Hop on a bike and cycle your way through Kanazawa’s sights on this fun Backstreets of Kanazawa Bike Tour with lunch included. Together, we’ll explore 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. We travel at the pace of the most leisurely adult rider and if parents/guardians feel like their child will be able to keep up, we welcome younger children as well.
Lunch will take place at Shijimaya Honpo, a local cuisine store that was founded in 1875 and still serves Kanazawa delicacies to this day. You can expect traditional Kanazawa fermented foods such as Kaburazushi, a style of sushi made with salted turnips, yellowtail, and koji.
1/2 Day Bicycle Tour (9:00 to 13:30)
-Meet at Kanazawa Station, under Tsuzumi Gate, at 9:00
-Explore Kazue Machi and Higashiyama Geisha Districts
-Across to Sai River and Teramachi (district with concentration of temples)
-View samurai swords and have lunch at Shijimaya Honpo (traditional Kanazawa fermented foods)
-Return Bicycles near Kanazawa Station (end of tour)
Full-Day Bicycle Tour (9:00 to 16:30) - Please contact email@example.com to arrange (cost for a full-day tour is 31,000 JPY).
-After lunch to 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)
Half-day and full-day tours will ride along Sai and Asano Rivers depending on the route.
All admissions and entrance fees
Helmet rentals (please request in advance - helmets are not required by law for adults in Japan)
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Please meet at Kanazawa Station, under Tsuzumi Gate
Please book at least 10 days in advance
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange the full-day tour.
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 or regular in-town bikes. There will be additional costs if guests would like higher-performance bikes. Please make the booking early to guarantee the bike type.
Lunch location will be determined based on the guest’s tour selection.