The Japanese capital of Tokyo is a buzzing experience, full of light, noise and a plethora of cuisine. What better way to visit some of the most delicious venues than with a tour through the streets and alleyways with a local guide, who will explain all the ins and outs of the food you taste, as well as the cultural history and significance of each dish.
Start this vibrant tour by trying one of Japan’s favourite appetizers in the place it was created, Yakitori Alley. As delicious as yakitori is, the dish would not be complete without an accompanying sake or local beer to wash it down. The casual bars and restaurants in Yakitori Alley are the perfect place to start this tour of Tokyo’s tastes.
From here we move on to the Tsukishima district, with Monja Street our center of attention. This well-known strip is home to the scrumptious monja-yaki, a delightful mix of fresh ingredients in pan-fried batter. Chat with the cooks and new friends around you as you sample this delicious creation, using chopsticks to lift it right from the grill and into your mouth.
As the time for dessert advances, take a wander through the confectionary stores of the Ginza area, while your guide tells you all about the rich history (and tastes) of Japanese treats. Sample some of the city’s finest freshly made sweets, before moving on to see a little of Tokyo’s nightlife, with a beer and a chat at one of the many cool and trendy bars.