• Andy

Is Tokyo a Bike Friendly City?

Tokyo is a very bike orientated city with an estimated 15% of all daily commutes around town made on two wheels. However… when compared to cycling friendly cities like Copenhagen or Amsterdam, Tokyo lacks the formal bicycle infrastructure of these progressive capitals.

In Tokyo, cars, bikes and pedestrians all share the same narrow streets with patience and in most cases a mutual respect. As bikes fall into somewhat of a grey area between licensed vehicles and pedestrians, Tokyo’s cycling culture and riding etiquette can at times be all-over-the-place.

On a DIG cycling tour you won’t be darting down any daunting traffic laden roads but like cycling anywhere in the world you’ll need to have your wits about you as we weave in and out of the thoroughfares.

There’s no city in the world that I’ve enjoyed cycling more than Tokyo. With its tangled backstreets and hidden moments around every corner it’s always genuinely refreshing for me to get out on the bike and explore a new pocket of town.



DIG Tokyo Tours is a sole operated Tokyo bike tour, street food and walking experience provider, based in the offbeat Tokyo neighbourhoods of Nakano, Koenji and Asagaya.


Only a stone’s throw away from the major Tokyo sightseeing hubs of Shinjuku and Shibuya, DIG aspires to provide the discerning traveller with an honest local insight into the neighbourhoods and communities on the inner west-side of town.


Each of DIG’s immersive and socially responsible small-group, family and private offerings are unmistakably unique to any other tour operator in Tokyo. So jump on a bike or join me on foot for a whirlwind Tokyo cycling tour or colourful street food voyage through the vibrant backstreets away from the tourist crowds.


Learn more about DIG Tokyo Tours and Andy here.


Contact DIG Tokyo Tours

Company Address

3-9-10 Yamatocho, Nakano, 
Tokyo Japan, 165-0034

Departure Points

Bike Tours: Koenji Station, Tokyo City

6 minute JR train ride from Shinjuku Station.

16 minute JR train ride from Shibuya Station.

Food Tours: Nakano Station, Tokyo City

4 minute JR train ride from Shinjuku Station.

14 minute JR train ride from Shibuya Station.

DIG Tokyo Tours is taking all necessary precautions to keep its guests and local community members fit and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. For any concerns regarding tour itineraries or specific health and safety measures feel free to get in touch. I hope to see you over this side of Tokyo soon, Andy!