Tokyo Cycling Tour: Learn the History and Craftsmanship of the City

【OUTLINE】
Explore the Sumida Ward of Tokyo, where traditional craftsmanship has been passed down over generations. Learn the history and charm of ukiyo-e, the secret skills used to build the Tokyo Skytree, and visit a small factory with your friendly guide. You will discover the charming traditional parts of the city all from your bicycle.

【HILIGHTS】
Adventure through narrow alleys of the traditional, historic areas of Tokyo on a bicycle with a friendly guide.
Visit locations painted in the ukiyo-e style by Katsushika Hokusai, a world-famous Ukiyo-e artist.
Take pictures of the Tokyo Skytree, built mobilizing Japanese architectural technologies, at the guide’s recommended spots.
Learn charming stories behind the Tokyo Skytree.
Your guide will select a spot among the small factories where the skills of craftsmen have been handed down.

* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Sumida City, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




【OUTLINE】
Explore the Sumida Ward of Tokyo, where traditional craftsmanship has been passed down over generations. Learn the history and charm of ukiyo-e, the secret skills used to build the Tokyo Skytree, and visit a small factory with your friendly guide. You will discover the charming traditional parts of the city all from your bicycle.

【HILIGHTS】
Adventure through narrow alleys of the traditional, historic areas of Tokyo on a bicycle with a friendly guide.
Visit locations painted in the ukiyo-e style by Katsushika Hokusai, a world-famous Ukiyo-e artist.
Take pictures of the Tokyo Skytree, built mobilizing Japanese architectural technologies, at the guide’s recommended spots.
Learn charming stories behind the Tokyo Skytree.
Your guide will select a spot among the small factories where the skills of craftsmen have been handed down.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tokyo Skytree, 1 Chome-1-2, Oshiage, Sumida 131-8634 Tokyo Prefecture

You will go around Sumida Ward of Tokyo, where the skills of craftsmen remain vibrant today. The recommended spots are as follows:

【Get to know Katsushika Hokusai, the most famous Japanese】
Sumida Ward is related to Katsushika Hokusai, the genius Ukiyo-e artist. There are lots of spots on the way that Hokusai described in his Ukiyo-e. A piece of Ukiyo-e is completed by mobilizing the sophisticated skills of various craftsmen. While discovering the attractions of Ukiyo-e, you will find the difference in scenery between the Edo period (1603-1868) and the present days.

【Tokyo Skytree, one of the world’s tallest structure】
The height of the famous Tokyo Skytree was achieved with the splendid architectural technologies of Japan. You know what? The tower looks different depending on the looking angle. The skills of making Japanese swords were introduced into the construction of the state-of-the-art tower. The guide will tell you such special stories at secret photo spots.

【Craftsmanship inherited from generation to generation】
Sumida Ward of Tokyo is an old town since the Edo Period, and it houses small factories where the skills of craftsmen have been handed down. You are shown to the spots where Japanese culture and history can be seen remarkably.

You will go along lanes that you cannot do on an ordinary tour. Rest assured, as the local guide will lead you safely. You can travel comfortably by bicycle, and you are shown to off the beaten track. Enjoy this 3-hour premium bike tour.

【SCHEDULE】
Meet up at JR Ryogoku Station → The guide joins, self-introduction, rent a bike →Go cycling around Sumida Ward (the route may vary according to the guest’s interest) → The tour ends at JR Ryogoku Station

Duration: 10 minutes