I booked 2 tours from Viator and they ended up being from this same company, (Japan Awaits), which was great. I had no idea at the time of booking but both of the tours turned out to be amazing so I'm glad this company is so consistent with their tours.
I don't normally write reviews but since these tours were such great experiences, I feel like I need to write a review for this company. First, I will write a review for the Ebisu Food Tour (the other tour we went on was the Aged Whiskey Tasting Tour). The tour ended up being much more than just a food tour. I have been to other food tours and this one is very different since you get to see a lot of the sites and attractions in the area and not just eat food the entire time.
I also really enjoyed how personal this tour was. It ended up only being the 3 of us in the group and they still went through with the tour. We met the tour guide at Ebisu Station and we went to the Ebisu Garden Place and got to see a great view overlooking Tokyo there. And if you like beer, you'll have the option to visit the Yebisu Beer Museum, which was perfect for our group since we love beer. It was the highlight of the tour for us. After visiting the museum, we went to this alley with lots of food stalls and were able to try some tasty Japanese food there such as okonomiyaki pancake and skewers. We were stuffed and after trying the different types of food, we decided we wanted something sweet and the tour guide took us to a very tasty local ice cream shop.
The whole tour was amazing. We loved the food and being able to talk to our very sweet tour guide who took us around to see the local side of Tokyo. It was very interesting to learn about Ebisu and why the Japanese people love this area and why so many people want to live here. Having a better understanding of local culture is not something you can experience on your own so I highly recommend this Ebisu food tour.