Jump on board a typical Japanese ‘mamachari’ bike and join a like minded group of guests on an all inclusive cycling, walking and street food tour on Tokyo’s inner-west side. Delve into the eclectic local neighborhoods of Nakano, Koenji and Asagaya as we pedal to the rhythm of everyday life on this all-season, all-weather Tokyo cycling tour.
Good to Know
This tour departs from Koenji Station at 4 Chome-48-2 Koenjiminami, Suginami City, Tokyo 166-0003, Japan. 6 minute JR train ride from Shinjuku Station, 16 minute JR train ride from Shibuya Station.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the meeting point?
This tour meets at Kōenji Station, 4 Chome-48-2 Koenjiminami, Suginami City, Tokyo 166-0003, Japan
What is the cancellation policy?
We’re happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour departure. Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.
Is this tour appropriate for children?
We welcome children age 10 and older who are experienced riders. Please contact us for a private tour if you have smaller children.
Do I have to wear a helmet?
Helmets are not required but are available free of charge.
Do you have electric bikes?
No, we unfortunately do not have e-bikes, but our bikes are easy to ride cruiser bikes and the route is very flat.
Can I leave the tour early?
We kindly ask that once you depart with your guide, you intend on staying for the duration of the tour. The tour is about three hours long, so please plan accordingly.
What if it's raining?
Feel free to contact us if you would like to reschedule your tour for a different day due to inclement weather. We will do our best to accommodate you!
Do we go inside the museums and monuments?
We unfortunately do not have time on this tour to enter any of the monuments or museums that we’ll see. Your guide will give you plenty of helpful hints to go back and dive a bit deeper into the areas of the city that interest you most following the tour.
Will my bike have a basket?
Our bikes have small baskets that are great for phones/wallets.
What kind of bikes do you have?
We use Japanese ‘mamachari’ city cruiser style bikes.
What are your covid policies, and will I need to wear a mask?
Yes, masks are currently required both when cycling and when stopping.
How long is the ride?
This tour is 3.5 hours covering about 7.5-9.5 miles/ 12-15 kilometers.
If food is included, and can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
Food is included, however it is not possible to cater to dietary restrictions. Japanese cuisine often contains meat and seafood elements, with ‘dashi’ being a common base ingredient. Please understand that we will be visiting typical neighborhood eateries and that it can be difficult to cater to personal tastes, dietary requirements and food allergies. Feel free to tuck into as much or as little of the food as you wish. If the selection of eats on the day doesn’t quite satisfy your dietary requirements, just give the word and w’re more than happy to discount the food element on any cycling tour.
What riding level do I need?
For the enjoyment of all guests attending and for your personal safety, it’s recommended that you’re competent riding a bike through narrow and potentially crowded streets and on uneven surfaces for a distance of roughly 7.5-9.5 miles/ 12-15 kilometers.
Is water included or can I purchase some before the tour?
There is water available for purchase before the tour.
Can I store my luggage at your shop during the tour?
Of course! You are welcome to store bags in our office while on tour.