Private tour

Tokyo: Private Eat & Drink Like a Local Tour

4.5 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider:City Unscripted
Private tour

Tokyo: Private Eat & Drink Like a Local Tour

Activity provider:City Unscripted

From US$ 124.51 per person

Taste the unique flavors of Tokyo, a culinary leader with a reputation for having some of the best food in the world. Discover the local lifestyle on a personalized food tour with your private guide.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Be matched to a knowledgeable local guide based on your interests and personality
  • Get a private food tour of Tokyo most iconic delicacies
  • Delight your taste buds with 6 delicious tastings of traditional food
  • Sample surprisingly tasty food at a Japanese convenience store or vending machine
  • See landmarks like Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho alleyway
Full description

Enjoy tastings of authentic Japanese food on a personalized private walking tour of Tokyo. Explore the local food scene in the electric streets of the city's fast-paced commercial hubs and foodie havens, such as Shibuya, Shinjuku, or Shimbashi. From 8-seater sushi shops to ramshackle izakaya bars squeezed into lantern-lit alleyways, gleaming depachika - expansive food halls in the basements of luxurious department stores - to no-frills standing bars called tachinomiya, you’ll only visit the places where locals eat. You could eat around neon-lit Shibuya, a central district known as a food hub for regional flavors across Japan. But between the sleek stores is Yokocho, a kaleidoscope of neon lights, red lanterns, and retro izakaya bars, all crammed into a tiny alleyway overflowing with noisy locals and more dishes than you knew existed. Next, why not stop off somewhere for a bowl of ramen? Tokyo has varieties that don’t exist anywhere else in the world! Quench your thirst with a drink, and hop on the train to Shinjuku’s Omoide Yokocho, a quintessentially Tokyo labyrinth of alleys crammed with tiny bars and food stalls. Sample food like Dango, a rice flour dumpling drenched in sweet soy sauce, or crunch on surprisingly delicious fried chicken from a local convenience store! Your itinerary will be fully personalized according to your taste and preferences. You'll be paired with locals that are passionate about their city (and its food) tand who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them.

  • Walking tour
  • Tastings of unique Japanese soft drinks from vending machines or convenience stores
  • 1 beer, cocktail or soft drink
  • 6 foods to taste, chosen based on your preferences
  • Private and personalized experience
  • Local host
  • Additional food and drink
  • Entrance into ticketed attractions
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please book this tour at least 48-hours in advance so that the supplier can build the best experience for you
  • Experiences are fully personalized, so any additional requirements such as tickets, transportation and food or drinks can be arranged for an additional cost
  • Private groups are normally no larger than 6 persons. If your group is larger, please make this known so that arrangements can be made

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 27 reviews

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Michael is a super cool guy who was fun to chat with. He was very knowledgeable in his choice of cuisines and super flexible with our preferences. We visited several local places that were not touristy. We even visited a shrine. He also took great photos and had good suggestions for vegetarian Ramen that we tried the next day—totally worth our trek! Thanks, made for a great first night in Tokyo!

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August 6, 2019

Highly recommended

We had Mithila as our guide for this trip. Four hours of culinary adventure. During our tour we had many local specialties across Tokyo, without any time pressure. At the end Mithila showed us where some great places we could explore by our own, with even more delicious japanese food. This excursion is really highly recommended!

June 5, 2018

Product ID: 125501