Explore Shinjuku on two wheels! Why Shinjuku? It is the most colorful district in Tokyo; Rich in architectural, historical and cultural charms with popular sites, including the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office, Meiji Shrine, pop-culture streets, etc. You can immerse yourself in the diverse cultures of Japan by just one day! Why biking? First, it's simply exciting to ride a bicycle in your strange place! Second, Shinjuku has a lot of interesting sites but is too large to walk around. By cycling, you can enjoy sightseeing while saving good energy for the evening! Why Discover Tokyo? We are experts of Shinjuku! We will take you not only to famous tourist sites, but also to small local shops, secret streets and our favorite restaurant, not on guidebooks. You may also try some peculiar snacks and Japanese traditional sweets. We like to share our insights about our life, culture, religions and so on. Our safe Mama-chari bikes: We have several types of bikes so you can choose. Among them, Mama-chari, literary Mom's bicycle, is a safe stable bicycle with a large basket. It is easy to ride even in a long skirt. We have helmets for your safety though it is not mandatory to wear. We help orphans: We donate profit to Second Harvest Japan, a foodbank, who use the money to deliver foods to orphans.
I have lived in Tokyo for 32 years and in Shinjuku for 11 years. I like biking around Tokyo and know back streets, local shops and secret restaurants, which tourists would not find. This is why I came to host this tour to introduce unique and colorful Shinjuku. I usually host this tour with my friends so you can communicate with more local people. They are also happy to explain histories, share their views and answer to your questions. We will give you more experience than when you travel with just Tripadvisor and Google map;) I am a foodie and my favorite is ramen!! You can get a list of my recommended ramen restaurants after the tour if you are interested. If you need other tips for your trip, feel free to ask us!
Through this biketour, this NPO carries out the following types of specific non-profit activities. (1) Activities to promote tourism (2) Activate activities to revitalize local economic activities (3) Activities to support development of vocational abilities or expansion of employment opportunities (4) Provide opportunities for economic support and international communication to orphans in Tokyo
こちらは社会貢献体験です。参加費は全額、「NPO法人DISCOVER TOKYO 」に寄付されます。
Yummy lunch. Japanese sweets, snacks and/or tea depending on shops' availability etc.
If you have an empty bottle, you can refill it with water at the first stop.
Bike Helmet (optional)
First we go to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and look down Tokyo from its observatory. We bike through skyscrapers and unique buildings to the Meiji Jingu Shrine, stopping at a small funny candy shop on the way. Our lunch is at a yummy small restaurant, not on guidebooks. We explore Golden Gai, streets with unique shanty bars, and Kabuki-cho, the entertainment area. We may try Japanese sweets and visit a tea shop.
12歳以上の方6名まで参加できます。 Guests must be able to ride a bicycle.
Clothes suitable for biking
Cameras are recommended. All the bikes have baskets and fenders. Please let me know your food requests or any allergies. There will be no alcohol during this experience as we will be cycling.