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Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Choice of several departures throughout the day
Private guide for a more personalized experience
When making your booking, select which time between 9:30am to 5:30pm you wish to begin. At the designated departure time, meet your local private guide at the Miyajima Ferry Terminal where you board the rickshaw.
As you start pedaling, listen as your guide provides detailed history of Miyajima Island, one of the three most scenic spots in Japan and site of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Itsukushima Shrine. The shrine is built over water and famous for its floating red torii gate.
Depending on the season, Miyajima is also famous for pink cherry blossoms in the spring and orange maple trees in the fall.
The tours described below are sample routes. They may be customized based on your preferred start and end point, the length of your tour, and your personal points of interests.
30- to 45-Minute Option Cruise right from the ferry terminal to the center of Miyajima's charming townhouse-filled street and old-fashioned shopping arcade. Continuing on the path along the waterfront, enjoy the great view of the large, orange torii in the water, in front of the Itsukushima Shrine. Going behind the shrine to the Momijidani, you are guaranteed to see colorful foliage in the autumn.
1-Hour Option Travel along the most scenic spots and streets of Miyajima. Start in the townhouse-filled street, then take in a waterfront view overlooking the bay with its huge, orange torii and the Itsukushima Shrine. After leaving the crowded tourist area, head for a quiet, secluded temple at the bottom of the mountain. Return to the ferry terminal by passing through the oldest part of town, noted for its stone walls.
2-Hour Option Same as the 1-hour option, plus: retrace your steps through the small shopping arcade and town houses to reach the ferry terminal.
Local English-speaking driver/guide
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Adult pricing applies to aged seven and over
Please note that you can join a tour anytime between 9:30am to 5:30pm on the day of reservation
Child rate (age six years or under) applies only when children sit on an adult’s lap without occupying a seat
A maximum of two adults per rickshaw. Up to two children (age six years or under) can ride with two adults (children have to ride on an adult's lap)
While rickshaws are able to fit two adults, each rickshaw is 29.1 inches (74 centimeters) wide, and it is sometimes more comfortable to book individual rickshaws for each passenger. For bigger passengers, we recommend booking a rickshaw for each participant to ensure a comfortable ride. Passengers who do not both fit in one rickshaw but wish to participate in a tour at the same time will be required to purchase an additional rickshaw, which may not be available on the date of the tour with an English-speaking guide if not booked in advance. Those customers who do not purchase an additional rickshaw at the time of booking cannot be guaranteed availability.
Wheelchair and stroller friendly
May be operated by a multi-lingual driver, subject to availability; please ask for a driver who speaks your language at the departure point
Expecting mothers in their first 16 weeks of pregnancy are not permitted to ride a rickshaw