aboutfreewheeling

Celebrating human power and introducing the quiet backstreets, beautiful parks and unique culture of Tokyo not found on tourist maps.

Freewheeling was started as a way to help energetic people who appreciate the environment get more out of their experience when staying in Tokyo.

We’ve made Tokyo our home for more than 20 years and it's our pleasure to get out on the bikes and share some of our favorite places with you.
観光マップではみつけることのできない裏道やきれいな公園、そして東京のユニークな文化を自転車(ヒューマンパワー)でご紹介します。

FREEWHEELINGは、東京に滞在している人たちへ、環境に配慮した自転車で出かける素晴らしい経験をしてもらいたいという考えから始まりました。

私たちの20年以上の東京在住経験を活かして、みなさんを自転車に乗って私たちのお気に入りの場所へとお連れいたします。

ourEXPERIENCES

Freewheeling offers many experiences that roughly cover the same distance. Although, depending on the season we might visit other areas and enjoy the constantly changing nature of Tokyo's backstreets.

Check below for schedule and availability. Please send us an email if you don't see what you are looking for.

Daytime Ride

¥8,000
per person

CYCLING SCHEDULE

  • 10:00MEETING LOCATION
  • 10:30PARK / TEMPLE / SHRINE
  • 12:00LUNCH BREAK
  • 13:00SHOPPING STREET CRUISING
  • 14:00RETURN TO SASAZUKA
  • OPTIONAL HOT SPRING AND SAUNA AT LOCAL PUBLIC BATHHOUSE (EXTRA ¥500)

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Weekdays ¥8,000 per person.
Weekends and Holidays ¥10,000 per person.

Type: CyclingTime: AMFood: Restaurant
Weather: NiceSeason: AllLevel: Moderate

TOUR CODE: BIKE_RIDE_AM

SOME OF THE PLACES WE GO:

MEIJI SHRINE, OOMIYA HACHIMAN SHRINE, MEGURO FUDO TEMPLE, GOTOKUJI TEMPLE, SETAGAYA PARK, KOMAZAWA OLYMPIC PARK, YOYOGI PARK, TOKYO UNIVERSITY, MEIJI UNIVERSITY, TAMA RIVER, NOGAWA RIVER, KANDA RIVER, ZENPUKUJI RIVER, SHIMO KITAZAWA, SANGENJAYA, KICHIJOJI, FUTAKOTAMAGAWA

CYCLING ADVENTURE DETAILS

  • MAXIMUM NUMBER: 8
  • MINIMUM AGE: 12

WE OFFER WELL MADE JAPANESE BIKES WITH FENDERS, BASKETS AND GEARS!
(THINK BEACH CRUISER FOR THE CITY)

AN AVERAGE COURSE IS 15-20 KILOMETERS WITH BREAKS FOR DRINKS, SNACKS AND PHOTOS.

A HELMET AND PAIR OF GLOVES WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOUR SAFETY.

General Information

City Design Ride

¥8,000
per person

The concrete jungle of Tokyo awaits us as we mount our cruiser-style bicycles. After meandering the backstreets of the Tokyo’s residential neighborhoods we weave our way between skyscrapers, overpasses, and parks. But, it’s the areas between the massive buildings that we find improvised street art, delicate bonsai trees, and clever urban hacks. These details might be overlooked by the magnitude of the built environment but with a little help you’ll be spotting all sorts of unique and surprising urban design solutions Tokyo might be hiding. All this curiosity will make us rather hungry so we might as well take a break and have a lovely meal at a favorite slow-food restaurant. After lunch, we’ll take a slight detour around the park that could reveal a new coffee shop or more city treasures.

CYCLING SCHEDULE

  • 10:00MEETING LOCATION
  • 10:30SHINJUKU
  • 12:00LUNCH BREAK
  • 13:00SHIBUYA
  • 14:00RETURN TO SASAZUKA

Weekdays ¥8,000 per person.
Weekends and Holidays ¥10,000 per person.

Type: CyclingTime: AMFood: Streetfood
Weather: NiceSeason: AllLevel: Moderate

TOUR CODE: URBAN_RIDE_AM

FOR GUESTS:

This ride is about the city and how people use it and live in it. We look at the design of architecture, streets, and some art. Some rides can be rather long so be prepared to ride!

CYCLING ADVENTURE DETAILS

  • MAXIMUM NUMBER: 4
  • MINIMUM AGE: 12

WE OFFER WELL MADE JAPANESE BIKES WITH FENDERS, BASKETS AND GEARS!
(THINK BEACH CRUISER FOR THE CITY)

AN AVERAGE COURSE IS 15-20 KILOMETERS WITH BREAKS FOR DRINKS, SNACKS AND PHOTOS.

A HELMET AND PAIR OF GLOVES WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOUR SAFETY.

General Information

Night Ride

¥8,000
per person

AN EVENING RIDE AROUND TOKYO TO SEE THE CITY IN ALL IT’S NIGHTTIME GLORY. THIS RIDE STARTS AT 6:00PM AND GOES TO 9:00PM. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED DURING THE SUMMER TO AVOID THE HEAT AND WINTER TO SEE THE SEASONAL ILLUMINATION SHOWS. MANY SNACKS BUT NOT DINNER.

CYCLING SCHEDULE

Weekdays ¥8,000 per person.
Weekends and Holidays ¥10,000 per person.

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RIDERS MUST BE COMFORTABLE RIDING IN LOW LIGHT CONDITIONS.
Type: CyclingTime: NightFood: Coffee when available
Weather: NiceSeason: AllLevel: Expert

TOUR CODE: TKO_LUMI_CYCLE_PM

CYCLING ADVENTURE DETAILS

  • MAXIMUM NUMBER: 4
  • MINIMUM AGE: 12

WE OFFER WELL MADE JAPANESE BIKES WITH FENDERS, BASKETS AND GEARS!
(THINK BEACH CRUISER FOR THE CITY)

AN AVERAGE COURSE IS 15-20 KILOMETERS.

Hidden Treasures

¥8,000
per person

A Backstreet Walking Tour where you can discover one of a kind antiques and collectibles such as vinyl records, vintage clothing, ceramics and contemporary art. We also stop by local cafe’s with some of the best coffee or cold pressed juice in Tokyo.

Weekdays ¥8,000 per person.
Weekends and Holidays ¥10,000 per person.

Type: WalkingTime: DayFood: Coffee when available
Weather: AllSeason: AllLevel: Beginner

TOUR CODE: RETRO_TREASURE_WALK

Sunset Ride

¥8,000
per person

CYCLING SCHEDULE

  • 15:00MEETING LOCATION
  • 15:30BEGIN ADVENTURE
  • 16:00CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
  • 17:00BACKSTREET CRUISING
  • 18:00RETURN TO SASAZUKA
  • OPTIONAL HOT SPRING AND SAUNA AT LOCAL PUBLIC BATHHOUSE (EXTRA ¥500)

bike

Weekdays ¥8,000 per person.
Weekends and Holidays ¥10,000 per person.

Type: CyclingTime: EveningFood: Snacks
Weather: NiceSeason: AllLevel: Moderate

TOUR CODE: BIKE_RIDE_PM

SOME OF THE PLACES WE GO:

MEIJI SHRINE, OOMIYA HACHIMAN SHRINE, MEGURO FUDO TEMPLE, GOTOKUJI TEMPLE, SETAGAYA PARK, KOMAZAWA OLYMPIC PARK, YOYOGI PARK, TOKYO UNIVERSITY, MEIJI UNIVERSITY, TAMA RIVER, NOGAWA RIVER, KANDA RIVER, ZENPUKUJI RIVER, SHIMO KITAZAWA, SANGENJAYA, KICHIJOJI, FUTAKOTAMAGAWA

CYCLING ADVENTURE DETAILS

  • MAXIMUM NUMBER: 8
  • MINIMUM AGE: 12

WE OFFER WELL MADE JAPANESE BIKES WITH FENDERS, BASKETS AND GEARS!
(THINK BEACH CRUISER FOR THE CITY)

AN AVERAGE COURSE IS 15-20 KILOMETERS WITH BREAKS FOR DRINKS, SNACKS AND PHOTOS.

A HELMET AND PAIR OF GLOVES WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOUR SAFETY.

General Information

VIP Experience

¥12,000~
per person

For an exclusive adventure for your family or a weekend ride only for your group, please inquire about VIP Tours and Weekend Rides. We are happy to work with you and your schedule for the best possible experience. If budget is not an option, let us know and we can arrange something unique and special for you.

CYCLING SCHEDULE

  • 10:00MEETING LOCATION
  • 10:30PARK / TEMPLE / SHRINE
  • 12:00LUNCH BREAK
  • 13:00SHOPPING STREET CRUISING
  • 14:00RETURN TO SASAZUKA
  • OPTIONAL HOT SPRING AND SAUNA AT LOCAL PUBLIC BATHHOUSE (EXTRA ¥500)
Type: CyclingTime: AM/PMFood: Restaurant
Weather: NiceSeason: AllLevel: Moderate

TOUR CODE: BIKE_RIDE_VIP

SOME OF THE PLACES WE GO:

MEIJI SHRINE, OOMIYA HACHIMAN SHRINE, MEGURO FUDO TEMPLE, GOTOKUJI TEMPLE, SETAGAYA PARK, KOMAZAWA OLYMPIC PARK, YOYOGI PARK, TOKYO UNIVERSITY, MEIJI UNIVERSITY, TAMA RIVER, NOGAWA RIVER, KANDA RIVER, ZENPUKUJI RIVER, SHIMO KITAZAWA, SANGENJAYA, KICHIJOJI, FUTAKOTAMAGAWA

CYCLING ADVENTURE DETAILS

  • MAXIMUM NUMBER: 8
  • MINIMUM AGE: 12

WE OFFER WELL MADE JAPANESE BIKES WITH FENDERS, BASKETS AND GEARS!
(THINK BEACH CRUISER FOR THE CITY)

AN AVERAGE COURSE IS 15-20 KILOMETERS WITH BREAKS FOR DRINKS, SNACKS AND PHOTOS.

A HELMET AND PAIR OF GLOVES WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOUR SAFETY.

General Information

Urban Hiking / Rainy Day

¥8,000
per person

HIKING SCHEDULE

  • 10:00MEETING LOCATION
  • 10:30Backstreets
  • 12:00Lunch Break
  • 13:00Shopping streets
  • 14:00Harajuku Station

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Urban Hiking course:
8,000 yen

Type: WalkTime: AMFood: Restaurant
Weather: AllSeason: AllLevel: Easy

TOUR CODE: RETRO_TREASURE_WALK

SOME OF THE PLACES WE GO:

SHINJUKU GYOEN BOTANICAL PARK, YOYOGI PARK, HARA JUKU BACKSTREETS, MEIJI SHRINE, YOYOGI HACHIMAN SHRINE, MEGURO RIVER, NAKA MEGURO, DAIKANYAMA, SANGENJAYA, TOKYO UNIVERSITY, TODOROKI GORGE, FUTAKOTAMAGAWA, TAMA RIVERSIDE

HIKING ADVENTURE DETAILS

  • MAXIMUM NUMBER: 10
  • MINIMUM AGE: 10

OUR COURSE INCLUDES TRANSPORTATION COST FOR LOCAL TRAINS AND BUSES.

AN AVERAGE COURSE IS 10KM OF WALKING WITH BREAKS FOR DRINKS, SNACKS AND PHOTOS.

PLEASE WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING AND WALKING SHOES. (FASHIONABLE HEELS OR BEACH SANDALS NOT RECOMMENDED)

General Information

Sacred Mountain Hike

¥8,000
per person

We will meet at the exit gate of Takaosanguchi station at 10:00am with my Jack Russel terrier dog named “Jacksan.” Our hike to the 599meter summit is 6-8km R/T with breaks for lunch, photos and snacks. There is an optional ropeway for descents if you feel tired. We begin with a 2hr trek through a lush forest following a mountain stream where monks still sit under waterfalls meditating. We will have a bento lunch at the summit (vegetarians okay!) and then descend through the 1,300 year old Yakuo-in Shrine and Yuki-ji Buddhist Temple before we reach the train station for an optional Hot Spring Bath. Teenagers are welcome. Jogging shoes or walking shoes are fine but flat soles can be slippery. Guests are recommended to take the 8:54am express train departing from Shinjuku Station on the Keio Line (390yen) Jacksan and I will be riding in the first car of the train near the conductor. The last stop is Takaosanguchi and you can read this on the side of the train. Hiking Mt. Takao is very famous in Japan so please ask the train station staff or anyone in Shinjuku station if you are not certain about which train to get on or where to find the Keio line train.

Type: HikingTime: AMFood: Streetfood
Weather: NiceSeason: FallLevel: Moderate

TOUR CODE: TAKAO_JACK_HIKE

HIKING ADVENTURE DETAILS

  • MINIMUM NUMBER: 2

For more information about Jacksan activities visit: jacksan.freewheeling.jp

ART & CULTURE

¥TBD
per person

ASIA ART TOURS

Japan is far too often only seen from the railroad track or the road, we want to give travelers a completely new perspective on the art and culture of Japan by creating the first combined Art and Cycling tour of the country.

FREEWHEELING is part of three dynamic cycling and art ambassadors in the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Onomichi.

Visit Asia Art Tours to make a booking:

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Fantastic day out with Brad exploring the back streets and river paths of Tokyo. Such a great way to experience this city! Highly recommend Freewheeling Japan for tourists and residents alike to get off the beaten path and explore some hidden gems.
- Lisa Moore ★★★★★

Great Memories are priceless, and Brad makes them happen with ease and grace. I would recommend Freewheeling Japan to anyone who enjoys having a good time while in Tokyo.
- James Wolf ★★★★★

Un très bon plan pour découvrir les rues commerçantes de tokyo et les temples à l'écart du centre ville très touristique, Brad aime ce qu'il fait, il vous fera découvrir les meilleurs restaurants de spécialités locales! Une agréable journée en velo en perspective.
- Jean-Marc Vendetti ★★★★★

From the moment he picked me up on a tandem bike outside of Shinjuku station, I knew that this would be a different kind of bike adventure, Boy, was I right. Brad embodies the phrase 'good vibes' more than anyone I've ever met in my life and being led by him around the west side of Tokyo, through lesser known shrines and along waterways, made me feel like I was inside of a Miyazaki film. It was certainly an experience I won't soon forget.
- Anthony Marinos

We have done several events with Brad. Whether it be biking, hiking or kayaking, Brad brings an amazing amount of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to everything that we did. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone interested in experiencing all the outdoor wonders that Japan has to offer.
- Jim Small, Boy Scout leader ★★★★★

Brad has led our Boy Scout and Venturing Crew group of approximately 20 people from ages 12 through 50 on three outstanding adventures: cycling, kayaking, and hiking. His knowledge of great outdoor locations and his smooth logistics around rental equipment, overnight camping options, and meals made all three trips easy and fun. Brad's ability to keep such a wide range of people of different ages and abilities safe and on-time from our starting points to our end destinations makes him our go-to outdoor professional. He is a teacher at heart and a great mentor to our sons and daughters.
- Mark Burpee ★★★★★

Hiking and cycling with Brad is more than escaping the hustle and bustle of city life but restoring body, breath and mind while connecting with other like-minded folks in search of serenity and fresh air. A day trip Freewheeling gives you momentum and equilibrium to see others and your environment with fresh perspective once you are back on your business grind.
- Damion Roberts ★★★★☆

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