Tokyo’s food culture is nothing short of legendary, and according to many, including the late Anthony Bourdain, it even surpasses Paris. But it’s pretty hard to know where to begin with a city of such enormous magnitude, which is why we have compiled this list of recommended Tokyo food tours so that you can easily enjoy the very best culinary delights of this spectacular city.
- Food Tours Tokyo
- Ninja Food Tours
- Oishii Tokyo Food Tours
- Tanpopo Studio
- Tsukiji Fish Market Guided Tours
- Urban Adventures
Food Tours Tokyo
Food Tours Tokyo is made up of fun and knowledgeable Tokyo locals who offer day and evening tours of the best culinary destinations in the city. Some of the options include the Tsukiji Fish Market, izakayas, trying out the best street food in Asakusa, and even visiting sake breweries.
|Address||8-5-40, Akasaka , Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0052|
Ninja Food Tours
Yuma Wada founded Ninja Food Tours, and they specialize in food tours of Tokyo, as well as of Kyoto and Osaka. The options include visiting the best izakayas in Shinjuku, sake-tasting trips, and finding the best food spots in Asakusa, Yanaka, and the Tsukiji Fish Market. Cooking classes in a private Japanese home is also on offer.
|Duration||2.5 – 3.5 Hours|
|Address||1 Chome-17-1 Shibuya 3F, Tokyo, 150-0002|
Oishii Tokyo Food Tours
Oishii Tokyo, which has been in business since 2015, specializes in hidden gems only known and frequented by locals. The helpful and cheerful guides will take you to the lesser-known but fantastic eateries hidden away in Aka Chouchin and Meguro. Evening visits to the best food vendor stalls in Yanaka are also available and highly recommended.
|Address||1-2-22 Shimomeguro, Meguro, Tokyo 153-0064|
Tanpopo Studio has been in business since 2017 and provides Japanese cooking classes and art/culture tours of Japan. However, it’s their 6-day long culinary tour from Tokyo to Nagano, which is the most amazing. This unforgettable Tokyo food tour includes a visit to the Tsukiji Fish Market, where you will explore and attend a sushi-making workshop — followed by vegetarian cuisines, a visit to the Nagano Zen Temple, a wasabi farm, and staying at a traditional ryokan. Then there is a tour of the famous Suntory Whisky Distillery and lessons in making soba noodles.
Find out more at tanpopostudio.com.
Tsukiji Fish Market Guided Tours
Tsukiji Fish Market Guided Tours offers multiple tour options, all centered around this highly popular and famous Tokyo fish market. There are outings specifically focused on noodles or sushi. Other options include trying various types of green tea at the kabuki theater tea room, sake tasting, lessons in making your own sushi and noodles, as well as water bus cruises from Tsukiji to Asakusa.
Tours are not held on business holidays and on days the Tsukiji Fish Market is closed.
|Address||2F, Tsukiji KY Building, 4-7-5 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0045|
Urban Adventures offers a marvelous evening culinary tour. It starts with enjoying some sake and yakitori in the famous Yakitori Alley. Afterward, a trip to Monja Street in Tsukishima to try out a delicious Japanese pan-fried batter and then to Ginza to sample various Japanese candies. The evening will end in a local pub for more drinks, perhaps even with some karaoke.
For more information visit urbanadventures.com.