Posted on 27/10/2020
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Best of Tokyo Food Tour - Small Group Experience

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Discover Tokyo’s culinary hidden treasures on this 3-hour food tour through three very well-known and must-see neighborhoods in Tokyo! Starting off in Yurakucho, exploring Ginza, and ending in Shimbashi, your local guide will show you the sights, sounds, and most importantly, the tastes of Tokyo most tourists do not get to experience.

◾ Discover authentic Japanese tastes on a 3-hour food tasting tour with a local
◾ Explore Tokyo's authentic restaurants and off the beaten track places
◾ Savor tasty local, regional, and seasonal local dishes
◾ Listen to your guide and learn about Japan's food traditions and customs

Good to know before you go

DURATION: 3 hours
MEETING POINT: Outside Hankyu Men’s Department Store, by the bus stop across from JTB tourist information center. Yurakucho 2-5-1, Chiyoda-ku Tōkyō-to 100-0006
LANGUAGES: English, Japanese
OPENING SEASONS: All year round
WHO CAN COME: Best of Tokyo Food Tour is suitable for all food lovers. Persons under the age of 20 won't be served alcohol

What is included

✔ 3-hour guided walking food tour in 3 distinct neighborhoods of Tokyo
✔ A knowledgeable, English speaking local guide
✔ 5 food stops including seasonal and authentic dishes, plus a traditional Dessert
✔ 2 Drinks (Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic beverages available)
✔ Regional and Seasonal Food Tastings
✖ Hotel pick up/drop-off
✖ Transportation costs
✖ Additional drinks or food

Description - What to expect

Start your food tour with a visit to Gado Shita, a lively restaurant district built up under the brick arches beneath the elevated train tracks. Step into the narrow streets of the red lanterns and neon signs, so-called yokocho alleys, and find yourself back in the 70s. In such exotic and retro ambiance of the Showa period times, you’ll see local izakaya mostly frequented by locals. Enjoy 2 food stops in this area that serves typical snacks/ starters, very often enjoyed by local Japanese office workers and friends out for a night on the town. Try traditional starter- bar snacks in one place, and discover the regional tastes of Ise in Mie Prefecture at another quaint and interesting location.

Continuing in Ginza, explore some very exciting food spots where you can find a $400 melon, and a famous Sembei (rice cracker) shop dating back from the early 1800s! Taste for yourself the tradition and pride behind this Tokyo historic spot– their secret recipes have been guarded carefully for over 200 years.

See the famous landmarks of Tokyo’s most expensive real estate area! Soon after, visit a unique restaurant to sample 6 or more regional cuisines from the south of Japan, in Miyazaki Prefecture. You will also have a chance to experience some amazing seasonal dishes at this place.

Round up your food tasting tour with your last food stop for dessert and then wandering over to Shimbasi you can see how the glamorous Ginza clashes with the rustic old Tokyo. Shimbashi is home to some of the most authentic local eateries and izakayas in Tokyo.

Cutoff time before activity

  • 24 hours

Important Info

◾ Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions, and if these restrictions are allergies or preferences
◾ This is a family-friendly tour! Babies and Toddlers (0 – 2 years old) can join for FREE (if you will come with a baby, please let us know when you book)
◾ Children must be accompanied by an adult/parent.

COVID-19 - Update information

✔ Personal protective equipment is worn by staff
✔ Masks required