Private tour

Tokyo: 3-Hour Food Tour of Shinbashi at Night

4.9 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Arigato Travel K.K.
Private tour

Tokyo: 3-Hour Food Tour of Shinbashi at Night

Activity provider: Arigato Travel K.K.
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From US$ 182 per person

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Savor the local flavors of Tokyo on a 3-hour food tour of the lively Shinbashi district at night. Join the city's working class as they unwind after a long day at the office in the maze of eateries and standing bars.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Walk the backstreets of Shinbashi that only the locals know about
  • Sample traditional Japanese dishes and try a tasty "taiyaki" dessert
  • Visit 4 different food shops, including a pancake venue known only to locals
  • Discover Robatayaki expertly grilled dishes and local community entertainment from the chef
  • Get of the tourist track and enjoy a taste of authentic Japan
Full description
Explore the alleys of Tokyo's Shinbashi area, known for its rustic izakayas (pubs) and food stalls. Grab some of the most satisfying food on the planet as you discover the vibrant district after dark! Start by entering the chasm of eateries overrun on a nightly basis by the working class of Japan. Join the thousands of businessmen who go to their favorite izakaya bar for a quick bite and cold beer before going home. Stop for some sashimi (raw fish), large gyoza (dumplings) and tamagoyaki (omelet), and then continue to a yakitori stall serving skewered meat and veggies cooked over an open fire. Wind your way through the maze of izakayas to find one of the most hidden okonomiyaki (pancake) shops, where only the locals go. Savor an authentic okonomiyaki with a drink before heading back to Shinbashi Station for the end of the tour.
  • Food stops
  • One drink included
  • Dessert included
  • Walking level moderate
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the decommissioned steam engine at the Hibiya exit of Shinbashi Station. Your guide will be there holding a sign. Your guide can only wait an additional 5 minutes after the starting time and then the tour will depart. Your guide cannot give directions via phone once the tour begins. This is to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all guests on the tour and also to respect the activity provider's relationships with the restaurants.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • You are free to smoke in most areas of Shinbashi
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Only adults aged 20 and over are permitted on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 19 reviews

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This was a great experience. “Yappy,” our guide, was charming, informative and took us on an odyssey we never could have done on our own. The highlight was a izakawa run by the same family for nearly 70 years. The owner presided over the place and the chef prepared several courses, with the dumplings out of this world. Highly recommended!

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October 15, 2022

Fantastic Japanese food and delicious sake

Joko and Norma have made for a very pleasant evening. The price was double and worth it. Delicious eaten in excellent cozy Japanese restaurants. Now I know that warm sake is actually not the best sake. This tour is highly recommended if you want to learn more about Tokyo

March 19, 2019

Yappy, Japanese travel guide, adjusted our tour to keep us out of the threat of rain. We went to a small izakaya, sake tasting, yakitori restaurant and finally a ramen stand. Lots of good food and drinks!

October 13, 2022

Product ID: 67806