Tokyo downtown bicycle tour

● Half-day private pottering limited to one group per day

A private tour is a tour in which participants who apply separately can spend time without having to conflict with each other. Nowadays, when social distance is called for, it is attracting attention as a day-trip recreation that can be enjoyed without being crowded.

Recently, a private day tour in Tokyo by bicycle, which is especially popular with foreigners visiting Japan. Introducing this time is a half-day cycling tour that anyone can run, pottering full of charm of Edo, which makes the usual town look a little different.

● Not just tourist spots! The charm of the back alleys of Tokyo!
The starting point of the tour is Minowa, a downtown area of Tokyo. There is the first station of the Toden-Arakawa Line, the only remaining tram in Tokyo, and the retro shopping street “Joyful Minowa”, which is adjacent to that station, has a strong Showa scent, such as a side dish store that has been open for a long time.

Also, between each stop-off spot, I dare to run in the back alley instead of the big main street. It is said that the road in Tokyo is complicated and difficult to understand compared to other cities, but please try to get lost in the “labyrinth” unique to downtown with the guidance of a guide who knows this area well.

● Cycling to feel the streets of Edo
There are many Edo walks and city walks, but there are not many bicycle tours.

Even though it is a bicycle tour, it is a private tour, so the pace is free!

You can enjoy the course slowly while thinking of the streets of the Edo period, or you can enjoy the speed of a light bicycle while feeling the wind, and tour Tokyo at your own pace.
* Duration: 4 hours
* Starts: Arakawa City, Japan
* Trip Category: Walking & Biking Tours >> Bike & Mountain Bike Tours




● Half-day private pottering limited to one group per day

A private tour is a tour in which participants who apply separately can spend time without having to conflict with each other. Nowadays, when social distance is called for, it is attracting attention as a day-trip recreation that can be enjoyed without being crowded.

Recently, a private day tour in Tokyo by bicycle, which is especially popular with foreigners visiting Japan. Introducing this time is a half-day cycling tour that anyone can run, pottering full of charm of Edo, which makes the usual town look a little different.

● Not just tourist spots! The charm of the back alleys of Tokyo!
The starting point of the tour is Minowa, a downtown area of Tokyo. There is the first station of the Toden-Arakawa Line, the only remaining tram in Tokyo, and the retro shopping street “Joyful Minowa”, which is adjacent to that station, has a strong Showa scent, such as a side dish store that has been open for a long time.

Also, between each stop-off spot, I dare to run in the back alley instead of the big main street. It is said that the road in Tokyo is complicated and difficult to understand compared to other cities, but please try to get lost in the “labyrinth” unique to downtown with the guidance of a guide who knows this area well.

● Cycling to feel the streets of Edo
There are many Edo walks and city walks, but there are not many bicycle tours.

Even though it is a bicycle tour, it is a private tour, so the pace is free!

You can enjoy the course slowly while thinking of the streets of the Edo period, or you can enjoy the speed of a light bicycle while feeling the wind, and tour Tokyo at your own pace.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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.
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.

There is a beautiful garden, which is authentic Japanese style, in the temple.

You can ride a small transportation (like a train) to go to the main building instead of walking up stairs.

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)

・ Beckoning Cat, Fortune Cat

They say, the first beckoning image was found in this shrine.We Japanese believe that beckoning cats brings great fortune, Such as business prosperity, family happiness.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chōmeiji Sakuramochi, 5-chōme-1-14 Mukōjima, Sumida City, Tokyo 131-0033, Japan

Sakuramochi, a Cherry Cake, is one of the most popular Japanese traditional sweets, which is wrapped in a salt-pickled cherry leaf, filled with red bean paste. They say, this shop was found the first Sakuramochi in Edo era. Why it is wrapped Probably, somebody looked to a lot of leaves on ground, fallen from cherry blossom trees, and thought to use them for some food.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Senso-ji Temple, 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

Cycling in front of the Kaminarimon gate, Sensoji (Asakusa) temple.

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: Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street, Yanaka, Taito 110-0001 Tokyo Prefecture

Streetfood at traditional shopping mall.

Duration: 30 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: 30 minutes