Guided cycle tour (short) on the backstreets of the central Tokyo

You’ve probably heard of Shibuya Crossing and Harajuku, but are you familiar with the backstreets of Tokyo?
During this Backstreets of Tokyo Bike Tour, you’ll explore central Tokyo, coasting down hidden alleyways, and get insights into the local life in Tokyo.

On this Tokyo bike tour, you’ll find yourself among the labyrinthine pathways of Tokyo with a local guide, and try traditional Japanese foods which cannot be found in the typical restaurants. These tiny mom-and-pop restaurants and street stalls serve up local ingredients with big flavors, to fuel your journey!

The Backstreets of Tokyo Bike Tour includes several stops, and it will introduce off-the-beaten-path shopping streets and street foods.

During the Backstreets of Tokyo Bike Tour, you’ll see a new side of Tokyo, riding around unique old-time shopping arcades and visiting. On our tours, we are passionate about showing you the lesser-known parts of central Tokyo.
* Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
* Starts: Arakawa City, Japan
* Trip Category: Walking & Biking Tours >> Bike & Mountain Bike Tours




You’ve probably heard of Shibuya Crossing and Harajuku, but are you familiar with the backstreets of Tokyo?
During this Backstreets of Tokyo Bike Tour, you’ll explore central Tokyo, coasting down hidden alleyways, and get insights into the local life in Tokyo.

On this Tokyo bike tour, you’ll find yourself among the labyrinthine pathways of Tokyo with a local guide, and try traditional Japanese foods which cannot be found in the typical restaurants. These tiny mom-and-pop restaurants and street stalls serve up local ingredients with big flavors, to fuel your journey!

The Backstreets of Tokyo Bike Tour includes several stops, and it will introduce off-the-beaten-path shopping streets and street foods.

During the Backstreets of Tokyo Bike Tour, you’ll see a new side of Tokyo, riding around unique old-time shopping arcades and visiting. On our tours, we are passionate about showing you the lesser-known parts of central Tokyo.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Sanyabori Park, 1-4-9 Higashi Asakusa, Taito 111-0025 Tokyo Prefecture

Yoshiwara was red-light district established in Edo era (17th century). Sanyabori Park used be a canal. Those who enjoyed
food and theatergoing in Asakusa moved to Yoshiwara by boat.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Honryuin Matsuchiyama Shoden, 7-4-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

This temple is a part of Sensoji, founded in 595.
There are many images of a “daikon (Japanese radish)”and a pouch in the temple.The daikon represents our minds trapped in deep ignorance, emanating poison of anger,but by offering a daikon to temple, that poison will be purged from our body and soul. The pouch is a symbol of treasure, and it represents the gift of prosperity in business .

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Imado Shrine, 1-5-22 Imado, Taito 111-0024 Tokyo Prefecture

Founded in 1063, this shrine is now a “Power spot”, that is popular for persons who want lovers or marriage partners. (Power Spot=Sacred place)

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Senso-ji Temple, 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

Parking bikes near the temple, and strolling inside it.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai), 3-8-12 Matsugaya, Taito 111-0036 Tokyo Prefecture

A shopping mall consisted of about 170 shops sells kitchen equipment, tableware and shop equipment. Other than them, there are a few food samples shops. (Dougu=tools)

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Otori Shrine, 3-18-7 Senzoku, Taito 111-0031 Tokyo Prefecture

You will walk inside this one of the popular shrines in this area.
https://otorisama.or.jp/english.html

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Tobifudoson Temple, 3-11-11 Ryusen, Taito 110-0012 Tokyo Prefecture

You will walk inside of this unique temple.
http://tobifudo.jp/engi/eengi.html

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Joyful Minowa, Minamisenju, Arakawa 116-0003 Tokyo Prefecture

There are over 40 shopping malls in Arakawa ward. Residents around each mall frequently visit a mall nearby. You can find daily life of Japanese people there.

Duration: 10 minutes