Custom Made Tour

●Summery

We Tokyo Backsteets Bike Tour welcome your original tour.

In Tokyo, we have a lot of amazing backstreets which are suitable for cycling. We can organize special tours for you, and we will accept your requests as much as we can.

Of course we can do it not only in Tokyo but also suberbs.

Please send a message with the date you wish to join, places and spots you wish to cycle, and the number of your group.

●Price – We will estimate the price when we receive your request.

●Booking and Enquiry

Please send a form. We usually reply within 24 hours.

Halal Lunch Tour

●Summery

We have a special tour to provide HALAL menus for our guests.

This tour is basically same as our main bike tour, but we have a lunch at HALAL restaurant.

Departing our tour base, we cycle along Sanyabori park and reach Matsuchiyama Shoden Temple, one of the constituent temples of Sensoji, Tokyo’s oldest temple. Then, you will also visit Imado Shrine, a power spot for couples and those looking for love.

We continue cycling and cross the bridge on Sumida river by bikes, where is one of the best points to take pictures with the Tokyo Skytree (634m).

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Sumida river in spring season

This tour will introduce off-the-beaten-path shopping streets and street foods. You’ll get to visit Kappabashi Dougu streets (also known as “Kitchen Town” or “Kitchen Street”)  in Tokyo where you can find kitchen tools, tableware, and plastic food replicas.

We take a lunch at HALAL Sakura restaurant. There is only few HALAL restaurant in Tokyo, but they have various menus with HALAL meat and fish.

Finally, we visit the Yanaka Ginza shopping mall after cycling through the Yanaka cemetery. This mall is one of the oldest malls in Tokyo, where you can find fine Japanese streetfoods.

●Place to visit

・Sanyabori Park(山谷堀公園)

Soyabori Park used be a canal. Those who enjoyed Yoshiwara was red-light district established in Edo era (17th century). food and theatergoing in Asakusa moved to Yoshiwara by boat.

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Sanyabori park in autumn

・Matsuchiyama Shoden temple(待乳山聖天)

This temple is a part of Sensoji, founded in 595. There are many images of a “daikon (Japanese radish)” and a pouch in the temple. The daikon represents our minds trapped in deep ignorance, emanating poison of anger, but off by a daikon to temple, that poison will be removed from our The pouch is a symbol of treasure, and it represents the gift of prosperity in business. There is a beautiful garden, which is authentic Japanese style, in the temple. You can ride a small transportation (like a train) to go to the main building instead of walking up stairs.

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Matsuchiyama Shoden temple

・Imado shrine(今戸神社)

Founded in 1063, this shrine is now a “Power spot”, that is popular for people who want lovers or marriage partners. (Power Spot = Sacred place) Beckoning Cat, Fortune Cat We say believing beckoning cats are great fortune, such as business prosperity, family happiness. Cat’s left paw brings many customers. Right paw brings money.

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Imado shrine

・Kappabashi utensil street(かっぱ橋道具街)

A shopping mall consisted of about 170 shops sells kitchen equipment, tableware and shop equipment. than them, there are few food samples shops. (Dougu = tools)

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Kappabashi utensil street

Lunch at “Halal Sakura” restaurant(昼食)

We have a lunch at “Halal Sakura” restaurant, which serves fine halal menus by a chef from Uzbekistan. They have not only typical Uzbek food such as osh (palov), but also ramen with halal meat.

Visit their website.

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Osh at Halal Sakura restaurant

・Yanaka Ginza shopping mall(谷中ぎんざ)

Yanaka is known as one of the old-town district. Shopping mall in Yanaka is a  low-key commercial area where a lot of local people live, and old shops and buildings gather.

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Yanaka Ginza shopping mall

●Price – 9,000JPY

●Duration

Approx. 4 hours.

●Inclusions – bike rental, boat fare and 1 menu at a restaurant with 1 soft drink.

●Exclusions – transportation to/form the meeting point. Additional orders food and drinks.

●Notice – This tour is not operated on Tuesday.

●Booking and Enquiry

Please send a form. We usually reply within 24 hours.

Water-bus Tour

●Summery

This guided tour is to explore the old part of Tokyo by bike and boat, with a lunch of authentic Japanese food.

On this tour we are enthusiastic about exploring interesting places along the urban riverside by both bike and boat.

Although this is a full day tour we’ll proceed at a leisurely pace, stopping long and often enough to really take in the sights and tastes.

Actual cycle time over mostly flat, quiet streets is around 3 hours, making this easily doable by everyone with a medium level of fitness.

After a 15 minute ride from our base we’ll visit a Buddhist temple and Shinto shrine, known better to locals than tourists.

Then we’ll take our bikes aboard a modern river/harbour ferry at a pier near Asakusa. From the ferry you’ll experience Tokyo from a wonderfully unique perspective, which you might not have thought possible.

Following our 30 minute cruise, we’ll disembark and resume our bike tour through the calm old time streets of Tsukishima. This area is  locally famous for its ‘Monja street’ home of Monjayaki: a savoury pancake with a variety of different fillings.

Next another half hour of easy pedaling, takes us to our specially chosen seafront lunch spot. This restaurant has a variety of different tuna bowls and is authentically Japanese.

After enjoying our lunch we’ll move on to what once was the center of seafood wholesale in Tokyo: Tsukiji Fish market.

Although the fish wholesale business was relocated to a new, location in 2018, this area is still as active as ever and popular to visit with loads of streetfood vendors to sample as you stroll along.

Next, we’ll cycle along the riverside to the Fukagawa area. Fukagawa has two religious places; Fukagawa-fudo temple and Tomioka-hachimangu shrine: both which were founded in the Edo era, and are popular with locals and tourists alike. There are also opportunities to try street foods here!

http://www.tomiokahachimangu.or.jp/

Finally we board the ferry again and head off back to our home base.

This tour is all about experiencing the waterways and local cycling paths of east Tokyo with our bilingual guide which you might otherwise be unable to do.

●Highlights

Cycling on backstreets around Asakusa, Tsukisima and Fukagawa, which are popular places for tourists.

A boat cruising on the Sumida river. From the boat, you’ll experience Tokyo from a wonderfully unique perspective, which you might not have thought possible.

A fantastic lunch at a seafront restaurant. This restaurant has a variety of different tuna bowls and is authentically Japanese.

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Strolling inside the Tsukiji fish market. Although the fish wholesale business was relocated to a new, location in 2018, this area is still as active as ever and popular to visit with loads of streetfood vendors to sample as you stroll along.

https://www.tsukiji.or.jp/

Sight seeing in the Fukagawa area. Fukagawa has two religious places; Fukagawa-fudo temple and Tomioka-hachimangu shrine: both which were founded in the Edo era, and are popular with locals and tourists alike. There are also opportunities to try street foods here!

●Price – 12,000JPY

●Duration – Approx. 9 hours.

●Inclusions – bike rental, boat fare and 1 menu at a restaurant with 1 soft drink.

●Exclusions – transportation to/form the meeting point. Additional orders food and drinks.

●Notice – This tour is not operated on Monday.

●Booking and Enquiry

Please send a form. We usually reply within 24 hours.

Visiting old towns; Yanaka, Nezu, Ueno and Kanda

●Summery

This Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour is to cycle another route in old Tokyo.

This tour is our main bike tour including not only popular touristic places but also local backstreests where tourists rarely visit.

Departing our tour base, we cycle to Yanaka Ginza shopping mall after cycling through the Yanaka cemetery. This mall is one of the oldest malls in Tokyo, where you can find fine Japanese streetfoods.

We continue cycling to Nezu area where has a lot of narrow backstreets. We visit the Nezu shrine, then have a break at a cafe.

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Backstreets in Nezu

Next, we go down to more center of Tokyo and visit the Kanda shrine. This shrine is so famous for its wonderful annual festival.

Then, we cycle around the Shinobazu pond and inside the Ueno park. You can see plenty of natures even in the central Tokyo.

Finally, we pedal for 15 minutes to back to our base.

●Place to visit

・Yanaka Ginza shopping mall(谷中ぎんざ)

Yanaka is known as one of the old-town district. Shopping mall in Yanaka is a  low-key commercial area where a lot of local people live, and old shops and buildings gather.

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Yanaka Ginza shopping mall

・Nezu(根津)

Next to Yanaka Ginza, Nezu is also one of the old fashioned town in Tokyo. You can find a few authentic Japanese style houses which are difficult to see nowadays. We visit the Nezu shrine which has over 300 years history. In Nezu, there are many good cafes. We have a break at one of them.

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Nezu shrine

・Kanda shrine(神田明神)

Located in the central Tokyo, the Kanda shrine is one of the most famous shrines. During Edo era, the Shogun (General) Tokugwa respected, it because he worshiped it and he beaten the enemy. Afterthat, he organized a big festival annually in this shrine, which is still lasting now.  

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Kanda Myojin shirne

・Shinobazu pond(不忍池)

A huge pond with 2km around, it is a popular place for walkers and joggers. Although it is located in the Central Tokyo, you can find a lot of rich ecosystems such as wild birds, lotus leaves.

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Shinobazu pond

・Ueno park(上野公園)

Ueno park has very wide area which has many cultural facilities, such as art and science museums, concert halls. The Ueno zoo inside this park is also popular which has about 350 species. In spring time, you can enjoy a lot of Sakura, cherry blossoms (usually bloomed from the end of March to the beginning of April).

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Ueno park

●Price – 7,000JPY

●Duration – Approx. 4 hours.

●Inclusions – bike rental, 1 bottle of water and 1 sweet at a cafe.

●Exclusions – transportation to/form the meeting point. Additional orders food and drinks.