Experience Tokyo’s culinary hidden gems on this 3-hour Tokyo food tour through three very famous and must-see places in Tokyo!
Meeting time frame
Take the JR Yamanote, JR Keihin-Tohoku or Yurakucho Subway Line to Yurakucho Station. Once you arrive, please take the Ginza Exit. Turn right from the Ginza Exit and go straight and you will see Hankyu on your left hand side. Or, take Hibiya Line and get off (Y18) – Hibiya Station D7 exit. If you have trouble, please show any staff this Kanji (Japanese) 有楽町駅の銀座出口 阪急百貨店. Our guide will be holding an Arigato Japan Sign, also there is a good deal of walking on our tour so please wear comfortable shoes.
We have a strict policy about starting our tours on time. This is to project the enjoyment of all our guests and restaurant partners. We are sorry to say that if you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided. We are also unable to accommodate meeting up in any of the food stops once you’ve missed the start of the tour.
Let's start the feast
Starting off in Yurakucho, exploring Ginza and ending in Shimbashi, your guide will show you the sights, sounds, and most importantly, the tastes of Tokyo most tourists do not get to experience. 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 ambiance of the Showa period times, you’ll see local izakaya mostly frequented by locals. You’ll enjoy 2 food stops in this area that serve typical snacks/starters enjoyed by local Japanese office workers and friends out for a night on the town. Enjoy traditional starter- bar snacks in one spot, and discover the regional tastes of Ise in Mie Prefecture at another quaint and interesting location.
Continuing in Ginza, explore some very interesting food spots where you can find a $400 melon, and a famous Sembei (rice cracker) shop dating back from the early 1800’s! Taste for yourself the tradition and pride behind this Tokyo historic spot– their secret recipes have been guarded carefully for over 200 years.
See the famous landmarks of Tokyo’s most expensive real estate area! Soon after we will go to a special restaurant where we will sample 6 or more regional foods from the south of Japan, in Miyazaki Prefecture. You will also have a chance to experience some amazing seasonal dishes at this place.
End of feast
Finishing up with our last food stop for dessert and then wandering over to Shimbasi you can see how the glamorous Ginza clashes with the rustic old Tokyo. Shimbashi is home to some of the most authentic local eateries and izakayas in Tokyo. Have the chance to dine with locals for an evening you’ll surely never forget.
Outside Hankyu Men’s Department Store by the bus stop across from JTB tourist information center (有楽町駅の銀座出口 阪急百貨店). Address is 2-5-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (〒100-8488 東京都千代田区有楽町２丁目５−１).