Matthias Dandois’ Ultimate BMX Guide to Tokyo
Discover Tokyo’s past and present through the eyes of seven-time world champion BMX rider Matthias Dandois as he takes you on a bike tour of the city he fell in love with while living there seven years ago. Now, Matthias is back and he’s pedaling his way through both some of Tokyo’s oldest and most modern locations, from historic Asakusa to hip-and-happening Harajuku.
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Matthias rides his bike to Sensoji and then along the river to the Skytree. He wonders how a city can combine such a traditional place like Asakusa next to the most modern building in the city.
Matthias visits a Sumo stable where he meets with an active Sumo wrestler who shares the passion and tradition. He then visits the Sumida Hokusai Museum to discover the most famous Japanese artist of Edo era.
Matthias rides through Harajuku to reach Kyu Asakura House, a perfect traditional house. Impressed by the atmosphere of Meiji Shrine, he then goes ahead to Shibuya, one of the cores of Tokyo modern culture.
Matthias Dandois is a professional French BMX rider, born May 6, 1989 in Paris, France, and seven-times world champion of BMX flatland.
He has been practicing BMX flatland since he was 12 years old.
He lived in Tokyo seven years ago and comes back every year to compete at events.
Matthias is a huge fan of Tokyo, of its lifestyle and culture.