Taste some of Tokyo’s most iconic dishes in the vibrant places they originated on a food tour around the city. You'll venture off the beaten path to eat like a Tokyo local, tasting yakitori, monjayaki, and taiyaki at authentic cafes and street stalls.
What to Expect
Tokyo’s vibrant food culture is legendary, and is one of the many reasons why people flock to the Japanese capital. On this Tokyo tour enjoy the food culture of Tokyo.
Throughout your Tokyo food tour, your local guide will explain the history of food and places you visit, sharing with you his own personal experiences and food related family traditions and customs during the tour.
Begin in Yakitori Alley, near Yurakucho, an area with many casual bar-style restaurants and the birthplace of yakitori, one of many Japanese people’s favourite appetizers. Enjoy a drink of sake or a local beer, then sample yakitori at one of the many local restaurants, each with their own “tare” (sauce) mixed with their secret ingredients.
Travel to Tsukishima to visit “Monja” Street, where “Monja-Yaki” is said to have originated, a type of Japanese pan-fried batter with various ingredients. You’ll have the chance to watch your food being cooked, chat with the cook, and devour your Monja-yaki fresh from the hot plate.
Take a quick stroll through Ginza, where you can find great confectionery shops and learn about the rich variety of traditional Japanese sweets — and, best of all, choose one to try! Usually made of rice and red beans, these sweets change based on the ingredients available at each time of year, and even their shapes are inspired by what you can find in nature during that season.
End your delicious Tokyo night tour by checking out a local pub for some more drinks, where you’re welcome to stay longer or return to the start point with your guide. Your guide can also recommend other cool local bars in small alleys, or a karaoke place for more fun into the night.
- Public transport
- 5 assorted skewered yakitori
- 1 Taiyaki
- 1 local drink (sake, beer)
What's Not Included
- All other drinks (sake, beer, or soft drinks)
JR Yurakucho Station Central Gate - In front of Yoshinoya Restaurant/ticket machine
(Meet the group in front of JR Yurakucho Station at the Central Exit, in front of the ticket machines. There is a Yoshinoya Restaurant nearby and you should be on the east side of the station in front of a large open piazza)
What to Remember
• The legal age for drinking alcohol is 20 in Japan. Customers under 20 will be served non-alcoholic drinks only.
• Travelers must be 12 and older to join this tour.
• You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.