Savor some amazing Japanese dishes while experiencing local nightlife on this food tour in Tokyo. Delve into the city’s nighttime culinary scene on visits to several popular pubs and restaurants for local favorites such as grilled meat skewers, hot-plate dishes, sweet cakes and sake. All tastings and necessary public transport are included, and you’ll learn a ton about Japanese food and culture from your expert local guide. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.
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Il treno partiva alle ore 08:30 dalla stazione di Campo Di Marte, a Firenze. Appena la sera prima avevo salutato mio fratello e finito di sistemare lo zaino da 65L per l'avventura che mi stava aspettando. Ero "pronto". La notte era passata velocemente... come se non avessi dormito. Io, ed i miei genitori, arriviamo in stazione alle 8 puntuali, attraversando Firenze in uno dei pochi (e violenti) temporali estivi.
We’ll begin our tour 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. As many businessmen and women do after 5pm, we’ll 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.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Stop At: Tsukishima Monja Street, 1 Chome-9 Tsukishima, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0052, Japan
After having a drink to go with the yakitori, we’ll travel to Tsukishima to visit “Monja” Street, where “Monja-Yaki” is said to have originated. Often compared with Okonomi-yaki in Osaka, Monja-yaki is a type of Japanese pan-fried batter with various ingredients. The ingredients are finely chopped and mixed into the batter before grilling. 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. In true local style, you’ll use a small metal spatula for cutting it to pieces then chopsticks to eat with right from the grill.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Stop At: Ginza, Chuo 104-0061 Tokyo Prefecture
We’ll 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. Your tour ends here but don’t forget to ask for tips on what else to see do and eat during your stay. Fancy a cool local bar or a karaoke place? We’d be happy to recommend our favourites so that your night can continue. Equally, your guide can help with directions back to your accommodation or you can return to the start point with them.
Duration: 20 minutes
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Free drinks included
Free snacks included
Get inside tips from a local
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Local English speaking guide
Five assorted skewered yakitori, monja-yaki, one wagashi
Two local drinks (sake, beer or soft drink)
All necessary public transport
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional drinks (available for purchase)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Minimum age is 12 years old
Legal drinking age in Tokyo is 20; customers under 20 years of age will only be served non-alcoholic drinks
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Yūrakuchō Station, Japan, 〒100-0006 東京都千代田区有楽町１丁目１１−１
5:00 PM Duration
TripAdvisor's Customer Reviews
Kirihara was amazing. He was very engaging, had a great sense of humor, and made the entire experience fun. Despite my poor sense of directions, I was able to find the group at the designated meeting point in the Ginza district . It was a party of 12, and I enjoyed my conversations with everyone I spoke to. From the meeting point, Kirihara took us to a restaurant where we were provided drinks and snacks. I was the only vegetarian, which I did specify when I booked the trip, and that entire evening, Kirihara ensured that I got vegetarian options. After that, he took us to a bakery, and we each received a mochi dessert. (I ate it a few days later, and it was still delicious.) We then went to another restaurant, where we had two different entrees. One drink was included with the meal, but everyone had the option of ordering more drinks at his or her own cost. The establishment was the kind where there was a hot griddle at each table, and Kirihara actually prepared the Japanese pancakes and "pizzas" for us. He has mad skills. At the end of the tour, he ensured that we knew our way back to our hotels via subway, and then emailed us an extensive list of descriptions and links of his recommendations on what to see and eat in Tokyo. I give Kirihara and the night tour an A+++.
I signed up for this solo and was in a group with 4 others 2 groups of 2. Ayaka was our guide, and she was EXCELLENT. She took the time to explain all of the food and places we visited, and gave us background on all of the places we passed through. She took the time while traveling between restaurants to get to know each of us. It was a great way to go into places I never would have had the courage to visit on my own, and try foods that would have otherwise been kept secret from me! After the tour was over, our group wanted to continue wandering around together, and she gave great recommendations about where to go and gave us directions for how to get there. I especially recommend this for solo travelers because it's a good chance to meet up with other people for part of a day.
It was excellent, even despite the rain. Eriko was an excellent guide and the places she took us were great. two places of salty dishes and two sweets. It was a great experience.
Very informative, interesting, and delicious food!
Kimmi was a fabulous tour guide. We learnt a lot about Japanese culture and food. There was plenty of food to eat and the variety was excellent.
Tomomi-San was a great guide, making sure the small group of 3 was comfortable and given enough time in each location. Food was abundant and very tasty. Thank you for all the valuable information!
Meg took us back roads and high roads to the tastiest japanese delights.... okonomiyaki becoming my favouirte japanese dish, yum! An experience well worth the trip, it allowed us to see more of the city than we would have discovered by ourselves, Subarashī desu!
Enjoyable social event!
This tour was far better than it's description! Our local guide, Keji, was superb. We enjoyed many different local delicacies in areas that only Toyko residents know about and learned about the local culture along the way. Don't worry about not having enough to eat, you're appetite will be satisfied!