Ikebukuro is a massive commuter hub and economic center in Tokyo, home to a number of giant department stores, a lively otaku subculture, and a number of attractions inside the Sunshine City mall complex. You can go shopping for clothes or cosplay costumes, have a few rounds at a game center and then head to one of the many restaurants and bars with plenty of Ikebukuro food! Discover the best food in Ikebukuro during this urban Ikebukuro Food Tour, where you’ll not only explore the streets but eat delicious Japanese food as you go.
During an Ikebukuro Food Tour, between 5 food stops, you’ll wander the streets and discover what makes the lively Ikebukuro area tick. Alive with so many shopping brands, souvenir stores, game centers, restaurants, markets, nightlife, and love hotels, the possibilities are endless in Ikebukuro. You’ll visit a delicious food-themed park, as well as a cat cafe (great for animal lovers, as the cats are allowed to roam freely inside!)
Starting from the station, you’ll head to a sushi restaurant to try a number of different types of sushi, including maki rolls or nigiri sushi. Next, you’ll try some delicious yakitori grilled chicken skewers before heading off to explore some local markets and shops. The next stop will be a Japanese-style restaurant specializing in wagyu beef, where you can enjoy grilling your own. After that, you’ll taste some takoyaki, it’s a tasty street food of octopus balls which originated in Osaka. Finally, you’ll finish off the Ikebukuro Food Tour with some Japanese wagashi sweets for dessert before hitting up a game center to experience some wild Japanese arcade games!
Explore the busy streets of Ikebukuro, on the hunt for some of the best Ikebukuro food and snacks
Visit a food-themed park, cat cafe, and game center (about 30 minutes scheduled for each, although the tour is flexible and stops can be omitted)
Eat 4 delicious Japanese foods at different tasty venues
Taste up to 3 different Japanese-style wagashi sweets
A 4-hour food tour in the urban area of Ikebukuro
An English-speaking guide to show you through Ikebukuro
Learn about Japanese food and culture
5 foods at different stops
Any additional food, drink, or souvenir purchases
Meeting Point and Meeting Time:
The meeting location is the West Exit of Ikebukuro Station central gate.
This experience is free for kids! Please write the number of children who will be attending on the checkout page
Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes because there will be a lot of walking
If you book for 2 guests or more, the experience will automatically become private, and will close for booking