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Published on: 30 Mar 2017 by francisjud
This tour takes you to the shitamachi and its surrounding areas including Asakusa and Yanaka, where you can still feel an old town ambience. Riding through residential areas and local shopping streets, you will get a glimpse of Tokyoites' daily lives. Tour starts and ends in Akihabara.
Our tour begins with a ride around the Shinobazu Pond and through Tokyo University campus. We ride through serene Yanaka Cemetery ground and across Ueno Park. We see Yanaka Ginza, a shopping street which best represents local people's ordinary life styles and the shitamachi nostalgic flavor.
Ueno is a culture-rich district with its many museums, higher education institutions, and Ueno Park is a verdant oasis of locals.
Just before we ride across the Sumida River is Asakusa where an atmosphere of the Tokyo of yesteryear survives. We ride past Sensoji Temple and bustling streets lined with theaters, eateries and souvenir shops.
LUNCH BREAK You can sample local foods from food stands or relax in a cozy restaurant here.
Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest free-standing broadcasting tower. (Please note that the tour does not include a visit to the observation deck of the tower.)
Before returning to Akihabara, we ride through Ryogoku where the sumo stadium and many sumo stables are located. If you are lucky, you may be able to spot some sumo wrestlers.