Japanese food is perhaps second to only Italian cuisine in its global popularity, and with good reason. From the ubiquitous sushi to crispy tempura, you can eat eastern all over the world. But only in Tokyo, and only in its unique Shinjuku district, can you get the real taste of Japan, travelling back in time for that authentic umami hit.
Tokyo Food Tour
You’ll try ten different dishes on a Japanese food tour which begins in the bustling streets of the Shinjuku district, making straight for the aptly named ‘Omoide Yokocho’ - ‘Memory Lane’. Lit by lanterns, you’ll weave past the old locals who sit in front of the same tiny stalls as always, lining the Shinjuku labyrinth: a place seemingly untouched by the 21st century.
Having enjoyed a drink together, and with regular stops for dishes such creamy, savoury Tonkotsu Ramen, the tour then makes its way to Kabukicho, Asia’s largest red light district. Here you’ll immerse yourself in the distinctly Japanese world of Izakayas, Karaokes and the bizarre phenomenon of the Robot Restaurant. It’s just how it sounds, but truly has to be seen to be believed!
Then on to Golden Gai, an area not only known for the sushi we’ll try, but also one of Tokyo’s hottest night-spots. With over 200 Izakaya pubs, stalls and karaoke bars, it’s another area time seems to have forgotten, and with its mid-20th century charm, it’s the perfect place to leave a well-fed tour group, from where you can explore the maze of bars and stalls, finding a cosy bar to prop up for the night…
This tour is exclusively for adults over 20 years old.
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The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English–speaking expert guide
10 different Japanese dishes at 5 different stops
When to book?
You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
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No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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