Tokyo received the largest number of Michelin stars among cities in the world, which arguably gives the city the title of one of the "Gourmet Capitals of the World". This tour will introduce gourmet culture in Tokyo from centuries-old traditional shops to the latest trends in Tokyo.
Sample Itinerary (8-hour tour)
Visit Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, one of the world's largest seafood markets. The Jogai Sijo, outer market, in the morning, is a vibrant market with various kinds of seafood and a great number of buyers. Stroll around the market to see various Japanese food including fish, seafood, meat, vegetables, tea and ingredients that play important roles in Japanese cuisine. Enjoy tasting fresh sashimi, grilled seafood, fish cake, egg omelet, even dim sum and Japanese croquettes. Japanese kitchen tools such as high-quality knives are also in good selection.
After Tsukiji, move to Ginza, Japan's most prestigious area where tradition and innovation coexist. Established department stores filled with high-end shops are lined along the main street. You will be escorted to "Depachika", the basement floor of department stores, which is known as food paradise. You will find high-end gourmet from all over Japan such as fruits, sweets, bread, deli, bento box in the beautiful presentation.
If you are also interested in sake (Japanese rice wine), your guide will take you to a shop with a great selection of Japanese Sake. Sample and learn a various kinds of Japanese Sake from all over Japan, and find your favorite one. The guide is happy to explain how sake is made and how differences in tastes arise.
For your lunch, our guide will be pleased to recommend local eatery ranging from casual popular Ramen shop to upscale starred restaurant. So let us know your favorite food. Experience the latest food trend in Tokyo.
Roppongi is known as a center of sophisticated culture and gourmet. Visit a pastry shop of worldly-renowned Japanese pattissier. You will find a row of beautifully crafted cakes, chocolates and pastries. Choose your favorite one and enjoy its refined taste at the cafe. If you are interested, you can also stop by a Wagashi (Japanese traditional confectionary) shop with the history of more than 400 years. You will see a variety of Wagashi with seasonal flavors created by skilled confectioners.
In contrast with glittering upscale neighborhood of Roppongi, Azabu Juban still retains local and traditional atmosphere. Azabujuban has been developed in old days as a temple town, and is now lined with interesting shops and restaurants that cater to expats and Japanese. Some of the famous traditional shops include Taiyaki (fish-shaped traditional cake with bean paste), bean snack (centuries-old shop of nuts and beans snack) and sake shop, as well as bakery, café, bar, groceries and supermarkets, and more.
Return back to your hotel.
If you prefer having a lunch during the tour at one of the popular upscale restaurants, it is better to book in advance.
Other options we can arrange in your tour
- Cooking class of Soba (buckwheat noodles) and Japanese cuisine (subject to availability)
- Meet with owner of Japanese confectionery shop (subject to availability)
- Local gourmet shops
- Lunch or dinner at an Michelin star restaurants
- Lunch or dinner at a good local restaurant
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*Extra fees may be added to your tour price for certain activities.
Price for this sample itinerary
(price per group)
|2 persons||3 persons||4 persons|
(10% consumption tax included)
Including: Nationally-licensed English-speaking tour guide, admission fees, public transportations, service charge and consumption tax.
Not Including: Meals
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