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Gak is amazing. There is no parallel. This tour was the highlight of my trip in Tokyo. The very best way to see and learn about this most magnificent city. Gak is very attentive, informative and kind. He makes the tour.
This is a must, do not miss out on this bike tour. Dak our guide is the best guy ever and he will show you Tokyo in a way that otherwise you would never be able to experience. This is the best way to see Tokyo guaranteed.
I was initially hesitant to do this tour as Tokyo is so busy! Gak was a fantastic guide. He gave us lots of information about everywhere we went and we had the chance to buy lunch from the local supermarket and enjoy it by the water during one of our stops. This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Japan!
My wife and I both thought this was the highlight of our trip to Tokyo!! You never really know what to expect when you sign up for these tours but I trusted the reviews and booked a spot. We were not disappointed. The tour exceeded our expectations and Gak the only person who operates this tour was exceptional. In 7 hours, you will cover the city and be immersed in the sights, smells, and beauty of Tokyo. My wife who never bikes and myself who bikes to work everyday were thrilled with the service and experience. If you're thinking of doing a bike tour, definitely do this one. You won't be disappointed.
Gak has planned an outstanding tour of Tokyo. It includes the old sites, visiting small hidden shrines and temples and the new, extraordinary buildings of Tokyo. We visited some lovely parks and major shrines and finished with a visit to an observatory 45 floors above the city, where we had an amazing panorama, including that of Mt Fuji. Gak is the best guide we have met, and we have done several bike tours now. He is an ex-professional cyclist, and his competence means he is highly focused on his riders, ensuring their safety and sharing his knowledge of his home town Tokyo. This tour is simply the best!
Wonderful way to see Tokyo. The five of us were well taken care of by Gak. We received a nice multi-speed bike and helmet. The pace was comfortable and you get on and off your bike over the six hours with a 20-30 minute lunch. One tip: Bring a backpack of some sort. The bikes have no basket for jackets or cameras, etc. Surprisingly you'll cover 20 miles of Tokyo. You might feel it, a little, the next day, but it is worth it.
What a great trip - the highlight of our 7 days in Tokyo and although we took it towards the end of our stay we discovered many sights and districts we hadn't seen before.
Our tour leader, Gak, was a brilliant guide teaching us many things about Japan from how to wash before entering a temple to the different types of sake in the empty barrels at the gates of Meiji shrine. We cycled through quiet backstreets stopping at various sites along the way - things we wouldn't have found on our own and discovered districts like Yoyogi and Roppongi Hills that are perhaps off the standard tourists routes, but were fascinating.
Cycling on our own through Tokyo would have been very difficult as the roads can be confusing but with Gak showing the way it all became very easy, even through the busier areas like Ginza and around the Imperial Palace where Gak guided us through the traffic. It all felt very safe.
The whole tour was excellently organised with very good quality bikes. These had 10 gears which made riding effortless, although Tokyo is quite flat, so as long as you have a little prior experience of riding the 30km route shouldn't hold any fears for anyone and there was a definite thrill in cycling through a huge city. The tour also has a maximum of 5 riders so everyone had chance to get to know each other and meant we were able to travel in a nice compact group.
All the while Gak was taking photos which he emailed to us at the end of the day which was an added bonus. All in all I wouldn't hesitate recommending this tour as a great way of discovering Tokyo in a safe, enjoyable way. Next time we come to Tokyo we will definitely do it again!
This is a must for visitors to Tokyo. The tour leader, Gak, is a fantastic guide and really personable individual who knows Tokyo. If you are not young you probably need some bicycle fitness, however, whilst the tour involves riding over 20 kilometers it is spread out over 6-7 hours. We were worried about traffic but Gak takes you on a reasonably quite route and where the traffic was heavy Gak showed the way and we took our time. This is one of the best tours I have ever undertaken and will do it again next time I come to Tokyo
Booked this tour on TripAdvisor as my partner and I are not keen on bus tours - we're outdoorsy people and love cycling - and we loved every minute.
Gak, our guide, was a wealth of information with a brilliant grasp of the English language and an absolute adoration for cycling. He took us on a 6 hour cycle ride through areas of Tokyo Prefecture that we wouldn't have seen normally - through bustling traffic to quiet cemeteries, the dockyards to shrines big and small, all with a great explanation about daily life for Tokyo's inhabitants. Don't be put off by the '6-hour' part - it's a very easy ride and pace with no hills save one slight incline - the only thing I would say is that you will need to be a little street smart as cycling in central Tokyo can by busy and you'll need to be able to ride for yourself, confidently.
One of the nicest things about the tour is that Gak continually snaps photos of the group whilst cycling, so you end up with a lovely set of action photographs at the end and need not worry about forgetting the adventure you went on.
We adored it, and we adored Gak. We'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Awesome tour! Gak was a great guide. Biking was easy but you must be comfortable riding in traffic. Drivers in Tokyo are used to sharing the road so it was not a big deal.
Amazing way to discover Tokyo. Go in weekend, you just feel this is a perfect way to cruise the city. The description of the tour was spot on. Correct expectations. Our guide was flexible, friendly and experienced.
Great tour of Tokyo and the Guide was really attentive and informative.
We really do recommend this awesome tour. our family of 4 spent a terrific day under the guidance of Gaz. it was such a great thing to do together. Gaz's English was perfect, very friendly informative and interesting ! Covered so much ground, saw so many interesting things, and felt very safe on the bikes. This is a great value tour, must do!
Excellent biking tour! Gak was great. Would highly recommend your first day in Tokyo to get acquainted with the city.
First time doing a bike tour. Loved it. Meeting our guide Gak was very easy thanks to some excellent directions provided in advance. He was very friendly, spoke very good English and had a local's insight. The bikes themselves were top quality and very light which made the tour very easy for those new to biking and not as fit. The tour itself was the best way to see Tokyo. I've done bus and guided tours before, but traversing Tokyo yourself on a bike is the best way to really appreciate the city and its interconnections. The route taken allows viewing of most of Tokyo's highlights, with gentle slopes and little traffic.
10/10 would ride again.
BUCKET LIST EXERPIENCE! This is a 20 mile tour of central Tokyo by bike. I don't think there is any way to see and experience as much as we did any other way. Gak is an exceptional guide and cyclist. He has us weaving through traffic like locals - safely! You spend 6 plus hours on the streets of Tokyp going through so many neighborhoods, up close and personal. If I had a single day in Tokyp, thisis absolutely how I would spend it.
The bike tour was the highlight of my Tokyo trip! We were a little worried about the rain but Gak came prepared with ponchos. Gak kept us safe with the high volume of people and cars on the road! He was super knowledgeable of Japan and was always so happy to answer our questions. Absolutely loved Gak and my tour!
We had a great experience on this bike tour. Bikes were in great shape. There were a couple spots where the traffic was heavy, but Tokyo drivers seem to be very bike friendly. Even though the tour was 20 miles, there were plenty of stops along the way. Gak was a wonderful guide who was very knowledgeable and conscientious to make sure everyone's needs were met.
If you like the outdoors, you are dynamic and eager to experience the city in a different way, this is the tour for you.
Gak and his company offer an out-of-the-ordinary way for you to cover a lot of ground and enjoy the city highlights like never before. Give this tour of Tokyo a try and you will see the difference, it is almost unbelievable to see that 6.5 hours just fly by and you cover 20 miles of city and parks without feeling tired or bored. This is -without a doubt, a great way to see sides of the city that you wouldn't otherwise. Get ready to experience the inner neighborhood streets, the shrines not visited by tourists, witness the occasional wedding ceremony, see locals commuting to and from work on the very streets of the various districts, experience speed using first class cycling equipment, and learn to maneuver inside the bike-friendly traffic of this first world city. You won't regret it!
We simply loved it. Thank you Gak 8D
My husband and I greatly enjoyed our bicycle tour with Gak. He is knowledgeable and friendly and gave us a great deal of information about Tokyo and Japanese culture. We were here on a short trip and we feel like we got a thorough overview of Tokyo with the tour. The cycling was fun and we enjoyed the mix of major sites and a few off the beaten path sites as well. The bicycles were in good shape and easy to ride. All in all we had a great day and were glad we took the tour.
Gak was informative, knowledgeable and super friendly. This is a great way to get around and see a lot of Tokyo in 6 hours and it's great fun to weave in and out of the busy Tokyo traffic. Anyone with an average level of fitness can complete the 32kms with relative ease. Recommended!
What a fantastic day. Gak was terrific in every aspect of the tour. We visited shrines, temples and parks where not too many regular tourists would get the opportunity to experience without local knowledge. We felt completely safe at all times, even whilst riding in the hectic Toyko traffic. I believe this tour to be one of most interesting and exciting tour I have ever done anywhere in the world.
My husband and I wanted a quick overview of Tokyo, we thought bike tour will be a good option. We booked a tour for August 21st. It turned to be one of the best tours we ever bought. Gak was our guide he is knowledgeable of history as well as streets. We were only three in the tour plus Gak, so we were lucky because it felt like a private tour. We pedaled through the main streets and small neighborhoods alleys and were able to enjoy over 10 touristic landmarks. That alone saved us a lot of time and money. The tour was worth every penny and will be suitable for every budget. Gak was professional, courteous and made sure we were safe at all times. At the end of the tour he helped us find our way back to the hotel. If I would go back to Tokyo again definitely I will book a bike tour with Gak one more time. It was a lot of fun. I highly recommend this bicycling tour especially for singles, couples and families with older kids.
Thank you Gak,
This tour was one of the highlights of my three week trip to Japan. Gak is an awesome tour guide who made you feel completely at ease throughout. I will admit I was nervous that I would be cycling through busy city traffic but I found the whole thing exhilarating. I felt completely safe throughout as Gak has excellent knowledge and understanding of the city. I had spent 4 days in Tokyo prior to this tour and this was by far the best way to see the city.
100% recommend! I was a solo traveller but our group was a mix of couples and other solo travellers.
I loved it! Thank you so much Gak!
Gaku was fantastic. He not only was able to show us the major sites but also the local gems behind the scenes. Great knowledge of history and local lore. The whole family had a great time just talking with and getting to hear about Gaku's travels. You should ask him!.
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