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Backstreets of Tokyo Bike Tour

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Experience Location
Duration
4 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 4 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
Welcome to the backstreets of Tokyo! Explore the temples, shrines, and shopping streets around Asakusa!
Highlights
Cycling through Asakusa’s backstreets, finding hidden gems in this popular tourist district
We avoid visiting touristic places and will bike through residential areas, so you can encounter the daily life of Japanese people
Walk through local shopping malls and taste street food such as yakitori (grilled chicken) and oden (hot pot)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
+
Host will donate 10 meals
Experience Details
You’ve probably heard of Shibuya Crossing and Harajuku, but are you familiar with the backstreets of Tokyo? During this Backstreets of Tokyo Bike Tour, you’ll explore central Tokyo, coasting down hidden alleyways, and get insights into the local life in Tokyo. In addition to Japanese traditional religious places, such as Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, you’ll explore old shopping streets frequented with locals (so you know it’s gotta be good!). On this Tokyo bike tour, you’ll find yourself among the labyrinthine pathways of Tokyo with a local guide, and try traditional Japanese foods which cannot be found in the typical restaurants. These tiny mom-and-pop restaurants and street stalls serve up local ingredients with big flavors, to fuel your journey! The Backstreets of Tokyo Bike Tour includes several stops, including Matsuchiyama Shoten Temple, one of the constituent temples of Sensoji, Tokyo’s oldest temple. People come here to pray for love, family harmony, and prosperity in business. Its symbol is the daikon radish and you can find daikon offerings and imagery on the temple grounds. You will also visit Imado Shrine, a power spot for couples and those looking for love. This tour will introduce off-the-beaten-path shopping streets and street foods like yakitori and oden. You’ll get to visit Kappabashi Dougu (also known as “Kitchen Town” or “Kitchen Street”) where you can find kitchen tools, tableware, and plastic food replicas. The tour also includes a visit to Nippori Textile Shopping Street with over 80 textile shops, which is a haven for fashion designers and cosplayers. During the Backstreets of Tokyo Bike Tour, you’ll see a new side of Tokyo, riding around unique old-time shopping arcades and visiting. On our tours, we are passionate about showing you the lesser-known parts of central Tokyo. And after the bike tour, why not join us for the Sake Tasting and Izakaya Experience in Asakusa?
Inclusions
Bike rental and helmet
Bottle of water
One Japanese sweet
Exclusions
Transportation to/from the meeting point
Street food in shopping malls
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
We will meet at the gate of Hikifune railway station, Tokyo skytree line.
Remarks
Almost all the roads on which we cycle are flat, so this bike tour is ideal for all ages
Please wear suitable clothes and shoes for cycling
Experience Location
Home to the famous Sensoji Temple, a Buddhist temple built in the 7th century, Asakusa overflows with rich history and traditional culture. In the past, Asakusa was Tokyo’s leading entertainment district, a red light district with a number of kabuki theaters. Most of Asakusa was destroyed during World War II, but it has since grown into one of Tokyo's most visited tourist spots. Here, you'll find Nakamise Dori, a bustling shopping street lined with local snack and souvenir shops. Asakusa also has other attractions such as parks, public baths, and museums.
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
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Host will donate 10 meals