Tour Details & Itinerary

 Tour Dates:

May – June 2018

13 – 19 May 2018 — SOLD OUT
20 – 26 May 2018 — SOLD OUT
27 May – 2 June 2018 — SOLD OUT
3 – 9 June 2018 — SOLD OUT

October 2018

30 September – 6 October 2018 — only 3 places available
7 – 13 October 2018 — SOLD OUT
14 – 20 October 2018 — 6 places available
21 – 27 October 2018 — SOLD OUT

May – June 2019

12 – 18 May 2019 — 4 places available
19 – 25 May 2019 — only 3 places available
26 May – 1 June 2019 — 4 places available
2 – 8 June 2019 — only 2 places available

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Itinerary

SUNDAY

Arrive at Narita Airport in Tokyo and take the Limousine Bus directly to your hotel.

Check in to your hotel. You will receive an orientation pack on arrival. Unpack and settle in.

MONDAY

Welcome and orientation, we will enjoy a Japanese style breakfast before setting off on the metro to Shinjuku.

We then visit the food hall at Isetan department store. Wander the aisles and marvel at the displays of prepared meals, cakes, desserts, seafood, meats, fruit and vegetables and typical Japanese snacks.

Lunch is at a nearby tempura restaurant in Shinjuku.

The afternoon is free to explore. You may want to head back to Isetan or do some shopping in Shinjuku. Or you could head to Meiji-Jingumae and wander the back streets of Harajuku or take a walk in Yoyogi Park.

Optional: Enjoy a sake and shochu tasting in the early evening and learn all about the different varieties.

Dinner tonight is at a neighbourhood izakaya in Yoyogi-Uehara. There is a well-chosen sake list on offer.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

TUESDAY

Rise and shine. We start the day with a trip to the old Tsukiji market for a breakfast of chirashi sushi. Afterwards we visit the outer market and wander through the alleyways and stalls.

Lunch is at a restaurant specialising in yakiniku, grilled meat cuisine.

The afternoon is free to enjoy. The shops of Ginza are close by and Hibiya Park is just a 15 minute walk away.

Dinner tonight is at a modern kaiseki restaurant where you will sample many small, delicious courses. 

Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

WEDNESDAY

This morning we go to Omote-Sando for a tea tasting. Learn about the preparation of Japanese tea and enjoy some delicious Japanese sweets.

Should Japanese tea not be your thing, we offer as an alternative entrance to the nearby Nezu Museum. The museum houses a collection of pre-modern Japanese and East Asian art founded by Kaichiru Nezu in what was the site of the Nezu family residence. The current buildings were designed by architect Kengo Kuma and built around impressive Japanese gardens. There is a teahouse set in the gardens.

Lunch is at a well-known tonkatsu restaurant in nearby Nishi-Azabu.

The afternoon is free to explore. Head to Roppongi for the National Art Gallery and Mori Tower which has an observation deck. Or back to Omote-sando where you can stroll down Omote-Sando Dori to Harajuku, exploring the side streets and alleyways dotted with high fashion, cafes and quirky Japanese stores.

We meet in the early evening and visit a yakiton standing bar in Akasaka, where we will sample a few skewers before heading to dinner at a lively seafood izakaya that has links to Tsukiji Market.

After dinner, we can navigate the backstreets of Akasaka to your hotel.

Tea tasting, lunch, pre-dinner drink and yakiton, dinner.

THURSDAY

This morning we go to Asakusa. Visit the laneways where you will find traditional shops and restaurants. Sample pickles and rice crackers, mochi and taiyaki.

We then stroll to Kappabashi, kitchen town where you can purchase knives, crockery and all things kitchen related.

Lunch is a short taxi ride away in Nezu, dining at a famous udon restaurant in peaceful surroundings.

The afternoon is free to explore. While in Nezu, you may want to check out the Nezu Shrine. There is also a lovely walk between Nezu and Yanaka, very old suburbs of Tokyo. Or you could go to nearby Ueno Park, home to the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, Ueno Zoo and several shrines.

Optional: Join us before dinner at an oyster bar where you can order a glass of wine and oysters from around Japan.

Dinner tonight is at a popular yakitori restaurant in Yoyogi-Uehara.

Lunch and dinner.
The oyster bar is not included.

FRIDAY

Join us for morning tea at Almond Cafe in Roppongi. The original branch opened in 1946 in Shimbashi with the Roppongi Crossing branch opening in 1964. The catchphrase “Meet me at the Almond” makes it probably the best-known cafe in Tokyo.

We then stop at a takoyaki bar on our way to lunch at a restaurant featuring miso and vinegared products.

The afternoon is free to explore on your own or do some last-minute shopping. From Roppongi you can take the metro to Naka-Meguro and walk along the canal where there are cafes and interesting boutique shops.

In the early evening we head to the Andaz Tokyo Hotel for a pre-dinner drink and watch the sun go down and the lights go on over Tokyo from the bar on the 51st floor.

Tonight’s farewell dinner is at a top sushi restaurant in Ginza.

Morning tea, takoyaki, lunch, pre-dinner drink, dinner.

SATURDAY

Today check out of your hotel and return to Narita airport by Limousine Bus or on to further adventures in Japan.

 

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Who is this tour suitable for?

This tour is a brilliant introduction to Tokyo and its varied and exciting food scene. It is suitable for fearless eaters and food adventurers. Excellent stamina is required. This is an active tour, we will be walking 5 – 8 km each day. A reasonable level of fitness is required. Also, many subway stations do not have lifts or escalators so we will have to take the stairs on occasion.
Please note, unfortunately this tour is not suitable for vegetarians or people with gluten intolerance. We may not be able to cater to some allergies and special diets. Please contact us prior to booking.

They make it their mission when travelling to uncover where locals dine and love sharing their finds with other food enthusiasts.

What’s included

  • 2 breakfasts
  • Lunch and dinner daily
  • 1 morning tea
  • Assorted snacks and samples
  • 2 pre-dinner drinks
  • Japanese tea and wagashi tasting or Nezu museum entry
  • Transport- subway, taxis
  • 6 nights accommodation in a 4 star hotel (Sunday to Friday, check out Saturday)

What’s not included

  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Insurance and visa documentation
  • Alcohol and drinks
  • Items of a personal nature including shopping
  • Optional experiences

Cost of tour

2018 Eating Tokyo tours from $3795 per person (based on twin share).

2019 Eating Tokyo tours from $3995 per person (based on twin share).

Single supplement available – please enquire.