Exploring Tokyo by bike was an amazing experience. I highly recommend doing this! I’m more than halfway through my 2 week trip to Japan, and this bicycle journey through Tokyo, which was on my 2nd day, has been my favorite part of it so far.
Gaku, the tour guide, is super friendly and provides a great amount of knowledge on all the places that you visit. He also has some mind blowing stories about his life, if you care to ask him. He taught me quite a few words/phrases that have helped me in my day to day interactions with people in Japan.
I really appreciated the variety of things we did. We visited sites like Meiji Jingu shrine and the Imperial Palace, but also got acquainted with different neighborhoods by biking through them and stopping to explore. I felt like a local when we grabbed lunch at the supermarket and headed over to a park overlooking Tokyo bay. It’s a great view and very relaxing. A couple hours after that, We wrapped up the journey on a high point (literally). Fantastic views of the city and you might be able to recognize certain landmarks that you visited on the tour!
I can’t recommend Gaku and his tour enough! Well worth your time if your looking for a great, memorable experience. For me, it really set the tone for my trip!