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  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
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.


  • 3-hour walking tour of Tokyo’s nighttime food scene, with all tastings included
  • Visit 3 eateries that few visitors know about
  • Try local favorites such as yakitori, monjayaki and wagashi
  • Wash your food down with a refreshing beer or sake
  • Learn about Tokyo’s culinary scene from your expert local guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour

Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour

Meet your local guide at Yurakucho Station's Central Exit in the evening to begin your tour of Tokyo’s bustling nighttime food scene. You'll walk from place to place and also take public transport. All tastings and one drink (beer or sake) are included, so indulge!

You’ll feel like a local as you stroll through the city and visit several popular eateries, starting in Yakitori Alley near Yurakucho. This area is full of casual bar-style restaurants that serve up appetizers such as yakitori (grilled chicken skewers). Dip this happy-hour staple in house-made sauces, and wash the snacks down with sake or beer.

Next, head to Tsukishima to visit Monja Street for monjayaki, a pan-fried treat that's similar to an Osaka-style okonomiyaki pancake. Chat with your cook as your snack sizzles on the grill, then use a small metal spatula to cut it into pieces and pluck it right from the grates with chopsticks.

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.

End your tour at a local pub for some more drinks (own expense), where you’re welcome to stay or return to the starting point with your guide. Your guide can also recommend other cool, off-the-grid local bars or lively karaoke joints to continue the fun.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fabulous. We had Rei. Went back to restaurant few days later. Enjoyed immensely.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wonderful you get to see and eat were the latest locals eat very good our guide great

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a great time on this tour. The food was great, and learning about the local history surrounding the area and its impact on the local food culture was really interesting too. Our tour guide Ray was friendly and informative.

Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wonderful tour! Toshiko was very friendly and knowledgable about Tokyo. She spoke fluent English, and we had a great time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Food was great, guide was very informative and spoke english very well. My favorite food was the Yakitori.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide on July 1 was great. He really tailored it to us. The food, history and culture were so interesting. His expertise was so valuable. Thanks to him we had a great experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great way to get to know the lay of the land. Definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

So glad we decided to go on this tour! We went to places we never would have ventured to on our own. Our guide Rei was great, very informative and fun. Would definitely recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Loved this tour! Rai did a great job showing us around Tokyo! The food we ate was fantastic and we enjoyed learning about Japanese culture and cuisine! Would highly recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys learning and eating!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Sylvia was a fantastic guide. She gave great attention to detail even helped cook the food took us to great out of the way restaurants. Definitely would recommend this tour. A highlight of our trip. Can't say enough good things about it!

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