Nagoya Food & Culture Tour: Atsuta Shrine & Kishimen Noodles

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Duration
2 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 10 guests
Accessibility
Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Language
English
Join a walking food & culture tour of Nagoya! Visit Atsuta Shrine, explore the forest, learn about Shintoism, & try kishimen noodles (a regional specialty) alongside a friendly English-speaking host.
Highlights
Join a guided history, culture, and food experience in Nagoya alongside a knowledgeable host
Try kishimen noodles, one of Nagoya’s specialty dishes (guests can choose between various toppings/styles)
Exploring Atsuta Shrine (a sacred Shinto shrine) and the surrounding forest
Participate in a Shinto purification ritual
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
History, culture, shrines, AND tasty Japanese food? Need we say more? Join this walking tour of Nagoya to visit Atsuta Shrine, explore a tranquil forest, learn about Shintoism, try regional foods, and high-quality Japanese tea alongside a cheerful English-speaking guide. Nagoya is a city steeped in history, spirituality, and mouthwatering cuisine. At the heart of Nagoya's cultural tapestry is the renowned Atsuta Shrine, a sacred sanctuary founded over 1,900 years ago that is one of the country’s most venerable Shinto shrines. This is where your adventure begins! Tour the Atsuta Shrine grounds while learning about its history and culture from your knowledgeable guide. Here, you’ll participate in a Shinto purification ritual and venture into the tranquil forest to soak up the natural scenery. After this, visit a local restaurant to try kishimen noodles–a Nagoya specialty! These flat, wide noodles are often served in a savory soy-based broth, accompanied by an assortment of toppings like green onions, tempura, and fish cakes. Top off the experience with high-quality Japanese tea and kiyome mochi (adzuki bean sweets). Your tour includes: Visiting Atsuta Shrine and the surrounding forest Learning about Shintoism and participating in a purification ritual Marvel at Shinmei-zukuri (gabled roof) architecture Discover the history and stories of Amaterasu (a sun goddess) and the sacred Kusanagi sword Enjoy a regional specialty–kishimen noodles (flat noodles) Sip on matcha tea and savor kiyome mochi–Japanese sweets made from adzuki beans
Inclusions
Insights and guidance from an English-speaking host
Food/drinks: Kishimen noodles, high-quality Japanese tea, kiyome mochi
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the meeting place
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Atsuta Jingu Nishi Station Exit 2
Remarks
Please wear comfortable walking shoes
If you have any food allergies, please inform the guide in advance
Regrettably, this tour is not suitable for vegetarians or vegans
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

Home to the economic powerhouse and port city of Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture backs onto mountainous landscapes that overlook the two peninsulas surrounding Mikawa Bay and famously fuels its hard-working people with miso, complimentary breakfasts, and more miso.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals