Experience Tokyo’s bustling culinary underbelly on this 3-hour food tour in three very famous and must see places in Tokyo! This is a walking and eating food tour where you can try 5 kinds of Yakitoris, 6-8 local dishes, 2 complimentary drinks and Japanese Wagashi (Japanese Dessert)!
Starting off in Yurakucho and ending in Shimbashi your guide will show you the sights, sounds and most importantly, tastes of Tokyo most tourists do not get to experience. We will visit Gado Shita ,a lively restaurant district built up under the brick arches beneath the elevated train tracks. Step into the narrow streets of the red lanterns and neon signs, so called yokocho alleys, where you can find yourself back in the 70s of Japan. In such exotic and retro ambience of the Showa period times, you'll see local izakayas mostly frequented by locals. You'll enjoy 5 scrumptious yakitoris and 2 drinks in the first restaurant.
Continuing in Ginza, we'll show you some very interesting food spots where you can find a 500 USD melon, some traditionally and beautifully arranged desserts and see the famous landmarks of Tokyo's most expensive real estate area!
See how the new glamorous clashes with the rustic old once we set foot in Shimbashi, home to some of the most authentic local eateries and izakayas in Tokyo.
Get the chance dine with locals and sample 5-7 dishes you'll surely never forget!
This is a food tour you MUST try when visiting Tokyo!
My passion is traveling and I have had the privilege to spend time in over 30 countries. I love Europe especially and before I met my husband Matt, I used to plan trips with only one roller bag so I could easily explore the amazing food and locations around each city I visited. After our wedding last year, I told Matt that I wanted to have “one last hurrah” before we have kids. So I packed my bags and spent a month exploring the most unforgettable places of Europe like Santorini, the Amalfi Coast, Dubrovnik, Sweden, Bosnia, the French Riviera, etc.; but it was a culinary class in France that inspired me to start my cooking class and food tour business in Japan. When you travel, you buy some souvenirs to remind you of a memorable place that you went to, but joining a cooking class gave me the skills to recreate some simple French food that I really loved! I felt like I took a small part of France with me when I left. When I came home, I decided I wanted to do the same thing for those coming to Japan. I wanted to help people understand how to make their favorite Japanese dishes whether it be Teriyaki, Tonkatsu, Miso or Maki & Sushi and more! I also wanted to give people the chance to see the food culture of Japan. I drew on my many experiences regarding the difficulties of traveling. While it is great to explore unseen places on your own, it can be very taxing on one’s energy. One ends up getting lost and not knowing what to do in a huge city you have never been to. I took these experiences and organized food tours that will help people understand where to go and what to taste! All the stops on my tours are not very foreigner friendly and most of the time, you are going to miss out on the delicious dishes they have to offer if you are not able to speak or read Japanese. All of the personal reasons I love about running this, business aside, is the fact that the number of foreign visitors is increasing year on year (19.7 million visitors in 2015, up 47.1% from 2014 according to www.tourism.jp) and with no stop in sight leading up to the summer Olympics. 2020 tourism is going to be booming in Japan for the foreseeable future and I want to be in a position to share my passion with as many people as possible. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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