TOKYO WEST-SIDE CYCLING & FOOD TOUR
Pedal the inner west-side of Tokyo as we tour the vibrant neighbourhoods of Nakano, Koenji and Asagaya on the back of our 'mamachari' bicycles.
What to bring
3.5 - 4 hours.
Private or small group bike tour.
¥6,500 per guest.
Typical Japanese style lunch.
3 snacks from local vendors.
Bottled drink of your choice.
Japanese 'Mamachari' bicycle.
Bike parking fees.
Additional food and drink.
Public transport requirements.
Cycling and weather appropriate clothing.
An adventurous spirit.
Tokyo West-Side Cycling & Food Tours are conducted daily.
For larger groups or dates and times not published on the booking calendar, please enquire directly for availability.
Cycle the eclectic Tokyo neighbourhoods of Nakano, Koenji and Asagaya on a salvaged Japanese 'mamachari' bicycle.
Backstreets, local attractions, riverside bike paths, entertainment districts and seasonal events; you'll experience it all.
Park the bike 'Tokyo style' as we explore the busier hubs of Nakano and Koenji on foot while sampling a wide selection of local Japanese snacks along our route.
Enjoy a typical Japanese lunch at a popular local neighbourhood eatery.
Jump on board a salvaged 'mamachari' bicycle and join me on an all inclusive cycling, walking and food tour of my hometown, West Tokyo.
Delve into the eclectic local neighbourhoods of Nakano, Koenji, and Asagaya as we pedal to the rhythm of everyday life on this all-season, all-weather neighbourhood jaunt.
With the insider knowledge of a seasoned local, nothing's off limits as we encounter the urban landscapes, neighbourhood attractions and enticing cuisine that gives these culturally rich areas their distinctive character.
Test your cycling dexterity through the twisting backstreets, coast along the picturesque Zenpukuji River, enjoy a tailored selection of popular local snacks, experience first-hand Tokyo's unique bicycle parking systems and jostle for counter space with hungry ‘salarymen’ as we refuel for lunch.
The possibilities are endless as we set off to explore a captivating side of Tokyo on our sometimes creaky, sometimes squeaky but always immaculately maintained ‘mamachari’ bikes.
The minimum age requirement for this group cycling tour is 12 years old. Families with younger children have the option of booking a private family cycling tour of the local neighbourhoods. Child bike seats and children's bikes can be provided for the younger adventurers.
The minimum height requirement for the Japanese cruiser style bicycles is 140cm.
A basic level of fitness and riding competency is required to fully enjoy this Tokyo cycling tour. Guests should be able to cycle at an easy pace for a total distance of roughly 12km -15km. There'll be plenty of stops for food, drink, photography and exploration along the way.
In the event of rain basic ponchos will be provided but please anticipate getting wet. In EXTREME weather conditions the cycling tour may be cancelled.
"Stop your Airbnb experience searching RIGHT NOW! Andy’s bike tour was one of the best parts of our short trip to Tokyo. Even though we had had a few smaller neighborhood excursions on our time, it didn’t compare to the knowledge and unique places Andy showed us. Not to mention he’s an amazing guy with a wonderfully outgoing personality. Be prepared for out of the way sights, eats and a bit of a thrill zooming around on narrow streets and back alleys. We even went back to some of the areas Andy showed us to dig in a bit deeper. We are so glad we took this trip!!!"
Rebecca & Alexander
"Spending my last full day in Tokyo biking around Nakano / Koenji / Asagaya was an excellent decision. Andy has a bright and fun energy and was a thoughtful guide as he showed us his neighborhood. We ate some some of the best noodles and snacks that I had during my trip! This is great way to get out of the bustle of Shinjuku or Shibuya and see the way people simply live in Tokyo. Andy made sure to check in with our group to see how we were handling the bike ride, provided ample stops for pictures and enjoying the scenery--and did I mention the delicious food? Definitely a unique experience that I would repeat in a second."
"Andy was a terrific host. I had a blast biking through the streets learning about his neighborhood, Japanese culture and local cuisine. It was the perfect balance of biking, walking and resting/eating for the 3 hour trip. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone looking to explore a different part of Tokyo through the eyes of a local. Thanks Andy for a fun time!"