Eat & drink like a local in Tokyo

4 hours | from $105.00 per person

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!

Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
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.
Kids go free
Kids up to 15 years old go free

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. 

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. 


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 


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.

Total: USD
per adult


david/monique r

Eat & drink like a local in Tokyo | Tokyo

Review by: david/monique r
November 2017

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

Denice H

Eat & drink like a local in Tokyo | Tokyo

Review by: Denice H
November 2017

Four Aussie travellers

We were perfectly matched with Emily an Australian who has made Tokyo her home We were taken to a wide variety of eateries and food experiences The eye boggling food displays of the big store food basements Small specialty shops , street stall and of course the hustle and bustle of the Tsukiji fish market Emily was happy to work with what we were keen to see This tour is great value for money Thank you Emily for a most enjoyable morning

Bryan L

Eat & drink like a local in Tokyo | Tokyo

Review by: Bryan L
October 2017

Excellent, personable local guide

Daniela met us promptly at our hotel at the time that was set and then we were off to go get the rest of the group at another hotel. There was a total of 6 us plus her. She got to know us as soon as she met us, which to us made her feel like she had been a part of our group of friends before our Japan trip. The friend who we haven't seen in so long. She was very personable and tried to learn as about us as much as we could about her and Japan. She isn't your typical guide who tells you what you want to hear but what you should hear. Even though I booked the tour last minute, she was very accommodating and still provided a very informative and personalized itinerary. I was happy to see that she was very excited about showing us around and enjoyed having fun along with us. Would definitely recommend to friends, family, and YOU who may be reading this!

Richard I

Eat & drink like a local in Tokyo | Tokyo

Review by: Richard I
October 2017

Wonderful experience of Tokyo dining

Rumi took us to two restaurants on our first night in Tokyo. The first was a delightful traditional restaurant, delightfully run by a woman who had been a maiko and ran the restaurant with grace and style. The food was delicious! We then moved on to a restaurant at the other end of the spectrum - loud, very busy and specializing in food from Nagoya, esp spicy chicken wings. Found the smoi=king a challenge, but the buzz and energy of the place were awesome! Rumi was very attentive and constantly checked on our well-being. Highly recommended!