Private Miyajma Rickshaw Tour Including Itsukushima Shrine

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Private Miyajma Rickshaw Tour Including Itsukushima Shrine
from USD $53.24
Discover Miyajima Island, also known as 'Island of Gods,' and considered to be one of the most scenic spots in Japan, on this private guided rickshaw tour. Enjoy the traditional Japanese experience of a rickshaw ride, and visit the famed Itsukushima Shrine, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its "floating" red torii gate. This tour can be customized to your preferred length, departure time, and return point.
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In Brief

Hatsukaichi-shi, Japan
30 to 120 minutes
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Itsukushima Shrine, 1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588 Hiroshima Prefecture

'floating' shrine

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0500 Hiroshima Prefecture

location of the rickshaw tour

Pass By: Ebisuya Miyajima, 556-3 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588 Hiroshima Prefecture

tour operator for your rickshaw experience on Miyajima Island

Pass By: Momijidani Park, Hatsukaichi 739-0541 Hiroshima Prefecture

wonderful park at the bottom of the mountain

Pass By: Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588 Hiroshima Prefecture

floating red gate

Pass By: Machiya Street, Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 738-0000 Hiroshima Prefecture

idyllic streets on the island


  • Local English-speaking driver/guide


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Itsukushima Shrine

Departure Point

Ebisumachi-1165-3 Miyajimachō, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima 739-0588, Japan

Returns To

Itsukushima, Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima, Japan

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to aged seven and over
  • 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
  • Selected starting time is not automatically guaranteed. The time will be confirmed by email within 24 hours of booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.43 out of 5 based on the last 7 recent reviews

Hama’ our ‘rickshaw boy’ is a lovely, friendly fellow who is enormously strong. His English is good and he entertains with insights and humour. Totally recommend this good-value experience.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
We found this tour amazing. The guide new english and his manner was very pleasant.
• Submitted 23 Mar 2018
We didn't realize that the island was so far from the train station! But well worth the travel time. Our driver Ryomo was fantastic. We did 45 minutes on the rickshaw and then wandered around ourselves....some lovely shopping here.
• Submitted 20 Nov 2017
I am posting this review almost an year later. To the tour/rickshaw guide my apologies. It was one of the highlights of our visit to Japan. One could not have seen Miyajima better in a short time like that. The Island would be lovely to spend a day and walk around, we did not have the time to do so. The temples, countryside the cable car ride and cuisine were great. The only landmass that survived the atomic bomb is very evident looking at the surrounding. We took a boat ride from opposite the memorial park. A 40 min ride to the island and probably the easiest way to get there.
• Submitted 21 Apr 2017
The guides are so enthusiastic and fun throughout the hour long trip. We saw more than we would have without using the rickshaws. They guided us through the nearby shrine at the beginning, up a hill to a beautiful garden ending at the market. I highly recommend.
• Submitted 30 Jul 2016
This was the most fun I've had in the whole trip, although at first I felt a little out of my comfort zone being pulled along, I warmed to the idea of sitting like Madam Muck, and imagined what it must have been like in the past when this mode of transport was the norm. A lovely peaceful way to see the main part of the island and 5pm was a great time as most of the hoards of people had gone, Mayo my guide was informative and funny, I loved how well his leg breaks worked going down hills LOL!!
• Submitted 12 Jul 2016
Time constraints , led us to miss the tour time. Upon turning up 40 minutes late , there was no representative around to speak too. If you are staying in central Hiroshima , allow an hour and a half for travel time. This is not very well stated at time of booking.
• Submitted 22 Feb 2016

In Brief

Hatsukaichi-shi, Japan
30 to 120 minutes