Lonely Planet Experiences Private Tokyo After 5 Tour

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  • COVID-19protected
  • Walking tour
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  • duration 3 hours
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 12+ yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts/Ends Tokyo, Japan
  • Make like a local and savour legendary, iconic Tokyo flavours and dishes on a private tour with your own personal guide
  • Devour yakitori (skewered BBQ chicken) at a street yakitori bar
  • Enjoy Monjayaki in the neighbourhood where it originated MonjaTown (Tsukishima)
  • Visit a confectionery shop and learn about wagashi, a traditional Japanese sweet that changes with the season
The Lonely Planet Experiences Private Tokyo After 5 Tour tour starts and ends in Tokyo. The Lonely Planet Experiences Private Tokyo After 5 Tour is a walking tour that takes 3 hours.

Forget wasting your precious time getting stuck in awkward 'Lost In Translation' moments. Join a local guide for your own private Tokyo tour to experience the capital's busy, but oh so friendly and compact charms by night.
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers. 

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  • Ms. Cynthia
  • On Mar 12 2016
“Linda, our guide, was wonderful She communicated with me several times after I booked and before I arrived to make sure everything was all set. The tour itself was terrific - great food choices in a variety of settings. She offered lots of information - everything from history to culture to fun insider info. She was excellent and so was the experience!”
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  • Mrs. Rosemarie
  • On Feb 13 2016
“Excellent trip, enthusiastc guide, lovely food and drink. They took us to places we would not have dared venture as we did not know the drill. Had trouble booking on your website - had to email in the end. Very helpful staff by email, but a bit worried about where the payment went as the bank questioned it. Would definately do another Urban Adventure and have already recommended it to others.”
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  • Mr. Marc
  • On Jul 06 2016
“I did the Mexican Night Out: Cantinas, Mariachi & Lucha Libre tour and it was great fun - drinks in an historic cantina, complete with a mariachi band and then onto the wrestling, which was hilarious. A great night out. Thanks to Pilar, who was an excellent guide!”

Tokyo’s vibrant food culture is legendary, and is one of the many reasons why people flock to the Japanese capital. On this Tokyo tour enjoy the food culture of Tokyo from an ordinary businessman’s perspective, as well as the tradition of foods in everyday life of Tokyo.

Throughout your Tokyo food tour, your local guide will explain the history of food and places you visit, sharing with you their own personal experiences and food-related family traditions and customs during the tour.

We’ll begin our tour in Yakitori Alley, near Yurakucho, an area with many casual bar-style restaurants and the birthplace of yakitori, one of many Japanese people’s favourite appetizers. As many businessmen and women do after 5pm, we’ll enjoy a drink of sake or a local beer, then sample yakitori at one of the many local restaurants, each with their own “tare” (sauce) mixed with their secret ingredients.

After having a drink to go with the yakitori, we’ll travel to Tsukishima to visit “Monja” Street, where “Monja-Yaki” is said to have originated. Often compared with Okonomi-yaki in Osaka, Monja-yaki is a type of Japanese pan-fried batter with various ingredients. The ingredients are finely chopped and mixed into the batter before grilling. You’ll have the chance to watch your food being cooked, chat with the cook, and devour your Monja-yaki fresh from the hot plate. In true local style, you’ll use a small metal spatula for cutting it to pieces then chopsticks to eat with right from the grill.

We’ll take a quick stroll through Ginza, where you can find great confectionery shops and learn about the rich variety of traditional Japanese sweets — and, best of all, choose one to try! Usually made of rice and red beans, these sweets change based on the ingredients available at each time of year, and even their shapes are inspired by what you can find in nature during that season.

Your tour ends here but don’t forget to ask for tips on what else to see do and eat during your stay. Fancy a cool local bar or a karaoke place? We’d be happy to recommend our favourites so that your night can continue.  Equally, your guide can help with directions back to your accommodation or you can return to the start point with them.

(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Tokyo After 5 group tour.)

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers. 

Tour photos by Ben McNamara

  • Public transportation
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Five assorted skewered yakitori
  • One wagashi
  • Two local drinks.
  • All other drinks (more sake
  • or soft drinks)
  • tips / gratuities for your guide.
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Cancellation for this Lonely Planet Experiences Private Tokyo After 5 Tour tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


For any tour departures within 14 May 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 May 2021, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Lonely Planet Experiences Private Tokyo After 5 Tour tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Lonely Planet Experiences Private Tokyo After 5 Tour tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

JR Yurakucho station, Ginza exit, in front of JR Reservation Ticket office (entrance is on the street level)

Meeting end point :

JR Yurakucho Station.

Lonely Planet extras
  • Free access to the Lonely Planet mobile app for one year
  • 25% discount on all items in the Lonely Planet Shop
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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