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Food tour of Tokyo for First-Timers

Food & Drink

Chiaki K.

4.94(36) reviews
Tokyo
English
3 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Japan is known for a lot of delicious food. This tour takes you to Tsukiji Outer Market (the old and historical area which supports people's stomach) and Ginza. During the tour, you will know the Japanese transportation system and how to find good and reasonable restaurants, etc. so that you can visit other places by yourselves. Please feel free to consult me concerning where to visit and see.

You can see and eat a variety of local food on the streets in Tsukiji, become familiar with the town.

Meeting Point

Pick up at your Hotel in central Tokyo

Tsukiji Outer Market

You can see and eat a variety of local food on the bustling streets in Tsukiji.

Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple

The famous Buddhist temple with unique architectural design. You can sit in the main hall and see how people worship Buddha.

Kabukiza Theater

Kabuki is the traditional Japanese theatrical art. You will see how popular it is when you see the theater. You will find a small Japanese garden on the rooftop of it.

Mitsukoshi Department Store Food Floor

In the food floor of Japanese Department Stores (called Depachika in Japanese), you’ll find an incredible array of food item displays. It’s a food paradise! Everything looks yummy! You can buy your favorite food.

Ginza

Ginza is the famous high-end shopping street. If you want to do shopping, I will show you the directions of shops you are interested in and leave you there to enjoy by yourselves.

Ending Point

Ginza or wherever you’d like

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Hotel pick-up in central Tokyo area, Guide's transportation fee

What‘s not included

Your transportation fee

Important Information

If you stay in the central area of Tokyo or Chiba, I will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel or anyplace you like.

We will take public transportation and walk a lot so please wear comfortable shoes.

In Tsukiji Outer Market, many shops and restaurants are closed on Sundays, Wednesdays and holidays.

Also Tsukiji is the fish market open from early morning till early afternoon. Most shops are closed by 15:00. So you should start your tour in the morning, between 9 and 11 am.

We walk from Tsukiji to Ginza, which takes about 15 minutes.

If you want to do shopping in Ginza, I will show you the directions of shops you are interested in and leave you there to enjoy by yourselves.

This tour doesn't include lunch time.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

Kayleen B.

Dec 2, 2022

Chiake is very patient with toddlers.

My husband and I, with a toddler and a baby, did the customized tour with Chiake. The weather and my toddler's temperament did not cooperate but we are grateful that Chiake was very patient and supportive all the way. Thank you, Chiake!

Chiaki K.

Thank you Kayleen, for your review and e-mail! I’m glad to hear that you are doing well in Philippine. Children must be better by now. I enjoyed being with you. Holding Haylee made me happy. Please say hello to Kenwin and come visit again to go to Tsukij together after the children get older. Thank you again!

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Cheryle M.

Nov 2, 2022

What a great time !

I had a fabulous time this morning with Chiaki. She was on time and waiting in the foyer when I came down. She was extremely pleasant and very easy to talk to and knowledgeable. We wandered around the Tsukiji Outer Markets and Chiaki clearly explained all the food products being sold. From there we walked to the high end Ginza area and had lunch in a roof top garden. We then made our way to a beautiful park Harma-Riki gardens. After spending the morning with Chiaki I felt confident to use the rail system and find my way around.

Chiaki K.

Hi Cheryle, thank you for your wonderful review! We spent this beautiful autumn day together and it was fun! I really enjoyed being with you. I hope you have a good time traveling in Japan. By the way, I was able to come back home without getting lost because of your kind reminder. I’m glad to hear that you didn’t get lost, too. Thank you again!

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Christina S.

Oct 30, 2022

Tokyo with a fantasia local guide

My mother and I booked a day tour with Chiaki and had such a fabulous time we booked her again for a second night tour of Tokyo! I could not recommend more highly and will be letting family and friends know to book her when visiting Japan. She speaks good English and was very knowledgeable. A lovely introduction to Japan and it’s fascinating culture!

Chiaki K.

Christina, thank you for your great comment! I'm glad that I was able to introduce Tokyo to wonderful women like you. Walking Shinjuku downtown with you was fun. The drama “Midnight Chef” became my favorite program now. I hope you have good time in Kyoto. Happy birthday to you and your mom! Thank you again!

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Paul C.

Oct 19, 2022

Shinjuku Tour

Chiaki was wonderful! We capped our first full day in tokyo with an evening tour of shinjuku with Chiaki. She was very attentive and informative. Agreed way to start our vacation. And now we know how to use the subway. Thank you Chiaki!

Chiaki K.

Hi Paul! Thank you for your great comment. I'm really glad that I was able to spend time with a wonderful gentleman like you. Your wife is so sweet and being with her was fun! I hope your knees are OK and you have a good time in Japan! Please take care!

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