Private tour

Tokyo: 3-Hour Food Tour of Shinbashi at Night

4.9 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: Arigato Travel K.K.
Private tour

Tokyo: 3-Hour Food Tour of Shinbashi at Night

Activity provider: Arigato Travel K.K.
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From US$ 182 per person

Likely to sell out

Savor the local flavors of Tokyo on a 3-hour food tour of the lively Shinbashi district at night. Join the city's working class as they unwind after a long day at the office in the maze of eateries and standing bars.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Walk the backstreets of Shinbashi that only the locals know about
  • Sample traditional Japanese dishes and try a tasty "taiyaki" dessert
  • Visit 4 different food shops, including a pancake venue known only to locals
  • Discover Robatayaki expertly grilled dishes and local community entertainment from the chef
  • Get of the tourist track and enjoy a taste of authentic Japan
Full description
Explore the alleys of Tokyo's Shinbashi area, known for its rustic izakayas (pubs) and food stalls. Grab some of the most satisfying food on the planet as you discover the vibrant district after dark! Start by entering the chasm of eateries overrun on a nightly basis by the working class of Japan. Join the thousands of businessmen who go to their favorite izakaya bar for a quick bite and cold beer before going home. Stop for some sashimi (raw fish), large gyoza (dumplings) and tamagoyaki (omelet), and then continue to a yakitori stall serving skewered meat and veggies cooked over an open fire. Wind your way through the maze of izakayas to find one of the most hidden okonomiyaki (pancake) shops, where only the locals go. Savor an authentic okonomiyaki with a drink before heading back to Shinbashi Station for the end of the tour.
  • Food stops
  • One drink included
  • Dessert included
  • Walking level moderate
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the decommissioned steam engine at the Hibiya exit of Shinbashi Station. Your guide will be there holding a sign. Your guide can only wait an additional 5 minutes after the starting time and then the tour will depart. Your guide cannot give directions via phone once the tour begins. This is to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all guests on the tour and also to respect the activity provider's relationships with the restaurants.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • You are free to smoke in most areas of Shinbashi
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Only adults aged 20 and over are permitted on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 20 reviews

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This was a great experience. “Yappy,” our guide, was charming, informative and took us on an odyssey we never could have done on our own. The highlight was a izakawa run by the same family for nearly 70 years. The owner presided over the place and the chef prepared several courses, with the dumplings out of this world. Highly recommended!

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April 2, 2023

joko en Norma hebben een voor een zeer gezellige avond gezorgd. De prijs was t dubeel en dwars waard. Heerlijk gegeten in uitstekende gezellige Japanse restaurants. Nu weet ik dat warme sake eigenlijk niet de beste sake is. Deze tocht is echt een aanrader wil je meer van Tokyo leren kennnen

April 2, 2023

Unsere Führer Ryan und Shaun haben uns fachkundige, witzig, amüsant und sehr geduldig durch das lebhafte Viertel Shinshuku geführt. Wir haben bestens in versteckten Lokalen gegessen und sehr viel über Land und Leute erfahren. Diese Tour ist absolut wertvoll. Danke nochmals.

April 2, 2023

Product ID: 67806