Casual Dining in Japan

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Dining Experiences

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
With 1 drink
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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
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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
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Traditional Cherry Blossom Viewing Picnic in Tokachi

Socialize and barbecue underneath beautiful blooming cherry trees and embrace this rare chance to enjoy one of Japan’s most famous spring events without the hassle of lugging equipment and cleaning up.
from ¥5,000
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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
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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.