Shinjuku Tours
Tokyo Guided Small-Group Biking Tour
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Tokyo Guided Small-Group Biking Tour

By Bicycle Tours Tokyo
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About
Biking through the busy streets of Tokyo can seem intimidating, and the roads can be confusing. On this bike tour, your guide—a former professional cyclist—leads at a relaxed pace and helps you make your way through traffic and crowded areas comfortably and easily. Plus, this tour also takes you to the top of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for 360-degree views over Tokyo.
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Ages 12-69, max of 5 per group
Duration: 6h 30m
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Stay active and get some exercise while visiting Tokyo on this biking tour
  • Cover 20 miles (32 kilometers) of Tokyo with a professional cyclist guide
  • Your guide leads you down the busy city’s hidden alleys and side streets
  • Bike and helmet rental are included for your convenience and safety
  • Book ahead to reserve your spot on the day you want
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2024

  • Professional guide
  • Bike and helmet rental
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meet your small tour group in central Tokyo. Your guide, who provides a bike and helmet for the ride, knows the best ways around the busy city streets, and ensures that everyone is cycling at a comfortable and safe pace. Along the route, ride through Tokyo’s side streets and hidden alleys, and stop at several shrines, including the famous Meiji Shrine. If you’re on this tour during spring, you’re likely to see cherry blossoms in Yoyogi Park, too. Other places you cycle through are Roppongi Hills, Aoyama Cemetery, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Zojo-ji, and the Shinjuku district. Stop to purchase a bento-box lunch (own expense) at a local market. One of your last stops is at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, where you take the elevator 48 floors to the top for stunning views over the city. Your biking tour ends at the original starting point.

Start:
  • 3-chōme-20-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan
    Tokyo Opera City Sankun Garden( where a big metal statue is :Basement 1st floor of Tokyo Opera City) . It is directly connected from EAST exit of Hatsudai Station. The tour operator will mail you a detailed direction PDF file and other important information right after the booking confirmation.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 33215P1

    • Traveler's dates of birth and height are required at the time of booking
    • Please double check the height of all passengers. If the height is wrong, 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 12 years
    • Maximum age is 69 years
    • You may be required to provide ID for age verification
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Rider height must be between 4ft 1in and 6ft 3in (125cm - 190cm) in order ensure proper bike fit
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • 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
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Attractions may be omitted or substituted due to operational reasons
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 33215P1

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    • Bicycle Tours Tokyo
      973
      Japan
      Joined in March 2016
    • joym950
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Outstanding way to see the back-streets of Tokyo and the main sights
      The instructions on getting to the meeting point were outstanding - by far the best we have ever seen. Gaku (our guide and the owner) was very friendly, spoke excellent English and his knowledge was exemplary. We have done many bike tours around the world and the way Gaku led the group and looked out for our safety and enjoyment was by far the best. Would thoroughly recommend this tour!
      Written 18 March 2024
    • Greg E
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Goku goes the extra mile
      This is a great way to orient yourself after arriving at the world’s biggest city. Goku is the owner and a charming and courteous host. Choose this one.
      Written 18 January 2024
    • Harrison C
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour, even better tour guide
      Gaku is the man; can’t recommend this tour enough. Great way to familiarize yourself with the city, and get some moderate exercise at the same time. Grocery store provides for an affordable and authentic lunch.
      Written 18 November 2023
    • Craig B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful autumn day bike riding through Tokyo!
      We had such a great day riding around Tokyo with Gaku and two other lovely guests. This was our favorite activity of our Tokyo visit because it gave us a great sense of the city: shrines, parks, the waterfront, Imperial Gardens, an amazing 360 view from the top of a 45 story tower, and even a quick visit to a local grocery store where we picked up lunch. The ride was also a good workout but definitely manageable (we’re both in our 50s). Learned some fun facts about Tokyo along the way, and enjoyed plenty of stops, including lunch by the water. Gaku was a fantastic guide - he prioritized our safety at all times, let us know what to expect in terms of itinerary and had a great caring and calming vibe. Highest recommendation!
      Written 12 October 2023
    • Willemwink
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Recommended
      Very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Great tour schedule with great break timing and lots of restroom access. Good quality bikes. Nice to travel by bike and really feel the atmosphere of different neighbourhoods and back streets.
      Written 10 May 2023
    • Qwdfxcvb4553zss
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      It was an enjoyable experience.
      Our guide Gaku was very helpfull. Answered all our questions and took us all around interesting sites
      Written 9 May 2023
    • JanetteKistBennett
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic way to see Tokyo
      We had a wonderful day riding around the busy streets of Tokyo. A great way to cover a lot of distance efficiently and we felt very safe following Gaku. Lots of interesting facts along the way.
      Written 29 April 2023
    • 536CarolineL536
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tokyo a la velo is a must do!
      It was a fabulous way to see so much of Tokyo in a single day. Greatly organized, Gaku is super friendly. I'm glad I went. Really helped with jetlag too!
      Written 24 March 2023
    • michaelhR5727JW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best introduction to Tokio
      It is a well organized tour with great places such as shrines, living areas which a good impression on living possibilities in Tokio, harbour side, view from 59th floor with music entertainement and many more. Felt always well guided and safe on the road. Aside we got some great insight in the Japanes culture by the many great talks to Gaku. It was a special day, wonderful tour and experience.
      Written 5 March 2023
    • ElizabethGabe
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great fun!
      We visited so many unique and important sites in Tokyo. Gaku taught me a lot about history and culture. He is very easy-going and good leader.
      Written 1 March 2023
    • CHunter101
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      First timers in Tokyo!
      Very personable and friendly tour guide. My friend and I were super happy with the service provided and we're grateful to have good conversations and laughs with Gaku. Much appreciated
      Written 21 February 2023
    • X8423YLdavidn
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend
      Love it! Tons of great views and hidden spots. The tour guide provided a lot of insightful information.
      Written 18 December 2022
    • dashiele2022
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience
      Was a great tour with loads of fun. Was the perfect balance between history and being quick. Love it
      Written 5 December 2022
    • xiaojingz462
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful amazing!
      Visited beautiful unique famous attractions and shrines from neighborhood shrine to the largest. Our guide Gaku is so knowledgeable about the history and legends of these places. He is so kind, humorous and thoughtful. We are very appreciative of his patience and taking photos for us. I had a wonderful time and the tour so much.
      Written 10 November 2022
    • Rjary
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bike tour of Tokyo
      Fantastic tour with a fantastic guide. Gaku is an amazing guide. The tour was perfect for a quick 48hr layover.
      Written 4 November 2022
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    fernygirl44
    Cairns, Australia40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Couples
    I would highly recommend doing this bike tour whilst in Tokyo. We booked it for our first day and it was a great introduction to the city. Booking online was easy and instructions for the meeting place sent by Gaku were simple to follow. The bikes were in excellent condition & riding through the city streets was much easier than anticipated due to Gaku's experience. We covered a lot of ground and visited major attractions such as Meiji Jingu shrine, Roppongi Hills, ride round the Imperial Palace & a lovely lunch, bought from a deli, at the waterfront. The day finished at the Tokyo Government Blg observation deck. Gaku was very informative and it was good to do a small group tour. Highly recommended and thank you Gaku for a wonderful first day in Tokyo.
    Written 30 January 2020
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    Lisa T
    Richmond, VA8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did a bike tour with Gaku and had a wonderful time! He knows the city like the back of his hand and was able to give us a unique and comprehensive tour of Tokyo. He is easy to converse with, very friendly, and thoughtful! He’ll do his best to tweak various aspects of the trip to complement what you’re looking for. This was such a great way to see numerous neighborhoods throughout the city. Furthermore, having Gaku explain the backstory and history behind each spot really transforms your understanding and appreciation of the city. There were also a lot of things on the tour that i would otherwise never have known about! One of my favorite experiences in Tokyo!!

    He’s also a pro at taking pictures of you while he’s on his bike. At the end of the day, he emails you numerous shots of you biking through Tokyo!

    He gives good directions, so it’s easy to meet up with him at the beginning of the ride. The bikes are well maintained and ride smoothly. The bike routes are easy. Gaku is a good guide and easy to follow.
    Written 20 February 2020
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    Matthew C
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Couples
    Highly recommend. Our tour guide, Gaku, was very fun, interesting, and knowledgeable. We asked him a million questions and he always had a great answer. He's a Tokyo native, but he's worked for a western company so his English is very good. Gaku has a fascinating life - ask him about it. He spent 4 months developing the tour route and it shows because it was a great overview of the city. He takes you off the beaten path to places that we otherwise wouldn't have found as tourists. He also took nice pictures of us at the locations and while riding.

    We're late twenties, moderately active people - we didn't break a sweat on a cool day in February, but it was nice to stay active versus something like a bus tour. Bikes road smoothly, were lightweight, and were well-maintained. Worth every penny.
    Written 20 February 2020
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    Lena Yokoyama
    41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022
    This was the most amazing tour imaginable. I can't even begin to express my gratitude. Gaku ist the kindest guide you could wish for, who will adapt the tour and it's pace accordingly to your needs and wishes.

    As a professional cyclis, he knows his way around the city so well, you will feel in very safe hands. Every stop only seemed to be a 5-10 minute cycle apart, so the tour was the perfect mix between experiencing a variety of interesting sights and having nice cycles around Tokyo's streets in between. Gaku made sure to stay off the main roads as much as possible, which made the tour very calm, and easy to look around you and take in the scenery all from the saddle.

    We went from little neighborhood shrines to the very big ones such as Meiji Jingu, learned about Japanese religions and customs, experienced famous shopping districts, the emperor's palace, tried some delicious treats along the way and had obento lunch by the Tokyo bay. The day ended with the most amazing top view of Tokyo, where we even caught a glimpse of the sunset.

    This tour was not only packed with intricate information but also very personal and adapted to me as a person. We managed to cycle around the whole city, all while having all my questions answered along the way, including the wider contextual history attached to all the spots. Any questions I had, Gaku went out of his way to find out exactly what I wanted to know. I was incredibly impressed by his dedication to offer the best possible experience for his attendee. It's definitely not something to take for granted, and in this way, I just wanted to say how much I appreciated this!

    Thank you so much Gaku for such an incredible day. I felt like I experienced a month's worth of sightseeing in just one day, while having fun and feeling very well looked after. I would 100% recommend this tour!!
    Written 21 September 2022
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    Shanka J
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did this on our first full day in Tokyo and it was an amazing experience and would highly recommend this to anyone looking to get an overview and understanding of the Tokyo landscape, an insight into Japanese culture and to learn interesting facts and history about Tokyo and Japan.

    Gaku, our guide was awesome! He was very knowledgeable, kind and funny! He ensured that we were always comfortable (even offered additional gloves when a member of our group had cold hands) and kept a good pace for everyone on the ride. He gave plenty of information at each stop while always answering any question we had with a lot of detail. Gaku also always ensured we spent more than enough time at each landmark spot and we were never rushed.
    Gaku also asked us if we wanted our photos taken during the ride and we did. The photos are great and he took plenty! He sent them through email after the ride.

    The ride itself is over 30km and takes you to major landmarks around Tokyo. This may sound like a lot to some but the ride overall was very leisurely and mostly flat surface riding. For our lunch Gaku took us to a local grocery store for us to buy some delicious food (ask Gaku for delicious recommendations).

    For anyone coming to Tokyo this is a great introduction and a must do!
    Written 25 January 2023
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    Gwyn D
    Greater Sydney, Australia55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent a wonderful day with Gaku. He is a delightful, helpful and very kind guide. He took us on a flat route which gave a sense of Japanese life off the tourist path. We loved cycling through the narrow lanes and taking in the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Sometimes you miss this using the below ground trains. Gaku gave us a lot of useful information about Japanese culture, history and tips on food. We enjoyed choosing our lunch and Gaku steered us to some great inexpensive dishes. I would strongly encourage anyone coming to Tokyo to give this tour a go.
    Written 9 January 2020
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    Josiah S
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Solo
    This is by far the best thing I’ve done in Tokyo! Gaku is an incredibly friendly guide who has lived in Tokyo his whole life and is a wealth of knowledge about the city and its sights. He is also very good about making sure you have enough water have restroom opportunities and aren't getting too tired. Shrines, parks, the Imperial Palace, observation decks, lunch by the harbor and other stops along the way; all made this an unforgettable experience and well worth the cost. This also a great way to find areas you may want to visit at greater length on another day! I’d give it 6 stars if I could!
    Written 31 July 2021
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    sirui t
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022
    The best way to get to know a city is by bike. Today's cycling tour of Tokyo is a good example of this. It was my first time riding a road bike, and it felt and looked light, with narrow tires but a large wheel diameter. The guide chose the right size and height for me, as well as a helmet and gloves. Our guide, Gaku, is a Japanese and professional mountain cyclist, so he could turn around and take pictures of us when cycling. With his body finely balanced, he not only took pictures but also looked at the footage, not worrying about the road ahead or holding the handlebars. The whole route is clear and covers many attractions, as well as many shrines and parks that only locals know about but are not on the map. The scent of soil and trees wafted through the ginkgo leaf-covered roads as I cycled through them. Tokyo in winter was so beautiful, with its vast array of landscapes. We also shuttle through many alleys, like the anime movie, very gentle uphill and downhill, intricate telephone poles, narrow roads and passers-by in a hurry. It was great to have a tour guide, who would explain the history and features of the site and show photos of the night scenery. I also learned the difference between a shrine and a temple, although most Japanese never distinguish between the two. The guide also chatted with me, and we chatted about the food in Hong Kong, my plans in Tokyo, and so on. It was a very comfortable chat. He listened carefully and spoke carefully. When I passed Yoyogi Park, Imperial Palace, Ginza and other places, I thought it would be perfect to ride through them. To truly feel and appreciate the street scene, but not too slow, delay time and suffer a lot of cold.
    Written 27 December 2022
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    Raquel R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022
    Gaku was an amazing guide, providing so much of the cultural and historical facts of each site we visited. He is knowledgeable, pleasant, attentive, great communication skills and a great bike rider and photographer.
    This is a must do tour! Don't worry about the length (approx. 6 hours) - you will be visiting and learning so much that time will fly really quickly. I cannot recommend this tour enough to someone that is able to ride a bike and not afraid of riding on the streets.
    Written 24 October 2022
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    Jan Michael R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022 • Solo
    Gaku-san, the Tour Guide, is the owner of the Tour Company and his personal touch in ensuring excellent service was very evident. He was endearing, friendly and very helpful. He ensured safety of the group at all times and explained the sites and spots very well. I would definitely recommend this tour for all tourists wishing to see Tokyo on a cyclist’s point of view!
    Written 10 September 2022
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