Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour

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Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour information and booking

from
$114
Duration
3 hours
Departs from
JR Yurakucho Station Central Gate - In front of Yoshinoya Restaurant/ticket machine
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
5pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

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 street food vendors, bars 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.

Meet your local guide at the Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan Building in the evening to begin your tour of Tokyo’s bustling nighttime food scene. You'll walk from place to place and also take public transport. All tastings and one drink (beer or sake) are included, so indulge!

You’ll feel like a local as you stroll through the city and visit several popular street food vendors, starting in Yakitori Alley near Yurakucho. This area is full of casual bar-style restaurants that serve up appetizers such as yakitori (grilled chicken skewers). Dip this happy-hour staple in house-made sauces, and wash the snacks down with sake or beer.

Next, head to Tsukishima to visit Monja Street for monjayaki, a pan-fried treat that's similar to an Osaka-style okonomiyaki pancake.  Chat with your cook as your snack sizzles on the grill, then use a small metal spatula to cut it into pieces and pluck it right from the grates with chopsticks.

Finish your food tastings with a sweet treat of taiyaki, a popular crispy cake stuffed with sweetened red beans.

End your tour at a local pub for some more drinks (own expense), where you’re welcome to stay or return to the starting point with your guide. Your guide can also recommend other cool, off-the-grid local bars or lively karaoke joints to continue the fun.

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Food tastings per itinerary
  • One drink (beer or sake)
  • All necessary public transport

What isn't included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional drinks (available for purchase)