This was our favorite tour of the trip. Our guide, Ichi, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful! We would recommend this tour to everyone. You start off trying different kinds of Asahi beer. Then you go to a sake/liquor store where you try different sakes. We ended up buying a bottle cause they were very good. Ichi then walked us by Senso Ji temple and was willing to take pictures of us. We then got to eat. Ichi did the ordering for us and listened to what we like and don't like and suggested food to try based on that. Then you end the night at another restaurant for savory pancakes okonomiyaki.
I absolutely loved my tour with Ichi! It was really fun to be able to experience Japan more like a local rather than as a tourist. Because I was the only one on the tour that night, he customized the food to fit my adventurous palette which I loved. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone new to this area of Tokyo.
We had a fantastic night ! Our guide, Ichi, was very charming and informative. We went to great bars and restaurants and Ichi even acted as a first class chef in our final restaurant ! It was fun, and great meeting other people and getting access to the inner secret side of Japanese cuisine. Oh....and I almost forgot to mention the Master Saki brewer who let us taste his fantastic home made Saki varients.
Yu was my guide for this tour. He was amazing!!! He took me to the top of the Asakusa Information Center for a gorgeous view of Asakusa. We then went to a bar to try 3 different types of beer next to a building that was shaped like a beer. We then went to an Izakaya for traditional Japanese food and drinks. Delicious!!! Then we went to a local liquor store to try some different sakes. I bought a bottle of plum wine from the store. The plum wine is the best plum wine that I have ever had. Everyone that has tried it, loved it. Our last location was a pancake restaurant where we had meat with cabbage and egg cooked in front of us with mayonnaise and brown sauce. Yummy! I had more sake. I was so full at the end of the tour...I skipped breakfast the next day. If you do this tour, you will not regret it. Thank you, Yu!!!
Yu was a fantastic guide. We had the best night in Tokyo, each of the spots visited was a hidden gem and Yu's advice and lessons in Japanese also made the rest of our Tokyo adventure great! Best tour I have done. Couldn't recommend any higher.
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