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A private bicycle tour limited to one group to take a leisurely tour of downtown Tokyo

Experience hosted by Takeshi

5 hoursHosted in Japanese and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes food, drinks, and transportation

What you'll do

● A private bicycle tour limited to one group, taking a leisurely tour of downtown Tokyo!

This private bicycle tour is a tour in which participants who apply separately can spend time without conflicting with each other. Nowadays, when social distance is called for, it is attracting attention as a day-trip recreation that can be enjoyed without being crowded.

Recently, a private day trip to Tokyo by bicycle has become especially popular with foreign visitors to Japan. Introducing this time is a half-day cycle tour that anyone can run, pottering full of charm of Edo, which makes the usual town look a little different.

● Not just tourist spots! The charm of the back alleys of Tokyo!

The starting point of the tour is Minowa, a downtown area of Tokyo. There is the first station of the Toden Arakawa Line, the only tram that remains in Tokyo, and the retro shopping street "Joyful Minowa" adjacent to that station retains the scent of the Showa era, such as the side dish stores that have been open for a long time.

Also, between each stop-off spot, I dare to run in the back alley instead of the big main street. It is said that the roads in Tokyo are complicated and difficult to understand compared to other cities, but please try to get lost in the "labyrinth" unique to downtown with the guidance of a guide who knows this area well.

● Cycling to feel the streets of Edo

There are many Edo walks and city walks, but there are not many tours by bicycle.

Even though it is a bicycle tour, it is a private tour, so the pace is free!

You can enjoy the course slowly while thinking of the streets of the Edo period, or you can enjoy the speed of a light bicycle while feeling the wind, and tour Tokyo at your own pace.

● Main places to visit and itineraries
13:00 Todenya (departure)
13:30 Matsuchiyama Shoten, Imado Shrine
14:00 Sakurabashi (Sumidagawa), Chomeiji Sakuramochi
15:00 Azumabashi, Asakusa, Kappabashi Tool Street
16:00 Yanaka Cemetery, Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street
16:30 Nippori Textile Town
17:00 Todenya (dissolution)
Other things to note
Basically, only one group will participate, so we will not be together with other families or groups.
● A private bicycle tour limited to one group, taking a leisurely tour of downtown Tokyo!

This private bicycle tour is a tour in which participants who apply separately can spend time without conflicting with each other. Nowadays, when social distance is called for, it is attracting attention as a day-trip recreation that can be enjoyed without being crowded.

Recently, a private day trip to Tokyo by bicycle has become especi…

What's included

  • Food
    At the traditional Japanese confectionery store "Chomeiji Sakuramochi", whi...
  • Drinks
    One bottle of water (500 ml).
  • Transportation

Meet your host, Takeshi

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Hello!
I'm Akiyama from Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour, which runs a bicycle tour for small groups in Minowa, Tokyo.

I run a day trip bicycle tour from Minowa to Asakusa. The place I visited is downtown, an area that retains the atmosphere of old Tokyo.

There are some famous sightseeing spots, but in the back alleys that connect them, you can get a glimpse of people's daily lives and feel the daily life of Tokyo.

The Japanese sweets shop that you stop by on the way is a long-established store that has been around since the Edo period. You can also enjoy eating yakitori and tempura in the old-fashioned shopping district.

Originally, I was a travel writer who mainly covered overseas, and I went to England, Laos, Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries many times. In my long life as a writer, I have contributed to many magazines and published about 10 books as books.

In those interviews, I used a bicycle rental to tour the city and also participated in a guided bicycle tour from the local area. Especially unforgettable is the tour I participated in in Bangkok, Thailand. I rarely visit tourist spots and only go around the alleys and markets that smell of life. So I came to feel that there is no better tool than a bicycle to feel the local atmosphere of the area.

Our main customers are travelers from abroad. However, it is the same in Japan and abroad that there are areas that are hard to visit even in the local area. Even in a city where you used to travel by train or bus, if you ride a bicycle, you will surely discover something new.
Hello!
I'm Akiyama from Tokyo Backstreets Bike Tour, which runs a bicycle tour for small groups in Minowa, Tokyo.

I run a day trip bicycle tour from Minowa to Asakusa. The place I visited is downtown, an area that retains the atmosphere of old Tokyo.

There are some famous sightseeing spots, but in the back alleys that connect them, you can get a glimpse of people's daily lives and feel the daily life of Tokyo.

The Japanese sweets shop that you stop by on the…
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Where you'll be

● Sanyabori
In the Edo period, it was a moat (canal) connecting Okawa (Sumidagawa) and Yoshiwara.
● Matsuchiyama Shoten
Marital harmony and prosperous business are the benefits.
● Imado Shrine
Imado Shrine
A power spot for marriage. It is also famous as the birthplace of Maneki Neko.
● Sumida River (Sakura Bridge)
Cross the Sumida River at Sakurabashi, which is a great spot for shooting the Tokyo Sky Tree.
● Chomeiji Sakuramochi
Founded in 1717 (Kyoho 2nd year), it is a long-established store with a history of 300 years with a lineup of one Sakuramochi.
● From Azumabashi to Asakusa
In spring, you will run along the Sumida River, where you can enjoy the splendid rows of Yoshino cherry trees, cross Azumabashi, and pass in front of Asakusa and Kaminarimon.
● Kappabashi Tool Street
It is a "professional shopping street" with about 170 shops selling kitchen utensils, but it is also popular with tourists.
● Yanaka Cemetery
It is a vast reien where celebrities from various fields such as political and business circles and cultural figures are buried. It is also famous as a famous place for cherry blossoms.
● Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street
It is a retro shopping street. There are also restaurants where you can easily stop by.
● Nippori Textile Town
It is a textile wholesaler and retail district that is popular with apparel professionals and cosplayers.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Clothing and shoes that make it easy to ride a bicycle