1. Nagoya: Private and Personalized Eat Like a Local Tour
Food, glorious food! Find out why the food culture in Nagoya has gone from small-town sensation to a source of pride in the city with a local expert foodie. Visit a neighborhood of your choice and try local specialties hand-picked for you by your private host. Benefit from a private and flexible itinerary you can change on the go. You'll be paired with a foodie local passionate about their city (and its food!) for a culinary adventure. You will be able to share your preferences ahead of the tour, to make sure it suits your needs and requests. In Nagoya, ancient history collides with modern innovation, and this can be tasted in its cuisine, with modern twists being spun on dishes dating back to ancient times. With your host, eat your way through Nagoya and sample the city’s specialties, like grilled eel (hitsumbishi) and shrimp tempura rice balls (tenmusu). Nagoya’s style of miso paste is rich, salty, and extra-umami, so miso soup and miso katsu (deep-fried pork cutlets served with earthy miso sauce) are must-tries. At one of the city’s cozy, wood-built izakayas, you could sample small plates of takoyaki – fried octopus balls under a blanket of unfurling bonito flakes – or test an old Nagoya trick: ask the chef for “today’s best”, and that’s what you’ll get. And don't leave without trying the city’s famous chicken wings! Important: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences. At the end of your tour, get recommendations from your host about other dishes to eat and the best places to find them.