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Kyoto: Private Rickshaw Tour of Gion and Higashiyama Area

1. Kyoto: Private Rickshaw Tour of Gion and Higashiyama Area

Explore the traditional neighborhood of Higashiyama from the comfort of a rickshaw with a knowledgeable guide. Admire the well-preserved wooden townhouses, see some of Kyoto's most famous temples, and pass through the vibrant geisha district in the Gion area. Learn about Japanese culture, heritage, and customs on this private customizable tour. Meet your guide on the cobbled streets by the Kodaiji Temple in Higashiyama, a nationally designated historic area. Travel back in time as your guide pulls you through the historic neighborhood, filled with traditional buildings and shops. Stop to take photos at the most scenic spots in each location. Choose from 4 different tour durations to suit your schedule, from the introductory 45-minute tour, to the comprehensive tour of 3 hours and 10 minutes. With the longer tours, you’ll continue through the wealth of sights in Higashiyama and the northern part of Gion. Pass weeping willows that line a picturesque river, explore ancient temples, and travel through the streets of this amazing neighborhood.

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What people are saying about Chion-in

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

We would do it again immediately. Already on arrival, the drivers were very helpful and we took funny pictures. Because of my disability, I was afraid to join, but that was not a problem. We had a lot of fun and in good English we were told the details.

Truly a beautiful experience. Very nice and prepared guides, they also speak English very well. Vividly recommended to see the city in a different way.

Our ride was an absolute joy!!! Mitsu was charming, spoke English, took time to explain everything, made sure my dad (80 years old) was warm and safe.

Excellent. Knowledgeable and fun drivers. We were family of five (3 teen kids) who loved it and no one complained about sore feet!

I liked the experience! We saw beautiful places and the guides were very friendly and nice.