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Tokyo West-Side Cycling & Food Jaunt

Suginami, Japan

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Experience hosted by Andy

3.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Jump on board a salvaged 'mamachari' bicycle and join me on an ALL INCLUSIVE cycling, walking and food jaunt in 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 Tokyo cycling tour.

With the insider knowledge of a seasoned local, nothing's off limits as we discover the urban landscapes, offbeat attractions and enticing cuisine that gives these culturally rich enclaves their distinctive character.

Test your cycling dexterity as we ride the twisting backstreets, learn about the intricacies of neighbourhood life, enjoy a tailored selection of Japanese street food eats, experience first-hand Tokyo's unique cycling culture and jostle for counter space with hungry ‘salarymen’ as we refuel for lunch.

The possibilities are endless as we set off to ride a captivating side of Tokyo on our sometimes creaky, sometimes squeaky but always immaculately maintained ‘mamachari’ bikes.

* For dates and times not published or for private and family Tokyo bike tours, feel free to say hello and I'll do my best to accommodate your requirements. *
Other things to note
Interested in pedalling the streets of West Tokyo on a beautifully handcrafted Japanese road bike? Enquire about my niche Airbnb experience: ‘Tokyo West-Side Classic Road Bike Jaunt’, operating on a select and on demand basis.
Jump on board a salvaged 'mamachari' bicycle and join me on an ALL INCLUSIVE cycling, walking and food jaunt in 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 Tokyo cycling tour.

With the insider knowledge of a seasoned local, nothing's off limits as we discover the urban landscapes, offbeat attrac…

Andy's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    A simple 'salaryman' style lunch experience at a popular neighbourhood eate...
  • Drinks
    Your choice of bottled drink from one of Japan's 5+ million vending machine...
  • Transportation
    A comfortable Japanese ‘mamachari’ cruiser style bicycle. Explore the city...
  • Equipment
    Tokyo cycling liability insurance and a helmet on request. (Helmet usage is...
From $69
/ person
Thu, Nov 26
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
$69 per person
$69 per person
Thu, Nov 26
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$69 per person
$69 per person
Fri, Nov 27
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
$69 per person
$69 per person

Meet your host, Andy

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I'm a Japanese classic bike enthusiast, retired ramen blogger and the hard-working sole operator of 'DIG TOKYO TOURS', proudly introducing guests to Tokyo’s offbeat inner west-side. Jump on a bike or join me on foot as we explore the backstreets and local street-food-eats in the neighbourhoods I call home.

For an insight into this captivating pocket of Tokyo, feel free to check out my Instagram account @digtokyotours

I’ve currently tailored 3 local outings on Airbnb:

- Tokyo West-Side Cycling & Food Jaunt
- Tokyo West-Side Walking & Food Jaunt
- Tokyo West-Side Classic Road Bike Jaunt

For dates and times not published or for private and family Tokyo bike tours, be sure to give me a shout and I'll do my best to accommodate your requirements.

Andy!
I'm a Japanese classic bike enthusiast, retired ramen blogger and the hard-working sole operator of 'DIG TOKYO TOURS', proudly introducing guests to Tokyo’s offbeat inner west-side. Jump on a bike or join me on foot as we explore the backstreets and local street-food-eats in the neighbourhoods I call home.

For an insight into this captivating pocket of Tokyo, feel free to check out my Instagram account @digtokyotours

I’ve currently tailored 3 local outings on Airbnb…
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Where you'll be

KOENJI: An infectious melting pot of subcultures, alternative music, vintage clothing stores and a thriving independent bar scene.

ASAGAYA: Celebrated as an artistic enclave for literature, jazz music and independent cinema.

ZENPUKUJI RIVER: Shift down a gear or two and ride the meandering bike trails of the Zenpukiji River.

NAKANO: One of Tokyo’s ‘most underrated neighbourhoods’ teeming with ‘otaku’ centric retailers and boisterous ‘izakaya’.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 773 reviews.

Elysse
March 2020
An awesome tour that we couldn't have done on our own. Andy was very knowledgeable and great company too! Would highly recommend to others :)
Anne
February 2020
Bon tour dans un quartier de Kyoto où nous ne serions peut-être pas allé seuls les premiers jours. Andy très sympa et connaissant bien le quartier. Fun tour ! Thanks Andy 😉🙏🏻
Hunter
February 2020
Great experience bike riding in an area of Tokyo that you may not normally go to on your own. I was also able to sample different foods that I may not have tried or been aware of otherwise. The area that we toured was (for lack of better words) was more suburban and less big city (in my opinion) which I though was great! Andy was able to share a lot about the culture and had great insights. I would recommend doing this experience to anyone that enjoys riding bikes. Be on time! I was perfectly on-time and then we waited 15 minutes for another couple that we ultimately left behind in effort to stick to the schedule. It really worked out for me because it was then just Andy and I and then we were able to cover more ground with a smaller group but felt bad for the situation of having to leave others behind.
Great experience bike riding in an area of Tokyo that you may not normally go to on your own. I was also able to sample different foods that I may not have tried or been aware of…
David
February 2020
Great time with Andy showing us a whole aspect of Tokyo culture I wouldn’t have found or truly understood! Winding through the narrow streets of neighborhoods and occasionally snacking on simple local cuisine was a delight!
Geoff
February 2020
Really enjoyed this tour and Andy’s insights into life in Tokyo. Traveling around the backstreets and tasting some of the local street food was a real treat. Highly recommended!
Steve
February 2020
I really enjoyed my west side biking with Andy. He is a great host, very interesting and informative day. Great ride, great food, great location, and great host... thanks again!!!

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  • Thu, Nov 26
    9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    $69 per person
  • Thu, Nov 26
    2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $69 per person
  • Fri, Nov 27
    9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    $69 per person
  • Fri, Nov 27
    2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $69 per person
  • Mon, Nov 30
    9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    $69 per person
  • Mon, Nov 30
    2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $69 per person
  • Tue, Dec 1
    2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $69 per person
  • Wed, Dec 2
    2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $69 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Backpack.

Camera.