Riverside Area Tours


Bike Road of Tone Waterway
Bike Road of Tone Waterway

B-Ike offers very safe and comfortable bike tours running on bike roads along rivers and waterways in and near Tokyo Metropolitan area. Guests can enjoy viewing with their own pace, Japanese farming land, seasonal flowers and blossoms, and lives of various creatures during the tours.  E-bike makes the bike riding easier for tour distance like 20 to 30 kilometers long.


R-1 Tone River Ferryboat

This is a bike tour running on dike road of Tone River, the largest river in Japan.  It stops by  Syodenzan Temple, famous as "Saitama Nikko" for brilliant coloring carving of outside walls of its main hall. It is fun and pleasant to pass the river with a small free ferryboat, feeling cool-down with river surface wind on hot summer day.

Akaiwa Ferryboat of Tone River
Akaiwa Ferryboat of Tone River

R-2 Noda (Soy Sauce City)

Noda is a base of Kikkoman and brewing soy source has been a major local industry since early 17th century.  This bike tour stops by for Kikkoman Noda plant tour, by running on dike roads of Edo River.  Facility tour to huge water reservoir, called underground temple for flood protection can be set. (reservation in advance is needed)

Kikkoman Soy Sauce Factory for Emperor families
Kikkoman Soy Sauce Factory for Emperor families


R-3 Sekiyado

Sekiyado is separation point of Edo River from Tone River and had been an important point for water transport.  This bike tour stops by Sekiyado Castle Museum, by running on dike roads of Edo River.  Facility tour to huge water reservoir, called underground temple for flood protection can be set. (reservation in advance is needed)

Sekiyado Castle Museum of Chima Prefecture
Sekiyado Castle Museum of Chiba Prefecture

R-4 Minuma Farmland

Minuma Farmland is one of large green zones within Tokyo Metropolitan, located in east of Saitama City.  The bike tour goes on bike road along with waterways and path in the farmland of rice paddy field and fruits and flower gardens.  It stops by Omiya Bonsai Village, famous tour spot, where traditional Japanese art is displayed.

Bike road under trees along with waterway
Bike road under trees along with waterway


Outline of Riverside Road Bike Tours

You can enjoy running leisurely on riverside roads along with water flowing in Saitama Prefecture.  The roads there are mostly flat and dedicated ones for bikes and pedestrians without car traffic, or farm roads with less car traffic, so that, even beginners and senior people can enjoy the bike tours because of safety roads and power assistance with E-bike.

 ID#

Tour

Name

 Bike Riding

Time and

Distance

(Note 1)

Name

of

River

Season of

Tour Available

R-1

Tone River

Ferryboat

2hr30min

26.8km

Tone

River

 Through

a year

R-2

Noda

3hr

27.9km

Edo

River

 Through

a year

R-3

Sekiyado

3hr30min

33.1km

Edo

River

 Through

a year

R-4

Minuma

Farmland

3hr

32.5km

Minumadai

Waterway

Through

a year

Note 1: Bike riding time is estimated, assuming at 10 km/hour.