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Tokyo: Bar Hopping Tour in Shibuya

1. Tokyo: Bar Hopping Tour in Shibuya

Your tour begins in front of one of Tokyo’s most iconic sites, the Shibuya Crossing. This frenetic pedestrian crossing is the busiest in the world. Use the opportunity to take photos surrounded by the buildings of Shibuya as hundreds of people cross the street. At the first bar you’ll get a taste of Japanese beer alongside local grilled delicacies. Afterward, follow your guide through a ‘yokocho’ (indoor alleyway) down a street that is home to 30 ‘Izakayas’ (Japanese bars). You’ll encounter plenty of locals as they unwind after work. Izakayas tend to be small, intimate bars, but on this tour you’ll have reserved seating for enjoying local food and beverages. Follow the bar crawl through various stops as you sample world-famous Wagyu beef, Sake, beef sushi and melt-in-your-mouth Kobe beef. Vegetarian/vegan menus are also available.

Tokyo: Best of Shibuya Food Tour

2. Tokyo: Best of Shibuya Food Tour

Discover the popular eats in Shibuya on a guided walking tour, a place more known for being at the forefront of culture and fashion, rather than its cuisine. Uncover hidden gems known only to locals as you eat at 5 food stops. Experience a part of Shibuya that no tourist will ever see on their own with the most delicious food only locals usually get to taste. Try a variety of sweet and savoury dishes at restaurants well off the beaten path. End your journey with a tour of a Shibuya Depachika (underground food market).

Shibuya & Harajuku: Hidden Gems & Highlights Private Tour

3. Shibuya & Harajuku: Hidden Gems & Highlights Private Tour

Explore one or two of west Tokyo’s eclectic neighborhoods on a guided tour, where the weird and wonderful is never far away. Discover Shibuya, the enormous entertainment district, and Harajuku, the epicenter of Tokyo’s youth culture. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Jostle your way through hordes of locals on your way to the zelkova tree-lined avenue of upmarket Omotesando, and pass cool designer stores on your way to bright and bustling Takeshita Street, the epicenter of Tokyo’s youth culture exploding with colorful boutiques, cafés, and all things adorable. Next, stop off at the strangely out-of-place Moyai Statue, a massive landmark modeled on the Moai of Easter Island, then make the mad dash across Shibuya Crossing, one of the busiest intersections in the world (and certainly the busiest in Japan). Your personalized itinerary will be planned according to the number of hours booked and adapted to your preferences.

Tokyo: Custom, Private Hidden Gems & Highlights Walking Tour

4. Tokyo: Custom, Private Hidden Gems & Highlights Walking Tour

Join a friendly local guide to get an authentic experience of Japan’s electrifying capital city. Get a personalized tour of the city’s fascinating history, culture, and fantastic food scene as you’re led down its liveliest streets – and a few off the well-trodden tourist trail. First, meet your guide at the 1300-year-old Sensō-ji temple, the oldest in the city, in the heart of the historic Asakusa district. Get a lesson in Tokyo’s ancient Buddhist history, and see the awe-inspiring Asakusa Shrine, which honors the three founders of the Sensō-ji. Then, walk the traditional streets to the neighboring Ueno district, an old downtown area that’s home to several attractions like museums, historical monuments and the popular Ueno zoo, all found inside the sprawling 150-year-old Ueno Park. Intrigued by Tokyo’s national sport? Head to the riverside Ryogoku district, the heartland of professional sumo. See all sorts of fascinating sumo paraphernalia, small statues of yokozuna (the highest-ranking sumo wrestlers), and Ryogoku Kokugikan – Tokyo’s famous sumo stadium. There’s really no limit to what you can see and do in Tokyo, and there’s something for absolutely everyone. Indulge in some shopping in Ginza's sparkling department stores, or wander around the street of "shita-machi", the oldest area of Tokyo, where you can soak up its Edo vibes. And don't forget to grab a quick bite at the old Tsukiji Fish market- you will be surprised to hear that seafood is not the only specialty here. Your personalized itinerary will be planned according to the number of hours booked and adapted to your preferences. Once you’ve booked, someone from the local supplier's team will be in touch, so let them know if you have any special requirements.

Shibuya: 2-Hour Vegan & Vegetarian Ramen Tour

5. Shibuya: 2-Hour Vegan & Vegetarian Ramen Tour

For plant-based ramen, join Tokyo's only Vegan / Vegetarian Ramen Tour! Guests get to enjoy 4 different bowls of delicious ramen and learn all about this magical dish from a local expert. The Vegan / Vegetarian Ramen Tour in Tokyo starts at a Shibuya ramen restaurant specializing in Hokkaido ramen. Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost prefecture, is best known as the country’s "Ramen Kingdom”, and for good reason. Hokkaido’s capital, Sapporo is the birthplace of miso ramen, which is normally topped with sweet corn, bean sprouts, ground pork, and even a pat of butter. This is just one of the styles of ramen you’ll get to try on this tour, and you’ll have the option of ordering a version that’s entirely vegan! Here you’ll choose two mini bowls from four available styles of Hokkaido ramen, including miso (from Sapporo), shoyu (from Asahikawa), and a light shio salt broth (representing Hakodate). In addition to learning about a regional style of ramen, guests will also get a chance to taste a more modern variety of vegetarian ramen during the ramen tour. At the second ramen shop, you’ll enjoy two mini bowls of fusion ramen, with creative flavors that will open your mind to different possibilities for Japan’s beloved noodle soup. For each bowl, you can choose either a vegan or non-vegan broth, so this tour is suitable for both non-vegan and vegan participants. Come find out about ramen culture in Tokyo and beyond during this Vegan / Vegetarian Ramen Tour, learning about Hokkaido’s place in ramen history and the unique contemporary styles that are breaking onto the Tokyo ramen scene!

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What people are saying about Center Gai

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 258 reviews

We had a great tour with Harry. He showed us some great little spots that we wouldn’t have thought to go into, with some delicious food. we were certainly full by the end. He also gave us some great tips and recommendations for other places to go in Tokyo as well as some language to use to order his favourite dishes. The tour was great for our teenage kids and I wouldn’t hesitate to rebook.

This tour was fantastic! Mariana was so friendly, kind, knowledgeable and fun. We only had 21 hours in Tokyo on a layover, and the four hours spent with Mariana were put to fantastic use! She showed us around all of the main areas that we wanted to see, as well as took us to some local spots and brought us to fantastic food locations. Would absolutely recommend this tour and Mariana!!

Absolutely loved every minute of our food tour. Michie made us feel very welcome and gave an amazing insight into the street food around Shibuya. We learnt the history behind multiple foods, as well as learning lots about the Culture of Japan in it’s whole. We couldn’t recommend this experience enough. Thank you so much Michie for the amazing evening! Zakk and Sam :)

Really great tour. Great drinks and food around Shibuya seeing places I likely never would have seen otherwise. There were also fun people on the tour, and it made for a great evening. 100% recommended.

Very convenient. Our guide Izumi is very nice and we had fun walking around Shibuya.