A bustling city, quite a number of people are still mystified with the nooks and crannies of Tokyo. It’s a strange mix of foreign and fast-paced movements in a world of traditions and cultures. With its lively and sleepless nights, neon-colored skyscrapers, beautiful shrines and temples, and busy train stations, Tokyo is city like no other. You can always find something to do, somewhere to visit, someone to meet. It boasts a variety of unique eateries and bars, and has the most Michelin-starred restaurants of any city in the world. A sharp contrast between modernity and tradition, the city of Tokyo offers ample things to do for both adults and children alike.
Traveling with children. It may stress you out just thinking about it, especially if you’re dealing with toddlers who still need strollers. It can be quite a handful, carrying them, pushing them in their strollers, and trying to hush them when they start crying out for food. It can also be quite a hassle when you want to book a certain tour, let’s say a food tour around the city, that doesn’t allow parents to bring strollers/carriers or isn’t kid-friendly. However, don't feel disheartened because there are plenty of tours, especially food tours in Tokyo, which are all kid-friendly! Yes, there may be times when the parents find it difficult to deal with certain circumstances, carry their children with them, and wish that they had their child's stroller/carrier with them, but this shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your trip to Tokyo with your children.
At byFood, we offer kid-friendly food tours in Tokyo. Not only can you explore the lively streets of Tokyo and learn about Japanese culture, traditions, and food, but you also get to enjoy quality time with your family and children. And some byFood tours even allow strollers and carriers so you can move freely.
Here are a few of many fantastic kid-friendly food tours in Tokyo!
Our Flavors of Japan Food Tour with Wagashi Experience is the perfect example for this. It’s a 3-hour food tour in one of Tokyo’s most popular districts, Nihonbashi, where you will have eight food stops that showcase traditional ways of preparing Japanese dishes and drinks. You also get to visit a well-known green tea shop where you can purchase lovely souvenirs to bring home with you. This tour is also perfect for those who want to learn more about traditional ways of preparing Japanese cuisine.
Step back in time during the Back to Edo: Sensoji and Asakusa Tour, which explores Nakamise Dori (Nakamise Street), visiting five food stops, with spare time to spend shopping! It’s actually great for those who come in big groups because all are accommodated for accordingly, and because it’s kid-friendly, your children get to enjoy the sceneries and backdrops of Tokyo's most famous temple. You can learn about the rich Japanese traditions and history from this tour, which shows a different side of Japan. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone, because you get to eat classic Japanese dishes while getting insight into the history of Japan.
Enjoy a delicious night with the whole family during the ultimate food tour, Street Food Hunt in Shibuya. This family-friendly food tour in Tokyo showcases five food stops including delicious dishes such as okonomiyaki, takoyaki, taiyaki, beef skewers, and a sweet dessert. A place for both great food and high-fashion shopping, this tour will take you on an adventure. You also get to visit Shibuya Depachika, an underground food market which food enthusiasts will surely enjoy.
The All-Star Tokyo Food Tour is an off-the-beaten-path type of tour where you will visit some of the best restaurants in Ginza, Yurakucho, and Shimbashi. The food tour includes five food stops at recommended restaurants in the city, where you get to dine and interact with the locals. Part of the tour also takes place in Ginza, a great shopping district. You also get to visit a Japanese Gado Shita, which is a unique cluster of restaurants built under the train tracks, and an izakaya where you will experience the beauty of rice wine and grilled skewers.
Traveling with children can be difficult at times but this doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the beauty, traditions, and wonders of Tokyo. Kid-friendly tours in Tokyo are not as elusive as you'd think, and there are many up-and-coming stroller-friendly and child-friendly Tokyo tours.
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