What you'll do
Jump on board a salvaged 'mamachari' bicycle and join me on an ALL INCLUSIVE cycling, walking and food adventure 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 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. (For dates and times not published please contact me directly for availability.)
I'm a Japanese chromoly bicycle enthusiast, retired ramen blogger and hard-working sole operator at 'DIG Tokyo Tours', proudly introducing guests to Tokyo’s eclectic inner west-side. Jump on a bike or join me on foot as we explore the workings of everyday life and the endless treasures of my local neighbourhoods. For a glimpse into this captivating side of town and my life here in Tokyo, check out my Instagram account @digtokyotours. I've currently tailored 3 intimate neighbourhood experiences on Airbnb: - Tokyo West-Side Cycling & Food Jaunt - Tokyo West-Side Walking & Food Jaunt - Tokyo West-Side Vintage Road Bike Jaunt For dates and times not published, be sure to say hello and I'll do my best to accommodate your requirements. I look forward to seeing you over this side of Tokyo, Andy!
A simple, no fuss Japanese lunch at a popular neighbourhood eatery. . 3 Japanese snacks We'll stop and sample a tailored…
Bottled drink Your choice of drink from a local neighbourhood market or vending machine.
Bicycle parking fees We'll experience parking our bikes 'Tokyo style'.
Bicycle and helmet A salvaged 'mamachari' cruiser style bicycle. (Helmet usage is optional.)
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Where you'll be
We'll explore the residential backstreets, eating and drinking hubs, parks, local attractions and delicacies of Nakano, Koenji and Asagaya. Each of these neighbourhoods has a distinctively unique sub-culture that begs to be experienced first hand!
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 7 guests ages 10 and up can attend. - Ability to cycle roughly 12km (7.5 miles) and walk 5km (3 miles) at a leisurely pace. - Guest should be over 140cm in height (4'7) to comfortably ride the bikes. - Confident riding a bicycle in an urban…
Interested in hitting the streets of Tokyo on a handcrafted Japanese road bike? Enquire about my niche Airbnb experience- ‘Tokyo West-Side Vintage Road Bike Jaunt’, operating on a select and on demand basis.
Tokyo West-Side Cycling & Food Jaunt