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Tokyo Food Tour: 3-Hour Culinary Adventure

1. Tokyo Food Tour: 3-Hour Culinary Adventure

Tokyo’s vibrant food culture is legendary, and is one of the many reasons why people flock to the Japanese capital. On this 3-hour Tokyo tour you’ll join a local guide to dive into the city’s food scene, tasting some of the city’s best dishes. Get a truly local perspective as your local guide explains the history of the food you’re tasting and the places you visit, sharing personal experiences and food related family traditions and customs during the tour. Begin in Yakitori Alley, near Yurakucho, an area with many casual bar-style restaurants and the birthplace of yakitori, one of many Japanese people’s favourite appetizers. Enjoy a drink of sake or a local beer, then sample yakitori at one of the many local restaurants, each with their own “tare” (sauce) mixed with their secret ingredients. Travel to Tsukishima to visit “Monja” Street, where “Monja-Yaki” is said to have originated, a type of Japanese pan-fried batter with various ingredients. You’ll have the chance to watch your food being cooked, chat with the cook, and devour your Monja-yaki fresh from the hot plate.  Take a quick stroll through Ginza, where you can find great confectionery shops and learn about the rich variety of traditional Japanese sweets — and, best of all, choose one to try! Usually made of rice and red beans, these sweets change based on the ingredients available at each time of year, and even their shapes are inspired by what you can find in nature during that season. Your tour ends here but don’t forget to ask for tips on what else to see do and eat during your stay. Fancy a cool local bar or a karaoke place? Your guide is happy to recommend  favourite spots so that your night can continue. Equally, your guide can help with directions back to your accommodation, or you can return to the start point with them.

Tokyo's Upmarket District: Explore Ginza with a Local Guide

2. Tokyo's Upmarket District: Explore Ginza with a Local Guide

Discover Ginza through the eyes of a local on a fully customizable tour of one of Tokyo's most interesting areas. Stroll the Ginza district and uncover the heart of the city's most popular place for entertainment, shops and flashing lights.  Be matched to a knowledgeable local guide based on your interests and personality Start with a walk through the Chūō district, closed to vehicles at the weekend and sometimes home to small street concerts. Go to Tsukiji Market and marvel at the organized chaos of the legendary fish market; or get involved if you are feeling brave!  If you are traveling with kids, or just young at heart, and fancy exploring one of Japan's most famous toy stores, go to the Hakuhinkan Toy Park and discover giant stuffed toys and tons of other goodies to indulge your playful side. Pop into some of the countless designer stores or follow your host to one of the less-expensive shops to save some cash. Discover traditional stores, such as Kyukyodo, where the beautiful Japanese paper, cards and fans are a feast for the eyes. If you prefer, your host can leave you outside the famous Kabukiza, where you can watch one off the acts or performances at leisure. Alternatively, they can take you to one of their favorite restaurants or izakayas (a casual dining venue) so you can sample some authentic Japanese food and drinks on your own. The possibilities are endless in Ginza and your local host will design the best experience for you and your group, all based on your interests and desired length of your adventure. 

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What people are saying about Ginza

Kiri showed us the real Tokyo, bustling as city and with food !!

The nice thing about a tour like this is the company of people that enjoy the same universal thing around the world : good food. Kirir as a guide was enthusiastic, answered all questions and introduced us to yakitori, japanese sweets, okonomiyaki and more, including an extra melon bread at the end. Also the stop at Tsukiyima is a place that for most tourists will not be on the map for a few days in this great city. So : well worth doing this !!!

Great activity! Professional, very nice photographer!

Competent, creative photo session in one of Tokyo's business districts. Thoughtful concept, fantastic support, creative ideas! The photographer speaks perfect English and knows Tokyo very well! Highly recommended!

Wonderful tour with great food

After navigating the streets of Tokyo by ourselves, it was so nice to have a guide take us around. The food was great and there was a lot of it. Really enjoyed this tour!

Snoopy was a great guide and the food was great

The food tour was excellent, our guide snoopy (Yuki) was very knowledgeable and patient and we had a lot of fun and the food we tried was excellent.

Enthusiastic guide with great information about local cuisine. We recommend him highly