Half a day sightseeing in Tokyo Shitamachi area by bicycle

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Pedaling a bicycle along Tokyo area, enjoying atmosphere in Shitamachi (Asakusa, Skytree, Ryogoku Kokugikan) area. You can grab something to eat in Sensoji shopping street (Nakamise) where a lot of japanese snacks, foods, accessories are sold.

 Distance: 11.0 km and 43 min by bicycle

What is docomo’s rental bicycle?
Register is needed in advance. We are assuming to use docomo’s rental bike to make this itinerary. 1500 yen for 1-day use.
How much does it cost for rent-a-bicycle, and can I save money by buying 1-day ticket for bicycle?
Based on docomo’s rental bicycle, it takes 150 yen for first 30 min to ride and takes 100 yen for additional each 30 min.
In the meantime, they propose 1-day ticket for 1500 yen. You will see even though you use it about 7 hours on end, 1-day ticket does not pay for, and you need to looking for place to purchase this ticket ( limited number of places compared with cycling ports). We will recommend you to buy a ticket every single time.
Please see official website below;
http://docomo-cycle.jp/koto/en/  (English).

11.0km 43min

How to access to bike station to pick up:
From Tokyo station, walk to Otemachi station and get off a train at Kiyosumi Shirakawa station (Tokyo Metro, Hanzomon line).
Where to pick up a bike:
H1-55. Fukagawa Edo Museum

Spots list in this course:

Ryogoku Kokugikan (Sumo Hall)
Ryogoku area is famous for Sumo to take place. Ryogoku Kokugikan is a big hall where you can watch Sumo tournament. Not only watching a tournament, you can go Sumo cafe, restaurant and shops. There is a Sumo museum next to Ryogoku Kokugikan, so that you can learn its history, too. Note: Museum is closed on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.

tokyo ryogoku kokugikan sumou hall

Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Skytree is a symbol tower with 634 meter high in Tokyo area. It has an unique antiseismic structure which is combined modern technology and traditional technology which is known for Five-Storied Pagoda in temple. Japan is one of the earth quake-prone countries and it is interesting to see how this tall tower stands.

Famous restaurant at Skytree area
Suzukiya (寿々喜屋): There is an original menu based on Skytree, which is "Skytree Tendon". Tendon is popular Japanese food combined rice and tempra on the top. You will definitely enjoy it.

tokyo skytree

Asakusa
Asakusa is one of the most famous spots for international tourists. In Asakusa, there is a famous temple, Senso-ji, which was founded in the 7th century, when a local fisherman found a tiny Buddhist statue, which was enshrined and this temple became popular, year over year. Now more that 30 million people visit the temple to pray. Nakamise, a street which is approached to Senso-ji temple, is lined with shops specializing in traditional Japanese sweets and other goods.

tokyo asakusa kaminarimon
Parking lots:
Ryogoku Kokugikan (Smou hall):
Docomo's rent cycle does not cover Ryogoku area. You need park on Yokoami Bicycle Parking (100 yen).
Tokyo skytree:
Tokyo skytree town has parking, it is for free two hours.
Asakusa:
Docomo's rent cycle does not cover Asakusa area. You need park on Sumida Park Bicycle Parking (100 yen).

Where to drop off the bike:
Return back to Fukagawa Edo Museum where you pick up it.

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