Add dates

NihonbashiCulinary & nightlife

Our most recommended Nihonbashi Culinary & nightlife

Tokyo: Traditional Performing Arts Show with Lunch/ Dinner

1. Tokyo: Traditional Performing Arts Show with Lunch/ Dinner

The contents of performance and the pricing will vary depending on the day. Special performance day: 1 performance for 40 min Sep 24th (sun), Oct 21th (sat) Kagura (ancient Shinto music and dance) with lunch/ dinner The other days: 3 performances for 7-8 min with dinner (no lunch) Traditional Japanese dance, Traditional insutruments music (Koto and shakuhachi), kagura (ancient Shinto music and dance) etc. The stage is set Noh style complete with a backdrop depicting an old pine tree. Choose from four different options of seats to watch the show up close. Experience traditional Japanese performing arts along with authentic Japanese course meal at a restaurant in Tokyo. Learn about Japanese culture and heritage through the elements of the play, decor and ambience of the restaurant as well as the food served. Savor a full-course Japanese meal made of fresh ingredients and soup stock. Full-course Meal usually includes an appetizer, two seasonal dishes, soup, grilled meat, rice and dessert for the day. Meal will be themed after the season. Admire the trays and dishes that boast a history of more than 350 years in Nagasaki inherited by the restaurant from another Japanese restaurant. Finish your dinner with matcha green tea and dry sweets.

Tokyo: Tsukiji Market Walking Tour & Rolled Sushi Class

2. Tokyo: Tsukiji Market Walking Tour & Rolled Sushi Class

Get to know seafood's impact on Japanese cuisine on a guided tour of the Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and during a sushi rolling class. Meet your guide at Tsukiji Honganji Temple and tour the Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and experience its lively and messy and charmingly authentic atmosphere. Follow your guide and learn interesting things about the market and about Japanese seafood cuisine. Then, continue to the cooking school and learn how to prepare some of the most typical Washoku (traditional dishes) at Japan’s largest cooking school. Prepare authentic dishes, such as rolled sushi, Temari sushi, egg omelet, and miso soup. A professional instructor will show you various cooking techniques. Finish your experience by enjoying your creations for lunch.

Tokyo: Japan's Cultural Curiosities Walking Tour

3. Tokyo: Japan's Cultural Curiosities Walking Tour

Your 3-hour Tokyo tour begins in the Ningyocho neighborhood, a district known for its timeless traditions and, as you’ll discover right away, tasty treats. The fragrance of cinnamon will lead you to a shop that specializes in Japanese sweets. Established in 1897, in the Meiji Era, this shop stays true to its origins. Visit an incense store that dates back to 1705, and learn about kōdō, the art of appreciating incense. You’ll also stop at a little gift shop that carries traditional Japanese items, from calligraphy tools to decorative wares. If you’re hungry by this point, that’s good, as we’ll try some Ningyoyaki cakes, a true Tokyo specialty. This is a small sponge cake with sweet red bean filling and made in different shapes. Next, you'll visit a shop that specialises in a traditional snack: senbei (rice crackers), a favourite in many Japanese households, which is happily gluten and dairy free. Try sweet kawara senbei (made from flour actually, not rice), as well as salty rice crackers, a favorite in many Japanese households. There are many other shops selling Japanese sweets, snacks, or drinks around this street. We especially recommend the Wagyu beef sukiyaki croquettes made by the famous sukiyaki restaurant Imahan. If you have a sweet tooth, how about Tofu donuts or Maccha ice cream for you. Your Tokyo tour guide will next show one of the 8 temples in Ningyocho. Visit a shrine where virtue, longevity, learning, and wealth are worshiped. You can offer a prayer here, and wash a coin to ensure a prosperous life. Visit the nearby neighborhood of Nihonbashi, a hub for merchants during the Edo period. Today, it’s predominantly a financial district that’s home to trading firms and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Although Nihonbashi is very much a modern neighborhood, you’ll find many traditional Japanese shops hidden in its alleyways and even within its department stores. We’ll visit a Japanese traditional Washi paper store that was established in 1653 (the Edo Period). You’ll get to browse through their museum to watch archives that contain thousands of ancient documents from 360 years of history and Japanese traditional paper. You can purchase high-grade handmade paper products and fine products used by discerning artists from all over the world. We will pass by "Avatar Robot Cafe", an experimental cafe where employees who have difficulty leaving the house provide services by remotely controlling a robot. We’ll also discover a toothpick shop that has been in business since 1704, where you will be able to check out delicate handmade toothpicks, plus other handmade items carved from Kuromoji or Lindera umbellata trees. Also, we may visit the kitchen knife shop, brush shop, gold flake shop or Dashi (soup stock) Shop.

Tokyo Food Tour: The Past, Present and Future 11+ Tastings

4. Tokyo Food Tour: The Past, Present and Future 11+ Tastings

Embark on a flavorful journey through Tokyo's culinary past, present, and future! Explore three geographical districts of Tokyo and enjoy 11+ foodie tastings. Starting in the past you will discover historical flavors in Nihonbashi, then moving to the present day you will dine like Japan's famed Salarymen at an Izakaya and noodle stall. Finally heading into the future in Akihabara you will see how innovative marketing brings traditional snacks to Tokyo's younger generations. Nihonbashi: The Historical Foundation Your adventure begins in Nihonbashi, where the essence of Japanese food culture takes root. Dive into the past as you explore key ingredients like Dashi—the flavorful base of many dishes. Delve into the world of Katsuobushi and Kelp, two essential components of traditional Japanese cuisine. Savor timeless delights such as Simmered Kelp (Kombu Tsukudani), a healthy fermented rice drink (Amazake), sweet potato chips (Imo Kenpi), and glutinous rice mochi with a sweet filling (Daifuku). These delectable treats have been savored for generations, curated from meticulously selected shops, some of which date back over a century. Ginza: Industrial Flavors and Salarymen Secrets Step into the vibrant atmosphere of Ginza and Yurakucho. Eat like Salarymen, Japan's iconic white-collar workers, and dine as they do at Izakayas and noodle stalls tucked beneath the railway tracks. Savor common chicken dishes, an exclusive Japanese alcoholic drink called a Sour, and curry udon—a noodle soup dish that represents the contemporary palate shaped by Japan's post-war industrialization. Tokyo Station: Gift-Giving Culture and High-Speed Bites At Tokyo Station, unlock the intricacies of Japanese gift-giving culture while savoring a delightful Fruits Sando—a Japanese milk bread sandwich filled with fresh fruits and whipped cream. As you explore you'll uncover the link between food and Japan's iconic bullet trains, adding another layer to your understanding of the nation's culinary evolution. Akihabara: Futuristic Fusion and Innovative Marketing Take a short subway ride into the future with a visit to Akihabara, renowned for electronics, Anime culture, and technological innovation. Delve into the future of Japanese cuisine while tasting a selection of traditional snacks that use innovative marketing strategies to attract Tokyo's younger generations. Discuss Akihabara's role in introducing new technology, ideas, and subcultures to Japan, providing a dynamic backdrop to your culinary exploration. Throughout this 5.5-hour tour, you'll not only indulge in delicious bites but also unravel the stories behind each dish and the eateries that host them. Please note that this walking tour requires a moderate walking pace and is not wheelchair friendly. You will walk about 6.5 km. Join us to truly 'eat like a local' in Japan and experience the rich tapestry of flavors that shape its culinary heritage.

4 activities found
Sort by:

You might also like...

Frequently asked questions about Nihonbashi Culinary & nightlife

What are other things to do than Culinary & nightlife that are worth visiting in Nihonbashi?

The other unmissable things to do in Nihonbashi are:

Which Nihonbashi Culinary & nightlife are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

These Nihonbashi Culinary & nightlife are taking additional COVID-19 precautions:

Other Sightseeing Options in Nihonbashi

Want to discover all there is to do in Nihonbashi? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Nihonbashi

I had such a great time with Hatsuko and Nobu at ABC cooking class. Looking around the traditional Japanese market with Nobu before class was really cool experience and i was happy being able to get some ingredients there. Making sushi with Hatsuko also was so great time and i was so happy to learn about how to make sushi and miso soup. Definitely highly recommended for everyone who wants to get some authentic Japanese cooking styles