Tokyo: West-Side Walking & Street Food Tour

4.9 / 5

15 Reviews

Tokyo: West-Side Walking & Street Food Tour

From US$ 90 per person

Dive headfirst into the eclectic local neighborhoods of Tokyo on a 2-hour walking and street food tour. Gain the insider knowledge of an experienced local guide as you explore the urban landscapes and enticing neighborhood cuisine.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Small group
Limited to 7 participants
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Duration 2 hours
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  • Experience a 2-hour all inclusive street food tour of eclectic neighborhoods
  • Sample 5 popular street food eats from local vendors and markets
  • Gain a new appreciation for local flavours and Japanese eating etiquette
  • Enjoy an eye-opening introduction to 2 vibrant areas of Tokyo
Full description
Loosen your belt buckle and join a passionate local guide on a 'no fuss' walking and street food adventure in the inner-suburbs of West Tokyo. Delve into the eclectic neighborhoods of Nakano and Koenji, as you stop by popular haunts to grab a bite to eat in these buzzing local eating, drinking, and entertainment hubs. Take joy in sampling a wide array of popular eats from local vendors, independent markets and Japanese franchises as you wind your way through the rustic streets and never-ending 'shotengai'. Explore the urban landscapes, dingy backstreets, neighborhood attractions and mouthwatering cuisine that gives these culturally rich enclaves their distinctive character. Leave content, with a new appreciation for local flavors, Japanese eating etiquette, and an eye-opening introduction to 2 captivating Tokyo neighborhoods.
  • 5 popular street food eats
  • 1 bottled drink
  • Public transportation fee from Nakano to Koenji
  • Local English-speaking guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    • People with food allergies
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    The experience begins at Nakano Station on the JR Train Network. Nakano Station is a moderately busy suburban station, 5 minutes travel from Shinjuku Station or 16 minutes travel from Shibuya Station. You'll have no difficulty finding the guide, waiting directly outside the north ticket gates, 5 minutes before the start of the experience. The guide will be wearing a distinctive orange, white, and green ‘Patagonia’ baseball cap, please go over and say hello. This experience departs on time, please don’t be late.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Hand sanitizer or tissues

    Know before you go

    • This is a no-fuss walking and food experience with an emphasis on socialising, exploration, and local discovery
    • Your day out will by no means be a refined dining experience. You will constantly be on the move and eating on your feet. Prepare to walk and get your hands dirty
    • Please be understanding that this experience visits typical local eateries and does not cater to personal tastes, dietary requirements, and food allergies
    • Feel free to eat as much as you wish
    • Please appreciate that you have chosen an outdoor activity that may be impacted by the weather. If you encounter a rainy day, the walk generally proceeds as planned
    • This experience departs on time please don't be late
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 / 5

    based on 15 reviews

    Review summary

    • Service
      5.0 / 5
    • Organization
      5 / 5
    • Value for money
      4.7 / 5
    • Safety
      5 / 5
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    Excellent tour

    We really enjoyed our food tour with Andy recently. It provided a great opportunity to try different local foods alongside an explanation of their origin. Andy provided a good commentary with insight into local customs and culture which was fascinating. We were a small group of six and we visited lovely old streets in areas we would never have found. It also gave us more confidence to try different foods after the tour. We would definitely recommend the west side street food tour.

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    October 11, 2019

    Andy was a great guide. Very knowledgeable and able to gauge his audience perfectly. Just enough info about the food and areas to keep you curious and make you want to come back and explore for yourself. Definitely recommend this - good for kids too (my two boys - 11 and 9 - loved it).

    October 4, 2019

    Andy takes you through his local neighborhoods and gives you some insight into the area and everyday Japanese life and culture. The food we sampled was delicious with some local delicacies like dango (mochi) and the best inari I have ever tried. I really enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to anyone who wants to see more than just the tourist side of Tokyo and also try some local food.

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    September 11, 2019

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    Product ID: 202981