A bustling city, quite a number of people are still mystified with the nooks and crannies of Tokyo. It’s a strange mix of foreign and fast-paced movements in a world of traditions and cultures. With its lively and sleepless nights, neon-colored skyscrapers, old but beautiful shrines and temples, and busy train stations, the city of Tokyo is a city like no other. You can always find something to do, somewhere to visit, someone to meet. It can brag about many things like its unique and Michelin star restaurants, scrumptious and to-die-for local dishes, and high-end shopping districts. A sharp contrast between modernity and practice, one may be surprised that the wonderful and vigorous city of Tokyo can be a safe haven, both for adults and children.
Traveling with children may already stress you out just by thinking about it, especially if you’re dealing with toddlers who still need to be in strollers or carriers. It can be quite a handful, carrying them, pushing them in their prams, and trying to hush them down when they start crying out for milk or snacks. It can also be quite a hassle when you want to book a certain tour, let’s say a food tour around the city, that doesn’t allow parents to bring strollers/carriers or isn’t kid-friendly. However, this shouldn’t dishearten you because there are lots of tours, especially food tours, in the city which are all kid-friendly! Yes, there may be times when the parents find it difficult to deal with certain circumstances, carry their children with them, and wish they have their children’s stroller/carrier with them but this shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your time with the tour and with your children.
As Tokyo by Food, we offer kid-friendly food tours in Tokyo. Not only you get to wander the busy but lively streets of Tokyo and learn about its cultures, traditions, and food, you also get to enjoy quality time with your family and children. Some of its tours allow strollers and carriers so you can move freely.
Our Flavors of Tokyo Food Tour with Wagashi Experience is the perfect example for this. It’s a three-hour food tour in one of Tokyo’s popular district, Nihonbashi, where you will have eight food stops that showcase traditional ways of preparing Japanese dishes and drinks. You also get to visit a known green tea shop where you can purchase lovely souvenirs to bring home with you. This tour is also perfect for those who want to learn more about traditional ways of preparing Japanese cuisine. Awesome, right?
Step back in time in their Back to Edo: Asakusa and Sensoji Tour which explores the streets of Nakamise, visiting five food stops and with spare time to spend shopping! It’s actually great for those who come in big groups because all are accommodated accordingly and pleasantly and because it’s kid-friendly, your children get to enjoy the sceneries and backdrops of the place. You can learn rich traditions and history from this tour, which shows a different side of Japan that people have never seen. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone because you get to eat delectable Japanese dishes while being given a slice of history of Japan.
Enjoy a delicious night with the whole family in the ultimate tour Street Food Hunt in Shibuya. It showcases five food stops that include delicious dishes such as okonomiyaki, takoyaki, taiyaki, beef skewers, and a sweet ending of dessert. A place for great food and high fashion districts, this tour is an adventure. You also get to visit Shibuya Depachika, an underground food market which food enthusiasts will surely enjoy.
Allstar Food Tour in the Heart of Tokyo is an off the beaten path type of tour where you will visit some of the best restaurants in the delicious food streets of Yurakucho, Ginza, and Shimbashi. It includes five food stops in recommended restaurants in the city where you get to dine and interact with the locals. It’s also situated in Ginza which is a great shopping district. You also get to visit Gado Shita, which is a unique restaurant built under the racks, and an izakaya where you will experience the beauty and art found in rice wine and grilled skewers.
Traveling with children can be difficult at times but this doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the beauty of traditions and wonders of modernity of Tokyo. Kid-friendly tours in Tokyo are starting to spread like wildfire in the city and becoming known to people.
For more food tours, visit our Food Tours page and explore the magic that is Tokyo.
Serkan is the founder of Tokyo by Food. He came to Japan to study and he could not go back because of the delicious Japanese cuisine. His passion for Japanese food and Tokyo led him to create this sweet platform. His aim in his life to helping people in need through his business. Therefore, he created Food for Happiness Project.