Travel Back to the 19th Century and Tour Hakodate on the Rickshaw Wearing Hakama (30 minutes)
- Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Hakodate, Hokkaido
- Product code: EN-HKD-5011-50110
The starting spot is just 1-minute walk from Hakodate Station!
It is a tour visiting the Hakodate Bay area centering on the Mori Red Brick Warehouse, wearing a Western-style kimono called Hakama on a rickshaw. Feel the history of the town, while watching the semi-Western style buildings, and the oldest telegraph pole in Japan. Enjoy the rickshaw ride while feeling as if you traveled back in the 19th century. You will have an unforgettable moment while immersing yourself in a nostalgic vibe in Japan.
- Luxury cross-cultural experience on a rickshaw!
- Commemorative photo in the Western-style kimono called Hakama
- Look around the city without worrying about crowds and bad weather
- There are many Insta-worthy spots in the 19th century cityscape
- 30 minutes only to enjoy the main area of Hakodate
Arrival at Hakodate Ishou shop → Change clothes → Take the rickshaw and Depart → Tour around the Hakodate Bay area, take a commemorative photo (30 minutes) → Free walk (1 hour 30 and minutes) → Return to the shop→ Change clothes → Activity ends
Hakodate is one of the major cities of Hokkaido, located in the far noth of Japan. Here is a luxury rickshaw tour around the bay area of Hakodate, a charming city where cultural heritage meets modern vibrancy.
Rickshaw is a two-wheeled vehicle designed to be pulled by driver called Shafu which has been used since the late 19th century. The rickshaw is still used throughout Japan because it can move faster than walking and you can travel on the driveway more safely than bicycles, even with luggage. Your guide on a rickshaw is an expert who knows all the sightseeing spots and backstreets, and offers an enjoyable and careful ride.
The Shafu will guide you through the cityscapes of a blend of Western and Japanese styles along the bay area, including the Mori Red Brick Warehouse, the retro ex-post office building, and the oldest telegraph pole in Japan.
You will be wearing hakama, the fashion influenced by the Western culture, during the tour. In the 19th century in Japan, the government actively adopted Western culture, and a fashion called “Haikara-san” originating from the "high collar" became a state-of-the-art symbol.
You can enjoy the photo time dressed differently than usual!
【THINGS TO NOTE】
- Time：2 hours (including rickshaw ride 30 minutes)
- Meeting point：Hakodate Meijikan
12-11-17 Toyokawa-cho, Hakodate-city, Hokkaido 040-0065
・5 minutes on foot from Jyujigai Station on Hakodate Railway No.2 or No.5.
・5 minutes on foot from Kanamori Red Brick Warehouse.
- Language support：English, Japanese
- Included：Hakama, hair arrangement, footwear, rickshaw ride fee
- Excluded：Makeup, personal expenses not included in the tour
【HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES】
・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Face masks provided for travelers as needed
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
・Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Regular temperature checks for staff
・Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.