Journey through the traditional streets of Asakusa on a two-seater rickshaw pulled by a smiley guide with thighs of steel. You’ll see the top sights of the area — Kaminarimon Gate, Sensōji Temple, and Tokyo Skytree — in style, and use the dramatic backdrops for a quick photoshoot or two.Asakusa (near Kaminarimon Gate)
30-, 60-, or 120-minute tour starting between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
- Sit back and relax in a comfortable rickshaw that visits top sights in the area.
- Learn from your English-speaking rickshaw guide about Asakusa and Japanese customs.
- Have your photo taken with Sensōji Temple and Tokyo Skytree in the background.
- Get a discount ticket for your next rickshaw experience. Available for use in other cities around Japan, including Kyoto.
Rickshaws became a method of transportation in Japan in the Meiji era (1868–1912). While they’re no longer a way to get from A to B, they are still a popular leisure activity for tourists and locals alike. Your guide will point out important landmarks, as well as places to stop for lunch, as they pull you through Asakusa’s side streets.
Itinerary (30 minutes)
- Meet your guide (from Ebisuya Rickshaws) in front of Exit 3 of Asakusa Station, near Kaminaron Gate.
- Settle into your rickshaw — blanket included — and head off.
- Get a view of Sensōji through Nitenmon Gate and stop for a photo opportunity.
- Wind through backstreets and make your way to Sumida River for an iconic view of Tokyo Skytree and another photo.
- Return to Kaminaron Gate and receive a small farewell gift.