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TOKYO

Harajuku Food Tour with Shizuka: Kawaii Sweets & Street Food

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
(15)
byFood Original
Food Tours
OSAKA

Namba After Dark: Bar Hopping and Nightlife in Osaka

Discover Osaka nightlife with a bar hopping and food tour through Namba! Drink sake, visit the glowing Glico sign, feast on street food at Hozenji Yokocho, and capture sweet memories on film before saying sayonara!
from ¥6,000
(10)
Regional food
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 ¥2,940
(52)
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
(11)
Rain or shine
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
(13)
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
(20)
With dessert
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
(15)
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
Cooking Classes
TOKYO

Tsukiji Market Tour and Sushi-Making Class with Chef Saisho

Tour Tsukiji Market with a professional chef and learn how to make fresh sushi with ingredients from Tokyo's most famous fish market. Enjoy freshly sliced sashimi at Sushi Saisho and enjoy the restaurant's famous 'uniku' wagyu and uni dish.
from ¥21,000
(11)
Cooking Classes
TOKYO

Ramen Shop Kitchen Experience

Visit a ramen shop for a mini tour that introduces the tricks and tools of the trade. After learning about the inner workings of a ramen kitchen, you’ll make your very own bowl of ramen from scatch!
from ¥12,000
(4)
Rain or shine
Food Tours
TOKYO

The All Star Tokyo Food Tour

Traverse the maze of retro, 1970s-style eateries of Yurakucho’s Gado Shita, a favorite watering hole of Japanese businessmen that’s built under the train tracks. Then hit glitzy Ginza, and the workingman’s off-hours playground of Shinbashi.
from ¥25,200
(7)
No strollers
Food Tours
OSAKA

Kuromon Market Food Tour: Flavors of Osaka

Experience the culture and flavors of Kuromon Market, an authentic Japanese food market in Osaka, Japan. Your local guides will help you navigate this bustling market and take you to try some incredible dishes!
from ¥8,000
(4)
With dessert
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
(3)
With recipe
Food Tours
TOKYO

Backstreets of Tokyo Private Bike Tour

Cycling around Asakusa, Tokyo’s historic district, you’ll explore temples, alleyways, and shopping streets, while tasting succulent street food. Learn about the hidden gems and dive deeper into this popular tourist area with a local guide.
from ¥11,000
(4)
Food Tours
TOKYO

Members Only Japanese Bars: Sips and Secrets in Ebisu

Enjoy high-quality craft cocktails, Japanese whiskey, and light bites with an energetic local guide in two local bars. Knowledgeable master bartenders will make personalized drinks while you laugh and learn about real Japan.
from ¥16,380
(1)
Cooking Classes
TOKYO

Tokyo Ramen-Making Masterclass with Chef Yoshi Shishido

Become a ramen-making expert at this masterclass in Tokyo! Learn the history of ramen, how to make tonkotsu ramen, toppings, & gyoza from Yoshi Shishido–a seasoned ramen chef. This class takes place at a professional cooking studio.
from ¥13,000
(34)
Cooking Classes
OSAKA

Ramen Class with Handmade Noodles and 3 Ramen Types

Learn how to make ramen noodles from scratch at home, then add your finished noodles to three different ramen broths. From the classic soy sauce ramen to the delicate-tasting salt ramen and the punchier miso ramen–you’ll get to taste all three!
from ¥10,000
(22)
Near station
Cooking Classes
KYOTO

Authentic Japanese Sushi Cooking Class in Kyoto

In historic Kyoto, renowned for its picturesque temples and shrines, learn how to make two types of sushi (sushi rolls and round temari-zushi) and the soup stock dashi, which forms the foundation of many Japanese dishes.
from ¥9,200
(12)
Learn etiquette
Food Tours
KYOTO

Kyoto Tea Farm Tour, Tasting, and Lunch in Scenic Wazuka

Visit the town of Wazuka-cho, recognized as a Scenic Property of Kyoto Prefecture. Producing nearly half Kyoto’s tea, at Wazuka-cho, you can tour the farm and factory, have a tasty lunch featuring tea soba, and join a tasting with 9 types of tea.
from ¥15,400
(9)
Regional food
Dining Experiences
TOKYO

Wagyu Teppanyaki at Katsura: Tokyo Tower View Plan

Enjoy a fine dining experience with wagyu beef and seasonal ingredients in the luxurious Tokyo Prince Hotel teppanyaki grill. Bask in the scenic views of the Tokyo Tower skyline while sipping on bar drinks.
from ¥27,756
(7)
Private Experience
Food Tours
TOKYO

Tokyo Local Bike Tour for Foodies

Explore the delicious flavors and attractions of Tokyo on two wheels! Join our Tokyo bike tour and experience the city's best eats in the eclectic neighborhoods of Nakano, Koenji, and Asagaya. Come and see Tokyo through a local’s eyes!
from ¥12,500
(9)
With lunch
Cooking Classes
TOKYO

Vegan Ramen and Gyoza Cooking Class

Vegan food is delicious, satisfying, and fun in this vegan ramen and gyoza cooking class!
from ¥10,800
(12)
With recipe
Food Tours
TOKYO

Tsukiji Fish Market Tour with Breakfast

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of one of Tokyo’s most famous markets: Tsukiji Market. From a variety of seafood vendors and street food stands, your guide will take you to four can’t-miss spots for the freshest seafood!
from ¥24,300
(6)
Learn etiquette
Food Tours
KYOTO

Kyoto Sake Brewery Tour in Fushimi Sake District

For over 400 years, Kyoto’s Fushimi Sake District has been producing some of Japan’s most premium sake. During this sake brewery tour, visit a sake museum, tour a historic brewery, and taste a variety of sakes with a guide.
from ¥24,200
(9)
Shopping time
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
SHIZUOKA

Shizuoka Tea Farm Tour with Factory Visit and Tea Tasting

Stroll through lush green fields, experience tea leaf picking, enjoy a Japanese tea tasting, visit a tea factory, and more!
from ¥11,000
(7)
With transport
Food Tours
SHIZUOKA

Ultimate Shizuoka Tea Tour with Tea Farm and Cafe Tour

Stroll through a Shizuoka tea farm, pick tea leaves, and visit a tea factory. Then, stop by different tea cafes in Shizuoka on this Ultimate Shizuoka Tea Tour!
from ¥16,000
(5)
With transport
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We booked a private tour with my family and had a wonderful time! We toured the market and had a chance to pick up a couple of unique items to bring home and we went to his shop to eat amazing sushi and learn how to make it at the end. The tour was worth the money and we had a great time with our Chef! Intimate and unique experience that was much better than a larger sushi class in Tokyo.
Rachel Coleman
May 28, 2024
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Tsukiji Market Tour and Sushi-Making Class with Chef Saisho
Cooking Classes
Saeko was exceptional! We had a wonderful time learning more about Japanese Cuisine, and have definitely learned some wonderful new cooking tips we can bring back home. Thanks so much for a wonderful cooking lesson Saeko!
Lucas Grant
May 28, 2024
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Osaka-Style Kitchen: Sushi, Tamagoyaki, & Miso Soup
Cooking Classes
Five stars all around! Hide was excellent to talk with, and we enjoyed making different types of vegan sushi. Ingredients were prepared ahead of time (which makes sense for the time allotted), and the specifics of how they were prepared and organized were not explicitly part of the class structure. However, we were able to ask Hide many questions about how he prepared and planned each rolls ingredients, which was very helpful! This is an excellent class for beginners learning to make vegan sushi.
Alaina Vince
May 28, 2024
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Kyoto Cooking Class: Vegan Sushi With a Professional Chef
Cooking Classes
We had an amazing experience at the cooking class. Such a warm and friendly environment with such care given as we had a gluten free person in our group. The food and sauces that we made were absolutely delicious and patient guidance to teach us the traditional way to cook was much appreciated. I highly recommend this experience, it was the highlight of our trip to Kyoto. Thank you so much
Gaye Ledingham
May 28, 2024
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Seasonal Home Cooking Class in Kyoto
Cooking Classes
I loved that the first meal I had when I arrived to Japan was one that they taught me to prepare for myself, it was unforgettable. Everyone was super friendly and the chefs were super charismatic. I loved the variety of food, the only thing I was sad about was not being able to finish everything, it was so delicious but I was so full!!! A highly recommended experience ❤️
Ana
May 28, 2024
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Ramen & Gyoza Cooking Class in Ikebukuro
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.