Cycling Tokyo

FAQ

Reservation, Cancelation, Payment

Please see the calendar and make reservation for the days shown available. It is recommended to make reservation at least three days prior, however, if you wish a closer day, please contact the organizer for the availability.

There is no cancelation fee, however, it is strongly requested that you notify the organizer as early as possible if you wish to cancel.

Sorry, payment has to be made only by cash in Japanese Yen.

You can pay on the spot before starting the tour.

Participation

There is no age limit but the participants need to be taller than 154cm (about 4ft8in).

No special skill is needed, however, participants need to be capable to ride a bicycle in the city.

Because the bike is e-assisted, you do not need to be particularly sportif than being at a healthy physical condition.

In principal, the course is flat except for Course A where there are a couple of short climbs where you can walk. And the bike is e-assisted. So, so long as you have a basic riding skill and follow the safety instruction by the guide, you can enjoy the tour.

The tour is basically private. Unless otherwise agreed in advance, there will not be other member in the group than yours.

For the cycling tours, we meet at Marunouchi North Gate of JR Tokyo Station (details will be notified upon reservation), and end at a respective goal. For the walking tours, we meet/end at your hotel or other point if you wish. If your hotel is located outside Tokyo area, please note that additional charge may occur to meet at the hotel.

You can contact the organizer by e-mail/telephone to tell your situation. Without such notice, I will wait for a maximum of half an hour and in case you do not show up and the reservation is cancelled.

What to wear/bring

No, but it is recommended that you wear clothing suitable for sports. Also, unless it is extremely hot, it is recommended to wear long sleeves/pants to protect from injury and sunburn.

A camera, a bottle of water, gloves, sunglasses are recommended to be brought. For the drinks/snacks, we can stop and buy during the tour.

Weather

Tours are conducted even if it rains. If the rain is forecasted, please be ready for it by preparing raingears. If an extreme weather is expected such as typhoons, you will be notified in advance by the organizer whether the tour will be conducted or not.

The temperature is relatively moderate in Tokyo throughout the year, however, in summer it may get extremely hot. So, please watch the forecast carefully and be ready for it.