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Take a leisurely bike ride through the top sights of Tokyo’s Shitamachi district on this small-group, 6-hour cycle tour. Pedal your way to Fukagawa-fudo Temple and Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine, two of the area’s most interesting religious sites. Then scout for wrestlers outside Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Stadium, the city’s main sumo venue, and visit the placid confines of Kiyosumi, a traditional garden. Finish your cycling at the sky-high Tokyo Skytree, one of Tokyo’s newest landmarks. This small-group cycle tour, limited to just 10 riders, also includes a helmet, guide, entrance at Kiyosumi Garden and beverages.

Highlights

  • 6-hour Tokyo bike tour of Shitamachi
  • Ride a bicycle on an easy route through the historical district
  • Stop at Fukagawa-fudo Temple and Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine
  • See where sumo tournaments are held at the Ryogoko Sumo Stadium
  • Enjoy the peaceful landscape of the Kiyosumi Japanese Garden
  • Marvel at the modern skyscraper, Tokyo Skytree
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Tokyo by Bike: Skytree, Kiyosumi Garden and Sumo Stadium

Small-Group Tokyo City Bike Tour: Skytree, Kiyosumi Garden and Sumo Stadium

Take a personalized bike ride through Tokyo’s Shitamachi area, giving you a firsthand taste of the traditional religious monuments, gardens, stadiums and modern tourist landmarks that define this bustling area. Over the course of your leisurely 6-hour excursion you’ll get a taste of the many contrasts between new and old that make Tokyo such a fascinating city to visit.

Start your cycle tour in front of the neighborhood’s Quraz building just across from Kachidoki station in the morning, where you’ll meet your guide and climb aboard your comfortable bike for your exploration of Tokyo’s Shitamachi area. This historic area, which was once home to Japanese commoners during the country’s Edo period, has transformed into a busy district that’s now the site of both modern high rises and traditional Japanese buildings, often that sit side-by-side.

Make your first cycle stop at the neighborhood’s Fukagawa-fudo Temple and Tomioka Hachimangu, a Buddhist center and Shinto shrine visited by many locals. Continue pedaling with your guide to Kiyosumi Gardens, navigating a beautiful pond where turtles and koi swim along the way. Proceed on to Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Stadium, the site of the country’s most famous sumo tournaments, where you may have the chance to see one the hulking wrestlers hanging around outside.

Take a cycling break around midday at a local restaurant, where you are free to purchase lunch at your own expense, continuing after lunch to the beautiful Yoko-jukken-gawa Park.

Finish your cycling trip in the afternoon at the base of Tokyo Skytree. At this point, your guide will point you in the direction of nearby Asakusa for more sightseeing on your own, or provide directions to your next destination. If you prefer to linger in the area, browse for a few souvenirs at the Soramachi shopping mall, or head up to the 2,080-foot (634m) Skytree Observatory, where you can enjoy incredible panoramic views of Tokyo and the surrounding area beyond.

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Customer Reviews

claire t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Really enjoyed this day this was our fourth day in Tokyo and the first three had been very hectic, navigating the subway and shopping etc, so this day was great for just relaxing. It sounds like it could be hard work, cycling in July heat and humidity, but it was surprisingly easy. We all enjoyed lunch, even my husband found a curry he liked and he can be reluctant to try new foods. My son still wanted to go shopping once the tour had ended, but for the six hours we were on this tour it was great to slow things down for a while and see something different, which we wouldn't have seen otherwise. We did the Mt Fuji tour the following day, which constantly felt like we were being hurried back onto the coach, so this cycling tour was my favourite out of the two.

Mary M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I was the only participant during this tour, so I kind of considered myself lucky, I'll admit, I felt like I got a lot of attention, especially when it came to hearing about the areas we stopped in. This was my first tour with Yasushi and he was a great tour guide. Biking through the city and the back areas that were less crowded with people and traffic was nice. The bikes were easy to operate, made me wish I had one back home here that I could use as much! Japan definitely makes it much easier to bike than where I live here. Yasushi gave a lot of good details about each spot we stopped in and I didn't feel like the tour was rushed at all.

sba06611

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent fun tour of the real Tokyo. Yoko and her husband were very informative and extremely professional we had a great time. Would recommend this tour to anyone who can ride a bicycle.

michael E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our guides Yasushi and Yoko were exceptional. This is the part of Tokyo not many tourists would bother venturing to. The guides took us to out of the way shrines, temples and sights not found in tourist guidebooks. The whole day moves along at a pleasant pace. Even navigating the Tokyo traffic on bikes was easy. Highly recommended.

Michael R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I had such a nice time and Yoko was a great guide. A nice way to see the city.

Lachlan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a great way to see parts of Tokyo, great tour guide, infact I enjoyed this tour so much that I booked one of their other tours a few days later!

Lluis S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Mr S B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was fabulous from beginning to end. We were taken through areas of Tokyo that were fabulous and educational-and not touristy. We got to see the real Tokyo! We stopped in the most gorgeous Mitsubishi koi and turtle park and had lunch and went to an interesting temple and met sumo wrestlers!

Damian Andres D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Bike tour of Tokyo was fantastic, this was my second time in japan and this was hands down the best tour I have taken, our guides were fantastic, super organized, kind and I was really surprised how many things we saw and the feeling of being part of it just by getting there on a bike, is a must

Diana L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!!!!! This is a must the guide was very knowleadgeable, it was like talking to a friend and i was able to see tokyo in a whole different way.

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