I arrived in Tokyo on Sunday evening and went straight to bed because I knew I had booked this tour for Monday. The booking process was very easy and Akio answered all my questions quickly.
Touring such a busy city as Tokyo on bike seems crazy, yet after you read this review I am confident you will want to book this tour when in Tokyo. If you can stay at the Keio Plaza Hotel, the starting point of this tour is a 5 minute walk.
I showed up at 8:50am and several other "Gajin" (foreign person) were there at the meeting location on the street. Akio had chosen bicycles for each of us based on our height information he had from the reservation.
The tour does a large loop and is 15 miles total through rolling hills of Tokyo so very manageable. Rarely did we get a on busy street and instead traversed most of our tour on sidewalks which is permissible in Tokyo.
We biked through lovely residential districts to get to the Shinto Meiji Shrine and experienced a wedding party in traditional dress coming out of the temple.
We also visited a traditional Japanese cemetery with family plots for urns with ashes for both Shinto and Buddhist traditions. The cemetery was immaculately groomed and was the resting place of Hachiko, a faithful and famous Japanes Akita who met his master at the train station each day even after his master had passed away.
We biked by the Rippongi area which is great shopping and had lunch in Shiodome area finished up at the Imperial Palace and then went back to our meeting place. Akio was a great tour guide and patient with many Gaijin on their first experience of Tokyo.
This is a great way to avoid jet lag too as you get up, exercise and see Tokyo in a much more intimate way that will leave you wanting more.
I highly recommend this company for the tour as they provide an excellent experience.
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