Eat & drink like a local in Tokyo

4 hours | from $105.00 per person

Tokyo is the ultimate destination for foodies, and a paradise of local and regional Japanese cuisine. From street side yakitori to six seater sushi joints, sipping sake in an izakaya to cocktails shaken 40 floors above ground, you’ll be dreaming of Tokyo’s food long after you leave. Incredible dishes are just waiting to be eaten - if you know where to find them! With a local who knows the food scene inside out, discover world class sushi in a department store basement, the ramen of your dreams in a second floor apartment or sizzling gyoza from a street food vendor as you try the foods that locals really love!

Languages
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 is a foodie like yourself 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, hole in a wall eateries with big character to 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 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

* Pick-up from your accommodation (within a reasonable distance) or a central location agreed with your Local Host

* 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

To be agreed with your Local host.

 

Cancellation policy

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

Total: USD
per adult

Reviews

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!

Alicia D

Eat & drink like a local in Tokyo | Tokyo

Review by: Alicia D
October 2017

Lovely tour around Tokyo

We had such a great afternoon with Rumi :) She planned a delightful day with all the information we sent through. She showed us areas of the city that we would have never encountered on our own (Yanaka) and the food was delicious! We tried all kinds of street food that was hard to beat. We ended the tour with a green tea and cake set looking over a peaceful garden in Ginza. Rumi also wrote down a few more recommendations on what to do in Tokyo. Thank you again Rumi for the tour and little gift :) 5 stars!

Liz T

Eat & drink like a local in Tokyo | Tokyo

Review by: Liz T
September 2017

AMAZING

Best way to try amazing food in Tokyo that we would never had known about! Hiroshi was great and we went back to the izakaya he took us to as we just loved the atmosphere and the food. Thank you