Meet up with your guide at 4:20pm at Hachiko Square located by the famous Shibuya Crossing intersection. Though this famous Tokyo area is mostly known as a hub of Japanese culture and fashion, you’ll soon discover it has an equally famous reputation among locals for its food.
Skip the overpriced touristy restaurants and instead follow your guide on foot to Shibuya eateries hidden in the ward’s back alleys frequented by Tokyo locals.
As you explore and snack, you’ll get the chance to try Japanese favorites like Kobe Beef or Wagyu beef ‘yakitori’ (barbecue) skewers, Osaka-style takoyaki, Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, several kinds of sushi, and even some taiyaki dessert to finish up. You'll even get to check out a depachika, a typical Japanese underground food hall hosted in the basement of one of the country's many department stores. One included beverage will help you wash down your various snacks.
You’ll end your trip back at your original starting point with a full stomach and a newfound knowledge of Japan’s insider food culture.
Hachiko Square at Shibuya Station
(specifically in front of the green van in front of the Hachiko statue)
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Our family with young children had a wonderful time on this tour. Our guide Lora was fantastic - fun, engaging and informative - and the food was simply amazing!
It was GREAT! We love Viator !!
An excellent way to dive into the local food and entertainment culture. We would never have experienced these various foods and places around town without Kate, our guide. Sooo much better than the other tours we booked while visiting Tokyo. Very personal, very informative. HIGHLY recommend
We booked this tour to experience the Shibuya neighborhood, and Kate fully delivered. Not only did we eat delicious food, but she gave history of the neighborhood and cultural highlights as well. Kate was joined by Carole, whom she was training, and they both were very knowledgeable and fun. We definitely felt we got more than our money's worth with the experience they gave us. Kate also gave very helpful recommendations for after the conclusion of the tour. Thanks again Kate!Stephanie and Brian
Highly recommended. Wonderful food and Tims a great guide.
We enjoyed this tour so much that my husband booked the same tour a couple months later when his friends were in town visiting. The guide was knowledgable and took us to the best spots around Shibuya.
Our guide was really good and with a lot of knowledge about the food and the area. He also was incredible nice and has a lot of sense of humor. Really recommend this tour!!!
Great host, fun tour! The food was excellent, especially the Kobe Beef!!
Very good tour, the food was good, and the guide was very informative not only about food but also about of japanese culture.
As other reviewers have said, you'd be really full by the end of the tour. That's why we came prepared and brought some food containers along so that we can pack any unfinished food and enjoy them the following day. While I'm more of a meat lover, the highlight of the tour for me turned out to be the sushi stop. Definitely the best sushi I've ever had! The kobe beef skewers didn't disappoint either. I took one star off as something I would change is the dessert, as I would think there are better options out there which I would be more curious to try than the custard-filled pancakes we had on this tour instead.
Get a taste for Tokyo’s ‘locals-only’ food scene thanks to this 3-hour culinary exploration of the intimate back-alley eateries of Shibuya. Visit 5 food stops and feel like a foodie insider as you sample delicacies including Kobe beef skewers, Osaka-style ‘takoyaki’ (octopus balls), Hiroshima-style ‘okonomiyaki’ (savory pancake), sushi and taiyaki (Japanese dessert) and visit a local ‘depachika’ (underground food market). One free drink is also included.