Rickshaw Ride

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Human Powered Taxi

Human Powered Taxi

A Rickshaw (Jinrikisha) is a two-wheeled cart that is pulled by a single person and carries one to two passengers at a time. The Japanese word for rickshaw, Jinrikisha, can be translated into the following: Jin meaning human, riki meaning power or strength, sha meaning vehicle. Invented during the mid to late 1800's, jinrikisha grew in popularity when the ban on wheeled-vehicles was lifted. As a cheap and inexpensive form of transportation, they were the main mode of transportation in Japan before motor vehicles and trains became normal. While Jinrikisha are no longer used as the main way of transportation, you can still find them in traditional districts as a fun tourist activity in cities like Tokyo, Kyoto, and Matsuyama. For a small fee, you can ride a rickshaw during your Japan tour. Take plenty of photos while you're riding along the old streets of Japan in comfort by an expert of the area.

Hitch a ride on a Jinrikisha while we explore the traditional city of Kyoto during our Cherry Blossom tours or Highlights of Japan Tour. You can also opt for a ride in Matsuyama during our Southern Japan tour & Grand Tour packages!

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