Experience a one of a kind, off-the-beaten-path journey to some of the best restaurants in Tokyo in this 3-hour Allstar Tokyo Food Tour. During this ultimate Tokyo food tour, you will get to see, feel, and taste the diverse personalities of the Tokyo neighborhoods of Yurakucho, Ginza, and Shinbashi.
First, you’ll travel back in time to 1970s Japan as you explore the maze of eateries of Yurakucho’s Gado Shita, a favorite watering hole of Japanese businessmen, and enjoy traditional bar foods at two locations. Then in Ginza, one of Japan’s most oshare (stylish) shopping areas, you can get an eyeful of some of Tokyo’s most famous landmarks and visit a senbei (rice cracker) shop with a recipe dating back 200 years! Then, try 6+ regional foods from Miyazaki Prefecture, without even hopping on a plane. And of course, dessert is a must! Lastly, going to Shinbashi, the workingman’s off-hours playground, from high-class, sparkly Ginza, you can really appreciate the diversity of Tokyo. There, the food and drinks flow as Tokyo office workers relax and unwind for the day.
The Allstar Tokyo Food Tour will show you the many sides of Tokyo, giving you historical, cultural, and (our favorite) culinary insights into this massive metropolis. Enjoy Japanese bar foods, street foods, finger foods, and dessert at several stops along the way, and get inside tips from a local tour guide. One of our longest running, most popular, and most highly-rated tours, the Allstar Tokyo Food Tour will show you Tokyo as you’ve never seen it before!
Highlights of the Allstar Tokyo Food Tour:
- Discover Yurakucho, Ginza, and Shinbashi with a professional, English-speaking local guide.
- Visit Gado Shita, a one of kind restaurant district built under the tracks.
- Sample 18-20 local dishes (but save room for dessert at the end!).
- Visit authentic local eateries and Japanese gastropubs (known as izakayas).
- Experience the diversity of Tokyo, from posh Ginza to the office worker paradises of Yurakucho and Shinbashi.
- Dine, chat, and kanpai (cheers!) with locals and fellow travelers alike.
- Insights about Japanese history, culture, and food from a local English-speaking tour guide
- 18-20 dishes at 5 food stops, including one of the most highly rated restaurants in Tokyo
- A tasting of regional Japanese foods
- Two complimentary refreshments
- Dessert is included (and who can resist desserts?)
- Transportation fees
Yurakucho: Situated between Ginza and Hibiya Park, Yurakucho has many traditional Japanese-style eating establishments and is the favorite drinking place for most businessmen. It has a charming and authentic local vibe, with cheap yakitori joints and casual eateries as well as trendier beer halls and French wine bars.
Ginza: An upscale shopping area in Tokyo, Ginza is home to the famous Hokosha Tengoku (literally translating to “pedestrian heaven”), the main street of Ginza. The road is closed on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 5 p.m. to allow people to walk freely around the area. Ginza is home to luxury brands, high-end restaurants, and even a kabuki theater.
Shinbashi (or Shimbashi): Home to Tokyo’s first railway terminal, Shinbashi is now well-known as a district where you can find both business and pleasure. Shinbashi teems with cheap restaurants and izakayas that draw in crowds of off-hours salarymen and women, keen to loosen their ties, let down their hair, and enjoy a cold beer or three. An entertainment hub as well as a casual dining paradise with some of Tokyo’s most rustic and relaxed izakayas and gastropubs, Shinbashi is the go-to place to unwind after work. Not to mention, Shinbashi is also just a walk away from Tokyo attractions such as Hibiya Park, Tokyo Tower, and the upscale shopping district of Ginza.
Meeting Location and Meeting Time:
The meeting location address is 2-5-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, right outside Hankyu Men’s Department Store, across the bus stop at JTB Tourist Information Center. The meeting time is 4:15 p.m.
Directions: Take the JR Yamanote, JR Keihin-Tohoku or Yurakucho Subway Line to Yurakucho Station. Once you arrive, please take the Ginza Exit. Turn right from the Ginza Exit and go straight and you will see Hankyu on your left-hand side.
If you have trouble, please show any staff this kanji (Japanese): 有楽町駅の銀座出口 阪急百貨店
- Single travelers are welcome. There is no minimum number of participants required for booking.
- This is a family-friendly tour, but we ask that you please do not bring strollers.
- Please wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking.
- The Allstar Tokyo Food Tour strictly starts on time. The tour will start regardless of the guests arrived during departure time (or later than that) and no refund shall be given. This is to fully make use of time and to guarantee that in every food stop, not only the guests will enjoy but our restaurant partners as well.