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Tokyo Bike Tour for Foodies

Hosted by DIG Tokyo Tours
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Duration
3.5 hours
Number of guests
1 - 6 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
Other
Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Jump on a bike to discover the best food and attractions in the western side of Tokyo, cycling through Nakano, Koenji, and Asagaya.
Highlights
Discover the neighborhoods of Nakano, Koenji, and Asagaya, where you’ll be able to see more along the way by bike, following a route while riding a re-salvaged Japanese mamachari bicycle
Explore back streets, local attractions, shopping malls, entertainment areas, as well as gardens and shrines (bikes are not only efficient but eco-friendly too!)
Experience “Tokyo-style bike parking” as you explore the busy areas of Nakano and Koenji on foot, tasting a range of delicious Japanese foods as you go
Stop off at a local neighborhood restaurant and eat a typical Japanese lunch
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
From the windows of the Yamanote Line, you can watch the scenes of Tokyo zip by as you ride the train. It’s exciting and efficient (and marvelous, if pretty confusing) although you can see much more on foot, or even better, by bike! Jump on a bicycle and ride around the intimate streets of Tokyo during this awesome Tokyo Bike Tour for Foodies. During a Tokyo Bike Tour for Foodies, it’s a delicious cycling and street food experience in the Western areas of Tokyo, where you’ll find yourself riding a retro mamachari bike and exploring Nakano, Koenji, and Asagaya using the healthy magic of pedal power. Meeting at JR Koenji Station, you’ll discuss what kind of cycling route you’d like, with a flexible itinerary depending on your interests, you’ll be able to tour around whatever areas of sightseeing and tastes in food you’re feeling for the day. See the best of Tokyo by bike, as you’ll be weaving your way through tiny back streets and busy hubs for restaurants and shopping, as well as some of the city’s most peaceful pockets of residential nature. It’s both an exciting and relaxing way to explore Tokyo, with the wind in your hair as you zip away from the bigger crowds, heading off down hidden alleyways. Of course, you’ll explore the busier areas on foot, including a stop off for a delicious Japanese lunch! You’ll also have a chance to taste some delicious local delights as you explore Nakano and Koenji during this fun Tokyo Bike Tour for Foodies.
Inclusions
An English-speaking local guide
A single speed mamachari bicycle
3 snacks from local vendors
Lunch included
Bicycle parking fees
Exclusions
Additional food, drink, or souvenir purchases
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point of this Tokyo Bike Tour for Foodies is at JR Koenji Station. Please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour starts.
Remarks
A minimum height of 145cm required for riding a single speed bicycle
A basic level of fitness and bike riding competency is required. Participants should be able to ride a bicycle for approximately 15km at an easy pace
In the event of rain on the tour day, guests may also opt to explore locations on the tour using public transport or on foot
Please bring some extra cash for any additional purchases
Please wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing
Experience Location
Koenji is one of the hippest neighborhoods in Tokyo, known for its cool retro vibe. Once home to the city’s resident punk scene in the 1970s, Koenji has matured a little since then, with a creative underground aesthetic that bubbles gently with its hip youth culture. With a laid-back atmosphere, it’s the place to go for vintage shopping and local izakayas, and it’s also home to a thriving local live music scene, and numerous record stores to match. With art hotels and trendy cafes, Koenji offers an easy-going, left-of-field experience for an alternative side to Tokyo.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals