Tokyo: West-Side Cycling and Food Tour with Guide

4.3 / 5

4 reviews

Tokyo: West-Side Cycling and Food Tour with Guide

From $75 per person

Pedal the local neighborhoods of Tokyo on a 3.5 hour cycling, walking and food adventure. With the insider knowledge of an experienced local, nothing's off limits as you explore the twisting backstreets, riverside paths and enticing neighborhood cuisine.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Join a 3.5-hour cycling, walking and food tour of Tokyo’s eclectic local neighborhoods
  • Ride the twisting back streets, riverside bike paths and bustling activity hubs away from the more touristic areas
  • Experience first-hand Tokyo's unique bicycle parking systems and cycling culture
  • Enjoy a typical Japanese lunch, 3 popular street food eats from local vendors and your choice of bottled drink
  • Gain a new appreciation of local life and an eye-opening introduction to the vibrant inner west-side of Tokyo
Full description
Jump on board a salvaged ‘mamachari’ bicycle and join a like-minded group of guests on an all-inclusive cycling, walking and food adventure in West Tokyo. Delve into the eclectic local neighborhoods of Nakano, Koenji, and Asagaya as you pedal to the rhythm of everyday life on this all-season, all-weather neighborhood jaunt. With the insider knowledge of a seasoned local, nothing is off-limits as you encounter the urban landscapes, neighborhood attractions and enticing cuisine that gives these culturally rich areas their distinctive character. Pedal the twisting backstreets, enjoy a tailored selection of popular local snacks, experience Tokyo's unique cycling culture and jostle for counter space with hungry ‘salarymen’ as you refuel for lunch. The possibilities are endless as you set off to explore a captivating side of Tokyo on a sometimes creaky, sometimes squeaky, but always immaculately maintained ‘mamachari’ bike.
Includes
  • A simple but delicious local lunch
  • Three popular street food eats
  • One bottled drink
  • Bicycle parking fees
  • Cycling liability insurance
  • Local English-speaking guide
    Not suitable for
    • People under 4 ft 6 in (140 cm)
    • Children under 10 years
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Meeting point

    The experience begins at Koenji Station on the JR Train Network. Koenji Station is a quiet suburban station, 6 minutes travel from Shinjuku Station or 18 minutes from Shibuya Station. You'll have no difficulty finding the guide waiting directly outside the ticket gates, 5 minutes before the start of the experience. The guide will be wearing a distinctive orange, white, and green baseball cap, please go over and say hello. This experience departs on time, please don’t be late.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Hand sanitizer or tissues

    Know before you go

    • Guests are expected to be competent with riding a bicycle in occasionally narrow and crowded streets and on uneven surfaces for a distance of roughly 7.5-9.5 miles (12-15km) at a leisurely pace
    • Guest should be over 4'7" (140cm) in height to comfortably ride the bikes
    • This is an outdoor activity that may be impacted by the weather; in the event of rain, the tour generally proceeds as planned so please anticipate the possibility of getting wet
    • Please understand that this experience does not cater to personal tastes, dietary requirements or allergies
    • This tour departs on time, please don't be late we don't want to cycle the neighborhoods without you
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 / 5

    based on 4 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5.0/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4/5
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    Fantastic ride through the local neighbourhoods of Tokyo.

    If you're looking to escape the tourist hubs and get a real local insight into the neighbourhoods of Tokyo, Andy's bike tour is a must! I really enjoyed exploring the back streets and hearing about life in the different neighbourhoods we ventured through. The selection of food was both authentic and delicious, and the stop at the standing noodle bar for lunch was quite the experience. Andy does a great job making everyone feel welcome and connects to the group on a personal level. One of favourite memories from the trip, highly recommended!

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    September 19, 2019

    An amazing tour done by a knowledgeable, super friendly and highly professional guide. Andy knows a lot about Tokyo and Japan and he is easy to communicate with.

    December 6, 2019

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