A down-to-earth business and entertainment district of Tokyo that comes alive after the sun goes down, boisterous Shinbashi is home to some of the favorite watering holes of the Japanese working class. The light from tiny bars and izakayas spill out onto the streets, a beacon for off-hours office workers to come in and enjoy a hard-earned drink or two, alongside some sizzling foods, like meaty yakitori skewers and crispy karaage fried chicken. Eat like a local, not like a tourist, and join them on this Shinbashi Food Tour!
This 3-hour Shinbashi Food Tour will guide you through the winding labyrinth of Shinbashi’s food scene and streets, showing you five different food stops for some seriously succulent grilled eats (plus a dessert!) alongside Japanese sake, or rice wine. Experience Japanese soul food like you’ve never had it before, trying Japanese oden, a traditional slowly-simmered dish including spicy fish cakes, boiled eggs, daikon radish, and other veggies in a light broth. And as the food and drinks flow, so does the conversation. The welcoming izakaya bars bring out a talkative, jovial atmosphere, and you’ll likely want to stay out all night!
Find your way around the labyrinth of Shinbashi with a local guide
Visit five food stops and try oden, succulent yakitori chicken skewers, ramen, and more!
Share some good eats and drinks with locals and experience a different side to Tokyo nightlife
Enjoy a traditional sweet treat called taiyaki, a fish-shaped cake filled with sweet bean paste
Get to know the streets of Shinbashi like a local
5 food stops, including yakitori, oden, and ramen
Tips on Japanese etiquette and culture from an expert
A beverage of your choice, like smooth Japanese sake
A scrumptious taiyaki dessert!
Meeting Point and Meeting Time:
Take the Hibiya Exit from Shinbashi Station if you come by JR Yamanote Line. Or, if you come on the Ginza Subway Line, take the Hibiya Ticket Gate exit from Shinbashi Station. The meeting point is right in front of the decommissioned steam engine on the side with the statue of three ladies.
There’s a strict rule that only a person 20 years of age may drink alcohol, so this tour is limited to adults of at least 20 years old.
The Shinbashi Food Tour starts strictly on time. Please be respectful of the other guests. The tour will start even if guests arrive after the departure time.