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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. Delving into the city’s nighttime culinary scene, you’ll visit several popular street food vendors, bars and restaurants to indulge in 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.

Highlights

  • 3-hour walking tour of Tokyo’s nighttime food scene, with all tastings included
  • Visit several street food vendors, bars and restaurants that few visitors know about
  • Try local favorites such as yakitori, monjayaki and taiyaki
  • 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 the Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan Building 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 street food vendors, starting in Yakitori Alley near Yurakucho. This area is full of casual bar-style restaurants and is known as the birthplace of yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) — a favorite local appetizer.

As many businessmen and women do after 5pm, you’ll enjoy some sake or beer and sample yakitori. Pair your savory dish with the restaurant’s special sauce.

Next, head to Tsukishima to visit Monja Street, where monjayaki (pan-fried batter with various finely chopped ingredients) is said to have originated. This dish is often compared to Osaka-style okonomiyaki (savory pancake). Watch your food being prepared and chat with the cook. Once it's ready, devour your fresh monjayaki hot plate in true local style: Use a small metal spatula to cut it into pieces and then pluck your food right from the grill with chopsticks.

Finish your food tastings with a sweet treat: taiyaki. Translated as ‘grilled sea bream,’ this fun and popular local dessert is actually a crispy fish-shaped cake stuffed with sweetened red beans.

Throughout your Tokyo food tour, your guide will explain the history of Japanese food and tell you interesting facts about the places you visit, also sharing with you personal experiences and food-related traditions. 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 April 2014

This tour was brilliant. Small group. Knowledgeable guide. Three or 4 places to eat and everything included. This tour is a must.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

A great and fun tour. Our young guide was FANTASTIC! Great tour and food. lots of fun. Wish it had lasted longer.

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