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Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour

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$99.31

Savor some amazing Japanese dishes while experiencing local nightlife on this food tour in Tokyo. Delve into the city’s nighttime culinary scene on visits to several popular pubs and restaurants for local favorites such as grilled meat skewers, hot-plate dishes, sweet cakes and sake. All tastings and necessary public transport are included, and you’ll learn a ton about Japanese food and culture from your expert local guide. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Minimum age is 12 years old
- Legal drinking age in Tokyo is 20; customers under 20 years of age will only be served non-alcoholic drinks
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate

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Stop At: Yurakucho Yokocho, Unnamed Road 2 Chome-4, 2丁目-4 有楽町 千代田区 東京都 100-0006, Japan

We’ll begin our tour 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. As many businessmen and women do after 5pm, we’ll 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.


Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Tsukishima Monja Street, 1 Chome-9 Tsukishima, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0052, Japan

After having a drink to go with the yakitori, we’ll travel to Tsukishima to visit “Monja” Street, where “Monja-Yaki” is said to have originated. Often compared with Okonomi-yaki in Osaka, Monja-yaki is a type of Japanese pan-fried batter with various ingredients. The ingredients are finely chopped and mixed into the batter before grilling. 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. In true local style, you’ll use a small metal spatula for cutting it to pieces then chopsticks to eat with right from the grill.


Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Ginza, Chuo 104-0061 Tokyo Prefecture

We’ll 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? We’d be happy to recommend our favourites 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.


Duration: 20 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

2 Chome-9 Yūrakuchō, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0006, Japan

Departure time:

5:00 PM

Duration:

3 hours

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Tina Y

Kiri was a friendly and knowledgeable guide and the food was great. Especially nice since I was travelling on my own and it was nice to chat with everyone.

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Grace C

Kirihara was amazing. He was very engaging, had a great sense of humor, and made the entire experience fun. Despite my poor sense of directions, I was able to find the group at the designated meeting point in the Ginza district . It was a party of 12, and I enjoyed my conversations with everyone I spoke to. From the meeting point, Kirihara took us to a restaurant where we were provided drinks and snacks. I was the only vegetarian, which I did specify when I booked the trip, and that entire evening, Kirihara ensured that I got vegetarian options. After that, he took us to a bakery, and we each received a mochi dessert. (I ate it a few days later, and it was still delicious.) We then went to another restaurant, where we had two different entrees. One drink was included with the meal, but everyone had the option of ordering more drinks at his or her own cost. The establishment was the kind where there was a hot griddle at each table, and Kirihara actually prepared the Japanese pancakes and "pizzas" for us. He has mad skills. At the end of the tour, he ensured that we knew our way back to our hotels via subway, and then emailed us an extensive list of descriptions and links of his recommendations on what to see and eat in Tokyo. I give Kirihara and the night tour an A+++.

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SIBA W

Tomomi-San was a great guide, making sure the small group of 3 was comfortable and given enough time in each location. Food was abundant and very tasty. Thank you for all the valuable information!

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carly.weiser

This was an incredible tour and one that we would do again. Our guide Kiri took us to many places my boyfriend and I would have never found. The food was very authentic. Kiri was knowledgeable not just about food, but about the surrounding area. This is also a great way to meet people if you're looking for a bit of company on your trip. We went out with another tour mate to a bar (recommended by Kiri) after the tour was over.

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Tyler D

I signed up for this solo and was in a group with 4 others 2 groups of 2. Ayaka was our guide, and she was EXCELLENT. She took the time to explain all of the food and places we visited, and gave us background on all of the places we passed through. She took the time while traveling between restaurants to get to know each of us. It was a great way to go into places I never would have had the courage to visit on my own, and try foods that would have otherwise been kept secret from me! After the tour was over, our group wanted to continue wandering around together, and she gave great recommendations about where to go and gave us directions for how to get there. I especially recommend this for solo travelers because it's a good chance to meet up with other people for part of a day.

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John Z

The food and guide on this tour were excellent. The only reason I didn't give it a fifth star is that I found the walking and train ride parts a little disjointed. I think that part could have been better coordinated. But if you want great food and a Monjya St restaurant experience, this is it.

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peravin_mariathasan

I love Japanese food, so anything that involves around it is a winner. The tour was great but it felt a little short. Apart from that I had an awesome time.

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Svetlana N

I cannot call a tour a food tour because we spent most of the time walking leisurely at the streets and getting to places. Food was 6 very salty chicken little sticks divided between 2 people, so you are lucky to try one tiny peace, and cabbage pancakes that they cook in front of you. I am not a big fan of cabbage and was expecting much of different type of dishes rather than sitting in a small smoky cheap joint for 2 hr.
Overalll, it was a ripoff. With abundance of restaurants on every corner, you can easily try different dishes yourself and for the price of tour-at least 5 whole meals. Waste of money, waste of time.

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William B

Unfortunately this tour really didn't explore much in the Japanese styles of food. There were 3 stops. A Yakitori restaurant which was ok but nothing special, a sweet shop where we all got a single sweet and another place which I can't recall the name off. Unfortunately this last place allowed smoking inside, and on top of the fairly ordinary food that was served there it actually was fairly unpleasant and I couldn't wait to get out.
So the tour didn't really provide a lot of insight, nor was the product we ate very good. All in all I found this poor value for money.

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Joseph E

I used the location app recommended in information when I linked to get my ticket. Arrived at location indicated on app on time and there was nobody there.


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Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour
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Savor some amazing Japanese dishes while experiencing local nightlife on this food tour in Tokyo. Delve into the city’s nighttime culinary scene on visits to several popular pubs and restaurants for local favorites such as grilled meat skewers, hot-plate dishes, sweet cakes and sake. All tastings and necessary public transport are included, and you’ll learn a ton about Japanese food and culture from your expert local guide. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.

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