Japanese Wellbeing: Tea, Miso, Regional Food, & Soba (Ginza)

Organized by Yutaka Kawada
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Duration
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 5 guests
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible, Family-friendly
Language
English
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Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Discover Japanese wellbeing & mindfulness with a guided culinary tour in Ginza! Learn about & taste various superfoods (matcha, miso, soba) at local spaces & restaurants with Kawada-san, your guide.
Highlights
Discover the secrets behind Japanese health, wellbeing, & mindfulness with culinary experience
Explore Tokyo’s famed Ginza district with a professional, bilingual (English & Japanese) guide
Taste a range of Japanese health foods/ingredients: matcha, miso, & soba
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Japan is renowned for its holistic approach to health and wellbeing, boasting one of the lowest obesity rates worldwide. During this experience, you’ll unlock some of the secrets behind Japanese wellbeing by exploring three key health foods: matcha, miso, and soba noodles. Leading this health-forward charge is Kawada-san, a respected hospitality professional and Tokyo native. Experience flow: Meet at JR Yurakucho Station at 11:15 am A brief introduction of the day’s itinerary An authentic Japanese tea ceremony and matcha tea-tasting (approximately 45 minutes) Visit a miso and fermented food store Visit a store selling regional products (antenna store) Enjoy a meal at a local soba noodle restaurant A Japanese Tea Ceremony and Matcha-Tasting: Visit a stylish space in Ginza for an authentic Japanese tea ceremony and matcha-tasting experience. You'll watch a tea ceremony demonstration, learn about etiquette, and then try it for yourself. Matcha tea is revered not only for its soothing qualities but also for its rich health benefits. Visit a Miso and Fermented Food Store: Move onto a miso and fermented food store, where you’ll learn about the health benefits of these Japanese superfoods. Miso is celebrated for its probiotic content, contributing to a healthy gut microbiome, improved digestion, and bolstered immunity. This store sells over fifty types of miso from all over Japan. Regional Products at an Antenna Store: Visit an antenna store showcasing a range of locally sourced products from all over Japan. These products often include ingredients that are celebrated for their unique health benefits. Enjoy Lunch at a Soba Restaurant: End your journey with a meal at a soba noodle restaurant. Soba (buckwheat) noodles are a low-gluten alternative packed with essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Their consumption has been linked to improved heart health, better blood sugar control, and reduced inflammation.
Inclusions
Tea ceremony experience, matcha tea, & sweets
Miso soup (3 varieties)
Lunch: Your menu item of choice at a soba noodle restaurant
Exclusions
Additional purchases made at the various stops during this experience
Beverage or additional menu items (outside of those included with the experience) at the soba restaurant
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
JR Yurakucho station (central gate exit) Panel at 11:15
Remarks
Please wear comfortable walking shoes, as you’ll be walking to and from the various stops during this tour
This is a group experience; if you’d like it to be a private experience, please select this upon booking
The meeting time is 11:15 am
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 4 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: June 3, 2024
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals