Gain a deeper understanding of Japanese cuisine by enjoying a Japanese food tasting during this food tour. You’ll visit 8 food stops which showcase regional and seasonal Japanese foods, sample delicious dishes, learn about the basic ingredients of Japanese cuisine, and even watch a wagashi (Japanese sweets) master at work as he handcrafts a masterpiece! This food tour is perfect for people who want to gain a better understanding of Japanese cuisine by experiencing it firsthand, with insights from a local food tour guide.
In addition to the Japanese food tasting, you’ll enjoy a lunch meal of your choice (grilled fish, chicken sukiyaki, or sushi and tempura soba) at a traditional Japanese restaurant. Afterward, get a close-up look as wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) are made. Along with the authentic wagashi experience, you can try high-quality Japanese matcha tea, and also visit a tea shop to have a taste of several regional varieties of Japanese tea.
This food tour is perfect for those who would like to learn and understand more about the diverse food culture of Japan, as well as the staple ingredients of Japanese food like dashi (Japanese soup stock), kamaboko (fish cake), katsuoboshi (fish flakes) and more. Taste the flavors of Japan, without even leaving Tokyo!
Highlights of the Flavors of Japan Food Tour with Tea Tasting and Wagashi:
- Enjoy a 3-hour food tour in one of Tokyo’s most famous districts, Nihonbashi
- Learn about the building blocks of Japanese cuisine, like dashi and katsuobushi
- Visit 8 food stops showcasing a variety of Japanese foods and teas from different regions, and enjoy a Japanese food tasting at each
- Sample food like dashi (Japanese soup stock), tamagoyaki (egg roll), anago (salt water eel), kamaboko (fish cake), katsuoboshi (fish flakes), satsumaimo (Japanese sweet potatoes) and wagashi (Japanese sweets)
- Visit the oldest (and most expensive) fruit shop in Japan!
- Have a traditional Japanese lunch meal (of your choice) at an authentic Japanese restaurant
- Taste seasonal green and black teas at a one-of-a-kind tea shop!
- Japanese food tasting at 8 food stops, beverage included
- An up-close wagashi experience with a wagashi master
- A tea tasting at a unique Japanese tea shop
- Time for shopping
- Lunch meal of your choice
In the additional notes section of the booking page, please specify which lunch menu you would like:
1. Grilled Fish
2. Chicken Sukiyaki
3. Sushi and Tempura Soba
- Transportation fees to and from the event location
Minimum of 2 people. If you are a single traveler, please contact us.
Nihonbashi: Nihonbashi, literally translating to “Japan Bridge” is considered the center of not just Tokyo, but also the entirety of Japan, and is the point from which all distances are measured from. The area is named after the wooden bridge by the same name, which was rebuilt in stone during the Meiji Period, and over which an expressway was built in the 1960s. Historically, Nihonbashi was the meeting place of the five major roads from Tokyo, and ever since then, it has enjoyed commercial prosperity as a result of being a major hub of traffic in Japan’s capital. In Nihonbashi, you can still find traditional old shops that were founded in the Edo period, as well as historical landmarks that have survived rapid post-war urbanization and Westernization. Traditional Japanese sweets and snacks, as well as products like kimono and cut glass, which showcasing Japanese craftsmanship, are sold in Nihonbashi, alongside big department stores like Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi, Japan’s first department store.
Meeting Location and Meeting Time:
The meeting point is in front of Starbucks, close to Nihonbashi Bridge. There are other Starbucks in the area, so make sure to find the one closest to the bridge. See the photo for reference.
Address: 1 Chome-7-1 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 103-0022
Directions: The nearest station is Mitsukoshimae Station. You can either use the Ginza Line or the Hanzomon Line to get there. Exit Mitsukoshimae Station and follow guidance to Nihonbashi Bridge or Nihonbashi Station on the other side of the bridge, about an 8 minutes walk.
The meeting time is at 10:15 a.m. The event starts exactly at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m.
Additional Information from the Organizer:
The food tour starts strictly on time. If guests do not arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will begin regardless, and no refund shall be given. This is to guarantee that there is enough time, so everyone can enjoy each food stop. Please be respectful of the other guests, our restaurant partners, and the tour guide’s time.