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Tokyo Local Bike Tour for Foodies

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Duration
3.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 7 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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With lunch
Jump on a bike to discover the best food and attractions on the west side of Tokyo, cycling through Nakano, Koenji, and Asagaya.
Highlights
Discover the eclectic neighborhoods of Nakano, Koenji, and Asagaya on a salvaged Japanese “mamachari” bicycle.
Explore narrow streets and local attractions, far removed from the touristy areas of Tokyo
Stop off at a popular neighborhood restaurant for a “salaryman” style Japanese lunch experience
Try 3 Japanese street foods from long-established vendors in the neighborhood
See Tokyo in a new light, from a local’s perspective
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Jump on a restored mamachari (literally, “mom’s bike”) and join a group of like-minded travelers on a fun bike ride around the local neighborhoods and back streets of Tokyo. During this Tokyo Bike Tour for Foodies, you’ll cycle around Nakano, Koenji, and Asagaya, using the healthy magic of pedal power. See the best of local Tokyo, while weaving your way through tiny back streets and busy hubs of restaurants and shops, as well as some of the city’s most peaceful pockets of residential nature. It’s both an exciting and relaxing way to explore Tokyo, with the wind in your hair as you zip away from the crowds, heading off down hidden alleyways that twist and turn. With insights from a local tour guide, you’ll explore the urban landscapes, funky attractions, and mouthwatering local dishes that give these neighborhoods their unique texture and character. Of course, you’ll also explore the busier areas on foot, including a stop off for a delicious Japanese lunch! Learn about the lifestyle in these Tokyo neighborhoods, fuel up with tasty morsels at carefully-selected street food shops, and rub elbows with ravenous Japanese “salarymen” on their lunch break. This is an authentic peek into life in Tokyo that you can’t experience at the usual tourist attractions of Tokyo. So, climb onto one of our charmingly creaky (but very well-maintained) “mamachari” bicycles, and prepare for a thrilling ride through West Tokyo.
Inclusions
An English-speaking local guide
A salvaged “mamachari” bicycle
3 snacks from local vendors
Typical “salaryman” style lunch at a local neighborhood spot
Bicycle parking fees
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point for this Tokyo Bike Tour is at JR Koenji Station. Please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour starts.
Remarks
Guests should be over 10 years old and at least 140cm to comfortably ride the bikes
A moderate level of physical fitness and bike riding ability is required. Participants should be able to ride a bicycle for approximately 15km at a moderate pace.
This Tokyo biking food tour does not cater to personal tastes, dietary requirements, and allergies.
Please wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothes.
In the event of rain, this tour will generally still proceed.
Experience Location
Koenji is one of the hippest neighborhoods in Tokyo, known for its cool retro vibe. Once home to the city’s resident punk scene in the 1970s, Koenji has matured a little since then, with a creative underground aesthetic that bubbles gently with its hip youth culture. With a laid-back atmosphere, it’s the place to go for vintage shopping and local izakayas, and it’s also home to a thriving local live music scene, and numerous record stores to match. With art hotels and trendy cafes, Koenji offers an easy-going, left-of-field experience for an alternative side to Tokyo.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals