The Jinrikisha of Nara

Some things in Nara never change, and one of those things is the Rickshaw. What was once a common form of transportation in the late 1800’s in Nara, the “Jinrikisha” slowly fell way to bicycles, automobiles and trains. In recent years though, they have come back and have found a new life as tourist taxi’s around the Nara park area.  Jinrikisha tours start around ¥2000 - ¥3000 depending upon the distance you want to go.  Although I have yet to try, it looks like fun!  Cheers to the guys who are pulling these around in the summer heat! 


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