Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Cherry Blossom Viewing in Yokohama

"Bicycles reframe tourism. When traveling by bike the tourism experience occurs not only at the final destination, but encompasses the act of getting there."

Views along the Ookagawa

Love that quote from the people at The Path Less Pedaled!  Sinc that is what I feel Yokohama Rides and Rentals is all about , it inspired me, this morning, to get on the ball and announce that Yokohama Rides and Rentals will, once again, be holding Yokohama Cherry Blossom Viewing rides on fun-to-ride, high quality microbikes (bikes are Pacific Carrymes and Dahons - larger riders over 6'/183 cm can request from a very limited number of larger bikes) all along the length of the Ookagawa River Sakuragicho Station to Gumyoji Temple and back. 

The ride fee will ¥6000 per person(group discounts for up to 4 people available).   This includes rental bike and complimentary post-ride drink at one of the many great craft beer bars located near the river in Yokohama.  The ride itself should take about 2 to 3 hours with a few stops for photos, snacks at street stalls, etc. 
This year it looks like the trees will start blooming around March 23 and be at peak bloom April 1 and lasting for about a week after that.  Cherry Blossom schedule 

Rides can be arranged for individuals or groups at anytime during this period - night rides are fun too!

Contact me at james@yokohamabikerides to make a reservation for yourself or for a group. 

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