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.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking expert guide.
10 different Japanese dishes at 5 different stops.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 3 days before (Tokyo local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
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.