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10 Best Shibuya Food Tours in Tokyo's Popular Central Ward

By Emily Suvannasankha
February 24, 2021
Updated: March 23, 2021
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Are you intrigued by the fast-paced, electric energy of Shibuya, one of Tokyo's busiest districts? Shibuya is a colorful ward full of fashion, shopping malls, and best of all, a delicious abundance of Japanese street food. There are tons of well-known spots for foods you must eat in Shibuya, along with hidden alleyways and holes in the wall that only a seasoned expert would know. If you want to experience the best food in Tokyo, from delectable street okonomiyaki to huge puffs of rainbow cotton candy to high-quality vegan, halal, and gluten-free options, Shibuya ward has something for everyone!

10 Best Shibuya Food Tours in Tokyo

Here are 10 of the best food tours in Shibuya that will let you taste the vibrant offerings of the city for yourself!

  1. Virtual Tokyo Tour: Online Experience in Shibuya and Shinjuku
  2. Retro Shibuya Food Tour
  3. Vegan Food Tour in Shibuya
  4. Instalicious Food Adventure in Colorful Harajuku
  5. Ultimate Food in Shibuya Tour
  6. Vegan / Vegetarian Ramen Tour in Tokyo
  7. Kawaii Food Tour in Harajuku
  8. Street Food Hunt in Shibuya
  9. Shibuya Halal Food Tour
  10. Harajuku Sweet and Savory Food Tour

1. Virtual Tokyo Tour: Online Experience in Shibuya and Shinjuku

Crowd of people on busy city street with lit up ads and restaurant signs

If visiting Tokyo from the comfort of your own living room sounds like the perfect trip for you, this Virtual Tokyo Tour: Online Experience in Shibuya and Shinjuku will help you gain valuable insight into Japanese food and culture. Discover the secrets of Tokyo ramen and yakitori from a local guide, get expert restaurant recommendations, and ask all your burning questions about Japan during a friendly Q&A session. After this virtual adventure, use the resource guide to refine your ultimate Tokyo bucket list for when you visit Shibuya and Shinjuku in person!

Virtual Tokyo Tour: Online Experience in Shibuya and Shinjuku >>

2. Retro Shibuya Food Tour

Itching to explore the nightlife of Shibuya? The Retro Shibuya Food Tour will take you on the food and drink crawl of a lifetime in the back alleys of Shibuya, learning about all the rich culture of the ward along the way. You'll also visit an iconic ramen shop that dates back over 60 years, stop by a tachinomi Japanese standing bar, and enjoy a delicious dessert. Drink like a Tokyo local on this Shibuya food tour that will satisfy both your hunger and thirst for knowledge!

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3. Vegan Food Tour in Shibuya

Dark brown-orange soup with vegetables and green herbs, bowl of white rice to the side

In need of some vegan or vegetarian options for your travels? Look no further than this Vegan Food Tour in Shibuya, which will take you through all the best secret, locally-run vegan spots in the area. Receive valuable tips on how to live in Japan as a vegan from a local expert, and enjoy a vegan karaage lunch, traditionally vegan snacks, and a scrumptious vegan donut from this tour's entirely plant-based menu.

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4. Instalicious Food Adventure in Colorful Harajuku

Explore the vibrant colors and exuberant pop culture of Shibuya's cutest district, Harajuku, on an Instalicious Food Adventure in Colorful Harajuku! Your local guide will help you discover the most Instagram-worthy, "kawaii" treats in Tokyo, like rainbow grilled cheese and adorably decorated cookie desserts, all while learning about the fascinating subcultures of Harajuku. Plus, you can show off these ultra-photogenic and outrageously delicious foods on social media afterward!

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5. Ultimate Food in Shibuya Tour

Family of three white people smiling and holding thumbs up around a yakiniku barbeque grill

If you're looking for the best food in Shibuya, look no further than the Ultimate Food in Shibuya Tour for an enlightening overview of Japanese cuisine. Savor the exquisite taste of fresh sushi at a local watering hole, then enjoy one of Japan's signature arcades! After that, you'll be guided through the world of izakaya, or Japanese pubs, followed by scrumptious wagyu beef and wagashi sweets on this wide-ranging tour of the tastiest food in Shibuya.

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6. Vegan / Vegetarian Ramen Tour in Tokyo

Three bowls of ramen with orange broth, topped with green onion, corn, and shredded garnishes

For a Shibuya food tour that is as inclusive as it is delicious, book this Vegan / Vegetarian Ramen Tour in Tokyo. Without even hopping on a plane or Shinkansen, you'll get to sample three mini bowls of famous Hokkaido-style ramen! Every member of your travel group will heartily enjoy the vegan, vegetarian, and/or gluten-free options available at these ramen restaurants. You'll also gain valuable insight into Hokkaido's prominence in the ramen world.

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7. Kawaii Food Tour in Harajuku

Woman with brown dyed hair looking at puffy pastel rainbow cotton candy

Of all Tokyo food tours, this one might just be the cutest! The Kawaii Food Tour in Harajuku will take you through Harajuku's famous Takeshita Street and Omotesando, two of the busiest shopping streets in all of Tokyo. From sesame ice cream to massive rainbow cotton candy to adorable animal-shaped treats, you won't be at a loss for Instagram material. Make valuable memories with locals and tourists alike while discovering the most hidden, trendy spots in Omotesando and Harajuku!

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8. Street Food Hunt in Shibuya

Cut-open saucy okonomiyaki Japanese pancake on a griddle with noodles inside

Ready to go on an unforgettable Street Food Hunt in Shibuya? This Tokyo food tour will literally take you underground to depachika food basements, unveiling the secret culinary world of Japan's department stores! You'll enjoy hot Kobe beef skewers, okonomiyaki, curry pan, sushi, and a traditional Japanese dessert on this whirlwind adventure. After learning from a local expert on this tour, you'll be wise to some of the best spots for authentic street food in Tokyo!

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9. Shibuya Halal Food Tour

Five pieces of nigiri sushi of different bright colors on wooden platter with seaweed-wrapped rolls in background

Travelers looking for halal options should check out this Shibuya Halal Food Tour, which will take you straight to the most mouth-watering halal spots in the city. Sample fresh sushi, grill your own okonomiyaki and wagyu beef, and save room for traditional Japanese sweets for dessert! Digest at a game center and rest easy knowing all the dishes on this tour are halal.

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10. Harajuku Sweet and Savory Food Tour

Four young people enjoying soft serve ice cream cones and making goofy faces at the camera

The Harajuku Sweet and Savory Food Tour will introduce you to some of the best Japanese foods on the go! This Shibuya food tour will feed you with amazing ramen, deep-fried golden tempura, and takoyaki octopus balls on the savory side. For sweets, you'll devour iconic Harajuku crepes and delicious castella cake to round out your trip. Enjoy the whimsy and chaos of Harajuku as it was meant to be experienced: with snacks in hand!

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Travelers to boisterous Shibuya have a ton of outstanding choices for food tours, from Instagram-worthy desserts to depachika to swanky vegan lunches! These tours offer the benefit of a local expert guiding you through the chaos of central Tokyo, allowing you to relax and make unforgettable memories on your travels. So book a tour today; your loved ones back home will be amazed at how much local food culture you experienced!

For the latest in Japanese food news and trends, check out the Japan by Food YouTube channel. Videos cover everything from the unique cafes in Shibuya to the best street food in Kamakura, Enoshima, and beyond!

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Emily Suvannasankha
Masquerading as a grad student in Linguistics, Emily can typically be found counting the minutes ‘til her next peach chūhai. She has two years in Nagoya before her need for jumbo peanut butter sends her crawling back to the US.
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