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Eat & Drink like a Local in Tokyo

Tokyo

10 reviews
4 hours | from $105.00 pp
Food is at the heart of modern Japanese culture and Tokyo is the ultimate destination for foodies. From street side yakitori to six seater sushi joints and traditional izakaya bursting with life, you’ll be dreaming of Tokyo’s food long after you leave. Taste the foods in your "must try" list but also discover an incredible variety of other delicious dishes that you've never heard of and which you can only discover with a local who knows where to find them! If you want an authentic experience of Tokyo then this is it!
4 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised
Walking

What you'll do

Join a Local Host who knows where to find the best eateries and izakaya (drinking & eating houses) in the city and eat your way around the city together, discovering incredible eateries where the locals really love to eat.

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Get to know Tokyo’s food scene; from traditional izakaya where the locals gather with friends and colleagues to share food and drinks, to hole in a wall eateries with big character and some of the best ramen bars where locals line up at 6 am, your local will take take you to well known as well as off the beaten path spots where you can taste the best local dishes and get an authentic taste of local life.

Immerse yourself in the local food culture with a Local Host who will select 6-8 of their favourite foods to try out based on your food preferences and while you're at it, discover markets, stores, street food and local eateries together. 

Spend time getting to know your Local Host, chat about your favourite foods and get some insider recommendations for the best local places to eat for the rest of your trip. 

 

What To Expect

We’ll be in touch within 24 hours of booking by email to find out more about your personality and tastes, as well as any dietary requirements so we can assign a like-minded Local Host who will create a bespoke experience for you. 

Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about what you want to do.

Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary.

Although you will visit well known eateries and markets in the area, your Local host will also help you to discover the places, foods and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make Tokyo unique.

  

What's Included

* Private and personalised experience
* 4 hours with a Local Host
* 6-8 foods to taste selected by your Local Host based on your preferences
* 2 beers or soft drinks
* Tastings of unique Japanese soft drinks from the vending machines or convinience stores
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)

 

What's Not Included

* Food and drinks other than the ones included in the experience
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs 
* Gratuities (optional)

 

Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14 days before your experience and get a full refund.

Experience Highlights

* Eat and drink like a local!
* Discover the eateries where locals really love to eat, and try the different dishes they make 
* Learn about the food culture in Tokyo from your local 
* Try new dishes and discover local ingredients 
* Try a couple of the most popular drinks unique to Japan from the hundreds of vending machines in the streets
* Get tips and recommendations for other dishes to eat and the best places to find them  

Total: USD
per adult
Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Money back guarantee
We'll refund your money if you're not happy with your experience.
Languages
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 15 years old go free

Reviews

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Christina G

What a delight!

Ayumi, What a delight it was to meet with you on Monday night. Thank You for your time and knowledge, we had really enjoyed the soba noodle dinner and your company. I do a lot of research about my destinations when I travel but it is alway wonderful to have local knowledge ! All the best for your future.

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Elliot A

Places we could never find by ourselves!

We met Daniela on our first Night in Tokyo to help us get a feel for the place. She was great and helped us activate our JR passes and whilst talking you could see she was figuring out where to take us (she had a rough idea from previous questions but she was just checking the vibe out) witch was great as we ended up going into a really quiet local area and the smallest bar I’ve ever seen! Then a massive highlight was a local Katsu place where there was no English spokne so we would never have been able to even get in! Food was great. Daniela was super patient and really sweet, we would defiantly recommend asking for her to be your first stop if your a foodie;)!

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Elliott P

5 stars is not enough!

Until now, my wife and I had always made our own way through various cities throughout the world and were hesitant to book a tour. We had already spent a few days in Tokyo but felt as though we were missing the city’s important nuances with our limited grasp of Japanese. Oh, are we glad we did! The Giovanni was amazing, having lived in Tokyo for 20 years. We tried incredible food in places we hadn’t seen, even though we had walked right past. He even helped us to plan the rest of our stay as we rode the metro, making the remainder of our visit even better! I can’t recommend Giovanni highly enough.

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david/monique r

Daniela bridges the gap

We were lucky as Australians to be allocated randomly to Daniela. She is the diamond in the rough - informative, flexible in terms of plan changes and able to readily understand the needs/desires of gaijin in Japan. She was great and we would recommend her to any traveller from anywhere going to japan