Evening Tokyo Walking Food Tour Of Shimbashi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    4:30 PM
  • Departure Details :
    2-chōme-7-1 Shinbashi, Minato City, Tōkyō-to 105-0004, Japan
  • Return Details :
    Shimbashi Station, 2 Chome-17 Shinbashi, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0004, Japan
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore the streets of Tokyo's Shimbashi neighborhood on a 3-hour food tour where you will visit four food stops. Experience how the local salarymen (office workers) unwind after a long day at the office in the maze of Shimbashi eateries, izakayas (pubs), and standing bars. Dine with the locals and try scrumptious dishes such as okonomiyaki (Japanese-style savory pancake), gyoza nabe (dumpling hot pot), sashimi, and taiyaki (a fish-shaped cake).

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Dinner included
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • See the sights illuminated at night

Know More about this tour

At 5pm, meet your guide at Shimbashi train station. Come hungry and thirsty, and ready for a 2.5-hour tour in which you will experience the endless rows, alleys, and twists and turns of Shimbashi, the 'salaryman center of the world.' Known for its rustic izakayas and abundant food stalls, discover some of the area's most tucked-away places to grab some delicious food.

Begin your tour outside Shimbashi station and enter the chasm of eateries filled on a nightly basis by the working class of Japan. You are instantly surrounded by thousands of salaryman descending upon their favorite Izakaya bar to grab a quick bite and cold beer before taking the long train ride home.

Not far into your journey, stop for okonomiyaki, a savory pancake made by mixing ingredients like finely sliced squid, shrimp, pork, beef, and cabbage into a batter made from flour before grilling on a flat-iron grill. Wash your okonomiyaki down with a cold drink.

Continue winding your way through the maze of izakayas and long alleys filled with local eateries. Head to another spot that specializes in food from the south of Japan. This place grows their own vegetables and raises their own chickens so everything is extremely fresh. Try four different varieties of local food, each with a very distinct taste from this region of Japan.

Finally, enjoy a special traditional Japanese dessert called taiyaki, a fish-shaped street dessert with a choice of filling, cream or azuki (bean paste). Take advantage of the opportunity to see how the dessert is prepared; taste one of the best taiyaki you'll find in Tokyo and discover why it is the locals' all-time favorite. Take your time at the last spot and once everyone has satisfied their appetites, end the tour back at Shimbashi Station.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

Inclusions

5 Food Stops

One drink included

Dessert included

Local English speaking guide

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Gratuities

Transportation costs

Additional drinks or food

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adults only. 20 years old and above.

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking.

A minimum of two people per booking is required.

A moderate amount of walking is involved.

Wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Traveler Reviews

  • 28-Sep-2018

    My wife and I were the only guests on this tour in early September, 2018.. Our guide was Asami and she had an assistant, Lora. Both were very lively and talkative. Tolds us about customs and manners of Japanese eatingvery interesting and took us to several restaurants. The first was a grilling place. Grilled fish and veggies--very good. The second was a place where vegetables were cooked by boiling., interesting. A third place for layered omelet , and saki tasting. In-between walking a viewing vending machines and more.
    Very enjoyable.

  • 20-Jul-2018

    very friendly informative and the food was outstanding. My son enjoyed it thoroughly. I would recommend this tour to everyone

  • 07-Apr-2017

    A very pleasant evening with Anne walking around the Shimbashi salary man's neighbourhood. This was much more than just a food tour, Ann was delightful and happy to share her wealth of local knowledge on Japanese food and beyond. We tasted food that we would have never found ourselves and learnt much of the Japanese cuisine culture. We certainly weren't hungry at the end of the evening. This exploration of food gave us confidence to continue our tasting throughout our holiday. We would recommend without hesitation.

  • 31-Oct-2016

    Highly recommend this food tour! It was a GREAT way of exploring the area and trying dishes that we would have never tried before - particularly raw chicken! :