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OSAKA

Osaka Food Tour (13 delicious dishes at 5 hidden eateries)

With Andy, your Japanese-Australian cultural guide and interpreter, you’ll experience Osaka like a local. Hop between food stalls and eateries, drinking and eating your way through the city’s best hidden gems.
from¥13,000
(34)
With 2 drinks
Food Tours
TOKYO

The Midnight Diners: Tokyo Experience

In the eclectic Harmonica Yokocho drinking alley, hop from bar to bar, chatting with your trilingual guide and locals, and trying creative food and drinks like horse meat shumai and tea-infused cocktails.
from¥16,500
(30)
Rain or shine
Food Tours
OSAKA

Engaging, Immersive Osaka Foodhood Tour (15 foods, 3 drinks)

Join this food tour in Osaka, the food capital of Japan, to dine like a local at the standing bars and gastropubs of Tenma and Kyobashi. With a small, intimate tour group, you’ll visit a local shopping street, shrine, and a retro drinking spot.
from¥12,400
(23)
With 3 drinks
Food Tours
OSAKA

The Ultimate Osaka Night Tour

Dive into the nightlife of Osaka with a local guide, hitting the best local gastropubs and hidden bars in Japan’s vibrant food capital! Explore the backstreets of Namba, the neon-lit waterside of Dotonbori, and the party hub of Shinsaibashi.
from¥16,500
(30)
Near station
Dining Experiences
MIE

Farm-to-Table Matsusaka Beef Sukiyaki at a Farmer’s Inn

Spend the night at a farmer’s inn, harvest veggies, collect spring water, and make a luxurious sukiyaki hot pot with Matsusaka wagyu. This rare beef is native to Mie, and only 2500 Matsusaka cattle are available each year, making it highly coveted.
from¥18,343
(10)
Food Tours
TOKYO

Shinjuku After Dark Izakaya Tour

With a local bar-hopping expert, discover Shinjuku’s nightlife and the best bars and restaurants in the area. Dine at izakaya gastropubs and standing bars and fill up on classic Japanese bar foods during this fun night out!
from¥18,000
(66)
With 3 drinks
Food Tours
KYOTO

Small Group, All-Inclusive Kyoto Night Food and Culture Tour

Experience the vibrant nightlife of Kyoto! This intimate tour takes you along the cobbled walkways of the geisha district of Gion, and along the historic streets of Pontocho, stopping for dinner and drinks at cool local restaurants and niche bars.
from¥12,725
(25)
With 2 drinks
Food Tours
FUKUOKA

Hakata Yatai Hopping: Fukuoka Street Food Tour

Take to Hakata’s streets and numerous yatai food stalls with a local expert and fellow food lover! Experience the various foods, from ramen and gyoza to international cuisine, and enjoy some special stalls popular with the locals.
from¥20,000
(22)
Regional food
Food Tours
HIROSHIMA

Food Tour Adventure in Hiroshima at Night

This Hiroshima tour features 10+ different foods besides the standard okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake) that’s famous in the area. Visit Hon Dori, one of Hiroshima’s shopping streets, then check out the winding alleys and bars with a local guide.
from¥13,500
(15)
With dinner
Private Experience
Cooking Classes
TOKYO

Make Nigiri, Sushi Rolls, and Japanese Side Dishes

Learn how to make perfect sushi and side dishes with the help of professional teachers who will teach you about different ingredients and seasonings used in sushi. They will also teach you how to make the best sushi rice and broth for miso soup!
from¥10,000
(4)
With recipe
Cooking Classes
TOKYO

Mochi Making Class in Tokyo

Love chewy mochi? Join this cooking class in Tokyo and learn how to make 4 versions of the beloved Japanese sweet, including ice cream mochi, strawberry mochi, dango, and cinnamon mochi. Then, savor your sweets alongside a rejuvinating cup of matcha.
from¥12,000
(24)
Rain or shine
Food Tours
KYOTO

Private Kyoto Tea Ceremony and Sweets Experience

A Japanese cultural practice that originated in Kyoto, take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony with a licensed tea ceremony instructor. Enjoy high-quality Kyoto matcha and intricate Japanese sweets, as you learn about tea ceremony etiquette.
from¥11,000
(15)
With dessert
Private Experience
Food Tours
TOKYO

Shibuya Food Tour With An Expert Guide

Explore the bustling streets of Shibuya on this 4-hour Tokyo food tour! With an English-speaking guide to give you his local cultural insights, you'll sample five delicious foods at eateries like a DIY barbecue restaurant and a Japanese-style pub.
from¥19,500
(21)
With dessert
Food Tours
OSAKA

Deep Backstreet Osaka Tour (With Dinner)

During this unfiltered tour of Osaka, get to know the cuisine of “Japan’s Kitchen,” trying 8 local dishes at authentic eateries with a Japanese-Australian guide. Between food stops, hear stories about Osaka’s retro area, yakuza presence, and more!
from¥9,700
(21)
With dessert
Food Tours
TOKYO

LGBTQ+ Tokyo Eating and Drinking Tour

Check out two of Tokyo’s thriving LGBTQ+ neighborhoods, historic Asakusa and the Nichome gayborhood, which is home to 300+ bars. Learn about the history of the areas, and chat about Tokyo’s queer communtity with a local guide over dinner and drinks.
from¥12,000
(10)
With 2 drinks
Tastings
KANAGAWA

Sommelier-Guided Craft Beer and Regional Food Pairing

Come along with a certified cicerone (beer sommelier) and eat and drink your way through Japan, without ever leaving Tokyo!
from¥12,000
(1)
Learn etiquette
Cooking Classes
KYOTO

Ramen Noodle Making Experience in Kyoto

If ramen noodles aren’t accessible in your home country, how about learning how to make it from scratch? At a ramen shop in Kyoto’s historic Gion district, you’ll mix, roll and cut your dough.
from¥5,000
(41)
Has a gift
Private Experience
Food Tours
TOKYO

Wasabi Farm Tour in Okutama, Tokyo

Join your guide, an Aussie journalist-turned-farmer, and discover Japan’s precious fresh wasabi, tasting the real deal for yourself. A rare treat, come and learn how one of the world’s most expensive crops is cultivated in Okutama.
from¥7,000
(46)
Cooking Classes
KYOTO

Bento Making Class in Kyoto

Learn about the essential components of washoku (Japanese cuisine) during this bento making class in Kyoto. Make a balanced meal of six different dishes including tempura, teriyaki chicken, and miso soup, with your friendly cooking teacher.
from¥10,300
(12)
With green tea
Food Tours
TOKYO

Harajuku Sweets & Street Food Tour With Shizuka Anderson

Join the host of Japan byFood’s Youtube channel, Shizuka Anderson, for an unforgettable tour of Harajuku! Enjoy both sweet and savory street food, purikura photos, shopping, and a meal together with drinks.
from¥30,000
(16)
byFood Original
Food Tours
SHIZUOKA

Glamping Eco Tour with Mount Fuji Views

Unwind during a 2-day glamping experience at the foot of Mt. Fuji. You’ll harvest local veggies, enjoy a yakiniku BBQ, tour a sake brewery, and take a trek to the scenic waterfalls nearby, during this sustainable eco-tour.
from¥75,000
(1)
byFood Original
Private Experience
Cooking Classes
TOKYO

Japanese Fake Food: Food Sample Making Workshop in Tokyo

Curious about the colorful world of Japanese fake food samples? Find out how these realistic-looking plastic food samples are made and join a hands-on workshop to create your very own bowl of ramen, tart charm, cupcake charm, or parfait.
from¥3,000
(58)
Has a gift
Dining Experiences
TOKYO

Sumo Wrestler Challenge and Lunch in Tokyo

Uncover the world of sumo less than 30 minutes from central Tokyo! At Yokozuna Tonkatsu Dosukoi Tanaka, you can feast on Chanko Nabe and Tonkatsu alongside a sumo match. After your meal, it’s your turn to square off with a former sumo wrestler.
from¥13,500
(15)
Rain or shine
Food Tours
TOKYO

Tokyo Tsukiji Fish Market Food and Culture Walking Tour

Experience the hustle and bustle of Tokyo's famous Tsukiji Fish Market on a guided tour! Learn about the culture and history of this iconic market, sample seafood delicacies, and get an inside look into the daily lives of fishmongers.
from¥16,000
(25)
With sake
Cooking Classes
TOKYO

Amezaiku Candy Sculpting Workshop in Tokyo

Try your hand at amezaiku, the traditional Japanese art of sugar sculpting, during this special workship. At a studio in Asakusa, join your instructor and learn how to make an adorable edible rabbit. But work quickly–the candy hardens as it cools!
from¥3,650
(14)
Food Tours
TOKYO

Tasting 6 Mini Bowls of Ramen at 3 Award Winning Shops

Hit 3 top ramen spots in Shibuya and Ebisu. Eating a total of 6 mini bowls, discover the range of Japanese ramen types and get insights into ramen culture!
from¥18,500
(23)
Cooking Classes
TOKYO

Mochi and Traditional Sweets Making with Tea Ceremony

A delicate craft, learn the art of wagashi and transform a mixture of sweet bean paste and mochi into delightfully artistic sweets! These sweet creations are complemented by the cup of matcha tea that you’ll also learn to whip up.
from¥14,000
(19)
With recipe
Cooking Classes
OSAKA

Ramen and Gyoza Cooking Class in Osaka

Learn how to make soy-sauce based ramen during this cooking class in Osaka! Yoko, a certified food coordinator and licensed guide will teach you her recipe for this iconic dish, as well as how to make gyoza (pan-fried dumplings).
from¥18,000
(6)
With dessert
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Fumiyo and her assistant (sorry forgot her name) were absolutely delight. They were friendly and gracious. Fumiyo was very thorough with her instruction. We really enjoyed the class and highly recommended.
Linda Izumi
July 24, 2024
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Wagashi Making Class in Osaka
Cooking Classes
The ramen making workshop was amazing. Our teacher was funny, caring, and charismatic. We made handmade noodles and learned how to make three different soup base. We ate well and had fun.
Cary Lam
July 24, 2024
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Ramen Class with Handmade Noodles and 3 Ramen Types
Cooking Classes
This was a fantastic food tour and Mason-san was a great tour guide. All of the food stops were delicious and we especially enjoyed the mentaiko bread. Mason-san was kind, personable, and knowledgeable. Would book again! Thanks!
Michael Czyzewski
July 24, 2024
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Hakata Food Tour: Chicken, Ramen, Mentaiko Bread, & More
Food Tours
My host Hibi was really amazing and I have had a great time around the area of Kichijoji, which is really worth a visit. Hibi was not only very familiar with the neighbourhood (and she is also known by many people in the neighbourhood) but also impressed me with her knowledge. I highly recommend this tour, even if you haven't been to Shibuya or Shinjuku yet: Tokyo has so much to offer: A detour to less popular parts of the city, but no less exciting for that, is definitely worthwhile.
Anja Kownatzki
July 23, 2024
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The Midnight Diners: Tokyo Experience
Food Tours
This was my first Wagashi class and I have had an amazing time learning not only the essentials about Wagashi but also created really amazing cute japanese sweets thanks to Mari's patient and helpful instructions. I highly recommend this Wagashi class!
Anja Kownatzki
July 23, 2024
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Japanese Wagashi (Nerikiri) & Matcha-Making Class in Tokyo
Cooking Classes

Find The Top Gourmet Experiences in Japan

At byFood, we believe that one of the best ways to experience Japanese culture is to dive in with your chopsticks! Food is a universal human experience, something that people from all walks of life can talk about with joy and fond memories. While some might associate the smell of freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies with Christmas, the Japanese might be reminded of Japanese New Year by the smell of sweet red beans and toasted mochi. Japanese food is inextricably linked to culture and history, and it’s the celebration of these traditions that make each culture unique.

On a trip to Japan, you’ll likely plan to visit temples and shrines, Japanese parks and gardens, amusement parks and shopping districts. These areas are packed with tourists, and you could probably go back to your country without even speaking with a Japanese person, without feeling in touch with the culture at all. That’s why byFood offers hands-on, immersive food experiences in Japan with local guides, such as food tours, cooking classes, tastings, and dining experiences.

During a food tour in Japan, you can learn about the food scene in a particular area by visiting several different Japanese restaurants and establishments, or touring one place in-depth. This might be a tour of a specific neighborhood, shopping street, or market such as a fish market. Food tours also include bar hopping experiences and bike tours in Japan, which get your heart pumping as you burn off the calories from your meals (or your drinks!).

ByFood also offers cooking classes in Japan, which are hands on cooking experiences that vary in intensity. While there are many cooking classes suitable for home cooks and children, there are also intensive courses with lessons that take place over several days and offer a certificate of completion. Cooking classes can take place in cooking studios, restaurants, or homes.

Dining experiences are sit-down food and drink experiences that include experiential dining experiences like intimate dinners with a personal chef, creative themed restaurants, casual dining experiences at little eateries and izakayas, and home dining with locals.

Our food experiences also include tastings in Japan, which allow you to try different varieties of a beverage, such as tea and sake, with a local guide. You can enjoy everything from sake tastings to beer tastings to whisky tastings during a byFood tasting experiences, but it isn’t limited to just alcoholic drinks. There are also dashi and tea tastings available. The category also includes tours of breweries and distilleries that culminate in a tasting.

Whether you’re visiting Japan for the first time or the tenth, there are always new things to be discovered! Browse food experiences in Japan on byFood and find your perfect food tour, cooking class, dining experience, or tasting.