Old Town Tokyo Food Tour

Food & Drink Tour
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    Arigato Japan Food Tours

    We are Arigato Japan Food Tours and our goal is to help you make delicious memories of Japan during your travels to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima! On our tours you’ll taste local and regional specialties like okonomiyaki, yakitori, sashimi, taiyaki, gyoza, nabe, yakisoba and so much more. We will show you places locals cherish for an off-the-beaten-path, foodie experience of daily life in Japan that you won’t soon forget.

    • Cultural ExperienceAuthentic local eateries and izakayas in Tokyo
    • Wednesday - SaturdayStarts promptly at 10:30AM
    • Yanaka, Nezu, Sendagi Area, Tokyo
    Our tour will take you through the charming area of Yanaka – one of the few remaining districts in Tokyo where the shitamachi (downtown) atmosphere– a feeling of Tokyo from past decades, still survives. The Yanaka area is filled with a feeling of nostalgia and a rustic charm. Our tour will offer you a sightseeing opportunity different from the “big city” feel of other parts of Tokyo.
     
    Yanaka was one of the few areas in that survived the Great Kanto Earthquake and Fire of 1923 and was spared the Allied fire bombings during the WWII. The area has a history as an artisan town where many famous writers and visual artists lived an worked. Today it retains a similar spirit and an afternoon stroll down  the tiny side streets that dissect the area south of Nippori Station will highlight the diversity of craft still being produced in the area: textiles, ink prints, wood carvings, traditional cuisines, stationery, pottery, jewelry, and much more.

    We will have the chance to try local street snacks, stop by shops that are over 100 years old, see local shrines and temples and enjoy a regional lunch from the South of Japan, Kyushu, before we end our tour with a traditional tea ceremony. By the end of this lovely tour you will have tried 10-12 dishes and drinks that locals LOVE!.

    Highlights

    • 3 hour tour of Tokyo’s Yanaka (Yanesen) District
    • Visit small shops and try local specialties.
    • Enjoy a regional lunch from the South of Japan, Kyushu.
    • See how the Yanaka area is a great place for locals and visitors alike .
    • Explore the art community and see wonderful galleries housed in traditional buildings.
    • Finish up with a wonderful traditional tea ceremony in a hidden gem antique shop.

    Meeting Location

    The front of Coffee Room Renoir Nippori – Yanaka

    this address:

     7 -20-6 Yanaka, 1st Floor 

    You can copy and paste this to Google Maps:

    東京都台東区谷中7-20-6 谷中ホ-ムズ 1F

    BY TRAIN:

    Easiest way is to come on the JR Yamanote train to Nippori Station and exit from the North Gate to the West Exit.

    Head outside and across the bridge up the hill about to the Coffee Shop. The Cafe is next to a 7/11

    Our guide will be there holding an “Arigato Japan” sign.

    We suggest wearing comfortable shoes as there will be walking involved.

    WEATHER REMINDER: 
    On rainy days, we recommend bringing an umbrella. They can be easily purchased at any convenience store.

    Tour Details

    For this tour, it is possible (with advanced notice at the time of booking) to make adjustments to support the following dietary restrictions:

    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Pescatarian
    • Gluten Free
    • Shellfish Free
    • Pork Meat Free

    Please keep in mind, however, that we cannot make an allergy free or dietary restriction food guarantee since food is prepared in kitchens that do not belong to Arigato Japan. Also some stops may not have a viable substitution but we will make every effort to compensate at different stops throughout the tour.

    Please Note

    Add more fun to your tour with our Karaoke After Party package.

    We are able to take single traveler bookings for this tour. Please feel free to book directly and we will add you into an existing tour group.

    We have family friendly pricing on all our Arigato food tours- If you are traveling with children and need a price adjustment- please email our team.

    • Babies and Toddlers 0 – 2 years old – free
    • Children 3 -12 years old – 50% of adult price
    • Children 13 and above – full price

    Most people get caught up in the lights and sounds of Shibuya which often lead you astray to commercialized restaurants with cheap introductory prices that charge you for compulsory add-ons no on really wants.

    Tour Notes

    Minimum of 2 people needed to book this tour. If you are a single traveler, please email us directly. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.

    We have family friendly pricing on all our Arigato food tours- If you are traveling with children and need a price adjustment- please email our team at [email protected] 

    • Babies and Toddlers 0 – 2 years old – free
    • Children 3 -12 years old – 50% of adult price
    • Children 13 and above – full price

    We have a strict policy about starting our tours on time. This is to protect the enjoyment of all our guests and restaurant partners. We are sorry to say that if you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided. We are also unable to accommodate meeting up in any of the food stops once you’ve missed the start of the tour.

    Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case. 

    Arigato Tours are a great way to meet other travelers and food fans from around the world. However if you would prefer a private tour please see the additional fees below and click the add on button on your cart when you check out. 

    For a more customized experience, make your tour private for an additional $175 + TAX (min. 2 people) (5+ $250 + TAX)

    Private Food Tour Add-on (1-4 people) (+$175.00)
    Private Food Tour Add-on (5+ people) (+$250.00)

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