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Transforms into a Shrine to supports population and generates resources.
—In-game description

The Shrine Wagon is a rickshaw in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that is unique to the Japanese and can only be shipped from the Home City. It builds a Shrine for free.


The Shrine Wagon is a highly cost-effective way to build Shrines in early game, allowing the player to save 250 wood or 500 wood. Also, when properly placed (in essence, close to large herds of animals), they can provide players with enormous early advantages.

Home City Cards[]

As Shrine Wagons are unique to the Japanese, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:


  • The Shrine Wagon is the only rickshaw named differently than other similar rickshaws available to other Asian civilizations.