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Eat and Drink Like A LOCAL : Restaurant, Tavern & Ramen Tour

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

This is the ideal pick for first-time visitors to Tokyo. Avoid the tourist traps and benefit from having a guide to take you to secret places that locals love in Ueno. Visit exciting local haunts that you likely wouldn’t find alone such as a standing bar, and a tavern. Learn about the type of food and drinks locals eat and get the chance to try delicious ramen.
  • Discover standing bars and taverns that local go to in Ueno
  • No language barriers—a guide takes care of the translating
  • Small-group tour limited to eight travelers

What's Included

  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • You are going to have a small souvenir porcelain cup, using one on the tour.

    Departure & Return

    Departure Point

    • Starbucks Coffee - Atre Ueno
      Japan, 〒110-0005 Tokyo, Taito City, Ueno, 7-chōme−1−1 アトレ上野 1F

      In front of Starbucks atré beside Ueno station Hirokōji exit.

    Departure Time

    3/4/2022 - 8/24/2023
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Return Details

    This activity will end right where it started.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
    Operated by Best Experience Japan

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

    Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Eat and Drink Like A LOCAL : Restaurant, Tavern & Ramen Tour?

    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
    • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

    Q:What is the policy on sanitisation during Eat and Drink Like A LOCAL : Restaurant, Tavern & Ramen Tour?

    A:The policies on sanitisation are:
    • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
    • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

    Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Eat and Drink Like A LOCAL : Restaurant, Tavern & Ramen Tour?

    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
    • Regular temperature checks for staff

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    Traveller Tips


    Please note that the cost of the food and drink in the restaurants and bar you visit are extra (but very reasonable due to the Ueno location).
    Me and my family fully recommend this tour (we took a similar food tour in Kyoto, that was OK but Akira's was by far more better, indeed he set our expectations very high).
    I/we have done food tours all over the world and have never been asked to pay additional money when we arrive to go on the tour.
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    Great guide and great tour!
    Harvey_W, Aug 2022
    Aki was a great tour guide! I had my own personal tour but he said he’s used to having larger groups. He took me to a lot of good local spots with food I’ve never tried before and plenty of drinks! You’ll want to come very hungry. I couldn’t eat everything at all the stops because I got full so I ended making sure I was at least able to eat some of everything at every stop. I would definitely recommend Aki and his tour to anyone that wants to see something a little off the beaten path. It was a lot of fun and I would do it again!
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    Shonte_P, Jul 2022
    What a wonderful experience! Im in Tokyo solo and was looking for something to do, so I booked this tour. It was the best decision. Aki was knowledgeable and fun. He made the night memorable. Also, the food and drinks were amazing. I highly recommend!
    Bring extra money
    Gregory_B, Feb 2020
    I would love to give this review five stars because of the people in our group (people can make a tour great) but I can't. I/we have done food tours all over the world and have never been asked to pay additional money when we arrive to go on the tour. Several people in the group were aware of this when they arrived due to other people that they knew being on the same tour prior so were not surprised, but we were very surprised. Luckily we had cash and were able to pay the extra 10000 yen. This was double the amount we signed up for. The food was good, the people were awesome, I just wish the price on viator would have been correct so that I did not have to start the tour feeling uncomfortable.
    A MUST in Tokyio if looking for Great Food and great time and a unique experience!
    Ernesto L, Jan 2020
    I took this tour with my family: wife, son (24) and daughter (20) in December 20. Akira really know his job regarding drinks, places, food and a lot of stories related with it. We really had a lot of fun with him and the group. He is a nice and knowledgeable amigo un poco loco. We visited four different places that unless you are japanese or live in Tokyo would be very dissucult to find and specially to order. The tour included a very good variety of food and drinks so you will get a very good idea of japanese food, and the special havest sake in one the Isakayas was fenomenal. Me and my family fully recommend this tour (we took a similar food tour in Kyoto, that was OK but Akira's was by far more better, indeed he set our expectations very high). If in Tokyo we will do it again.
    Great food & drink and excellent company
    Des H, Oct 2019
    Not speaking any Japanese but wanting to experience their street food (away from the Shinjuku tourist traps) this seemed the perfect trip. We were not disappointed - Aki proved a perfect host and the other members of the small party were great fun and getting to know your fellow travellers during the tour only added to the enjoyment. The food was delicious and you only have to be mildly adventurous when chosing what you eat and drink to get the benefit of Aki's knowledge (who lived for many years in Australia / US / UK so understands what us foreigners generally like, so doesn't push the food boundaries too far). Hopefully, like us, you will be very pleasantly surprised how delicious some cuts of meat are that we wouldn't otherwise have tried (and we aren't very adventurous food wise). Please note that the cost of the food and drink in the restaurants and bar you visit are extra (but very reasonable due to the Ueno location). We highly recommend this trip and although I was travelling with my 20 year old son, I would imagine this is a perfect tour to do on your own and spend a great evening in the company of Aki and the rest of the tour - Enjoy !
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