There’s only a limited amount of Tokyo you can cover on foot, so on this tour we will cruise through the city on bike and take the scenic route, exploring the urban riverside on a boat! A full-day experience, our bilingual tour guide will make sure you have enough time to stretch your legs and check out the local sights, pick up some tasty dishes, and enjoy the city at your own pace.
First off, we’ll take a 15-minute ride to a Buddhist temple and Shinto shrine that’s often visited by the locals. Then, we’ll bike over to a harbor located close to Asakusa, where we will take a ferry and see Tokyo from an entirely new perspective. This cruise takes approximately 30 minutes.
After that, we hop back on our bikes and ride through Tsukishima, a manmade island that is known for monjayaki (a savory pancake made of fried batter). We will cruise through “Monja Street” and soak in the atmosphere of Tsukijima, which has an interesting mix of traditional and retro vibes and skyscrapers.
After about 30 more minutes on bike, we’ll arrive at our stunning lunch spot, which overlooks the sea. Get a taste of the authentic Japanese tuna bowls, close to the source! Then, we’ll check out Tsukiji Fish Market, which was once the biggest fish market in Tokyo, though the wholesale market has relocated to Toyosu Market in 2018. However, the Tsukiji Outer Market is just as vibrant as ever, with some street food vendors that have been slinging tasty morsels for a hundred years!
Next, we’ll take a scenic bike ride along the river to Fukagawa, in a historic merchant area of Tokyo. Lovers of gorgeous traditional architecture will enjoy the vibrant Tomioka-Hachimangu Shrine, and we will also stop at Fukagawa-Fudo Temple which has a surprising mix of modern and historic buildings. Both religious sites are from the Edo period. And of course, you can also try the local street food!
Lastly, we’ll hop aboard the ferry and return to our starting point, giving you one last view of expansive Tokyo!
Insights from a bilingual tour guide
1 dish at a restaurant with 1 soft drink
Transportation to/from the meeting point
Additional orders of food and drink
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
5-minute walk from the Minowa Subway Station, just in front of the Minowabashi Tram Station
The total biking time will be about 3 hours, over mostly flat terrain, so we expect our guests to have an intermediate level of fitness competence
Our bikes are suitable for people with heights of 140 - 180 cm (4.6 - 5.9 ft.)
Guests should wear suitable clothes and shoes for biking