Jinrikisha 人力車 (Japanese Riksha)
“Jinrikisha” [人力車/人力車] is one of the famous vehicles, which you can ride at many touring spots.
Picture: “Jinrikisha” in Kyoto
“Jinrikisha” is a taxi-like vehicle. It is a cart pulled by a man with two large wheels and a seat for two passengers. A person who pulls a jinrikisha is called “Shafu”.
It was invented in Meiji period and it was the important transfer vehicle, until the carriage and railway became widespread.
Nowadays, “Jinrikisha” became the vehicle which guides the tourists through all the There are many “Shafu” who can speak foreign languages, so you can enjoy the being guided in your native tongue.
Picture: “Jinrikisha” in Asakusa