Backstreets of Kanazawa Bike Tour with Lunch (Ishikawa)

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Experience Details
Experience Location
7 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 6 guests
Japanese, English
Pescetarian, With lunch
Traverse unique cycling routes along historic alleys and scenic rivers, and treat yourself to a traditional Kanazawa lunch as you explore Ishikawa Prefecture’s crown jewel — Kanazawa.


Scenic bike tour through Kanazawa with local tour guide
Traverse Kanazawa’s natural terrain, cycling along riversides and mountain paths
Explore historic geisha and temple districts
Lunch featuring Kanazawa traditional fermented foods
Enjoy a unique katana experience with a practitioner of the Japanese Iaido martial arts
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Hop on a bike and cycle your way through Kanazawa’s sights on this fun Backstreets of Kanazawa Bike Tour with lunch included. Your guide will take you exploring the sights of Kanazawa’s historical and narrow streetscapes, cycling unique routes along rivers and on an urban mountain. This Kanazawa bike tour is open to all who love to ride bicycles and is recommended for travelers older than 12 because the pace corresponds to a leisurely adult rider, but, if parents/guardians feel like their child will be able to keep up, younger children are also welcome. Lunch will take place at Shijimaya Honpo, a local cuisine store that was founded in 1875 and still serves Kanazawa delicacies. You can expect traditional Kanazawa fermented foods such as Kaburazushi, a style of sushi made with salted turnips, yellowtail, and koji. Sample itinerary (subject to change depending on availability, the weather, pick-up location if applicable, and food restrictions if any): -Your host will pick you up from your hotel or meet you at Kanazawa Station, under Tsuzumi Gate, at 9:00 -Get bicycles -Explore Kazue Machi and Higashiyama Geisha Districts -Across to Sai River and Teramachi (district with concentration of temples) -Enjoy a katana experience with a practitioner of Japanese martial arts and have a traditional Kanazawa fermented lunch at Shijimaya Honpo (venue subject to change depending on availability) -After lunch, cycle Kodatsuno along Sai River: Visit Tentokuin, the temple and shrine complex over 400 years old created in honor of Princess Tamahime who saved Kanazawa from destruction, and explore Kanazawa’s urban mountain, Utatsuyama, via Asano River. -Return bicycles near Kanazawa Station (end of tour).


Guide fee
Entrance fees
Electric bike rental
Fermented food lunch
Katana experience at Shijimaya Honpo


Helmet rentals (please request in advance - helmets are not required by law for adults in Japan)

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Your host will pick you up from your hotel in the city or meet you at Kanazawa Station under Tsuzumi Gate. More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.


Route, order of tour, and start time can change due to guests’ accommodation location, lunch requirements, city events, and weather.
Bicycles will be electric-assist.
The meeting point will be agreed with the host upon booking.
Please contact us if you are interested in booking this experience for groups of 7 guests or more.

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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Experience Location

Stretching alongside the Sea of Japan, the coastal prefecture of Ishikawa boasts some dramatically diverse scenery ranging from rugged coastlines to untouched mountain backdrops, offering the freshest seafood and colorful locally-grown produce, harvested from rural areas.
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Earliest available date: August 6, 2024
¥ 30,000
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals