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

Private Tokyo Food Tour - A Journey Through Time Through Food

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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! This is a private tour and only the people that you personally invite will be in attendance. Hotel pick-up is available - an extra hour is added to the tour to cover the travel time.
  • You'll start at
    1-chōme-4-1 Nihonbashi
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Stop: 90 minutes
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    Pass by
    Nihonbashi Bridge
  • 2
    Fukutoku Shrine
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Stop: 70 minutes
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  • 4
    Yurakucho District
    Stop: 70 minutes
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  • 5
    Tokyo International Forum
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 6
    Kitte Marunouchi
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 7
    Tokyo Station Marunouchi Ekimae Hiroba
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 8
    Daimaru Tokyo
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 9
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Akihabara Station
    1 Chome Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0028, Japan
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Important Information
Departure Point
Nihonbashi 1-chome Mitsui Building, 1-chōme-4-1 Nihonbashi, 中央区 Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0027, Japan
5h 30m
Return Details
Akihabara Station, 1 Chome Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0028, Japan
  • 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)
  • The costs of transport used during the tour are payable by yourself. We take two short subway rides.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Paul C wrote a review Apr 2020
2 contributions
What a fantastic time. How much we packed in, the quality of the food experience, the care of our Guide. This is the 100% best food tour I have been on across Asia. It opened my eyes up to Tokyo. The best way to visit the city. Very Unique, as it gives a Journey through time -
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from HelloTokyoTours, Manager at Private Tokyo Food Tour - A Journey Through Time Through Food
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time with us and happy to have you aboard our tours!
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Kendall D wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
I had a very enjoyable day with my two friends on this food tour. Our group is pretty mixed with different backgrounds (one from Finland and one from Philippines and I'm American) so it added quite a lot of fun to share knowledge from different parts of the world on top of
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from HelloTokyoTours, Sid at Private Tokyo Food Tour - A Journey Through Time Through Food
Responded 2 weeks ago
It was a lot of fun having you on our food tour and it was a pleasure to be able to teach you about a lot of new foods.
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Sultan A wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
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 religion so our guide, Sid took us to a tea house and really good green tea dessert places in Asakusa along with some shrines and temple on the way. 10/10!
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Snoopy K. wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
My family of 5 have been to Tokyo a few times. We were there on winter break this time again and decided to book this food tour and do not regret it one bit! We ate like locals and went to places that we would probably not have gone on our own. The noodle stand and the man
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Date of experience: January 2020
148nataliek wrote a review Jan 2020
Perth10 contributions
Thankyou Sid for a truly fantastic food tour of Tokyo! We enjoyed every second. Your knowledge of Tokyo and food was very insightful and we are all still talking about those sensational udon curry noodles. Thankyou.
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Date of experience: January 2020
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Hello! Tokyo Tours
Fascinating insights, lots of exceptional food and a great host...
... what more can you ask for? We’ll keep the secrets of where we were taken, and what we ate, because it’s best th
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Great mix of food and culture!
As we travel more and more, my partner and I have started to prefer walking tours that expose us to the culture and
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Tried LOTS of Food
First time in Japan and I haven't had much Japanese food before aside from regular sushi and rolls in America. But
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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
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Vi spiste her- superpigg og veldig hyggelig atmosfære !!
We are so glad we booked this guided tour. We have done similar tours in other countries and been very pleased. Thi
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Wonderful day with awesome food
Cannot say how much my family and I enjoyed this food tour. Our guide, Sid took care of us well and taught us so mu
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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
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Hello Tokyo - Excellent
Thank you Sid for a great day out! It was my favourite day in Tokyo. I’ll be recommending this to friends and famil
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Amazing experience and delicious food!
We tried lots of delicious food that we would have never expected to eat in Japan! Sid, our host was very friendly
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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
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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
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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