Tokyo bike tour: Imperial Palace and Waterfront (24km, 6 hours, English-guided)

Discover what makes Tokyo special on a bike with us! We run English-guided, one-day bicycle tours of Tokyo. Riding at a leisurely pace on quiet backstreets and cycle lanes, you will be able to get a close look at this wonderful city. Our goal is to give our guests a fun and memorable day in Tokyo. We believe that we can achieve it with our following strengths:
– Hospitable, fun and knowledgeable Japanese guides with excellent English. All of our guides qualify as National Government Licensed Guide Interpreters.
– Small group size (maximum 6 guests) to ensure safety and personalized service.
– Tours start and end at our garage in Akihabara in central Tokyo – convenient and easy access.
– We have extensive experience with bike tours. Our tour company, Oka Tours, has been running bike tours throughout Japan since 2006.
* Duration: 6 hours
* Starts: Chiyoda City, Japan
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




Discover what makes Tokyo special on a bike with us! We run English-guided, one-day bicycle tours of Tokyo. Riding at a leisurely pace on quiet backstreets and cycle lanes, you will be able to get a close look at this wonderful city. Our goal is to give our guests a fun and memorable day in Tokyo. We believe that we can achieve it with our following strengths:
– Hospitable, fun and knowledgeable Japanese guides with excellent English. All of our guides qualify as National Government Licensed Guide Interpreters.
– Small group size (maximum 6 guests) to ensure safety and personalized service.
– Tours start and end at our garage in Akihabara in central Tokyo – convenient and easy access.
– We have extensive experience with bike tours. Our tour company, Oka Tours, has been running bike tours throughout Japan since 2006.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Imperial Palace, 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-8111 Tokyo Prefecture

After bike fitting and briefing, we start riding from our garage in Akihabara. We bike under a railway track and on back streets in Kanda business district and ride around the Imperial Palace passing by the government center of Kasumigaseki district.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Ginza, Chuo 104-0061 Tokyo Prefecture

We cycle towards the beautiful red brick building of Tokyo train station and then turn onto the fashionable Marunouchi Nakadori street. We bike through the elegant Ginza shopping district.

Stop At: Tsukiji Jogai Market, 4-16-2, Tsukiji, Chuo 104-0045 Tokyo Prefecture

We stop in Tsukiji for lunch break (lunch is not included in the tour price). Despite the relocation of the Tsukiji central market in October 2018, its surrounding Jogai (outer) Market is still thriving with foodies looking for best foods. You can try a variety of foods here including sushi, kaisendon (seafood over rice), fish cake, ramen noodles, etc.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Tsukishima Monjya Street, 9, Tsukishima, Chuo Tokyo Prefecture

We bike across the Sumida River and ride on the waterfront. The view of Rainbow Bridge as well as that of Tokyo across the Sumida River provide unforgettable photo opportunities. Then ride through the Tsukishima Monja street, a charming brick street lined with over 100 restaurants specializing in the local pan-fried dish called monjayaki.

Stop At: Tsukuda Park, 1-11-4 Tsukuda, Chuo 104-0051 Tokyo Prefecture

We bike to Tsukuda Island. The area retains quaint old back streets and nostalgic atmosphere. We stop by an old tsukudani (preserved seafoods) shop that has survived for 180 years.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Amazake Yokocho, Nihombashi Ningyocho / Hamacho, Chuo Tokyo Prefecture

We continue pedaling along spectacular riverside paths for a while and then head to Ningyo-cho, once a vibrant theater and entertainment district that has now become a charming neighborhood with restaurants and traditional sweets shops. After a short break here, we ride to the colorful garment wholesalers area of Bakuro-Yokoyama before returning to Akihabara.

Duration: 15 minutes