-22 Imado, Taito 111-0024 Tokyo Prefecture

A Shinto Shrine which features a lot of cat figurines, especially the manekineko, the beckoning cat.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Asakusa Engei Hall, 1-43-12, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

Venue that was and is still the heart of Asakusa's entertainment district. Come here to experience Japanese comedy and shows!

Pass By: Rokku Broadway, 1-43-12, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

The Rokku Street, now part of the retro district, used to be THE most popular entertainment district in Tokyo before the war. Cinema's and theatres were located here!

Pass By: Sumida Park, 1-2-5, Mukou-jima, Sumida 131-0033 Tokyo Prefecture

The Sumida Park is a long park lining the Sumida River. Here you can view the cherry blossoms in spring, take break and relax from sightseeing and enjoy an excellent view on the Tokyo Skytree just across the river.

Meeting point

1-chōme-1-4 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Adult pricing applies to age 6 and over
  • Children aged 5 years and under may ride the rickshaw free of charge, provided that they sit on an adult’s lap
  • A maximum of 2 adults per rickshaw. Up to 2 children (5 years or under) can ride with 2 adults (children have to ride on ad adult's lap)
  • While rickshaws are able to fit two adults, each rickshaw is 29.1 inches (74 centimeters) wide, and it is sometimes more comfortable to book individual rickshaws for each passenger. For passengers of size, we recommend booking a rickshaw for each participant to ensure a comfortable ride. Passengers who do not both fit in one rickshaw but wish to participate in a tour at the same time will be required to purchase an additional rickshaw, which may not be available on the date of the tour with an English-speaking guide if not booked in advance. Those customers who do not purchase an additional rickshaw at the time of booking cannot be guaranteed availability.
  • Wheelchair- and stroller-friendly
  • This tour can be customized depending on your interests
  • Please specify your preferable departure time at checkout
  • Tour will run until 6pm between May and August
  • No rickshaw ride is allowed in Sensoji Temple/Asakusa Temple area including the temple buildings, temple grounds, and Nakamise shopping street
  • English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese-speaking driver/guide is available, subject to availability. Please specify your preferable language at checkout
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Selected starting time is not automatically guaranteed. The time will be confirmed by email within 24 hours of booking.
  • If a child 5 years will be using one of the two seats of the rickshaw, it must book as an adult.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Ushijima Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - Honryuin Matsuchiyama Shoden
  • Entry/Admission - Imado Shrine

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
armos1984
January 2021

Wonderful moment with our very nice host. He was very enthousiastic and funny with my kids. They still remember this moment almost 2 years later ! Thank you so much !

pachola89
November 2020

The tour was good and well explained, the guide really took his time to explain some of the sights as he was pulling us around, a great activity if you don't have a lot of time in the city as it shows the most iconic views.

PHOEBE_M
November 2020

T was our guide and he was fantastic. Super friendly and knowledgeable. He took took some amazing photographs of us as a family we will treasure forever, enabled us to learn lots about the area and took us to get some amazing delicious snacks along the way. We can’t wait to do it again. Thank you.

Silver12748
August 2020

The crew was outstanding!! We weren't sure if we would get to our reservation on time. But the rickshaw crew and I kept in touch via email every step of the way. They were nice enough to move my reservation from the beginning of our vacation and move it back at the tail end of our vacation. S...

Curious36398702150
March 2020

This tour was a lovely experience, I totally recommend going on this tour around Asakusa. Our driver, Hiroki, made this tour unforgettable. He did a great job explaining to us the history of the temple and even showed us some secret spots where he took really amazing pictures of us! We had so m...

187francescau
March 2020

It was a rainy day, but the experience was nonetheless great. I had a great time talking with the rider, very fun conversation partner 俥夫の岡田さん明るくてめっちゃええ人!本当に楽しかった!

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