Enjoy a “ride” on a rickshaw through Takayama City in the comfort of your own home! On this online tour, you’ll travel through the city’s Sanmachi Suji district with a rickshaw puller, and admire the historic buildings that line its streets.
Pulled by a human runner, the ‘jinrikisha,’ or rickshaw, was widespread in Japan in the Meiji era (1868–1912). Though it later lost popularity when automobiles and trains came along, it enjoyed a revival in the ’70s as a mode of transport for sightseeing. Today, riding a jinrikisha is a popular cultural experience for tourists, and rickshaw pullers do double duty as tour guides while ferrying passengers around attractions. On this 30-minute online tour of Takayama City, you can get a taste of this same cultural experience at home. Together with your English-speaking guide and rickshaw puller, you’ll explore the city from the vantage point of the back of a jinrikisha! Located in the mountainous Gifu Prefecture, Takayama City is known for its historic and picturesque Sanmachi Suji district. The beautifully preserved streets of the district are lined with wooden shophouses that merchants owned in the Edo-period, now housing restaurants, sake breweries, and cafes. Join the tour from the comfort of your home through Facetime, WhatsApp, LINE, or Skype. For around half an hour, you’ll get to travel through the streets of Takayama City, watching and listening to its sights and sounds with live commentary by your guide. As this is a live tour, feel free to ask your friendly guide to stop at any place for longer, explain in more detail about anything that caught your eye, or elaborate on any topic. Book now to tour Takayama City and experience Japan's rich traditional culture without leaving your home!
1. Please read the Important Information and Activity Rules carefully before booking 2. Choose the number of participants who will join the experience 3. Choose your preferred date and time, in the time zone of the experience host: JST (UTC +09:00) 4. During checkout, let us know your preferred video-calling app (Facetime, WhatsApp, LINE, or Skype) 5. After agreeing on the date and time, your host will send the link for your online experience by email with additional details 6. Make sure you have the software, hardware, and any required items listed under What to Bring, plus a stable internet connection