Kurashiki Rickshaw Tour - Okayama

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    From 9:30am to 5:30pm
  • Departure Details :
    Entrance to Kurashiki Old Town (Motomachi intersection)
  • Return Details :
    Flexible
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Discover Kurashiki the traditional way: on a rickshaw. As a shogunate crown colony in the Edo period (1603~1868), Kurashiki enjoyed prosperity by storing goods and products from all over Japan. Alongside the canals are white-wall Japanese style warehouses and traditional Japanese houses with willow trees on the bank. This tour can be customized to your preferred departure time, ending point, and length.

Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Family friendly
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Know More about this tour

Your tour begins in Kurashiki's old town between 9.30am and 5.30pm. Meet your local guide, hop onto your rickshaw, and get ready to be transported back in time.

Rideyour rickshaw away from cars, toward the wide walkway along the historical canal, lined with weeping willows. As you soak up the views, you might just find yourself imagining how the city must have felt like a couple of hundred of yearsago. Admire the small side streets, still filled with shops and old warehouses. With help from your knowledgeable guide, learn the important role Kurashiki played in the past and why it is dotted with buildings belonging distinct to the Meiji period.

The tours described below are sample routes. They may be further customized based on your preferred starting and ending point, the length of your tour, and points of interests.

30-Minute Option
Starting at the Kurashiki Monogatarikan, a large, traditional building at the entrance of the old town of Kurashiki, the tour continues through the streets of the old town where you can enjoy the view of the old warehouses designed in a typical Kurashiki style. The streets in the town are lined with small shops and coffee shops. Your tour continues along the picturesque canal lined with weeping willows.

45-Minute Option
Starting at the Kurashiki Monogatarikan, a large, traditional building at the entrance of the old town of Kurashiki, the tour continues through the streets of the old town where you can enjoy the view of the old warehouses designed in a typical Kurashiki style. You also pass by former mansions of affluent merchants, as well as streets lined with small shops. Your tour continues along the picturesque canal lined with weeping willows.

1-Hour Option
Starting at the Kurashiki Monogatarikan, a large, traditional building, close to the European art museum, at the entrance to the old town of Kurashiki, the tour continues through the streets of the old town where you can enjoy the view of the old warehouses designed in a typical Kurashiki style. Admire the streets in the town, lined with small shops and coffee shops. Your tour then continues along the canal lined with weeping willows.

2-Hour Option
Starting at the large mansions belonging to affluent merchants at the entrance of the old town of Kurashiki, the tour continues through the streets of the old town where you can enjoy the view of the old warehouses designed in Kurashiki style, and the small shops. Your tour continues to the Tsurugata Mountain and then across the former cotton mill and the picturesque canal lined with weeping willows.

Inclusions

  • Local English-speaking driver/guide

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Expecting mothers in their first 16 weeks of pregnancy are not permitted to ride a rickshaw

Adult pricing applies to age seven and over

Please note that you can join a tour anytime between 9:30am to 5:30pm on the day of reservation

Child rate (age six years or under) applies only when children sit on an adults lap without occupying a seat

A maximum of two adults per rickshaw. Up to two children (age six years or under) can ride with two adults (children have to ride on an 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 larger passengers, 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

May be operated by a multilingual driver, subject to availability; please ask for a driver who speaks your language at the Departure Point