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Day use at Andon Ryokan

Andon Ryokan is one of the fine guest houses around our tour base of Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour. They now offer day use plan, that you can use a room from 9:00 to 17:00 with lunch and bathing.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling English guide guided Japan ryokan accommodation

The room we used was rather small, but good enough for work with a PC.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling English guide guided Japan ryokan accommodation

You can see typical residential area of Tokyo from the roof.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling English guide guided Japan ryokan accommodation

Lunch is served at cafe on the ground floor.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling English guide guided Japan ryokan accommodation

This gorgeous plate so surprised me!

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling English guide guided Japan ryokan accommodation

After the work, you can bathe free of charge.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling English guide guided Japan ryokan accommodation

They serve alcohol drink and food with reasonable prices at cafe in the evening.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling English guide guided Japan ryokan accommodation

When you visit Japan and join our Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour, this accommodation is highly recommended.

Ryokan Sawanoya in Yanaka

Ryokan Sawanoya is keeping good reputation for long time.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling English guide guided Japan Japanese washoku

Located in Yanaka, where we Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour usually cycle on our tour, they have 4 floors with fine authentic Japanese style rooms.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling English guide guided Japan Japanese washoku

At the ground floor, there is a cozy common room.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling English guide guided Japan Japanese washoku

You can drink free coffee, tea and sweet there.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling English guide guided Japan Japanese washoku

Breakfast is also serves there with extra 440 JPY.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling English guide guided Japan Japanese washoku

If you stay at a room without bath, you can use Japanese style common bath on the ground floor.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling English guide guided Japan Japanese washoku

You can see typical Japanese residential area from the roof.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling English guide guided Japan Japanese washoku

Ryokan Sawanoya can be highly recommended for foreign tourists.

Taiwan style shaved ice at our Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour base

Toden cafe, where we Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour has our cycle tour base inside, has now special seasonal menu “Sehhyoka(雪氷花)”, a shaved ice of Taiwan style.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling Japanese food Asakusa streetfood kakigori shaved ice 雪氷花 台湾 taiwan

Different from Japanese traditional shaved ices, its ice contains milk, thus the taste is rather mild.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling Japanese food Asakusa streetfood kakigori shaved ice 雪氷花 台湾 taiwan

Toden cafe has 2 kinds of menu; mango and strawberry with only 600 JPY each. Of course, both contains a plenty of fresh fruits. It must be ideal to eat after joining our Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour to cool down your body.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling Japanese food Asakusa streetfood kakigori shaved ice 雪氷花 台湾 taiwan

What a gorgeous shaved ice, Kakigori!

A shaved ice, Kakigori (かき氷) in Japanese, is one of the most popular Japanese sweets especially in summer time.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling Japanese food Asakusa streetfood shavedice sweets kakigori

Among a lot of cafes and shops serving saved ices, some of them have menus of very gorgeous ones.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling Japanese food Asakusa streetfood shavedice sweets kakigori

They have, for example, fresh fruits inside.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling Japanese food Asakusa streetfood shavedice sweets kakigori

You often need to make a long queue to eat them, but it must be worth waiting!

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling Japanese food Asakusa streetfood shavedice sweets kakigori

We Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour are so happy to take you to enjoy shaved ices with you, if you wish.

Eating out map around Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour

We Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour are now making a gourmet map around our tour course.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling Japanese food sushi sashimi bawl Asakusa streetfood

You can find a lot of fine dinings and street foods along backstreets of Tokyo. It must be great chances to experience real Japanese food.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling Japanese food sushi sashimi bawl Asakusa streetfood

The restaurants listed are all we really visited and recommended. We hope it is helpful for you to enjoy lunch or dinner during your stay in Tokyo.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling Japanese food sushi sashimi bawl Asakusa streetfood

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Gigantic sashimi bawl at the Skytree

We found a fine dining serving wonderful sashimi bawl (Kaisendon in Japanese) near our Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour‘s cycling course.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling Japanese food sushi sashimi bawl Asakusa streetfood

It is “Noguchi sengyoten”, located under the Tokyo skytree.

Their menu book has a few sashimi bawls, and all of them are so big and instgramatic.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling Japanese food sushi sashimi bawl Asakusa streetfood

This is what we ordered “Special Toyosu market Kaisendon” with 2,200 JPY only.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour cycling Japanese food sushi sashimi bawl Asakusa streetfood

It’s like the Skytree, isn’t it?

If you eat this kind of bawl at authentic Japanese sushi restaurant, a price must be more than twice.

We Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour can organize a bike tour including a lunch at this restaurant on your request. Ask for details.

Tour report of 23, May 2021

We Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour had a bike our for 3 guests form Spain on 23, May.

自転車 裏路地 Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour ツアー サイクリング ポタリング 東京 下町 江戸 町歩き クルーズ ブロンプトン Brompton レンタサイクル 浅草 

Unlike miserable weather of previous tour, we had a perfect day on the day.

A wonderful view of the Tokyo Skytree was seen from the Sakurabashi bridge over the river Sumida.

自転車 裏路地 Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour ツアー サイクリング ポタリング 東京 下町 江戸 町歩き クルーズ ブロンプトン Brompton レンタサイクル 浅草 

We usually have a rest at Chomeiji Sakuramochi, a Japanese traditional sweets shop, however, we can not eat them inside due to COVID-19. Thus, we enjoyed the sweets on the bank of river nearby.

自転車 裏路地 Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour ツアー サイクリング ポタリング 東京 下町 江戸 町歩き クルーズ ブロンプトン Brompton レンタサイクル 浅草 


They had lot of fun at the Yanaka Ginza shopping mall and ate Takoyaki, octopus balls.

自転車 裏路地 Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour ツアー サイクリング ポタリング 東京 下町 江戸 町歩き クルーズ ブロンプトン Brompton レンタサイクル 浅草 

Finally, we visited a local liquor shop, “Moritaya”, and had explanation about Japanese Sake.

自転車 裏路地 Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour ツアー サイクリング ポタリング 東京 下町 江戸 町歩き クルーズ ブロンプトン Brompton レンタサイクル 浅草 

We wish they have a nice stay in Tokyo, and hope see them again

Tour report of 16, May 2021

We Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour had a bike our for 5 guests form Spain and Brazil on 16, May.

自転車 裏路地 Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour ツアー サイクリング ポタリング 東京 下町 江戸 町歩き クルーズ ブロンプトン Brompton レンタサイクル 浅草 

Due to COVID-19, we didn’t have oversea’s guests recently, so that, we are so happy to have the tour for them.

自転車 裏路地 Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour ツアー サイクリング ポタリング 東京 下町 江戸 町歩き クルーズ ブロンプトン Brompton レンタサイクル 浅草 

Although it was raining lightly, they enjoyed the backstreets of Tokyo as well as popular touristic places.

自転車 裏路地 Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour ツアー サイクリング ポタリング 東京 下町 江戸 町歩き クルーズ ブロンプトン Brompton レンタサイクル 浅草 

They have just arrived in Japan, and they are supposed to be in Tokyo until the mid of September for their business.

自転車 裏路地 Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour ツアー サイクリング ポタリング 東京 下町 江戸 町歩き クルーズ ブロンプトン Brompton レンタサイクル 浅草 

We hope they have pleasant days in Tokyo, and see them again some time.

Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour with TUJ students

We Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour had great bike tours with lovely students of Temple university Japan campus.

bike tour tokyo backstreets cycling private english guide

Located at Sangenjaya, Tokyo, this university accepts students from various countries. The bike tours organized as one of university’s activities.

bike tour tokyo backstreets cycling private english guide

On the day of tours, about 15 students including staff really enjoyed cycling under the sunny spring sky.

bike tour tokyo backstreets cycling private english guide

We visited some Japanese traditional site such as temples, shrines, but what we really enjoyed was wonderful Sakura, cherry blossoms which fully bloomed.

bike tour tokyo backstreets cycling private english guide

Sakura usually blooms about only 2 weeks from the end of Mar. to the beginning of Apr., so that it must has been the perfect time to see Sakura for us.

bike tour tokyo backstreets cycling private english guide

Blooming Sakura is going to finish now, but spring is the best time to cycle on backstreets in Tokyo.

bike tour tokyo backstreets cycling private english guide

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Walking tour on backstreets of Asakusa

We Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour had a walking tour at Asakusa, Tokyo, with 5 participants from the Temple university Japan campus.

自転車 裏路地 Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour ツアー サイクリング ポタリング 東京 下町 江戸 町歩き walking

They are from various countries and study in Japan, and we organized a private tour for them as one of the activities of students.

We started walking through the central Asakusa, then eventually went into inside of the town.

自転車 裏路地 Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour ツアー サイクリング ポタリング 東京 下町 江戸 町歩き walking

It was so chilly day, but it gradually became to be warmer.

自転車 裏路地 Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour ツアー サイクリング ポタリング 東京 下町 江戸 町歩き walking

Some of them bought amulets and drew a fortune telling.

自転車 裏路地 Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour ツアー サイクリング ポタリング 東京 下町 江戸 町歩き walking

When we visited the Usijima shrine (牛嶋神社), we saw a group of police station nearby. They prayed the safety of their mission through 2021 not only for policemen but also police vehicles.

自転車 裏路地 Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour ツアー サイクリング ポタリング 東京 下町 江戸 町歩き walking

We hope they enjoyed our walking tour, and have a happy new year 2021.