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Tokyo After 5 Food and Drink Tour
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Price: $122.00
Special Instructions: JPUC - Tokyo After 5
Custom Field 5: 11/3 AB - Cannot be booked within 48 hours of tour.




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Tokyo’s vibrant food culture is legendary, and is one of the many reasons why people flock to the Japanese capital. On this Tokyo tour, enjoy the food culture of Tokyo from an ordinary businessman’s perspective, as well as the tradition of foods in everyday life of Tokyo.

Throughout your Tokyo food tour, your local guide will explain the history of food and places you visit, sharing with you his own personal experiences and food-related family traditions and customs during the tour.

You’ll begin your tour in Yakitori Alley, near Yurakucho, an area with many casual bar-style restaurants and the birthplace of yakitori, one of many Japanese people’s favourite appetizers. As many businessmen and women do after 5 PM, you’ll enjoy a drink of sake or a local beer, then sample yakitori at one of the many local restaurants, each with their own “tare” (sauce) mixed with their secret ingredients.

After having a drink to go with the yakitori, you’ll travel to Tsukishima to visit “Monja” Street, where “Monja-Yaki” is said to have originated. Often compared with Okonomi-yaki in Osaka, Monja-yaki is a type of Japanese pan-fried batter with various ingredients. The ingredients are finely chopped and mixed into the batter before grilling. You’ll have the chance to watch your food being cooked, chat with the cook, and devour your Monja-yaki fresh from the hot plate. In true local style, you’ll use a small metal spatula for cutting it to pieces, then chopsticks to eat with right from the grill.

You’ll take a quick stroll through Ginza, where you can find great confectionery shops and learn about the rich variety of traditional Japanese sweets — and, best of all, choose one to try! Usually made of rice and red beans, these sweets change based on the ingredients available at each time of year, and even their shapes are inspired by what you can find in nature during that season.

You’ll end our delicious Tokyo night tour by checking out a local pub, where you’re welcome to stay longer or return to the start point with your guide. Your guide can also recommend other cool local bars in small alleys, or a karaoke place for more fun into the night.

Tour Size
Small
Tour Type
Cultural, Scenic, Active
Tour Duration
3 Hours
Tour Departs From
Central Tokyo. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
5 assorted skewered yakitori, Monja-yaki, one wagashi, and one drink (your choice of either sake or beer), are included.
Recommended Dress
Comfortable clothing and sensible flat-soled walking shoes are recommended.
Restrictions
The legal drinking age in Japan is 20 years old. Guests under 20 will be served non-alcoholic drinks. Children must be a minimum of 12 years old to attend the tour. Guests must be able to walk on paved surfaces. There are steps and steep curbs in some areas.

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