Small-Group Tokyo Biking Tour
Starting among the tall skyscrapers of Shinjuku, ride at a relaxed pace through backstreets to see a small shrine in a residential area, a great example of Tokyo's contrasting modern and traditional atmospheres.
Then, head over to Meiji-jingu, the city’s most famous Shinto religious site, through Yoyogi Park where cherry blossoms bloom in the spring. Take your time to walk around the peaceful gardens that surround the shrine with your guide.
Pedal your way to Japan’s Roppongi Hills entertainment complex through the main street of Omotesando — one of the most sophisticated shopping areas in all of Japan — and then take a backstreet to the Aoyama cemetery, which looks and feels like Tokyo 100 years ago.
Next, stop at a local supermarket to buy a bento box for lunch, just like local at your own expense. Then, visit Zōjō-ji temple where Tokyo Tower can be seen just behind.
Enjoy lunch on the waterfront just beside the Rainbow Bridge with panoramic views of the Tokyo skyline including the Aqua City Odaiba complex. After lunch, bike through the main and back streets of Ginza. Check out this exclusive shopping district then cycle your way to the Imperial Palace, home to a traditional Japanese garden, tea pavilion, stone walls, and a moat. Ride through the two outer gates of the castle, then follow along some of the large moat.
Head back to Shinjuku and to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. Ascend 48 floors in a high-speed elevator and enjoy the 360-degree view of Tokyo, including the Tokyo Skytree, and even Mt. Fuji on a clear day. Its then just a 5-minute ride back to the original meeting point where your tour concludes.
- Professional guide
- Bike and helmet rental
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Traveler's dates of birth and height are required at the time of booking
- Please double check the height of all passengers, otherwise you won't be able to bike and get no refund because of this.
- A maximum of 5 people per booking
- You can check the detailed availability (Number of seats left) on BOOK NOW page of the company's website.
- Moderate level of fitness is required
- Please be aware that you should be comfortable cycling in a city on BUSY roads(20miles/32km)
- Minimum age is 10 years
- Maximum age is 69 years
- You may be required to provide ID for age verification
- Rider height must be between 4ft 1in and 6ft 2in (125cm - 190cm) in order ensure proper bike fit
- A bike you ride is a cross city bike with a flat handle bar, NOT a cruiser bike with a high riser handle bar
- Riders should dress comfortably and have a backpack or messenger bag
- Attractions may be omitted or substituted due to operational reasons
- In case of bad weather, cycling may be canceled and full refunds will be issued
- The guide will send you an email if the tour has been canceled by 7am of the morning of the tour
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Had a brilliant tour peddling around Tokyo under the expert guidance of Gaku and was amazed how much we got to see. The bikes are excellent, the pace is nice and gentle and we had lots of ‘wheely’ good fun in the process too. Gaku is a excellent guide and explained things succinctly and informatively, which made for an all the more memorable trip.
What a great way to experience Tokyo. It was fun cycling through the streets, parks and cemeteries and our guide was great. Sensible, funny and safe.
AWESOME! GO SEE TOKYO ON A BIKE! Gak, tour guide, was great! Knowledgeable about Tokyo, well seasoned in his years of cycling and bike safety, upbeat and super friendly, welcoming and happy to have me spend the day with him. What makes this bike tour different than another? Well, Gak the tour guide, for one. But even if you do not get Gak, this tour puts a maximum of I think 5 people per tour which makes it more intimate to navigate on a bike this big, fast paced, cool city. Any more and there would be too much to manage, for all on tour, I would think. I have been to Tokyo before and have seen all the major tourist spots. I was interested in this tour in order to see Tokyo from a different vantage point. Seeing the sights of this spectacular city, taking in the smells of the city streets, feeling the pulse and DNA of Tokyo while peddling along for 20 miles over 7 hours was a great new way to experience Tokyo, all while getting in some exercise in my day. Once the bike tour company knows your height, they will have a bike and a helmet for you when you arrive to start the tour. You start and end the tour in the same spot. The tour would cater to all levels, but know you are cycling along the busy city streets with traffic and along the foot paths with people. As long as you can ride a bike and can last a 7 hour day on bike and on foot, you'll be fine. Tokyo is flat, so there are very few inclines along this route that will take you to about a dozen spots including shrines, temples, scenic places and tourist attractions. You cycle for 10 minutes, stop and walk around the destination spot for a bit, then hop back on the bike and cycle again to the next stop. This tour is more cycling and seeing and generally less feeding you info although Gak was quick to answer any and all questions. The shortest time on the bike is probably 5 minutes point to point and the longest time was probably 30 minutes point to point with a stop in the middle to buy water. It is one giant loop around Tokyo. Cycling through the beautiful Aoyama Cemetery was a personal highlight to me. It houses about 40,000 guests and is so peaceful, lovely and calming to be cycling through, it is almost beyond words. Also, sitting outside and eating our lunch along the Waterfront at the Takeshiba area was really nice lunch not included, but you pick out on your own from a grocery store you cycle to along the route and then Gak carries in his pack for you! . Both of these experiences were off the beaten path of tourism a bit and thus I think why I enjoyed. I am an athlete and pretty adventuresome, so this tour was a good fit for me personally.
I did a few tours off Viator on my trip to Tokyo and by far this was one of my favorite. Gak is very funny and knowledgeable and passionate about biking. This tour was one of the highlights of my trip which allows you too really see a lot of central Tokyo. The bikes were also in great shape! PS: Gak is a professional mountain biker - He started this company with the belief that the best way to really get a feel of a city through biking. This is from his own personal experience. -Vik
First class. The tour is highly recommended. Gaku the guide is very good. He'll talk to you personally, about the locations to the group of which there are a few but he'll understand if you're struggling. We had to stop as a member was struggling so went into a local place for water. Gaku brought the guy a drink and everyone else a class of water. The day was too hot for cycling. The tour was very good. It went to some places that coaches simply couldn't go but also to the main Tokyo places. The cycling was 15 miles but about 3 miles walking total at each place that we visited.
Gak is amazing. There is no parallel. This tour was the highlight of my trip in Tokyo. The very best way to see and learn about this most magnificent city. Gak is very attentive, informative and kind. He makes the tour.
This is a must, do not miss out on this bike tour. Dak our guide is the best guy ever and he will show you Tokyo in a way that otherwise you would never be able to experience. This is the best way to see Tokyo guaranteed.