SHITAMACHI CYCLING

Departure: Thursdays and on request (Please check the calendar)
Availability: 10 persons each day
Duration: About 6 hours
Price: 9000 yen /person
(Opening offer, 15% off ! 7650yen until Feb. 2013 departures)
Included: Rental bike, English speaking guide, helmet (on request), drinks, snacks, Kiyosumi garden admission and insurance.

Meeting at Kachidoki <MAP> (9:30am or 10:00am)
Fukagawa-fudo Buddhist Temple
Tomioka-hachimangu Shinto Shrine
Kiyosumi Japanese Garden
Lunch break (around 12:00pm)
Ryogoku Sumo Stadium
Asakusabashi wholesale district
Asakusa photostops
Tokyo Sky Tree view spots
Tokyo Sky Tree Soaramachi
End at Tokyo Sky Tree Soramachi(3:30pm or 4:00pm)
Note: Tokyo Sky Tree Observatory entry is NOT included. (Waiting line for buying the ticket seems one hour or less as of October 2012)

The Rainy day tour
– We conduct the tour by using public transportation on rainy days. Also we are going to visit some alternative places

SUMMARY

Shitamachi literally means lower town where commoner lived in the Edo era. Shitamachi is one of a few places where old atmosphere remains in this modernized Tokyo.
First we run though an old town which still remains between high-rise condominiums. Then, visit a Shinto shrine and a Buddhist temple. Both of them are not famous among foreign tourists but they have something worth visiting. Only locals know what the charms of them are. If we are lucky, we will see some Sumo wrestlers walking around near the Sumo stadium. This tour ends at Tokyo Sky Tree which has just opened on the May 22, 2012. You can find some nice souvenirs at the Soramachi shopping mall for sure.