Route E: Tokyo Hills and Backstreets

“Up and down the hills, cycling winding backstreets, be careful not to get lost!”


In 2015, we made this route especially for our repeat guests. Visit less touristy places and designe the route with some steep but short hills as an accent. Also lots of charming backstreets.

  • Hills to challenge
  • Local and cozy backstreets at Kagurazaka
  • Rikugien Japanese garden
  • Yanesen area

…and more!

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5/5



1. Departure 09:00

09:00 Meet at our office :
1-3-2, Shinkawa, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Registration, Review of General Guidelines

*Please remember that if you are late for the 9:00 a.m. departure time, we may not be able to wait.

2. The Imperial Palace and cycle along the moat of the palace

Miyakezaka, this is the first hill of the day. Still moderate one.

3. Yasukuni Shrine

Also known as War Shrine

4. Kagurazaka

After climbing up a big hill (named O-saka), now we are in Kagurazaka, a charming area with lots of backstreets

5. Bunkyo ward

Bunkyo is the most hilly ward among 23 wards in Tokyo. Enjoy hill climbing (and ofcourse downhill) !!

6. Rikugien Japanese garden

Originally a Samurai feudal lord’s mansion in Edo period

7. Local shopping streets

Tabata to Yanaka

8. Yanesen area

Some more hills to go up and down in this old downtown which has nostalgic atmosphere

9. Ueno park – Shinobazu pond

After long down hill, cycle along the pond covered with lotuses

10. Akihabara

Riding through famous electric town, Akihabara. Our goal is almost there!

11.Goal 15:00

Goal: our office!

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5/5


Adults (13 and older): 14,000 Japanese Yen
Children (12 and under): 8,000 Japanese Yen
(including rental bike, helmet, box lunch, bottle of water, guide.)
★★★★ (A little hard. Participants should be experienced in cycling and / or be physically fit.)


Capacity :
Maximum 15 persons (Minimum 2 persons)
Reservation :
Prior reservation is needed

Cancellation :
[Cancellation Fee]
The day before your tour : 0%
The day your tour : 50%
No Show : 100%

— Further questions, please see ‘FAQ’ page.