• Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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Explore the streets of Tokyo during an evening food walking tour with an expert guide. You’ll sample yakitori accompanied by two drinks and enjoy 6–8 food tastings plus dessert at three popular and traditional venues. Start amid Yurakucho’s rustic charm, continue on to modern Ginza, and finish your 3-hour tour among a maze of local eateries in Shimbashi.

Highlights

  • 3-hour food walking tour of Tokyo in the evening
  • Stroll the streets of Yurakucho, Ginza and Shimbashi with a professional guide
  • Travel back in time to 1970s-era Japan as you explore the maze of eateries in Gado Shita
  • Marvel at $500-dollar melons at the upscale grocery stores of Ginza
  • Enjoy yakitori with two complimentary drinks
  • Sample approximately 6 to 8 local dishes plus dessert

What You Can Expect

Walking Food Tour in Yurakucho, Shimbashi and Ginza

Hidden Alleys of Tokyo

Meet your guide and group in the early evening in front of Outside Hankyu Men’s Department Store, located off the Yamanote Line at the Ginza stop exit. You’ll spend the next 3 hours eating and drinking your way through some of the city’s top eateries for locals, an aspect of Tokyo few tourists ever get to experience.

Stop by Gado Shita, a busy restaurant area located directly under the city’s elevated train tracks. Wander amidst the narrow streets, blazing neon sights, and enticing smells of this culinary hot spot, an area which hearkens back to Japan in the 1970s. You’ll stop by a selection of local ‘izakayas’ (pubs) frequented by residents, where you’ll try out 5 different varieties of ‘yakitori’ and 2 drinks.

Head next to Tokyo’s upscale Ginza neighborhood, an area which provides the perfect contrast to the labyrinths of Gado Shita. Marvel at the upscale food shops selling $500 designer melons and let your mouth water as you pass by meticulously-decorated pastries in the display cases of local retailers.

Finish your food exploration by visiting Shimbashi, where you’ll get a chance to take a deeper dive into some of Tokyo’s many rustic eateries and charming ‘izakayas.’ You’ll finish your excursion at Shimbashi Station.

Customer Reviews

Mary C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We got so much out of this tour! If it's on your to eat list, you'll probably have at least a small portion on this tour. So much food, and then a full meal at the end! We learned so much all along the way.

Asami - Thank you for being a wonderful guide.

Sebastian

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Outstanding fun with great guide. Really pushes you outside your normal cuisine! Fantastic time.

HH

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The guide Ryan is one of the best guide that I have encountered. He is very knowledgeable and he made the walking tour very interesting and educational. We would go any time with Ryan for another walking tour .... cheers...

Neal P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A great tour and excellent way to see Tokyo whilst enjoying the cuisine

Bianca B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour! Food was fantastic and the tour guide was awesome. I learned a lot about Japanese food by region and got to ask my stupid cultural questions with a forgiving and friendly guide.

lyndaban Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

My wife and i were so lucky to have booked this tour along with 5 others who we did not know , the young Japanese girl tour guide who spoke pefect english having lived in USA for sometime was so full of knowledge about the areas we visited , the small restaurants were wonderful with each one a different taste of Japan food was amazing sites and information was first class . we can recommend this tour to all it was a highlight of our visit to Japan .

MARK L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Don't miss this tour....it's absolutely a must do!

Greg M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Josh was a fantastic guide. He was informative and funny and gave us a lot of history and facts of Tokyo as well as the food and culture. The food stops were all fantastic and very diverse. A great tour to get to know the foods of Tokyo.

Helen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The great thing about food tours is that you visit local eateries that you wouldn't have dared/thought to enter on your own, and usually you're with a group of interesting like-minded people. This tour of Ginza, Shimbashi and Yurakucho was no exception. Ryan was an excellent guide who carried his expertise modestly and introduced us to Japanese customs and manners, as well as a range of fascinating and delicious food. By the end of it we were much more knowledgeable about Tokyo's food, and really well-fed. The experience was enhanced by the late-evening time slot and the lights of Ginza - brilliant in every way.

Jane M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Fantastic food and Ryan was an excellent guide! Great value, and the quantity and quality of food outstanding! Highly recommend as an introduction to Japanese cuisine.

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