What is “Jinrikisha” (Japanese rickshaw)?
Jinrikisha is famous activity for the sightseeing at some historical places in Japan like Asakusa, Kamakura and Kyoto.
Rickshaw drivers will let you ride on the Japanese traditional rickshaw and show you around the touristy places.
Some of them speak English or other languages, so you will be also enjoying they introducing the towns and attractions during the ride.
How to find rickshaw in Asakusa?
If you will be exploring the town of Asakusa, you will see quite many Japanese rickshaw drivers around.
Mainly rickshaw drivers are waiting for the customers in front of Kaminarimon gate which is the symbol of Asakusa.
How to enjoy rickshaw for cheaper price in Asakusa?
At most of the Japanese rickshaw services, it is actually pretty expensive like almost 10,000 yen per one hour in average as it’s kind of touristic activity, but of course it is also really great experience too though.
But if you will do the research beforehand, you will also be able to find the cheaper Japanese rickshaw services as well, which is what we Japanize actually recommend and we have organized the meetup event with.
Cheaper Japanese rickshaw service
There are some similar companies to do the Japanese rickshaw services, but one of not that expensive ones is ebisuya.
You can ride the rickshaw and explore the town of Asakusa with 3,000 yen for one person, 4,000 yen for two persons and etc.
You can check more details on the website of ebisuya.
Japanize meetup event of “Jinrikisha” (Japanese rickshaw) experience
Japanize has organized the cultural experience event in Asakusa.
We have tried Jinrikisha riding and also some other Japanese cultural experience.
Japanize Meetup Event page
1. Riding on ”Jinrikisha”(Japanese rickshaw) and exploring in Asakusa
It was really nice experience to ride and experience the Japanese tradition in the historical town Asakusa.
Usually the fare of Jinrikisha is quite expensive because of the company services, but it is about half price this time with Japanize because we are using our friend’s personal business service which is “Jinrikisha Onoya(人力車 小野屋)”.
We have same passion and would like to introduce Japanese cultural experience more to the world, so even though the service is of course sophisticated and it’s great time same as other Jinrikisha services, but we have offered this wonderful experience with more reasonable price for more people.
2. Viewing ”Shirasagi no mai” of the White Heron Dance parade with the traditional attire of the Heian period (the late 8th to the late 12th century)
This is a ceremonial parade that was restored in November, 1968 by the Asakusa Tourist Federation in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Tokyo as the nation’s capital.
The origin of this ritual dance is found in a historic picture scroll owned by Sensoji Temple, called Keian Engi Emaki, which depicts the scene of ritual parade to pray for the peace after the move of the temple.
The parade is composed of three warriors, one pole carrier, one feeder, one parasol carrier, eight white herons, nineteen musicians, guardian children and others, dressed in the traditional attire of the Heian period (the late 8th to the late 12th century) and the costume that represents white herons. A slow, graceful movement of dancers beautifully reproduces the elegance of Heian manners and is worth seeing.
We have also enjoyed this parade from rickshaw ride.
Photo album of “Jinrikisha” Japanese rickshaw experience meetup event
Please enjoy the nice photos of Japanese rickshaw riding and Asakusa town festivals and streets.
=> Photo album page on Japanize facebook page