Backstreets of Tokyo Private Bike Tour

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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, you will find hidden gems in this popular tourist district
The guide avoids visiting tourist 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), oden (hot pot), and sakuramochi (a sweet mochi wrapped in a salted leaf and filled with red bean paste)
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, but are you familiar with the backstreets of Tokyo? During this bike tour, you’ll explore central Tokyo, coasting down hidden alleyways, and get insights into the local life in Tokyo. 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 shops and street stalls serve up local ingredients with big flavors to fuel your journey! For instance, we will be trying sakuramochi (a cute pink mochi filled with sweet bean paste and wrapped in a salty cherry blossom leaf) from one of the first shops to start selling it in the area (except for Mondays, when the shop is closed, so we visit a different store). From the end of March to the beginning of April, we usually cycle under sakura (cherry blossom trees). It will surely make an unforgettable memory for you! The tour includes several stops, and it will introduce off-the-beaten-path shopping streets and street foods. This is a private tour, so your host can take you to try the foods of your choice. A popular choice is takoyaki (grilled octopus dumplings). During the tour, you’ll see a new side of Tokyo, riding around unique old-time shopping arcades and visiting. Your host is passionate about showing you the lesser-known parts of central Tokyo.
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
Meeting time: 10 minutes before the experience start time. Start time: -Until March 19th: 13:00 -From March 20th: 13:30 Meeting point: 5 mins from Hikifune station (Details are shared upon booking)
Remarks
Almost all the roads on which you will cycle are flat, so this bike tour is ideal for all ages.
Please wear suitable clothes and shoes for cycling.
Bikes used in this experience are folding bikes. They might be smaller than the ones you usually ride.
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

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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Earliest available date: April 22, 2024
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Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
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Host will donate 10 meals