Cycling Tour to Learn the History of Tokyo and Craftsmanship
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Sumida-ku, Tokyo
- Product code: EN-TKO-1066-10660
The location of the tour is Sumida Ward of Tokyo, where Tokyo's craftsmanship has been inherited. You will go around the old part of Tokyo while feeling the friendly atmosphere of the area. Learn the history and charm of Ukiyo-e, secret skills of craftsmen used for the Tokyo Skytree, and visit a typical small factory by bicycle with a friendly guide.
- Visit the spots painted in the Ukiyoe by Katsushika Hokusai, the world-famous Ukiyo-e artist
- Take pictures of the Tokyo Skytree, built mobilizing Japanese architectural technologies, at the guide's recommended spots. Listen to the story of the charms of the tower
- The guide will select a spot among the small factories where the skills of craftsmen have been handed down
- An easy and comfortable trip by bicycle through the narrow lanes in the old area
- A friendly tour by the local guide just like your friend
Meet up at JR Ryogoku Station → The guide joins, self-introduction, rent a bike →Go cycling around Sumida Ward (the route may vary according to the guest's interest) → The tour ends at JR Ryogoku Station
You will go around Sumida Ward of Tokyo, where the skills of craftsmen remain vibrant today. The recommended spots are as follows:
【Get to know Katsushika Hokusai, the most famous Japanese】
Sumida Ward is related to Katsushika Hokusai, the genius Ukiyo-e artist. There are lots of spots on the way that Hokusai described in his Ukiyo-e. A piece of Ukiyo-e is completed by mobilizing the sophisticated skills of various craftsmen. While discovering the attractions of Ukiyo-e, you will find the difference in scenery between the Edo period (1603-1868) and the present days.
【Tokyo Skytree, one of the world's tallest structure】
The height of the famous Tokyo Skytree was achieved with the splendid architectural technologies of Japan. You know what? The tower looks different depending on the looking angle. The skills of making Japanese swords were introduced into the construction of the state-of-the-art tower. The guide will tell you such special stories at secret photo spots.
【Craftsmanship inherited from generation to generation】
Sumida Ward of Tokyo is an old town since the Edo Period, and it houses small factories where the skills of craftsmen have been handed down. You are shown to the spots where Japanese culture and history can be seen remarkably.
You will go along lanes that you cannot do on an ordinary tour. Rest assured, as the local guide will lead you safely. You can travel comfortably by bicycle, and you are shown to off the beaten track. Enjoy this 3-hour premium bike tour.
【THINGS TO NOTE】
Time： 3 hours/person
Meeting point： At the ticket gate of JR Ryogoku Station West Exit
1-5, Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Within a 1-minute walk from JR Ryogoku Station
A 7-minute walk from Ryogoku Station on Toei Oedo Line
Language support： English
Included： Guide fee, bicycle rental, bicycle insurance
Excluded：Food and drink, shopping, entrance fee
Things to bring：None
- Participation requirements ： 153 cm tall and over
- Free Wi-Fi：X
- Toilet：Available while on the journey
Other things to note ：
・No alcohol drinking.
・Pregnant women and those with poor health conditions cannot join the tour.
・In case of rain, the tour will be canceled.
・Please come by 9:55.
・If you like to drop in places (for lunch, etc.), the duration of the tour may be extended.
7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred
in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.