Tokyo After 5

  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
  • duration 3 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 12+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Tokyo, Japan
  • Ends Tokyo, Japan
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Make like a local and savour legendary, iconic Tokyo flavours and dishes
  • 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 Tokyo After 5 tour starts and ends in Tokyo. The Tokyo After 5 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 on this Tokyo tour to experience the capital's busy, but oh so friendly and compact charms by night.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 29 reviews
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5 - Excellent
  • Mrs. Malgorzata B.
  • On Aug 28 2016
“Kiri was an amazing tour guide! He was friendly, caring and very organised. At the end of the tour he made sure all participants knew how to get back to their hotels - this was a nice touch as it was our first night in Tokyo and we were still getting our bearings :)”
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5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Judy L.
  • On Aug 03 2016
“Tokyo After 5 was a really great way to spend the evening exploring a new city especially if you are on your own. I would definitely do it again. Meg was a EXCELLENT guide. So friendly and informative.”
Excellent
5 - Excellent
  • Mr. Bill M C.
  • On Aug 01 2016
“Our guide, Ikumi, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We made three different food stops which included yakitori (grilled skewered food), okonomiyaki (savory Japanese pancakes where we cooked it on a grill at our table), and dessert from a sweet shop in Ginza. Food was quite filling and delicious. We explored a few streets in the Yurakucho area of Tokyo and walked through Ginza during the tour. It was a fun, tasty, and informative way to spend an evening.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Mrs. Maree B.
  • On Jul 27 2016
“The guide was fantastic !!!!! And the tour was u forgettable. The guide was so good at talking to us and making sure all,our tastes etc were covered . It was absolutely wonderful , one of the best tours I have been on !!! Thank you so much indeed.”
ITINERARY

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.

Tour photos by Ben McNamara

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Transport
  • Public transportation
Guide
  • Local English speaking guide
Others
  • Five assorted skewered yakitori
  • One wagashi
  • Two local drinks.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • All other drinks (more sake
  • or soft drinks)
  • tips / gratuities for your guide.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this Tokyo After 5 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.

Payment

Full payment of 129 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

Tokyo After 5 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.

Visa

For this Tokyo After 5 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.

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