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Walking Food Tour in Yurakucho, Shimbashi and Ginza

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Walking Food Tour in Yurakucho, Shimbashi and Ginza

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore the streets of Tokyo during an evening food walking tour with an expert guide. Sample yakitori accompanied by drinks and enjoy food tastings plus dessert at popular and traditional venues. Start amid Yurakucho’s rustic charm, continue on to modern Ginza, and finish your tour among a maze of local eateries in Shimbashi.
  • Food walking tour of Tokyo in the evening
  • Sample local dishes including dessert
  • Stroll the streets of Yurakucho, Ginza, and Shimbashi with a local guide
  • Experience the extreme range of these areas from posh Ginza to the office worker havens of Yurakucho and Shinbashi
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Local guide
Regional food tastings including dessert
2 complimentary drinks
Five food stops
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation costs
Additional drinks or food

Departure Point

2-5-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-Ku, 2丁目-5 有楽町 Tokyo, 100-8488, Japan

Meet up point: Outside Hankyu Men’s Department Store by the bus stop across from JTB tourist information center. 有楽町駅の銀座出口 阪急百貨店 Address: 2-5-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 〒100-8488 東京都千代田区有楽町2丁目5−1 Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/AXGUN81eq4y

Departure Time

4:30 PM

Return Details

2 Chome-17 Shinbashi, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0004, Japan

End point: JR Shimbashi Station

Meet your guide and group in the early evening at a central meeting point. Then eat and drink your way through some of the city’s top eateries for locals, an aspect of Tokyo few tourists ever get to experience.

Stop by Gado Shita, a busy restaurant area located directly under the city’s elevated train tracks. Wander amidst the narrow streets, blazing neon sights, and enticing smells of this culinary hot spot, an area which hearkens back to Japan in the 1970s. Stop by a selection of local ‘izakayas’ (pubs) frequented by residents, where you try out different varieties of ‘yakitori’ and drinks.

Head next to Tokyo’s upscale Ginza neighborhood, an area that provides the perfect contrast to the labyrinths of Gado Shita. Marvel at the upscale food shops selling $500 designer melons and let your mouth water as you pass by meticulously-decorated pastries in the display cases of local retailers.

Finish your food exploration by visiting Shimbashi, where you get a chance to take a deeper dive into some of Tokyo’s many rustic eateries and charming ‘izakayas.’ Finish your excursion in Shimbashi.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Hankyu Men's Tokyo
Meeting Point
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Gado Shita Yurakuchi
An Immersive 3-hour food experience with a local to explore authentic eateries & off the beaten track places.
Pass By:  
shin Godzilla Statue
Learn more about Japan's food customs and culture!
Pass By:  
Tokyo Takarazuka Theater
Takarazuka Theater
Pass By:  
Ginza Six
Ginza six
Pass By:  
Kabuki-za Theatre
Kabuki-za (Kabuki Theater)
Pass By:  
SL Square
Discover the area of Shimbashi, home to some of the most authentic local eateries and izakayas in Tokyo.
Pass By:  
Karasumori Shrine
Karasumori Jinja
Stop At:  
Shimbashi Station
Ending point
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Passport information copy is required for kids 10 and above.
  • Accepts Single Travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Family-friendly
  • Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Dietary Restriction Flexibility: Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Gluten-Free Friendly
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arigato Japan KK
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Walking Food Tour in Yurakucho, Shimbashi and Ginza?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Walking Food Tour in Yurakucho, Shimbashi and Ginza.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Walking Food Tour in Yurakucho, Shimbashi and Ginza?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Walking Food Tour in Yurakucho, Shimbashi and Ginza.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Walking Food Tour in Yurakucho, Shimbashi and Ginza?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Walking Food Tour in Yurakucho, Shimbashi and Ginza.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Walking Food Tour in Yurakucho, Shimbashi and Ginza?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Walking Food Tour in Yurakucho, Shimbashi and Ginza.

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  • "As an FYI- if you do not eat pork, this is probably not the best tour for you." See review

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star-5
excellent experience of local food and culture
Nikolaos S
, Jun 2019
ME and my wife met Hirotake Watanabe (our guide) and couple of other people that were in the same tour at the prespecified time and place. Already from the introduction it was clear that this would be a great tour with our guide that was open, fun, extremely knowledgeable and with a mission to have us enjoying the experience. We experienced the local food culture, got a lot of information for the areas we were walking through and tasted amazing Japanese food. We were getting answers to all our questions and all our needs were addressed in best possible way. One of the top experiences we had in Tokyo/Japan.
star-4
Great way to experience Tokyo
Sylvia_K
, Jan 2019
We had a really nice time during this tour with our guide Bryan. The total experience was really fun. Even though not everyone loved ALL the dishes that were in the tour, it didn't matter, because every dish had its own story and each location that we visited was special. There were vegan and vegetartian and pescatarian options. I can highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Yuko and her assistant were very...
Hannah R
, Sep 2018
Yuko and her assistant were very helpful and thoughtful tour guides. We ate yummy food and learned a lot about Japanese culture. As an FYI- if you do not eat pork, this is probably not the best tour for you.
star-2
Average at best
nlavellb
, Sep 2018
The food tour of 3 neighborhoods sounded so fun! 18-20 tastings is what was listed and we got around 12-15 if you include the miso paste and sauces to add on the food. For the price, around $300/couple, the amount nor quality of food was not commensurate. If it would have been in the $50/pp price range would have made more sense. The tour guide was fantastic, though not as knowledgeable when it came to recommendations on things to do and places to eat in Tokyo. After the tour we were still very hungry and had to find a real dinner.
star-5
Fantastic tour! Highly recommend...
Hansel_S
, Jun 2018
Fantastic tour! Highly recommend taking this. We enjoyed walking through the various areas, learning about the history of the city and of course the food. The size of the tour was just right. And we enjoyed the food so much we went to a few of the places on the days after our tour.
star-5
Our tour guide Ryan made this an...
Michael_F
, Jun 2018
Our tour guide Ryan made this an excellent tour. His knowledge and personality, combined with the selection of restaurants we visited made one of the most memorable tours during our visit to Japan.
star-5
We got so much out of this tour! If...
Mary C
, Apr 2018
We got so much out of this tour! If it's on your to eat list, you'll probably have at least a small portion on this tour. So much food, and then a full meal at the end! We learned so much all along the way. Asami - Thank you for being a wonderful guide.
star-5
Outstanding fun with great guide...
Sebastian_T
, Apr 2018
Outstanding fun with great guide. Really pushes you outside your normal cuisine! Fantastic time.
star-5
The guide Ryan is one of the best...
HungHooi_T
, Mar 2018
The guide Ryan is one of the best guide that I have encountered. He is very knowledgeable and he made the walking tour very interesting and educational. We would go any time with Ryan for another walking tour .... cheers...
star-5
A great tour and excellent way to see...
Neal P
, Jan 2018
A great tour and excellent way to see Tokyo whilst enjoying the cuisine

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