Online Rickshaw Tour of Takayama City, Gifu


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.


  • Ask your guide anything about Takayama City and its sights
  • Virtually ride a rickshaw through beautiful Takayama City with an English-speaking guide
  • See the streets and Edo-period houses of the city’s picturesque Sanmachi Suji district
  • Flexible options — we offer a wide range of start times on a variety of video-calling apps

Key Information

Important Information

• All prices are per person: when booking, please select the actual number of people joining, regardless of the number of devices used • A reduced rate is available for groups of 6 or more; the maximum group size is 49 • Groups of 2–5 may also pay the 6-person price to enjoy a lower rate per person • All times listed are in JST, Japan Standard Time (UTC +09:00); please book accordingly • Due to time differences, please give us enough time to get back to you; we do not recommend booking this tour at the last minute • This is a live online experience; participants should have a fast, stable internet connection • Please be sure to install the required video-calling app on your device in advance • Note that for groups of 10 or more participants we will use Skype, and we do not use Zoom • As your host will travel around Takayama in real-time, this tour may be canceled due to inclement weather or other conditions. In this case, we will contact you to refund or reschedule --- - Please ensure your internet connection is fast enough for video calls; we cannot offer refunds in case of connectivity issues - Recording the experience or sharing access with unregistered guests is strictly prohibited - Please be punctual: latecomers may not be able to experience all parts of the tour; the tour will also not be extended to accommodate latecomers; if you are late by 10 minutes or more, the online tour may be canceled at your guide's discretion, and no refunds will be issued - For group tours: *We will not issue any refunds if there are absent members on the day of your tour *We will not restart the tour from the beginning to accommodate latecomers --- Note: For groups of 10 or more participants, we will use Skype. We do not use Zoom.


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!

How it works

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

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