Private Asakusa Foodie Bike Tour: Sensoji & Local Snacks

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Duration
4 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 4 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Gluten-free, Pescetarian, Private Experience
Embark on a foodie exploration of Asakusa with views of the Tokyo Skytree and cycle to Sensoji Temple and the Ryogoku Sumo Stadium, and stroll along a shopping street sampling snacks along the way.
Highlights
Cycle through the traditional backstreets of Asakusa with a local guide, stopping to try classic snacks and street foods along the way
Visit the Sensoji Temple and the Ryogoku Sumo Stadium, explore a shopping street, and enjoy amazing views of the Tokyo Skytree
Try sakura mochi (a pink mochi rice cake wrapped in a pickled sakura leaf), warabimochi (dumplings dusted with soybean powder), grilled octopus dumplings (takoyaki), and sweet potato cakes (imokin)
This tour can accommodate travelers with gluten-free or pescatarian diets. Please inquire upon booking
If the stores and restaurants included in the itinerary are closed on the day of the tour, the host will take you to alternative ones
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
A prime place where Japanese tradition and modernity converge, there’s no wonder why Asakusa is among the first stops for most Tokyo visitors, but that also means it's easy to get stuck in tourist crowds. This bike tour offers an alternative way to see Asakusa’s famous landmarks while also cycling through alleyways and small streets, stopping now and then to sample traditional snacks and street foods with a local guide familiar with the area. Explore shrines, temples, parks, and shopping streets by bike, and savor the quintessential flavors that define Asakusa. You'll try four street foods and snacks: sakura mochi (a pink mochi rice cake wrapped in a pickled sakura leaf), warabimochi (dumplings dusted with soybean powder), grilled octopus dumplings (takoyaki), and sweet potato cakes (imokin), as you breeze your way through traditional roads, shopping alleys, and over bridges, enjoying spectacular views of the nearby Tokyo Skytree. Itinerary: -Meet your host at the designated meeting point near Hikifune Station -First food stop, cycle to a Buddhist Temple and Shinto Shrine -Cycle across the Sumida River, explore temples, shrines, parks, and shopping streets, including the Sensoji Temple and a shopping street where you’ll try a classic souvenir -Cycle across gardens and parks, try local sweets, and cycle past the Ryogoku Sumo Hall before heading to your next food stop in a shopping mall -Cycle back to the meeting point Cycle confidently through busy streets and narrow alleyways guided by an expert guide specialized in bike tours. Eager to show you the authentic flavors, sights, and experiences in Asakusa, your host will craft a custom tour itinerary catering to your dietary needs. What's more, this is a private tour, so there's no need to worry about lagging behind or going too fast. Enjoy exploring and eating your way through Asakusa at your own pace!
Inclusions
Bicycle and helmet rental
Bottle of water
Four Japanese snacks (sakuramochi, warabimochi, takoyaki and imokin)
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the meeting point
Additional food and drinks (available for purchase at your own expense)
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point will be 5 minutes from Hikifune Station (Keisei Line), or about 11 min by train from Asakusa Station. More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Remarks
Most of the roads are flat, so this bicycle tour is suitable for participants of all ages.
This tour involves riding folding bikes, which might be smaller than the ones you usually ride.
Please wear clothes and shoes that are suitable for cycling.
The bicycles supplied have a maximum weight limit of 100kg and are best suited for riders between 140 and 190cm tall. Please inquire if you are taller than 190cm or weigh more than 100kg.
This tour can be adapted for gluten-free or pescatarian diets. If you have any dietary restrictions, please notify the host upon booking so they adjust the food contents accordingly.
If the stores and restaurants included in the itinerary are closed on the day of the tour, the host will take you to alternative ones.
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Over 14 million residents call Tokyo home. Functioning as Japan's economic and cultural center, it's no surprise the metropolis often appears at the top of travelers' bucket lists. Here, you can find everything from traditional tea houses to futuristic skyscrapers.
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Earliest available date: May 28, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals