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Tokyo Food Tours
Some of the finest food in the world can be found in Tokyo, but where to start? Joining a food tour in Tokyo is the best way to experience the tastiest bites in town, especially considering this megacity is home to 137,000+ restaurants!
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TOKYO

Ryogoku Sumo Town: Walking Tour & Chanko Nabe Lunch

Peel back the curtain of Japan’s national sport on a walking tour of Ryogoku Sumo Town! Visit local landmarks, view the training stables, learn about the history of sumo, then stop for a Chanko Nabe (hot-pot) meal at a primo local restaurant.
from¥15,600
With lunch
Food Tours
TOKYO

One-Time Event: Experience a Traditional Tokyo Festival

Join a beloved Tokyo festival on Sunday, September 8th, 2024! You’ll dress in traditional attire and carry a portable shrine with neighbors through the streets of Tokyo. Make friends, enjoy festival foods and games, and make long-lasting memories!
from¥5,000
Food Tours
TOKYO

Private Authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony & Wagashi in Tokyo

A genuine Japanese tea ceremony experience with interactive tea preparation and a lecture on the cultural significance and history of the ceremony. Enjoy the tea you make with traditional Japanese confections meant to be paired with matcha tea.
from¥6,600
(2)
Tea experience
Private Experience
Food Tours
TOKYO

Back to Edo: Sensoji and Asakusa Food Tour

Centered on historic Asakusa, this tour covers Sensoji Temple (Tokyo’s oldest temple) and the neighboring Nakamise Shopping Street. Hear stories about the area from local guides and get insight into Japanese dining etiquette and food culture.
from¥24,300
(5)
Shopping time
Food Tours
TOKYO

Private Ramen Tour in Tokyo by Local Ramen Expert Hiroshi

Join ramen expert Hiroshi, who comes from a family with generations in the business of ramen-making, and take a personalized tour in Tokyo, trying two different styles of ramen at two of his recommended ramen shops.
from¥15,000
(6)
Pick a location
Private Experience
Food Tours
TOKYO

Local Tokyo Food and Drink Tour

From rowdy standing bars to traditional street food, savor the best of Japan’s culinary culture during this tour of two lesser-known Tokyo neighborhoods. Get off the beaten path and experience the city like a local with your English-speaking guide.
from¥11,970
(1)
With dinner
Food Tours
TOKYO

Retro Shibuya Food Tour

The bustling entertainment and nightlife hub of Shibuya can be daunting to explore alone. With an in-the-know local guide, you’ll hit four local food stops on this retro Shibuya food tour, including an iconic ramen shop and a standing bar.
from¥24,300
(4)
With sake
Food Tours
TOKYO

Akihabara Adventure: Anime, Gaming, & Street Food

Anime, gaming, and street food? Say no more. Join this whirlwind adventure tour to explore the backstreets of Akihabara, Tokyo’s otaku paradise. This professionally guided experience includes street foods, maid cafe entry, anime stores, and more.
from¥19,800
Food Tours
TOKYO

Eat Like a Local: Food Tour of Ikebukuro, Akabane, and Jujo

No Tokyo tourist traps here! This tour covers the entertainment hotspot of Ikebukuro, the retro izakaya hub of Akabane, and the working-class Jujo district with a charming local shopping street. Come ready to fill up on pub foods and sake!
from¥19,800
Free drinks
Food Tours
TOKYO

Vegan Ginza Tour

Explore the vegan scene in glitzy Ginza! Join us for an exclusive, 4-hour walking tour featuring traditional Japanese sweets, a tasty plant-based ramen, and more. Perfect for vegans, friends of vegans, or anyone who wants to try something new!
from¥13,900
With green tea
Food Tours
TOKYO

Tea Ceremony and Wagashi Making in Traditional Tea Room

Join this captivating, culturally immersive experience in the heart of Tokyo, in the tranquil setting of a traditional Japanese tea room. Enjoy a Japanese tea ceremony guided by a local expert, and learn about its history and etiquette.
from¥7,000
(2)
Learn etiquette
Food Tours
TOKYO

Culture and Cookware: Asakusa Kitchen Knife Shopping Tour

Take a tour through Asakusa’s main spots, like Sensoji and Sumida Park, and learn about the rich history of the district. With the support of the tour guide, peruse the collection of quality, Japanese kitchen knives and find the right one for you!
from¥1,000
(1)
No strollers
Food Tours
TOKYO

Tsukiji Outer Market Tour and Unlimited Sake Tasting

Explore the Tsukiji outer market with a fish expert and sake seminar guide. Buy a variety of food from the market to enjoy at a private sake salon with unlimited sake tastings.
from¥11,000
(1)
Food Tours
TOKYO

Japanese Breakfast and Shinjuku Gyoen Morning Tour

Join Yutaka for a traditional Japanese breakfast, learn about Japanese culture, and practice mindfulness with a peaceful stroll through Shinjuku Gyoen (including a coffee/tea and sweets break).
from¥10,800
Food Tours
TOKYO

Old Tokyo Food & Drink Tour in Nihonbashi

Embark on a food tour in Nihonbashi, a district near Ginza and Akihabara that is at the heart of Tokyo’s history. Led by a friendly local guide, you’ll enjoy dinner and drinks at three well-established restaurants in an evening you’ll never forget.
from¥22,156
byFood Original
Food Tours
TOKYO

Tokyo Halal Ramen & Gyoza Cooking Class & Supermarket Tour

Enjoy a halal Japanese cooking in Tokyo! Learn to read labels and find ingredients in a Japanese supermarket, and enjoy a cooking class where you’ll make delicious ramen and gyoza with halal-certified ingredients to enjoy with green tea pudding.
from¥14,000
Food Tours
TOKYO

Zen in Tokyo: Buddhist Temple Tour, Vegetarian Meal & Tea

Embrace Zen tranquility at the Sankoin Buddhist temple in western Tokyo. Stroll through serene gardens, learn about Zen history and culture, and savor a traditional shojin ryori meal with tea and sweets prepared by a specialized chef.
from¥18,000
Food Tours
TOKYO

Historical Sake Brewery Tour & Tasting in Western Tokyo

Take a break from the bustle of the city in a historical sake brewery in western Tokyo where you can learn about the production, history, and culture of Japan’s national drink while sipping on fresh brews with producers and a sake expert.
from¥13,000
Nomihoudai
Food Tours
TOKYO

Traditional Table-Style Tea Ceremony in Tokyo (Setagaya)

A professional tea master leads this experience in Setagaya, Tokyo, where you can experience a traditional Japanese ceremony and sip on a refreshing cup of sencha green tea comfortably using tables and chairs in a traditional tatami room.
from¥10,000
Private Experience
Food Tours
TOKYO

5-Course Tea Tasting Experience Near Meiji-jingu (Tokyo)

This meditative tea experience near Meiji-jingu Shrine in Harajuku hopes to transport you out of Tokyo’s hustle and bustle and into a tasting of selected tea sourced from Mt. Ryuso in Shizuoka served in five different ways.
from¥5,500
Food Tours
TOKYO

Premium Tea-Based Dining Experience in Tokyo with Drinks

In this unique guided dining experience, enjoy tea-based beverages and fine dining in two trendy Tokyo restaurants with a knowledgeable guide. You’ll enjoy a course meal, take part in a tea-making workshop and enjoy tea-based drinks.
from¥38,500
Food Tours
TOKYO

Tea and Drinks: Tokyo Tea-Based Izakaya Bars Tour

Venture into unique Tokyo bars that serve tea-based cocktails (chawari) in this alternative exploration of Tokyo’s unique nightlife in this guided tour in Gakugeidaigaku in Meguro. Three tea-based foods and three drinks are included.
from¥33,000
Food Tours
TOKYO

Izakaya Hopping in Kamata – Tokyo

Go izakaya hopping in Kamata, a neighborhood you won’t find in your typical Tokyo tourist guidebook. You’ll explore the local food streets, visit two izakayas, enjoy food & drinks at each stop, & wander down a local shopping street.
from¥16,800
Food Tours
TOKYO

Harajuku Sweet and Savory Food Tour

Harajuku, Tokyo’s youth culture hub, beckons with its edgy fashions, neon colors, and kawaii sweets! Enjoy a food tour including five different sweet and savory foods, like the area’s iconic crepes, with input from an English-speaking guide.
from¥19,500
Free for kids
Food Tours
TOKYO

Shinjuku Walking Tour: Godzilla, Golden Gai & Street Food

Join a 4-hour guided walking tour of Tokyo’s largest entertainment district–Shinjuku! Visit essential landmarks like Omoide Yokocho, Kabukicho, Nishi-Shinjuku, Godzilla & more. This tour includes Japanese food & is FREE for kids!
from¥18,900
(2)
Food Tours
TOKYO

Tsukiji Fish Market Breakfast Tour With Sashimi & Tamagoyaki

Fresh seafood for breakfast? Say no more. This morning tour of Tsukiji Fish Market might be the best way to start your day. Stroll around the market, check out the fresh seafood on display, and learn about the area from your English-speaking guide.
from¥21,900
(1)
Food Tours
TOKYO

Kawaii Food Tour in Harajuku

Join a local tour guide for a deep-dive into the kawaii, colorful world of Harajuku and Omotesando! Explore trendy Takashita Street, tasting the most Insta-worthy treats, then visit a special Japanese shop featuring traditional treats from Niigata.
from¥23,000
(3)
With dessert
Food Tours
TOKYO

Tea Ceremony Experience in Tokyo (Kimono Option Available)

Partake in a traditional tea ceremony in a Japanese garden. Learn about this key aspect of Japanese culture as you sip on freshly brewed tea served with wagashi and take in the natural scenery. A kimono option is available.
from¥7,000
(2)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where Can I Find the Best Food in Tokyo?

The best food in Tokyo is scattered throughout town—from central city locations to residential neighborhoods. A Tokyo back alley (yokocho) food tour is another great place to track down some tasty bites.

What is the Most Popular Food in Tokyo?

The limit does not exist. Mouthwatering sushi, crispy karaage, plump gyoza, decadent ramen, piping hot yakitori, pillowy takoyaki… We’ll stop before we start drooling.

What Are the Best Tokyo Food Tours With Kids?

Street food and food market tours are a safe bet when you’ve got kids in tow. These tours tend to involve sightseeing and walking, which serves as ideal entertainment for little ones with short attention spans. Any tours involving interactivity are also a sure thing! Think of hand-making sweets and any tour with a cooking component.

Does Tokyo Have Good Nightlife?

Yes! Tokyo is a 24-hour city with a high-energy nightlife scene. After a late-night food tour in Tokyo? Shibuya has got you covered. Fancy a food and sake tour in Tokyo? Golden Gai and Omoide Yokocho in Shinjuku won’t let you down.

What Can I Expect From a Tokyo Food Tour?

The limit does not exist! Our Tokyo Food Tours offer a range of culinary adventures, so you have endless possibilities. Some of our most popular experiences include walking food tours, izakaya hopping, street food adventures, sushi escapades, ramen experiences, and back alley (yokocho) tours.

What Types of Food Can I Expect To Try on a Tokyo Food Tour?

Our Tokyo Food Tours offer a range of Japanese culinary delights! You can expect Tokyo Food Tours that feature foods including ramen, gyoza, sushi, takoyaki, yakisoba, yakitori, kaiseki, various street foods, and more.

How Long Does a Tokyo Food Tour Last?

It varies depending on the type of experience; however, typically you can expect a Tokyo Food Tour to last anywhere from 1 hour to 3 or 4 (if visiting multiple locations).

Are There Vegetarian or Vegan Options Available on a Tokyo Food Tour?

Yes! There are plenty of Tokyo Food Tours that cater to dietary restrictions, including vegetarian and vegan. On the listing page, you can filter experiences by selecting your dietary restriction and applying the filter to see all the experiences that fit your needs.

How Do I Book a Tokyo Food Tour?

First, use the search bar and filters to find a specific experience. Then, select the date for the experience and the number of participants. Add extra information–such as dietary restrictions–in the additional notes section. Then, make the payment. If the host has set the experience to ‘Instant Confirmation,’ the booking will be confirmed automatically. If the host has set the experience to ‘Manual Confirmation’ the host will either confirm or reject your booking. You’ll likely receive a reply within one business day. After confirmation, you will receive detailed meeting instructions and access info.

Can I Customize a Tokyo Food Tour to My Preferences?

Yes, you can fully customize your Tokyo Food Tour experience based on your preferences. By using the search bar and filters, you can select from a range of options to narrow down a Tokyo Food Tour experience that’s perfect for you.

Tour Tokyo via Food

Tokyo–the buzzing capital city of Japan and home to a jaw-dropping 124.9 million people–is a gastronomic paradise for food lovers. Renowned for its diverse culinary scene, Tokyo offers many food experiences that will tantalize your taste buds and leave a lasting impression. Attention foodies: From crispy karaage and pillowy gyoza to decadent ramen and fresh sushi, we’ve got a Tokyo food tour for you!

The Best Food Tours in Tokyo

Tokyo is home to some of the finest sushi restaurants in the world. Tokyo has it all if you're looking for a Michelin-starred establishment or a humble sushi-ya tucked away in a narrow alley. The sushi here is prepared with the utmost precision and attention to detail, using the freshest ingredients sourced from local and international waters. From the rich, fatty cuts of tuna to the delicate flavors of uni (sea urchin), every bite of sushi in Tokyo is a revelation. Now, where to start? From bayside fish markets to a Tokyo street food tour, the best sushi in Tokyo won’t be hard to come by.

Another must-try food experience in Tokyo is ramen. This beloved noodle dish has a cult following in the city, with countless ramen shops scattered throughout its neighborhoods. Each shop boasts its own unique style and flavor, from the rich and creamy tonkotsu (pork bone) broth to the spicy and tangy miso broth. Slurping a piping hot bowl of ramen in a cozy shop is an experience that will warm both your body and soul.

The Best Street Food in Tokyo

Tokyo is also a haven for street food enthusiasts, but where to find the best street food in Tokyo? If you’re eager to get in, a walking food tour through the bustling streets of Shibuya or Shinjuku will serve you well. Here you'll find energetic food stalls offering an array of delectable treats. Takoyaki, a popular street food snack, consists of small, savory balls filled with diced octopus, topped with tangy sauce, mayonnaise, and bonito flakes. Yakitori, skewered and grilled chicken, is another favorite, with various cuts and flavors available, including succulent chicken thighs and crispy chicken skin. Going in search of these street food delights allows you to immerse yourself in the vibrant food culture of Tokyo and interact with friendly vendors, making it one of the best food tours for solo travelers. Another great way to taste Japanese street food is by joining a bar-hopping tour in Tokyo, which will take you to several Japanese bars and pubs.

Tokyo Food Markets

Tokyo is also a haven for food markets, where you can explore a plethora of fresh produce, seafood, and street food. This is where some of the best food tours in Tokyo take place. Tsukiji Fish Market, one of the largest fish markets in the world, is a must-visit for seafood enthusiasts. Witness the lively auction of the morning's catch and indulge in some of the freshest sushi and sashimi. Ameya-Yokocho Market, affectionately known as "Ameyoko," in Ueno is another lively market where you can find a wide range of goods, including fresh fruits, spices, clothes, and street food. The market's vibrant atmosphere and diverse offerings make it a treasure trove for foodies and bargain hunters.

Michelin Dining Experiences

Moving from markets to Michelin, Tokyo is home to many upscale dining experiences. The city boasts many Michelin-starred restaurants, offering exquisite Japanese and international cuisines. This is where to go if you’re after the best food tours in Tokyo to avoid crowds. These fine dining establishments showcase the pinnacle of culinary artistry, combining exquisite flavors, innovative techniques, and impeccable presentation. From kaiseki, a traditional multi-course Japanese meal, to French haute cuisine with a Japanese twist, Tokyo's fine dining scene is a gastronomic adventure that will stay with you forever.

Specialty Tokyo Food Tours

Tokyo offers various food experiences that cater to every palate and preference. While traveling with dietary restrictions may come with concerns, we’re here to ease your woes. In the past, Japan has had a reputation for being difficult to navigate regarding food allergies or restrictions. However, the land of the rising sun has come a long way (especially since the Olympics and especially in Tokyo). Whether indulging in fresh bites of sushi, feasting on street food delights, immersing yourself in themed restaurants, or uncovering the best secret food tours in Tokyo, this city is the place to experience it all.