Approx. 4 Hours
Taste the foods in your "must try" list but also discover an incredible variety of other delicious dishes that you've never heard of and which you can only discover with a local who knows where to find them! If you want an authentic experience of Tokyo then this is it!
Food is at the heart of modern Japanese culture and Tokyo is the ultimate destination for foodies. From street side yakitori to six seater sushi joints and traditional izakaya bursting with life, you’ll be dreaming of Tokyo’s food long after you leave. Taste the foods in your "must try" list but also discover an incredible variety of other delicious dishes that you've never heard of and which you can only discover with a local who knows where to find them! If you want an authentic experience of Tokyo then this is it!
What you'll do
Join a Local Host who knows where to find the best eateries and izakaya (drinking & eating houses) in the city and eat your way around the city together, discovering incredible eateries where the locals really love to eat.
Get to know Tokyo’s food scene; from traditional izakaya where the locals gather with friends and colleagues to share food and drinks, to hole in a wall eateries with big character and some of the best ramen bars where locals line up at 6 am, your local will take take you to well known as well as off the beaten path spots where you can taste the best local dishes and get an authentic taste of local life.
Immerse yourself in the local food culture with a Local Host who will select 6-8 of their favourite foods to try out based on your food preferences and while you're at it, discover markets, stores, street food and local eateries together.
Spend time getting to know your Local Host, chat about your favourite foods and get some insider recommendations for the best local places to eat for the rest of your trip.
What to expect
We’ll be in touch within 24 hours of booking by email to find out more about your personality and tastes, as well as any dietary requirements so we can assign a like-minded Local Host who will create a bespoke experience for you.
Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary.
Although you will visit well known eateries and markets in the area, your Local host will also help you to discover the places, foods and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make Tokyo unique.
Meeting point: Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.
* Private and personalised experience
* 4 hours with a Local Host
* 6-8 foods to taste selected by your Local Host based on your preferences
* 2 beers or soft drinks
* Tastings of unique Japanese soft drinks from the vending machines or convinience stores
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
* Food and drinks other than the ones included in the experience
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs
* Gratuities (optional)