Japan has a very rich food history which places an emphasis on seasonality and freshness. The highly evolved and diverse culinary options truly are a reflection of Japanese culture. There is no place that compares to Tokyo in terms of depth and variety of choices for food types and places to eat. Yes, everyone has had sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, tempura and maybe a few other things, but there is so much more to Japanese food to experience. This tour is designed to appeal to those who want to experience this broader range of Japanese cuisine that includes everything from simple to the sublime to the exotic.

This tour is a must for the real food lover who wants to experience authentic food culture seldom seen outside Japan. This can be customized to include eating a few dishes at several locations ranging from street food stalls to small, specialty restaurants. As most of these restaurants do not have English menus or speak English, your Tokyo Food Tour guide will explain the menu and help you select seasonal or house specialties to order.

What we eat depends on how adventurous an eater you want to be? This can include everything from ramen and hand cut soba to kushi-age to chicken sashimi. How about such delicacies as blowfish or horse sashimi? On this tour be prepared to come hungry and curious. You will discover a new world of Japanese cuisine. And, as always, we will be happy to arrange for any special requests!

Here are some options to consider:

  • Chanko Nabe – A hot pot dish made with meat, seafood or vegetables cooked at table. This dish is a favorite of Sumo wrestlers.
  • Chicken Sashimi – Thinly sliced raw chicken, usually served with soy sauce.
  • Chanko Nabe – A hot pot dish made with meat, seafood or vegetables cooked at table. This dish is a favorite of Sumo wrestlers.
  • Chicken Sashimi – Thinly sliced raw chicken, usually served with soy sauce.
  • Dojo – Baby eel like fish, cooked in a small dish at the table. This is a very famous old style Tokyo cuisine.
  • Kujira – Various preparations of whale; smoked, sashimi or deep fried.
  • Kushi Age- Skewers of lightly battered and deep fried seasonal vegetable, seafood or meats.
  • Okonomiyaki – Japanese style savory pancake.
  • Ramen – Noodle served in hot soup. There are usually three types of broth you can choose from; shio(salt), miso or tonkotsu (thick pork flavored broth).
  • Sakura Niku (Baniku) – Horse meat usually served as sashimi.
  • Shabu Shabu – Thinly sliced beef dipped into a boiling hotpot, then into sesame or ponzu sauce.
  • Shojin Ryori – Traditional vegetarian meal. Originally developed for vegetarian Buddhist monks.
  • Soba – Buckwheat noodles made of buckwheat.
  • Sukiyaki – Beef, tofu and vegetables cooked in an iron pan with soy, sugar and sake. Served with raw egg dip.
This is can be a 100% made-to-order tour or we can provide a list of recommendations from which you can choose. If you prefer to leave the planning to us, you can enjoy the surprises a guaranteed memorable night will you have!

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