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TOKYO

Sumo Wrestler Challenge and Lunch in Tokyo

Uncover the world of sumo less than 30 minutes from central Tokyo! At Yokozuna Tonkatsu Dosukoi Tanaka, you can feast on Chanko Nabe and Tonkatsu alongside a sumo match. After your meal, it’s your turn to square off with a former sumo wrestler.
from¥13,500
(13)
Rain or shine
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TOKYO

Spend an Afternoon with Geisha in Tokyo (w/ Tea & Wagashi)

This tea experience is one like no other: an afternoon with geisha in Tokyo! Watch the talented entertainers perform, play games, chat, and enjoy some Japanese tea served with wagashi (Japanese sweets).
from¥14,000
Dining Experiences
KYOTO

Kyoto Izakaya Food Adventure

Join Hiroshi–your spirited guide–for an izakaya, street food, & nightlife adventure in Kyoto! Explore key areas like the downtown district & Gion, visit local izakayas & drinking dens, & make lifelong memories along the way. Flexible itinerary!
from¥10,000
(11)
Dining Experiences
TOKYO

Tokyo Ninja Food Experience

A fun time for the whole family, you’ll dress, train, and eat like a ninja during this immersive experience in Asakusa! Test out your shuriken, blowgun, and sword skills, then refuel with a ninja-themed menu followed by a casual tea ceremony.
from¥6,200
(1)
With 1 drink
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TOKYO

Asakusa Live Music Performance with Dinner

Experience Asakusa from an observation deck, and take to the streets for a more intimate look at must-see spots like Sensoji. Finish the experience with a dinner accompanied by lovely live performances with traditional Japanese instruments!
from¥16,000
(1)
Rain or shine
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TOKYO

The Tastes of Tradition: Asakusa History Tour and Lunch

Experience Asakusa, Tokyo’s traditional hub, to the fullest with an exquisite lunch after a history tour of the district! Located in the heart of the district, enjoy Japanese cuisine at a restaurant immersed in tradition.
from¥22,200
Dining Experiences
KAGOSHIMA

A Thrilling Meal! Vegan Lunch Cruise Near Active Volcano

Experience mother nature’s beauty and power with a cruise tour around Kagoshima’s iconic active volcano, Sakurajima! While on the 3-hour tour, enjoy the tastes of Kagoshima through a delicious, plant-based meal and tea.
from¥21,333
Dining Experiences
YAMAGATA

Shonai Cultural Activities & Lunch at a Farmer’s Restaurant

Experience the cultural activities and cuisine of beautiful Shonai! During this tour, you’ll visit Kamo Aquarium, enjoy a tasty lunch at a local farmer’s restaurant, and learn how to make e-rosoku candles, a traditional handicraft of the area.
from¥21,700
Dining Experiences
TOKYO

Takoyaki Dinner Party w/ Unlimited Drinks in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Have an all-you-can-drink takoyaki party with local Japanese people! Learn about Japanese culture while grilling up the classic party food, takoyaki. The perfect opportunity to experience a Japanese nomikai party!
from¥9,999
(1)
With dinner
Dining Experiences
FUKUOKA

Historic Samurai House Tour in Fukuoka with Tea and Lunch

Take a morning stroll around Yusentei Park, the historic home of a samurai. Explore the park’s gardens and waterfalls, feed the lake’s koi fish, and relax with a cup of tea. End the tour with Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki or delicious sushi.
from¥18,700
(1)
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GIFU

Tea Tasting & Etiquette in a Historic Townhouse (Gifu)

Join Kyoko, a certified teacher from the Japan Service Manners Association, for a unique tea-tasting & table manner experience in Gifu! You’ll learn about tea culture, etiquette, & taste Marika (Jasmine) tea in a historic Meiji-era townhouse.
from¥6,500
Private Experience
Dining Experiences
GIFU

Temple Cuisine, Table Manners, & Tea in a 120 y/o Townhouse

Discover Japanese cuisine, tea, table manners & more in this unforgettable experience in Gifu! You’ll try Otoki Ryori (temple cuisine) & learn about Japanese culinary traditions in a 120 year-old Meiji-era townhouse, from a certified lecturer.
from¥11,000
Dining Experiences
SAGA

Abalone and Sea Urchin Donburi at Specialty Restaurant

In Karatsu City, taste incredibly fresh, hand-harvested abalone and raw uni (sea urchin), sourced from the nearby Genkai Sea that borders Saga Prefecture. Revered as delicacies, appreciate the subtle taste of this premium seafood.
from¥3,795
Dining Experiences
TOKYO

Standard Sushi Omakase with Professional Interpreter

Sitting at the counter seat in front of a sushi chef, discover the meaning of “omotenashi,” Japanese hospitality, during this Standard Sushi Omakase Dining Experience.
from¥21,000
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To an outsider, the dining culture of Japan might seem overly austere, but that’s far from the case. Really, the restaurateurs of Japan are some of the most friendly and welcoming on earth, and there are plenty of places to enjoy a relaxing traditional Japanese meal without getting dressed up to the nines.

Leisurely meals in laidback izakaya gastropubs; seafood rice bowls at local-favorite eateries; outdoor dinners on warm terraces in summer. With byFood’s range of casual dining experiences in Japan, you can enjoy some great Japanese food and drinks in a social atmosphere that’ll leave you feeling like just another local.

If you’ve ever felt intimidated by the idea of stepping into a Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant where not a single person speaks your language, then these fun and accessible casual dining experiences are the ones for you. They’ll allow you to cut out the stress and focus on making some fantastic memories instead.