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Small Group Tokyo Food Tour - A Journey Through Time Through Food provided by Hello! Tokyo Tours

Small Group Tokyo Food Tour - A Journey Through Time Through Food

Small Group Tokyo Food Tour - A Journey Through Time Through Food
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
9
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    5h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    9
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
This 5.5 hours tour takes you on a journey through time, through food! Spanning three geographical districts of Tokyo and three periods of time this food tour covers the foundation of Japanese food and cooking (the Edo period), the most popular present-day foods in Japan and finishes in the future with some fusion twists on traditional flavours. Visit Nihonbashi, Ginza / Tokyo Station and Akihabara. Enjoy 14 Japanese food tastings. Come hungry!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 203632P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Dashi. Katsuobushi. Kombu. Satsuma-age. Amazake. Imo Kenpi. Daifuku or Dorayaki. Pokemon Taiyaki. Matcha (green tea) bubble tea or ice-cream
  • Yakitori. Tempura Soba. Tamagoyaki. Fruits Sando
  • Lemon Sour (Japanese alcoholic drink)
Exclusions
  • The costs of transport used during the tour are payable by yourself. We take two short subway rides.
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
  • Nihonbashi 1-chome Mitsui Building, 1-chōme-4-1 Nihonbashi, 中央区 Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0027, Japan Nihonbashi Subway Station Exit B12.
  • Akihabara Station, 1 Chome Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0028, Japan
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Inclusions
  • Dashi. Katsuobushi. Kombu. Satsuma-age. Amazake. Imo Kenpi. Daifuku or Dorayaki. Pokemon Taiyaki. Matcha (green tea) bubble tea or ice-cream
  • Yakitori. Tempura Soba. Tamagoyaki. Fruits Sando
  • Lemon Sour (Japanese alcoholic drink)
Exclusions
  • The costs of transport used during the tour are payable by yourself. We take two short subway rides.
Departure details
  • Nihonbashi 1-chome Mitsui Building, 1-chōme-4-1 Nihonbashi, 中央区 Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0027, Japan Nihonbashi Subway Station Exit B12.
  • Akihabara Station, 1 Chome Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0028, Japan
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
  • Akihabara Station, 1 Chome Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0028, Japan
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1-chōme-4-1 Nihonbashi
    Nihonbashi 1-chome Mitsui Building, 1-chōme-4-1 Nihonbashi, 中央区 Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0027, Japan
    Nihonbashi Subway Station Exit B12.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Nihonbashi
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Nihonbashi Bridge
  • 2
    Fukutoku Shrine
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Ginza
    Stop: 70 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Yurakucho
    Stop: 70 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Tokyo International Forum
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Kitte Marunouchi
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Tokyo Station Marunouchi Ekimae Hiroba
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Daimaru Tokyo
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Akihabara
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Akihabara Station
    1 Chome Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0028, Japan
    See address & details
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rfv
2 contributions
... what more can you ask for? We’ll keep the secrets of where we were taken, and what we ate, because it’s best that you discover this for yourself. Sid will guide you through some of the best food you’ll eat in Tokyo, with context and historical insights that make it all fit together perfectly.

The tour itself was impeccably organised, and Sid was extremely welcoming and easy to get on with. The food was amazing - some things we’ve heard of but never tried, and others that were totally new and surprising to us. You’ll leave full and very happy.
Written 13 March 2020
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HelloTokyoTours
Thank you for joining us. It was nice meeting you and your wife. We are glad we got one last tour in before COVID happened but it sure was a lot of fun!
Written 16 February 2021
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Zachary Z
1 contribution
Feb 2020
As we travel more and more, my partner and I have started to prefer walking tours that expose us to the culture and history of where we're visiting, giving us some orientation to some key landmarks. And of course, we can't resist a good food tour!

That's why we were so drawn to this tour, it's the best of both worlds! And it really did not disappoint. Sid was knowledgeable, personable, and fun to hang out with for the 5ish hours of the tour. As promised, you do spend some time talking about the past / traditions of Tokyo, the modern era, and where things might be going in the future. And the different tastings ran the gamut, including a number of popular dishes I wouldn't have even known to seek out on my own, as well as some really delicious versions of our old favorites like curry udon, karage, and mochi.

Highly recommend! The tour was one of the highlights of our vacation.
Written 23 February 2020
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Blake
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Couples
First time in Japan and I haven't had much Japanese food before aside from regular sushi and rolls in America. But after going on this tour i was exposed to alot of Japanese food that I never would have had before. And they were all delicious! I loved the satsuma-age and fruits sandwiches. There was also so much culture and history behind these foods. The theme of travelling through time through food also made it very engaging and interesting. Arigatou!
Written 16 February 2020
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heidpeidi
Oslo, Norway4 contributions
Jan 2020
We are so glad we booked this guided tour. We have done similar tours in other countries and been very pleased. This trip did not disappoint either. The guide was very nice, personal, engaged and knowledgeable. It felt like we were walking with a friend. We learned a lot of useful information about history, culture and food. We highly recommend this trip.
Written 27 January 2020
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Ai Ishida
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
Cannot say how much my family and I enjoyed this food tour. Our guide, Sid took care of us well and taught us so much about foods we've never tried or heard of before. Definitely recommending to friends and family.
Written 8 January 2020
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Natalia
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Friends
Thank you Sid for a great day out! It was my favourite day in Tokyo. I’ll be recommending this to friends and family going to Tokyo next year. I loved the concept of past, present, future. The shops that you took us to were fantastic, and the staff made me feel so welcome. You did an incredible job and I wish you much success with the tours. Genuinely the best tour i’ve been on.
Written 22 December 2019
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Asker134
Ota, Japan3 contributions
We tried lots of delicious food that we would have never expected to eat in Japan! Sid, our host was very friendly and helpful throughout the tour. There was a lot of history behind each food we tried and an interesting story behind each one. Definitely a fun and unique experience.
Written 22 December 2019
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TokyoTotoro
Shinjuku, Japan17 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
For over 14 years being local here, to be honest I was amazed by the tour content. Well designed and explained by the nice and dedicated tour guide guy Sid. No matter whether you are first time here in Tokyo or not, if you are interested in what and where that actual locals eat, this tour is just for you to choose!
Written 20 October 2019
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John M
61 contributions
What a brilliant way to see and get to know a city. Sid (future Olympic swimmer) - was a great local host and guide. Really knowledgeable and passionate about Japanese culture, history and food (Japanese parents but raised in Tokyo and LA) - also spoke fantastic English. Tour was super well organized and based on “Past, Present Future”, seeing and tasting the cultural heritage of Tokyo. Lots of cool little facts and history lessons shared along the way. Couldn’t recommend the tour more highly.
Written 19 October 2019
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By: Hello! Tokyo Tours
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Q9407IMpaulc
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Best Multidimensional tour - food, history, culture all wrapped into one of the best value trips I have done. Amazing!!!
What a fantastic time. How much we packed in, the quality of the food experience, the care of our Guide. This is th
kendallkdawson
kendallkdawson
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Day spent well!
I had a very enjoyable day with my two friends on this food tour. Our group is pretty mixed with different backgrou
katie_nem317
katie_nem317
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First Time to Tokyo, Japan....amazing
I've never been to an Asian country, so Japan was my first experience. I was a bit nervous at first of what to expe
G7397RTsultana
G7397RTsultana
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Customized just for us
Been to Tokyo a couple times but still had a lot of fun on our tour! My friends and I really love tea and Japanese
snoopykao
snoopykao
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Food,family and fun!
My family of 5 have been to Tokyo a few times. We were there on winter break this time again and decided to book t
148nataliek
148nataliek
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Fantastic food tour!
Thankyou Sid for a truly fantastic food tour of Tokyo! We enjoyed every second. Your knowledge of Tokyo and food wa
2tallTom
2tallTom
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First trip to Tokyo was great thanks to Hello Tokyo
I had one day in Tokyo and had no idea what we should see. We contacted Sid at Hello Tokyo tours and he handled eve
MSchaefer94
MSchaefer94
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Made First Trip to Tokyo Amazing!
First time visit to Japan for a client and I. I just answered a few questions and Sid created a tour that was perfe
HankMdy
HankMdy
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Fantastic Day in Tokyo
Our guide, Sid, was very knowledgeable about Japan and it's history. My coworker and I have never been to Tokyo bef
swim_cow
swim_cow
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Made just for us
Couple days before our tour we filled out some questions sent by our guide Sid. We told them our interests were foo
Askim1345
Askim1345
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Memorable day in Tokyo!!
My boyfriend and I had a really fun day with our guide Sid! We had never been to Tokyo before and wanted a feel of
beckyb610
beckyb610
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Loved every minute of our Tour! Highly Recommend!
We (My family of 7, with Children ranging from 7-22) absolutely loved our day with Sidney! We took a 7 hour private
Veena B
Veena B
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Amazing food tour!!! 11/10
The tour was absolutely amazing. It explored the evolution of Japanese food culture, starting off with traditional
JRBenn
JRBenn
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Amazing Food Tour
Thoroughly enjoyed the Hello Tokyo food and Cultural tour. Sid as our guide was fantastic with amazing knowledge of
Arkaium
Arkaium
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A swell-o tour from Hello Tours
I felt like I was being looked after by people who really cared about my overall experience. I’d had work trips to
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