Apr. 19, 2018
Rickshaw riding is a popular activity for tourists throughout Japan. One of the big rickshaw companies, Ebisuya will start their service in Uji, Kyoto from April 21, 2018. In Kyoto, Ebisuya’s rickshaw riding is popular in the Arashiyama and Higashiyama areas. Rickshaws were invented in Japan in the 19th century. The big wheeled vehicles with the red seats and blankets match the scenery of the old city of Kyoto. The Uji area will be more attractive like Arashiyama and Higashiyama from this spring. How exciting!
Rickshaw pullers are wearing traditional Japanese uniforms. They are cheerful and friendly, and of course, very strong and powerful. One rickshaw puller can pull his cycle rickshaw with two passengers on it and get around the area.
Uji is a historical place and there is a lot to see around Uji River, such as Byodoin Temple, Mimurotoji Temple, Ujigami Shrine, Uji Shrine and Koshoji Temple. There are also various routes to explore.
According to Ebisuya’s brochure, Uji Rickshaw Tour Guide, a rickshaw will go from Byodoin Temple, cross Uji Bridge, go to Koshoji Temple and arrive at Keihan Uji Station. It will take 30 minutes. It will be 7,000 yen for an adult, and 9,000 yen for two adults.
Another route will start at Keihan Uji Station, go to The Tale of Genji Museum, go on the path called Sawarabi no Michi, visit Ujigami Shrine and arrive at Koshoji Temple. It will take 60 minutes. It will be 13,000 yen for an adult, and 17,500 yen for two adults. (The admission fee for Ujigami Shrine is not included.)
Also you will be able to go from JR Uji Station, go to Agata Shrine, visit Byodoin Temple, go via the path called Ajirogi no Michi, cross Amagase Suspension Bridge and arrive at Koshoji Temple. It will take 120 minutes. It will be 23,500 yen for an adult, and 32,500 yen for two adults. (The admission fee for Byodoin Temple is not included.)
Check their website for more details: http://ebisuya.com/en/service/index.html.
129, Ujimyoraku, Uji City, Kyoto
Tel: +81 774-22-7322
By Meg Konishi (Find Your Japan)