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Haneda Airport Jinrikisha

Photo source from www.response.jp
ANA Jinrikisha service at Haneda Airport. Photo source from www.response.jp

ANA has started a Jinrikisha service for passengers at Haneda Airport. Once you have cleared the security check and you are making your way to the terminal gate, the staff will ride you and your luggage in style for free.

The service started yesterday, 16 Aug, 2009 and has already become a popular hit with travelers.

A Japanese Jinrikisha photo of old, from wikimedia
A Japanese Jinrikisha photo of old, sourced from wikimedia

The idea behind the ANA service is to give passengers a sense of adventure whilst also enjoying a traditional ride at the same time. The photo above some of the history of the Rikisha, whilst the one below sees people still enjoying it today.

This photo of a Jinrikisha I took in photo seemed to have some very satisfied customers
This photo of a Jinrikisha I took in photo seemed to have some very satisfied customers

Would you like to take a Jinrikisha ride to your plane when you are next in Japan?

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5 comments

whipcracker August 17, 2009 at 6:20 am

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What a neat way to travel. Would like to try it some day, if I ever make it there.:) Great find, wonder if it’s comfortable?

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shibuya246 August 19, 2009 at 10:38 am

Not sure it would be that comfortable. I normally arrive late so the ride would be a good idea, but they would have to run fast 😉

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Kimonobox August 17, 2009 at 10:53 am

Lovely – but what do you do with the luggage?

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shibuya246 August 19, 2009 at 10:39 am

hold it over your head?

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Austin Otaku August 17, 2009 at 11:45 am

I think that would be a great way to add to the experience of traveling in Japan for tourists, though I have to admit that I’d feel really lazy letting someone shuttle me around in an airport. ^_^

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