Tokyo West-Side Cycling and Food Tour

Overview

Jump on a bike and join me on a cycling, walking, and eating adventure in the eclectic Tokyo neighborhoods of Nakano, Koenji, and Asagaya. Backstreets, local attractions, dining & entertainment hubs; we'll experience it all.

Highlights

  • Join a 3.5-hour all-inclusive cycling, walking, and street food tour of Tokyo’s eclectic local neighborhoods
  • Gain a new appreciation of local life and an eye-opening introduction to the vibrant inner west-side of Tokyo
  • Experience first-hand Tokyo's unique bicycle parking systems and cycling culture
  • Enjoy a typical Japanese lunch, 3 street food eats from popular local vendors, and your choice of bottled drink
  • Ride the twisting back streets, riverside bike paths, and bustling activity hubs away from the more touristed areas

Key Information

Important Information

• Shared tours require at least 2 participants to go ahead • Participants must be aged 11 or older and at least 140 cm (4'7") tall • Participants should be competent to ride a bicycle in occasionally narrow and crowded streets and on uneven surfaces for about 12–15 km (7.5–9.5 mi) • All bicycles are "Japanese-sized" and come equipped with front baskets that can hold a regular-sized backpack • Please understand this tour visits typical local eateries and it can be hard to cater to personal tastes, dietary requirements, and food allergies • Group size, environmental factors, and the speed at which the group eats and cycles will affect the end time of our tour; as a rough guide, it takes 3.5–4 hours • Please note this is an outdoor activity that may be impacted by weather; if we have a rainy day, we provide basic ponchos and the tour generally proceeds as planned

Description

Jump on board a salvaged "mamachari" bicycle and join a like-minded group of guests on an all-inclusive cycling, walking, and food jaunt on the inner west side of Tokyo. Delve into the eclectic local neighborhoods of Nakano, Koenji, and Asagaya as we pedal to the rhythm of everyday life on this all-season, all-weather Tokyo cycling tour. With the insider knowledge of a seasoned local guide, nothing's off limits as we discover the urban landscapes, offbeat attractions, and enticing cuisine that gives these culturally rich enclaves their distinctive character. Test your cycling dexterity as we ride the twisting backstreets, learn about the intricacies of neighborhood life, enjoy a tailored selection of Japanese street foods, experience first-hand Tokyo's unique cycling culture, and jostle for counter space with hungry "salarymen" as we refuel for lunch. The possibilities are endless, as we set off to explore a captivating side of Tokyo on our sometimes creaky, sometimes squeaky but always immaculately maintained "mamachari" bikes.

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