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Tokyo Backstreet Bike Tours

Tokyo Backstreet Bike Tours

Takeshi from Tokyo Backstreet Bike Tours was kind enough to jump on his yellow Brompton and pedal down to Koenji Chuo Koen to say hello the other week. Takeshi, an avid cyclist, professional travel writer and true gentleman runs bike tours based in and around Asakusa. Like myself, Takeshi is passionate about giving his guests a real feel for the city and “experiencing a side of Tokyo that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to”.

Due to the current circumstances I haven't had the opportunity to join one of Takeshi’s bike rides but I’m always intrigued to learn about a unique patch of Tokyo that I’m less than familiar with.

I wish Takeshi the best with his pursuits as well as all the cycling and tourism operators at the moment. Hopefully we’ll both have the opportunity to ride together soon with a handful of adventurous guests.

You can reach out to Takeshi directly at Tokyo Backstreet Bike Tour or follow his journey around Tokyo on Instagram @l.l.c.trailfinders


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!