Many of our food tours in Tokyo embrace the wider Japanese culture and way of life. In which food plays a significant role, where Japan’s at the centre of both ancient and modern gastronomy. Tokyo itself currently has over 200 Michelin Star restaurants, available for those high-end nights of “Kaiseki Ryori” fine dining.
However, if you wish to discover where the locals eat, book a street food tour or join a local guide for a walk around one of the many food markets. Foodies visiting the Japanese capital are in for a real treat, as the local cuisine is as much intriguing as it is delicious.
5 Japanese Food Tours in Tokyo
With so much choice it’s difficult for even the most experienced of foodies to know where to start their culinary adventure. That’s why we’ve decided to narrow down our food tours in Tokyo to just 5 suggestions.
While this is by no means a definitive guide to those available through tabl.com, we hope it gives you an insight into the diversity of tours on offer.
It can be somewhat overwhelming to try and decide which neighbourhood to visit, let alone what to choose from the menu! As such, the first of our list visits the central metropolitan hang-out of Ikebukuro.
While the surroundings may be lavish and modern, the food on this tour remains somewhat traditional. Featuring Sushi, yakiniku (grilled meat), street food and a range of seafood. As well as a trip to the awe-inspiring Sunshine Aquarium, described as “an underwater oasis in the sky”.
Back on the ground and the famous Tsukiji food market takes you on a tour of some of Tokyo’s gastronomical heritage.
It was, until recent years, known as the largest seafood market in the world. As such, what better place to sample Japans love of Sushi and Sashimi than right here? After all, if it’s good enough for some of Tokyo’s Michelin Starred Chefs, it’s good enough for us!
As the tour name would imply, this is for those foodies out there with a big appetite. However, it’s far from your everyday all you can eat Japanese buffet.
The Shibuya district is both sophisticated and charming, while also home to some of Japan’s major commercial businesses. It offers a fantastic choice of cuisine, where you can overlook one of the busiest street crossings in the world. Although not everyone has time to stop for a bite to eat, whereas your tour guide will ensure you try as much as possible.
Another of our all you can eat food tours in Tokyo, again starting with the Shibuya region. Although this time we also take in the colourful Harajuku district, all over the course of a 6-hour gastronomical tour.
The tour visits some of the more traditional stops, but also those of a quirky nature. Including one of the city’s most popular cat-cafés. As well as an array of Japanese sushi and Takoyaki street food, we also cater particularly for those foodies with a sweet tooth.
The last of our food tours in Tokyo takes place in the thriving spot of Asakusa. Where some of the cities most elite businessmen come together with tourists and the local residents, for a culinary insight into Japanese culture.
What’s more, you’ll be treated to some of the best bars and restaurants in the area. With enough time at each to embrace the atmosphere and savour the work of Japan’s most accomplished chefs.
Food and Drink Experiences in Tokyo
Book a wide range of food and drink experiences and tours in Tokyo with tabl.com. Where you can be buying produce at a local food market one minute, a sushi-making class the next or simply indulging in the finer things in life at a Michelin Star Restaurant.