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
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
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
2 Chome-9 Yūrakuchō, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0006, Japan
5:00 PM Duration
TripAdvisor's Customer Reviews
This was a great tour - Kenji our guide was lovely and very personable. The places we went to we would never have found by ourselves and we got to taste food that was really good and traditional - both the yakatori and savoury Japanese pancake were fantastic. This was by far the best tour we had while in Tokyo - could not recommend it enough. A lot of other tours are way too touristy and you don’t experience out of the ordinary things - also great to spend time with the lovely locals - this Kenji!
Our guide, Tomomi, provided our group of 9 with a great experience visiting restaurants that didn't have many tourists in them which was great. She made sure we all were taken care and understood the food and beverages. Definitely would recommend this to a friend.
Fun tour! Great guide that spoke wonderful English. Experienced local cuisine and customs. Saw Tokyo by night which was exciting! Highly recommend this tour!
Snoopy was a great guide. The group sampled food we've never eaten but enjoyed. We visited restaurants that were off the beaten path where the locals eat. I would tour with him again.
some wonderful food experiences with a great guide that helped us understand not just the food,but also the history of the places that we visited and also the traditions surrounding the Japanese culture
The food tour was a fabulous experience. I loved being lead to local, out of the way restaurants. We toasted with and talked to the locals which was such an uplifting experience. Our female guide was so helpful even regarding how to get back to the hotel. The food was delicious
Kiri was a terrific tour guide and went above and beyond to make us all comfortable and to be sure we were enjoying ourselves. He shared so much information about Tokyo, the culture, shopping and the best part, of course, was the food! He was so knowledgeable and took us to such fun places. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to get the flavor of Tokyo! Thank you Kiri!
We enjoyed the tour. Walking, food and 2 drinks included!! Guide knew her stuff and kept 12 people very happy.
This trip was wonderful. Our guide spoke good English and had a lovely personality. There were eight on our tour. Our guide took us to several different places to eat and we had some interesting local dishes that we would never have had the opportunity to experience if not for this tour. We had plenty to eat and we thoroughly recommend this tour.
Highly recommend this food tour. Aya was a great guide and really made it an excellent experience. Great food and a few ideas of places to visit in the future. Good job!