Private tour

Nagoya: Private and Personalized Eat Like a Local Tour

Activity provider: City Unscripted

Nagoya: Private and Personalized Eat Like a Local Tour

Activity provider: City Unscripted

From US$ 194.09 per person

Join a local host for a personalized experience of Nagoya's colorful food scene. Visit ancient restaurants and street vendors in historic alleyways. Savor a culinary adventure from barbecued eels to giant 35-centimeter fried shrimp and Taiwan ramen.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Be matched to a knowledgeable local guide based on your interests and personality
  • Eat and drink your way around Nagoya with a local host and discover the city's thriving culinary scene
  • Blend in with the locals as you nibble on snacks at one of the many izakayas (informal pubs) around Nagoya station
  • Drink sake in historic yokocho (alleyways) near Nagoya Castle
  • Indulge your sweet tooth with some of the best cheesecake in town right outside Osu’s entrance
Full description
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 6-8 dishes chosen especially for you by your private host. Benefit from a flexible itinerary you can change on the go as this is your adventure. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. 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 Nagoya meshi, the locals' name for the city's food. The options are endless. Let your host show you how to eat hitsumabushi (grilled eel on rice) like the locals or munch on a bowl of miso nikomi (udon-style noodles served in a rich miso broth) at an underground mall. Nibble on snacks at one of the many izakaya (informal Japanese pubs) around Nagoya station and don't leave without trying the city’s famous chicken wings! Just save space for ramen because Nagoya has developed its own spicier version called Taiwan ramen. Slurp down the ramen noodles — it's good manners, promise. Take in the sights along the way, and stroll through Hisaya-Odori Park as you work up an appetite for round 2. Perhaps you want to drink sake in historic yokocho (alleyways) near Nagoya Castle? Or indulge your sweet tooth with some of the best cheesecake in town right outside Osu’s entrance? The choice is yours. At the end of your tour, get recommendations from your host about other dishes to eat and the best places to find them.
  • Private and personalized 3-hour experience with a local host
  • 6-8 tastings of various local food specialties carefully selected for you by your host
  • A glass of wine, beer or soft drink
  • Hotel meetup (available on request for central locations)
  • Extra food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs (free if you decide to walk)
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Your host can arrange to meet you at your hotel if you are based in central locations or at the Nagoya City Hall
  • This is a walking experience but, if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options
  • Within 24 hours after booking, you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place
  • Additional food, drinks, attraction fees, transportation costs, and gratuities are not included

Product ID: 285422