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Tokyo - Private Tokyo After 5 Tour with a Local Guide

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    What to Expect
    Tokyo’s vibrant food culture is legendary, and is one of the many reasons why people flock to the Japanese capital. On this private Tokyo tour enjoy the food culture of Tokyo from an ordinary businessman’s perspective, as well as the tradition of foods in everyday life of Tokyo. Come solo or book it as a private group outing for you and your travel mates!

    Throughout your Tokyo food tour, your local guide will explain the history of food and places you visit, sharing with you their own personal experiences and food-related family traditions and customs during the tour.

    We’ll begin our tour in Yakitori Alley, near Yurakucho, an area with many casual bar-style restaurants and the birthplace of yakitori, one of many Japanese people’s favourite appetizers. As many businessmen and women do after 5pm, we’ll enjoy a drink of sake or a local beer, then sample yakitori at one of the many local restaurants, each with their own “tare” (sauce) mixed with their secret ingredients.

    After having a drink to go with the yakitori, we’ll travel to Tsukishima to visit “Monja” Street, where “Monja-Yaki” is said to have originated. Often compared with Okonomi-yaki in Osaka, Monja-yaki is a type of Japanese pan-fried batter with various ingredients. The ingredients are finely chopped and mixed into the batter before grilling. You’ll have the chance to watch your food being cooked, chat with the cook, and devour your Monja-yaki fresh from the hot plate. In true local style, you’ll use a small metal spatula for cutting it to pieces then chopsticks to eat with right from the grill.

    We’ll take a quick stroll through Ginza, where you can find great confectionery shops and learn about the rich variety of traditional Japanese sweets — and, best of all, choose one to try! Usually made of rice and red beans, these sweets change based on the ingredients available at each time of year, and even their shapes are inspired by what you can find in nature during that season.

    Your tour ends here but don’t forget to ask for tips on what else to see do and eat during your stay. Fancy a cool local bar or a karaoke place? We’d be happy to recommend our favourites so that your night can continue.  Equally, your guide can help with directions back to your accommodation or you can return to the start point with them.

    (If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Tokyo After 5 group tour.)
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    2 Chome-9 Yūrakuchō, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0006, Japan
    Departure Time
    5:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local English speaking guide
    • Public transportation
    • Five assorted skewered yakitori
    • Monja-yaki, one wagashi
    • Two local drinks (sake, beer or soft drink)
    • Dinner
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • All other drinks (more sake, beer, or soft drinks), tips / gratuities for your guide.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
    • Children under age 12 are not permitted to join this tour.
    • Legal age for drinking alcohol in Japan is 20 years old. Customers under 20 will be served non-alcoholic drinks only.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Our Tokyo food tour with Aya-san was one of the best experiences we had in Japan. The restaurants we visited were authentic and the food was delicious. Aya was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable of Japanese cuisine and culture, and spoke English very well. We recommend this...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank mikepaz2
    UA_Staff, Staff at Tokyo Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Dear Mike-san and Noriko-san Thank you so much for taking the time to share and tell us about your experience! I am really glad to heard you liked the meal and the tour. I was happy to showing you part of the cities and sharing...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Our guide Tomomi was incredibly nice and informative. Great tour of the different areas of Tokyo. Would highly recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Kiarabarca
    UA_Staff, Staff at Tokyo Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write reviews 5 stars! We are very pleased to read that you had nice time with informative Tomomi. Thank you so much for helping spread us! Best regards, Tokyo Team

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    This tour is a great way to sample the food and culture. Our local guide Yuki was fun and I informative . We went to a couple of restaurants and hopped in the metro between locations . Yuki made sure we had a good night...More

    Thank gh67
    UA_Staff, Staff at Tokyo Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write reviews 5 stars! We are pleased to hear Yuki delivered you enjoyable tour. We have another tour, if you come back Tokyo please try it! Best regards, Tokyo Team

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We had a wonderful time on this tour with Aya who is a delightful, helpful and fun guide. The food was great, the company was great, and recommend this tour highlyMore

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank RockyBrisbane
    UA_Staff, Staff at Tokyo Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for choosing us for taking the time to write a lovely reviews! It was a lovely night with lovely guests, I am really glad to heard you enjoyed the tour. Thank you so much for cooperating to make great tour! I...More

    Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

    Excellent tour with a good guide on our first night in Tokyo. Good food and set us up for eating ‘off piste’ in Tokyo.

    Thank AndyColonel
    UA_Staff, Staff at Tokyo Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for choosing to join the tour for taking the time to post a review! We are glad to heard our guide delivered you enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards, Tokyo Team

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    My girlfriend is vegetarian and we told the guide at three start and he ordered veggie food for her in each place
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