Eat like a local in Tokyo
Eat like a local in Tokyo
Eat like a local in Tokyo
Eat like a local in Tokyo
Eat like a local in Tokyo
Eat like a local in Tokyo
Eat like a local in Tokyo
Eat like a local in Tokyo
Eat like a local in Tokyo
Eat like a local in Tokyo
Eat like a local in Tokyo
Eat like a local in Tokyo
Eat like a local in Tokyo
Eat like a local in Tokyo
Eat like a local in Tokyo
Eat like a local in Tokyo
Eat like a local in Tokyo
Eat like a local in Tokyo
Eat like a local in Tokyo

Eat like a local in Tokyo

Ramen shops in train stations, yakitori in izakaya and sushi forty stories high (or in a basement).

(36 reviews)

  • Private &
    personalized

  • 4 hours

  • From
    $77.50  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Public transport

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

You could try unusual varieties of ramen infused with yuzu (a citrus fruits) and learn local hacks like buying sushi in department store basements and feel smug knowing that you’ve tasted the real Tokyo - not the tourist version. Your host will introduce you to unique street foods like dango - a rice flour dumpling that’s covered with sweet soy sauce - or surprisingly delicious konbini supermarket fried chicken. In Ebisu Yokocho, your host will effortlessly order with the eye of an expert - it helps to have a local around when you don’t speak Japanese! It won’t be long before plates of grilled gyoza, fatty tuna sashimi and hiyayakko (silken tofu with soy and ginger) appear, and you’re cheering “kampai!” with the locals over regional sake. 

Where you'll go

From 8-seater sushi shops to ramshackle izakaya bars squeezed into lantern-lit alleyways,  gleaming depachika - expansive food halls in the basements of luxurious department stores - to no-frills standing bars called tachinomiya, you’ll only visit the places where locals really eat. You could eat your way around neon-lit Shibuya, a central district known as a food hub for regional flavors from across Japan. From here, it’s a quick jaunt between towering skyscrapers to reach Ebisu, a trendy pocket of central Tokyo. But between the sleek stores is Ebisu Yokocho, a kaleidoscope of neon lights, red lanterns and retro izakaya bars, all crammed into a tiny alleyway that’s overflowing noisy locals and more dishes than you knew existed. 

  • Eat like a local in Tokyo
  • Eat like a local in Tokyo
  • You’ll feast your way around a neighborhood of Tokyo known for its eclectic food culture

  • Try new dishes which you may never have heard of, never mind tasted before

  • Eat at local izakaya where foreigners usually can’t go, as owners are afraid their English isn’t good enough to serve non-Japanese customers!

  • Sample popular drinks, from regional sake to unusual soft drinks from vending machines in the street

  • Learn about Japanese food etiquette, and the secrets behind regional Japanese cuisines

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 4 hours with a host
  • 6-8 food tastings selected by your host, based on your preferences
  • 1 beer and 1 cup of sake or highball, or 2 soft drinks, carefully selected for you by your host
  • Tastings of unique Japanese soft drinks from street side vending machines or convenience stores
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

  • 1

    Tell us about you!

    Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
    Tell us about you!
  • 2

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect tour and experience together
    We match you with a host
  • 3

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
    The best part!

If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me here. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

Can’t find the right experience for you?

Just because it’s not here doesn’t mean we can’t offer it.
Get in touch and the City Unscripted team and hosts will help create the right experience for you.

Subscribe now and thank us later

Get travel tips from our hosts across the
world plus exclusive offers and discounts

Any questions?

If you’re unsure about anything you can
reach us on any of these channels.

Back to top