Sake Pairing & Izakaya Hopping in Tokyo

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Duration
2 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 10 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Sake and food lovers rejoice! Try delicacies like A5 Wagyu sushi, ramen, and an assortment of izakaya foods and delight in the art of sake pairing in this food experience in Tokyo.

Highlights

Visit two izakaya bars and a mini ramen shop: sample 5 types of sake paired with sashimi, A5 Wagyu beef sushi, izakaya staple foods and a mini ramen bowl
Learn how to choose sake for specific occasions and how to pair it with various dishes from a sake sommelier
Experience an authentic night out at local restaurants in a less-crowded area of Tokyo, Oji (about 20 min. by train from Nippori Station.)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the touristy part of Tokyo and head to the lesser-known Oji area, where you’ll indulge in delicious food and drinks in three eateries in this sake and food pairing tour with a sake sommelier. Experience flow: -Learn an overview about sake -Enjoy a sake food pairing at the first izakaya bar (about an hour) -Walk for about 5 minutes to the second izakaya, and choose two dishes among five options -Try A5 wagyu sushi -Walk for about 5 minutes to the third eatery and try their famous mini ramen bowl Your guide is a certified sake sommelier who owns several restaurants in Japan. Together you’ll visit two izakayas and a ramen restaurant within short walking distance. At the first one, your guide will teach you how to pair Japanese sake with several Japanese dishes. You’ll learn what flavors complement each other best, the nuances of each kind of sake, and how to create the perfect sake pairing. Next, you’ll hop over to your second stop and feast on some izakaya dishes and A5 Wagyu beef sushi at a local spot. You'll then cap off your adventure with a tasty mini ramen bowl of your choice between shio (salty broth), shoyu (soy sauce broth), tonkotsu (pork bone broth), or mazesoba (dry ramen) in another local shop. Taste a variety of sake and dishes, learn from a knowledgeable guide, and experience going out like a local in this experience that joins two of Japan's specialties: food and sake!

Inclusions

5 different types of sake (including premium sake) and sashimi pairing
Lecture from a sake sommelier
Two dishes of izakaya food and luxury A5 Wagyu beef sushi
Mini ramen bowl

Exclusions

Transportation to and from the meeting place
Any additional food/drink not included in the experience

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

The venue is a 2-minute walk from Oji Station (or approx. 20 minutes by train from Nippori Station). A Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.

Remarks

Please note that the minimum drinking age in Japan is 20 years old.

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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Over 14 million residents call Tokyo home. Functioning as Japan's economic and cultural center, it's no surprise the metropolis often appears at the top of travelers' bucket lists. Here, you can find everything from traditional tea houses to futuristic skyscrapers.
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Earliest available date: July 21, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals