Rickshaw Experience

With the urgency to get back to my city base, I didn’t want to walk to the Kurashiki Train Station (where a Shinkansen to Kobe/ Osaka is available).  Hisako-san and I had been seeing rickshaws around the Bikan Historical Quarter.


I thought perhaps one of the rickshaw (rikisha) drivers would agree. Momo-san did! And he agreed to wait while I eat my must-try Kurashiki specialty, Peach Parfait.

Momocha-san took me around the Bikan Historical Quarter and when he saw the vendor for traditional Japanese cloth, he introduced us. He told me about Japanese architecture, culture; he showed me the temple and significant places as he went along. He also took me to the Kurashiki (train) station. He has been a “rikisha” driver for eight years since he was 21 years old. Physically he has to continually be fit. He pointed out that the rickshaw has no brakes; thus, he has to be strong enough to move or stop it. I thought rickshaw drivers were only about transporting people but I learned that they are also representatives of their city and country. As such he has to know and live his culture and be a good representative!

I saw a parallel in living for the Lord as ambassadors for Christ (2Cor 5:20). I got reminded that I need to seek fitness physically (1Cor 6:19-20) and spiritually (3John 1:2). .
1Tim 4:8 “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”
The challenge for me is to know His culture and not just know it but live it😬🙏🙏🙏

Kurashiki Photo Credits: Hisako Kashihara, Kurashiki Top Guide. You can book her through http://www.govoyagin.com 😍
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. David James says:

    Would you be so kind please to share the contact details necessary for my wife and I to engage Hisako Kashihara while we visit the area in March… many thankful ro your assistance , David

    1. Karen E. Young says:

      Hello David!! Most certainly! This is the page where you can book and after booking, there’s a message option and you can make a request for Hisako-san to be your guide!


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      Did you see the series of Kurashiki posts before this one?

      Voyagin has other wonderful tours; you can just enter your city base in the search field and they will give you options!

      I hope you and your wife will have a wonderful time! Karen

    2. Karen E. Young says:

      Hi David!! This just in! I was able to get Hisako-san’s email as well!!
      Do you know which date you are planning your Kurashiki trip so she can block it off?

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