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Otaru Rickshaw Tour provided by Ebisuya Otaru

Otaru Rickshaw Tour
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98% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
30–120 minutes
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    30–120 minutes
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This port city of the north has four distinct seasons, the nice sea breeze in summer, to the snow covered winter views that will give you the chills. Piers, canals and stockyards will remind everyone of the bustling old days, and you will feel the dashing spirit of Otaru.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30-120 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30-120 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6808P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking driver/guide
  • Rickshaw ride
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Former Nippon Yusen Kaisha Otaru Branch
Duration
30–120 minutes
Departure details
  • Japan, Hokkaido, Otaru, 中央橋 at the corner of the bridge, where the traffic light is
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Expecting mothers in their first 16 weeks of pregnancy are not permitted to ride a rickshaw
  • Adult pricing applies to age 6 and over
  • Child rate (age 5 years or under) applies only when children sit on an adult’s lap without occupying a seat
  • A maximum of 2 adults per rickshaw. Up to 2 children (age 5 years or under) can ride with 2 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 passengers of size, 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 Departure Point
  • 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 travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking driver/guide
  • Rickshaw ride
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Former Nippon Yusen Kaisha Otaru Branch
Departure details
  • Japan, Hokkaido, Otaru, 中央橋 at the corner of the bridge, where the traffic light is
Duration
30–120 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Expecting mothers in their first 16 weeks of pregnancy are not permitted to ride a rickshaw
  • Adult pricing applies to age 6 and over
  • Child rate (age 5 years or under) applies only when children sit on an adult’s lap without occupying a seat
  • A maximum of 2 adults per rickshaw. Up to 2 children (age 5 years or under) can ride with 2 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 passengers of size, 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 Departure Point
  • 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 travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    中央橋
    Japan, Hokkaido, Otaru, 中央橋
    at the corner of the bridge, where the traffic light is
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Otaru Canal
    Kitaunga
  • 1
    Former Nippon Yusen Kaisha Otaru Branch
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    visit inside the old post office
    Read more
    Pass by
    Former TEMIYA LINE
    Otaru Denuki Koji
    Asakusa Bridge
    Otaru Port Marina
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0
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Jevin S
4 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
Highly recommended trip in Otaru! We took a half-hour trip around the canal area, guided by 三國 san. He is super nice and conversable. Historical buildings and breathtaking views are all covered. What a nice day!
Written 2 July 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

oesca
South San Francisco, CA33 contributions
We did a 2 hour Rickshaw Tour Of Otaru with Ebisuya. This is our second Rickshaw Tour, first one was last year in Arashiyama in April during Sakura Blossoms. As with our first tour our guide, “Toshi” was amazing. We went around in Otaru in the snowy street and learned a lot about Otaru’s history and it’s buildings and scenic sites. We ended up with the best photos of our vacation, taken by Toshi. I brought a gift from San Francisco for our Rickshaw Guide, last time I had to force our guide to accept our tip. I brought a hoodie with San Francisco, CA logo and See’s Candy. I’m so glad I did because we really appreciate our guide. It was a beautiful sunny day with snowy slippery roads which made it harder for our Rickshaw Guide. Thank you Toshi for a wonderful trip.
Written 19 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
oesca様 Thank you for riding Ebisuya rickshaw. read your impressions, Toshi is really glad it made you happy. we make an effort from now on to be able to be pleased to make more studies to everybody. we are looking forward to seeing you next time. Thank you!!
Written 8 March 2018
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Jae C
3 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
My driver, Mr. Yama, was very knowledgeable in every aspect of Otaru. He gave me a great tour around the canal of Otaru, and provided several recommendations for restaurants which were all superb. He also took pictures of me on the rickshaw at many spots during the ride, using my camera. I generally stay away from typical tourist activities, especially in cities I'm familiar with. This ride well exceeded my expectation. Thank you for a great ride, Mr. Yama!
Written 18 September 2015
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ryansL7439LS
2 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
Our driver was Mikiya Hasukawa, he spoke good English and together with his partner (tiger was part of his name), had done well introducing the beauty of Otaru. Thank you for the wonderful journey!
Written 19 July 2015
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Amalia Ramdana W
Jakarta, Indonesia2 contributions
Apr 2016
Our driver Kotaro took us on a 30 min rickshaw ride around Otaru and it was definitely one of the highlights on our trip in Hokkaido. . It was a cold and damp day with a little bit of rain in the starting of the ride. Kotaro took us around the city with enthusiasm and big smiles. He is informative, funny, and spoke clear English. He is a good tour guide and a good photographer as well - not just good but expert !. he took many great pictures for us during the trip. We really enjoyed the trip with him. Thank you Kotaro !
Written 14 July 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Becca C
1 contribution
Nov 2015 • Friends
I had a great time there. and the driver(?) or rider TADA航太 brought me and my sister to many places with the history, and took lots of beautiful pictures. I'm looking forward to the next time to Otaru again.
這次跟妹妹一起去到小樽,意外的搭了人力車,但我覺得這是一個非常好的經驗,因為拉著我們的司機--航太先生,他是一個很棒的導遊,他帶我們到了許多的地方,還我們拍了很多很棒的照片,但我還了不及整理照片。
Written 25 November 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ToddKritti
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution
Jul 2015 • Family
A unique way to experience Otaru with friendly English speaking staffs who run you through some of the city's historic sites. Would definitely do this again on my next visit.
Written 24 July 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

608charlesl
1 contribution
Jul 2015 • Family
A good experience of ride in Otaru, driver 板倉優也 can speak good English and tell us the old story about Otaru. He find the good location for us to photo. We enjoy this ride today and will ride again.
Written 21 July 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cloud W
1 contribution
Jul 2015 • Couples
Our driver was Murase (村濑元章), he done a great job, he run us around the river and briefing us the building usage and history, he also take good photos for us, thanks to him, I got a good memory in Otaru.
Written 21 July 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Timothy H
Centreville, VA1 contribution
Jul 2015 • Family
I've lived in Japan for years, but while visiting Otaru with our family, my wife and I decided to tour around the old town area with the kids in jinrikishas. Our guide was Yama, and he is a very kind, cheerful, and knowledgable worker. I can easily give him the highest rating, and pass on my advice to other tourists to seek him out when you are in Otaru.
Written 17 July 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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CyndiPoh
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Polite and knowledgeable rickshaw pullers
You may think these guys are training for the Olympics, they are all so young and cute. Amazing strength to pull tw
Jeff C
Jeff C
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A good way to view the cannel area
It is a Interesting ride if you never done it before , they are friendly and knows where to take the best photo. Su
Pichaya S
Pichaya S
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attractive tour
This was awesome!! You brought us to another side of Otaru so we've learnt a lot more historical places. Thanks to
yeap b
yeap b
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Day trip to otaru
Enjoyed my rides .The driver was Takeshi and he speak good English and also very polite. He explained in details of
Jenny H
Jenny H
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Great fun
The driver is really entertaining the travellers. The sophisticated care to customer really make it as a superior e
PhuFahT
PhuFahT
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Wonderful memories in Otaru
If you feel tired from walking, try "ebisuya" service. At first we were thinking to take the cruise along the cana
Hisham T
Hisham T
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Lovely ride
We had a great time going around Otaru's lively canal with the friendly drivers (Yukito and Yuta Okurano). We all l
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