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

Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour

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 November 2015

Very fun and a good way to learn some things about Tokyo that you would probably miss on your own.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great experience and Meg, our tour guide was informative and charming. She made it a wonderful experience. The other people on the tour were fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was the BEST thing I did in Tokyo. Meg our tour guide was so informative and nice, and she took us to places I would have never found on my own. The entire experience made me vow to always take Food Tours when I visit cities from now on. If you want to see the real Tokyo..book this tour! It is the highlight of my trip to Tokyo and I will take it again next time I return.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Except for the confectionary shop, we went to places we would have never found on our own. Loved the hole in the wall places. It was more than the usual tasting tour. It was a full meal. Truly enjoyed our experience. I guide was delightful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Awesome experience for first timers in Tokyo. Tiny alleys and out of the way places and things to eat. Great guide who gave lots of info about food in Japan.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Ikumi was the best guide! Food was excellent and it was great meeting people on the tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide was very friendly, informative, and took us to a lot of food spots you might only have found if you were a local!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

There are a lot of good reasons to pick the evening food tour with Tokyo Urban Adventures the company that runs this tour. First, this is a well recognized brand when it comes to tours in Asia I have used them on several occasions and never been disappointed. Secondly, the tour does a great job of focussing on some of the food I hadn't heard of before the trip for example, monjayaki, wagashi etc. Thirdly, the tour size is small and the guides are very personable Tokyo was probably my best experience in this regard - Silvia was fantastic. In short, this is a great way to spend an evening in Tokyo, the length of time is just about right and you get to see areas of Tokyo you would have otherwise missed trust me on this last point!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour was fabulous. I enjoyed going to places I never would have visited without a guide. Beyond that, the food was amazing too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We've been to Japan 4 separate times through the years and its only now that we joined a food tour. I highly recommend this tour, its a great way to appreciate the local cuisine, learn something new that we would have never tried out ourselves. Our guide - Rei was very informative. Our group was fun and everyone was willing to try everything.

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