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Updated: September 14, 2023

Ota and Shinagawa seaside cycling

Explore artsy areas, beaches, museums, and more along this cycling route. You'll go through Shinagawa and Ota to discover everything that makes this part of Tokyo so special. Break away from tours and craft your own urban adventure.

General Tips

  • It's a good idea to pack some extra layers, especially in wintertime.
  • Visit the hot springs of Heiwajima to soak away your aches.
  • Only 20 minutes from Heiwajima, you'll find Oi Racecourse, a popular stop day or night.

Map Legend

  • Walking
  • Taxi
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Water Bus
  • Bike


A major station in central Tokyo that acts as a gateway to sightseeing spots on Tokyo Bay

Shinagawa Station

As a starting point, Shinagawa can be intimidating to any newcomer to Tokyo. However, if you follow the directions in the station to the Konan Exit, your journey to Heiwajima can be relatively painless. When coming out of the Konan Exit, descend the escalators and you'll see a police box. Looking left you'll see a small park called Konan Star Park. In front of the park, there is a pool of Docomo Bike share bicycles for rent. Once you register, jump on a bike with a full battery, and begin your journey.

Bike5 min


A trendy and sophisticated dining and art area

Bond Street

Bond Street, located on Tennozu Isle, become renowned for street art and hip dining options recently. This area is the outcome of Tokyo's land grab that resulted in the reclaimed land revolution seen from downtown Tokyo. Tennozu has been rebranded as an art island with a plethora of accessible street art throughout the district. Bond Street is a 200-meter canal-side walkway packed with street art and eateries. This new addition to Tokyo's art scene reflects the city's love affair with global dining.

Bike30 min


The ideal getaway from busy city life

Heiwa Mori Park

This park is not included in many big-name guidebooks, but should not be overlooked. A 30-minute cycle from Bond Street, the park is located on the right by Kaigan-dori Street. It's a beautiful space boasting an obstacle course for kids where the various stations are modeled after valuable cultural assets and historical sites around Ota Ward. Head toward the Omori area for stunning views of Tokyo Bay.

Bike5 min


This museum highlights Omori's historical connection with seaweed

Omori Nori Museum

Omori used to play a central role in Tokyo's production of nori (seaweed), which is still a major part of Japanese cuisine, such as sushi and onigiri (rice balls). Facing Tokyo Bay, Omori was renowned for nori and this museum pays well-deserved homage to this historical. The museum itself has no English text in the exhibitions, but there is a handy English-language guidebook by the entrance, which gives the gist of every exhibit and the museum as a whole. The museum has a compact library (geared toward Japanese speakers), some amazing recreations of what life was like for workers in Omori during the Showa era (1926-1989), as well as some fun, interactive exhibits. On the third floor, you'll find a lovely space with extraordinary views of Tokyo Bay, serving as a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday Tokyo life. There's a door that leads out to a balcony space, where you can take photos and relax in the refreshing sea air.

Walking5 min


A stunning bayside retreat

Omori Furusato no Hamabe Park

You don't expect white sandy beaches in Tokyo. The stunning Omori Furusato no Hamabe Park, however, delivers just that. Located on the banks of Tokyo Bay, the park is a great place for picnics and jogging, and there is a large playground for kids. It's the ideal location for a bit of well-needed relaxation and a reminder of how beautiful Tokyo can be.

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