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San Francisco Food Tour: A Taste of Japantown

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    What to Expect
    San Francisco is home to one of only three remaining Japantowns in the United States. Make your way to a plaza in the center of this unique area, where you’ll meet your epicurean concierge and set off on a leisurely walking tour to sample some of the neighborhood’s must-try eats. 

    Your guide will take you to many tucked-away spots and hidden gems often missed by casual visitors. Stroll through markets featuring specialty ingredients used in Japanese cooking, and chat with restaurant proprietors to learn the story behind the food they serve. Along the way, your guide will share interesting aspects of the area’s history and culture.

    The exact itinerary may vary by day, but expect to enjoy six to seven tastings of truly authentic Japanese favorites, such as okonomiyaki (Japanese pizza), sticky-sweet mochi, or onigiri (traditional rice balls). You may taste traditional salads from a specialty market, taiyaki (a red-bean cake) at a local café, and flavorful green teas at an omiyage shop. 

    At the end of your tour, you’ll leave with satisfied taste buds and a newfound appreciation for Japanese cuisine.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1737 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
    Departure Time
    11:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Tastings (6-7)
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements in the "Special Requirements" box at time of booking
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 9 April 2019

    My husband and I toured Japan Town with Alice and Edible Excursions. We loved it! Alice spoke about Japan Town, the history and culture with such passion, you couldn't help but feel like you were living in history. The food that was hand picked was...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Chantelle D
    KelleyL149, Front Office Manager at Edible Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2019

    We are so glad you were able to join us. And, yes, Alice is amazing!! Hoping to see you again.

    Reviewed 18 March 2019 via mobile

    Our tour guide, Alice, was an absolute gem. A local of the area, she knew so many of the shop and restaurant owners, and made the tour feel like she was just showing off her home town to some friends. The food was superb. In...More

    Thank Mrs0utland70
    KelleyL149, Front Office Manager at Edible Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2019

    Thanks so much for the great review! We are so glad you were able to join us, and you are right, Alice is the BEST!

    Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

    Alice Kawahatsu was our guide for this small group (6 people) tour. She is a resident of the area and seemed to know everyone. Her personal connection helped to make this tour an exceptionally enjoyable experience. We went to a number of different venues and...More

    Thank genek277
    OnAir26834154493, Front Office Manager at Edible Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2019

    Thank you for your review! We are so glad you had a great time with Alice.

    Reviewed 2 June 2018

    Our family took a private tour of Japantown with Alice. She was an outstanding guide! We appreciated her personal perspective on the food and area in general. The tea ceremony at Hotel Kabuki was a real treat.

    Date of experience: May 2018
    Thank 19familyman64
    Reviewed 4 February 2018

    The Japantown food tour - A Taste of Japantown - with Alice Kawahatsu exceeded our expectations! It was a plus that we were lucky enough to have 75 degree weather in SF on the day that we went. Alice was friendly, accommodating, and fun to...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    Thank Diane W
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    • Duration: 3h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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