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Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour

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Chiyoda City, Japan

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Combine the cultural delights and delectable bites of Tokyo on this 3-hour food tour of Japan’s capital. Accompanied by a guide, delve into the culinary scene of the city by visiting several popular bars and restaurants. Sample local specialties like succulent grilled meat skewers, sweet cakes and refreshing sake. Deepen your knowledge of Japanese culinary and cultural traditions and enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour limited to 12 people.
  • 3-hour walking tour of Tokyo’s nighttime food scene, with all tastings included
  • Visit 3 eateries that few visitors know about
  • Try local favorites such as yakitori, monjayaki and wagashi
  • Wash your food down with a refreshing beer or sake
  • Learn about Tokyo’s culinary scene from your expert local guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience
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Local English speaking guide
Five assorted skewered yakitori, monja-yaki, one wagashi
Two local drinks (sake, beer or soft drink)
All necessary public transport
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Additional drinks (available for purchase)

Departure Point

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

Departure Time

5:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Greet your guide at Yurakucho Station and embark upon your epicurean exploration of the city. Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of Yakitori Alley, an atmospheric enclave replete with informal restaurants serving delectable yakitori (grilled chicken skewers). Smother this staple snack in home-made sauce then sip a sake for a refreshing aftertaste. 

Next, venture to Monja Street to sample the local delicacy of monjayaki, a pan-fried pancake favored by locals. Learn about the snack’s interesting origin as you chat with your chef and listen to your pancake sizzling on the grill.

Continue to Ginza, a district thronged with confectionery shops, while learning about the rich variety of Japanese sweets. Sample a sweet then conclude your culinary tour at a local pub that serves refreshing local beverages (own expense). Bid your guide and group farewell but feel free to remain in the bar after the tour concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Yūrakuchō Station
The Tokyo nightlife starts after 5 pm and that’s when the tour starts. We will meet at a train station exit and we will walk along the under the train track Izakaya bars. You will see the unique part of Tokyo.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Yurakucho Yokocho
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ginza
After being filled with good food, we will walk through Ginza filled with night lights and people who are enjoying the nightlife. We will also stop at a Japanese sweet shop and enjoy a seasonal or traditional sweet.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tsukishima Monja Street
Monja restaurant - We will catch a subway to a very local downtown area. This town is known for Monja, which is originally from Tokyo. We will enjoy cooking it on the grill on the table.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures - Japan

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Don't worry about not having enough to eat, you're appetite will be satisfied!" See review
  • "I especially recommend this for solo travelers because it's a good chance to meet up with other people for part of a day." See review
  • "The walking plus a subway ride can be a tad much , maybe you can use restaurants that are closer together?" See review

Reviews

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Nice Tour, thanks Kiri!
NJP
, Mar 2020
We went on this tour to experience some restaurants we would not have ventured into on our own like the self cook Teppanyaki, it was great fun and food was delicious. Our host Kiri spoke good English and was very accommodating.
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star-5
Great tour - a must do!
Helen_K
, Feb 2020
This was a great tour - Kenji our guide was lovely and very personable. The places we went to we would never have found by ourselves and we got to taste food that was really good and traditional - both the yakatori and savoury Japanese pancake were fantastic. This was by far the best tour we had while in Tokyo - could not recommend it enough. A lot of other tours are way too touristy and you don’t experience out of the ordinary things - also great to spend time with the lovely locals - this Kenji!
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Not as exciting as I would have hoped for
Nigel
, Feb 2020
Would have preferred more of an underground tour. This was pretty dull. We just went to two restaurants which had been booked for a group.
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Excellent
oneNewOrleans
, Jan 2020
The food tour was a fabulous experience. I loved being lead to local, out of the way restaurants. We toasted with and talked to the locals which was such an uplifting experience. Our female guide was so helpful even regarding how to get back to the hotel. The food was delicious
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star-5
Great night exploring off the path places
pquaile
, Nov 2019
Our guide, Tomomi, provided our group of 9 with a great experience visiting restaurants that didn't have many tourists in them which was great. She made sure we all were taken care and understood the food and beverages. Definitely would recommend this to a friend.
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star-5
Great evening, great food and new friends!
964beverlyp
, Nov 2019
Kiri was a terrific tour guide and went above and beyond to make us all comfortable and to be sure we were enjoying ourselves. He shared so much information about Tokyo, the culture, shopping and the best part, of course, was the food! He was so knowledgeable and took us to such fun places. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to get the flavor of Tokyo! Thank you Kiri!
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Tokyo Night Food Tour
Jim8259
, Nov 2019
Fun tour! Great guide that spoke wonderful English. Experienced local cuisine and customs. Saw Tokyo by night which was exciting! Highly recommend this tour!
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star-5
Stuff!
7ilkkar
, Nov 2019
We enjoyed the tour. Walking, food and 2 drinks included!! Guide knew her stuff and kept 12 people very happy.
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star-5
Great food tour
louissinclair
, Oct 2019
Snoopy was a great guide. The group sampled food we've never eaten but enjoyed. We visited restaurants that were off the beaten path where the locals eat. I would tour with him again.
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Wonderful Experience
wilbyonclyde
, Oct 2019
This trip was wonderful. Our guide spoke good English and had a lovely personality. There were eight on our tour. Our guide took us to several different places to eat and we had some interesting local dishes that we would never have had the opportunity to experience if not for this tour. We had plenty to eat and we thoroughly recommend this tour.
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