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Tokyo West-Side Classic Road Bike Tour provided by DIG Tokyo Tours

Tokyo West-Side Classic Road Bike Tour

Tokyo West-Side Classic Road Bike Tour
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Cycle the backstreets of West Tokyo on an exquisitely handcrafted Japanese classic road bike. Pedal the urban sprawl, tranquil residential pockets and picturesque riverside bike paths away from the tourist hotspots. No sightseeing stops on this 20 km+ Tokyo bike tour, you'll be experiencing the entire ‘show’ from the comfort of your saddle.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Adjust your seat post and get set for a whirlwind cycling tour through the local neighbourhoods of Tokyo on a classic 'steel' road bike, handcrafted by a Japanese master frame-builder. Sought by collectors and bicycle connoisseurs throughout the globe, nothing compares to gracing the streets on the saddle of a vintage chromoly bike that's been meticulously crafted with Japanese precision and beauty. Cycle in style on a rotating lineup of classic road and track bike frames from the revered Japanese bicycle workshops of Zunow, 3Rensho, Nagasawa, Toei, Ganwell, Kalavinka, Nakagawa, Cherubim and company. Backstreets, sidewalks and riverside cycling trails; this 20 km+ Tokyo vintage bike tour will provide it all as we ride the eclectic Tokyo wards of Nakano, Suginami, Musashino, and Mitaka on the inner west side of this bustling city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Adjust your seat post and get set for a whirlwind cycling tour through the local neighbourhoods of Tokyo on a classic 'steel' road bike, handcrafted by a Japanese master frame-builder. Sought by collectors and bicycle connoisseurs throughout the globe, nothing compares to gracing the streets on the saddle of a vintage chromoly bike that's been meticulously crafted with Japanese precision and beauty. Cycle in style on a rotating lineup of classic road and track bike frames from the revered Japanese bicycle workshops of Zunow, 3Rensho, Nagasawa, Toei, Ganwell, Kalavinka, Nakagawa, Cherubim and company. Backstreets, sidewalks and riverside cycling trails; this 20 km+ Tokyo vintage bike tour will provide it all as we ride the eclectic Tokyo wards of Nakano, Suginami, Musashino, and Mitaka on the inner west side of this bustling city.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 105496P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of bicycle
  • Your choice of bottled drink from a neighbourhood vending machine.
  • Cycling liability insurance.
  • English speaking guide.
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Kōenji Station, 4-chōme-48-2 Kōenjiminami, Suginami City, Tokyo 166-0003, Japan The tour will commence directly outside the electronic ticket gates of Koenji Station on the JR Train Network. Koenji Station is only two stops by train from Shinjuku Station (6 min) or five stops by train from Shibuya Station (18 min).
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This Tokyo bike tour has been tailored as an unadulterated ride through the backstreets of West Tokyo. Formulaic sightseeing stops are NOT on the itinerary.
  • You should be competent on a performance road bike, equipped with drop handlebars and downtube shifters, in often tight, crowded and challenging conditions.
  • You should be able to comfortably cycle 20 km+ / 13 mi+ at a safe but moderate pace on crowded sidewalks, roads, uneven surfaces and through often testing conditions.
  • Basic cruiser style bicycles, that seat riders in a more ergonomic position, are available for those not comfortable or competent on a road bike. We ride to the ability of the weakest participant.
  • Please appreciate that you’ve chosen an outdoor activity that may be impacted by the weather. In the event of rain or wet and slippery conditions, the experience may be cancelled.
  • By attending this Tokyo cycling tour you acknowledge the adventurous nature of the ride and that participation can involve a degree of personal risk. Cycling liability insurance is included for the cycling portion of our experience but you are expected to possess comprehensive travel insurance to protect yourself from unforeseen incidents.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Use of bicycle
  • Your choice of bottled drink from a neighbourhood vending machine.
  • Cycling liability insurance.
  • English speaking guide.
Departure details
  • Kōenji Station, 4-chōme-48-2 Kōenjiminami, Suginami City, Tokyo 166-0003, Japan The tour will commence directly outside the electronic ticket gates of Koenji Station on the JR Train Network. Koenji Station is only two stops by train from Shinjuku Station (6 min) or five stops by train from Shibuya Station (18 min).
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This Tokyo bike tour has been tailored as an unadulterated ride through the backstreets of West Tokyo. Formulaic sightseeing stops are NOT on the itinerary.
  • You should be competent on a performance road bike, equipped with drop handlebars and downtube shifters, in often tight, crowded and challenging conditions.
  • You should be able to comfortably cycle 20 km+ / 13 mi+ at a safe but moderate pace on crowded sidewalks, roads, uneven surfaces and through often testing conditions.
  • Basic cruiser style bicycles, that seat riders in a more ergonomic position, are available for those not comfortable or competent on a road bike. We ride to the ability of the weakest participant.
  • Please appreciate that you’ve chosen an outdoor activity that may be impacted by the weather. In the event of rain or wet and slippery conditions, the experience may be cancelled.
  • By attending this Tokyo cycling tour you acknowledge the adventurous nature of the ride and that participation can involve a degree of personal risk. Cycling liability insurance is included for the cycling portion of our experience but you are expected to possess comprehensive travel insurance to protect yourself from unforeseen incidents.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Jun 2020
A note from Tokyo West-Side Classic Road Bike Tour
DIG Tokyo Tours is taking all necessary precautions to keep its guests and local community members fit and healthy during this period. 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!
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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TAF218
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Amazing Slice of Life Tour
Andy was knowledgeable, kind, and communicative. Even though almost NO ONE wears helmets in Tokyo he had one and provided it for me. Great time!! The neighborhoods, collectibles mall, and the food all great and things we wouldn't have found on our own.
Written 4 March 2020
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Andy_DIG_Tokyo_Tours
Hi 'TAF218', It was fantastic cycling around the backstreets of West Tokyo with you both on Tuesday, couldn't have asked for a nicer day! Always happy to provide a helmet but you're correct, the sight of them in Tokyo is few and far between. Really glad to hear that you enjoyed getting off the beaten path and I hope you're enjoying yourselves down in Kyoto, Andy!
Written 4 March 2020
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SMcG
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An awesome tour
Oct 2019
If you want to see the real Tokyo, ride a Mamachari bike or a vintage Japanese road bike (go for the road bike if you are a cyclist) and have a very informative and entertaining host then this is a must.
A group of us toured with our host Andy around the back streets of West-Tokyo and passed through Koenji (punk town), Koenji (punk town), Asagaya (jazz town), Nakano (Nightlife hub), road along the Zenpukji River, saw a Halloween parade and sampled some of the food.
Andy was a great guide and full of very useful information and anecdotes about Tokyo and Japan. We all had a great time and would highly recommend this.
Written 19 November 2019
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Andy_DIG_Tokyo_Tours
Hi 'MrGerogeFormby', Great to hear from you and thanks for taking the time to leave a comment on our Tokyo bike tour, it's very much appreciated! It was brilliant riding with everyone around the neighbourhoods of West-Tokyo that particular afternoon and getting stuck in the children's Halloween parade. I hope everyone is doing well back home and be sure to say hello if you're ever back in Tokyo, Andy!
Written 19 November 2019
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D.J. L
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Bike nerd's delight
Oct 2019
My friend and I did Andy's vintage road bike tour a couple of weeks ago and it was one of the coolest ways for us to see Tokyo! Andy was easy to find and communication leading up to the tour was great. The tour itself lasted about 2 and a half hours, with a few stops in the middle to take a breather and chat. We meandered from Koenji station through a couple of cool neighborhoods and then toured through the suburbs to the west. These were areas we certainly would never have experienced if not for the tour - and the bikes allowed us to cover a lot of ground at a comfortable pace. Andy's knowledge of the surrounding areas was excellent - he gave us great suggestions of where to go out for food and nightlife along the way!

Andy has a handful of very high quality vintage japanese steel frame road bikes, and this was one of the primary draws for me. As a fellow bike nerd, it was great to talk about the bikes that Andy has restored and about the history of the superb bikes we were riding.

I highly recommend this tour!
Written 3 November 2019
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Andy_DIG_Tokyo_Tours
Hi D.J, Great to hear from you mate and thanks for taking the time to leave such a detailed comment on our ride through the back streets of Tokyo together, it's greatly appreciated! Really happy to hear that Grace and yourself enjoyed the afternoon cycling the neighbourhoods on some beautifully handcrafted chromoly bikes, it was brilliant riding with you both. All the best and if you're ever back in town be sure to say hello and I'll certainly look after you, Andy!
Written 6 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Megan J
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Must do!
Andy was a fantastic guide and you can tell he really loves his job. He showed me some fantastic local eats, and ma
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Wonderful local experience
Meeting Andy and joining him on his bike tour is one of the highlights of our trip to Tokyo. His knowledge of the l
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DIG cycling tour
We all loved our cycling and food tour with Andy. Andy was very informative and took us to places we would never ha
AsianBuddhaFlower
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Great experience! Highly recommend!
It was a really nice on a 2.5 hr bike ride with Andy, to see how the locals live and eat. He took us into streets a
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A real insight to day to day life in Tokyo
Thoroughly enjoyed Andy’s tour of his local neighbourhood in West Tokyo and learned so much about what it’s like to
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Great Experience
Great experience bike riding in an area of Tokyo that you may not normally go to on your own. I was also able to s
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Cycling and local food tour Tokyo
Fabulous cycling and food experience. Andy is the most enthusiastic guide who showed us the backstreets of Tokyo an
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New Years Trip
Visited Tokyo around New Years with a few friends in early 30s. This tour was one of the highlights of the entire t
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Great Tour!
Highly recommend this tour, Andy was well versed in local knowledge and was able to answer any questions that we ha
Kevin B
Kevin B
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Very good tour
I really enjoyed my time with Andy. He showed me parts of Nakano I'd never explored by myself. The food and the atm
Angus C
Angus C
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Absolutely fantastic cycling tour
We were a group of 9 ( 4 adults and 5 children aged 14-17 years old). We all thoroughly enjoyed the bike tour. It w
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Fabulous Local Tour
My husband and I booked this tour and were so pleased we did. The small group was fantastic and was the perfect siz
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Walking food rour
Great tour. Andy gave us a fantastic insight into another side of Tokyo we may not have seen. Food absolutely delic
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The food/bike combo works a treat!
Great tour! Andy (the guide) is a legend with great local insight and nice, easy to ride bikes. We rode to the most
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Tokyo Westside Cycling Tour
We thoroughly enjoyed our cycling tour with Andy. He is a wonderful host who has an ability to find those unique ex
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