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  • Flavors of Japan Food Tour

    1. Flavors of Japan Food Tour

    Experience some of Japan’s most amazing flavors and develop a deeper understanding of why Japanese cuisine is so exquisite and unique. Learn about the food from the different regions of Japan, the process of how to make them and why they come from those areas. On this tour, you will visit 7 shops, each representing the different regions of Japan. Your experience will include a samplings of Dashi (Japanese soup stock), Tamagoyaki, (egg roll), Anago (saltwater eel), Kamaboko (fish cake) Katsuoboshi (fish flakes), satsumaimo (sweet fried potatoes) and Wagashi (Japanese dessert). You will enjoy exploring a special regional food shop and taste some amazing green teas from an innovative and yet traditional shop. Enjoy lunch with choice of soba, tempura and sashimi set, grilled fish, chicken sukiyaki in a very serene, authentic place. Next, you will enjoy an authentic Japanese must do”activit...

  • Tokyo: 3-Hour Sugamo Foodie Adventure

    2. Tokyo: 3-Hour Sugamo Foodie Adventure

    Begin your tour with a local sweet treat from a shop that has been in the area for about 100 years. This charming location has a great friendly atmosphere and creates original snacks and classics with a twist found no where else in Tokyo. Next, head on to Jizo Dori - the famous local shopping arcade where you will have a chance to visit regional shops celebrating prefectures across Japan. Following that, stop at a famous temple to learn about this haven for older Tokyo residents who are still quite young a heart. As mentioned, the district’s popular 800-meter-long street is also affectionately known as the “Old People’s Harajuku”. This is done as a fun comparison to the Harajuku district’s status as one of Japan’s foremost youthful shopping and fashion destinations. Browse pickle stores, snack stalls, and interesting shops, and take in the local vibe on your way to a favorite spot for ...

  • Tokyo: Go-Kart Tour and Photoshoot

    3. Tokyo: Go-Kart Tour and Photoshoot

    Enjoy a day out on the town feeling the breeze of the city from a custom-built go-kart. This tour takes you through the center of Tokyo, namely the Shinjuku and Shibuya areas, and allows you to experience Japan in a unique way.  Before you begin the tour, you'll have the option to dress up in a costume of your favorite character. Then, zoom off into the Shinjuku area. Drive to see Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and then head to the iconic Shinjuku Love Sign. Zip along through the famous nightlife district area near Shinjuku Station and then to the shopping district of Harajuku. After that, head to one of the most iconic places in Tokyo, Shibuya Crossing. Return to the meeting point following Shibuya Crossing.  Your guide will lead the way, so you don't have to worry about missing any important sights. They will also take plenty of fun photos of and for you during the experienc...

  • Tokyo: Ramen Tasting Tour

    4. Tokyo: Ramen Tasting Tour

    Embark on this tour, taste some ramen, and experience Ikebukuro, one of the most distinctive ramen districts.  Meet your guide and learn about the history and all the different types of this delicious meal.  Your first stop will be where the original Tsukemen was invented. This ramen restaurant with its wooden vintage interior is a must for all ramen lovers.  Learn from your local guide how ramen is ingrained in Japanese culture and enjoy a bowl of a classic Ramen.  Your next stop is a rising star in the ramen industry. This restaurant is a relatively new ramen spot and offers uniquely crafted ramen. Choose between modern types of ramen and pick according to your taste.  The final stop is a local, yet popular Tonkotsu ramen place. Tonkotsu ramen was created from boiling pork bones, this savory bowl is starting to become the 4th ramen after Shoyu, Shio, and Miso.

  • Evening Hanami (Cherry Blossom) Experience with a Local

    5. Evening Hanami (Cherry Blossom) Experience with a Local

    Cherry Blossom season in Tokyo is so beautiful, and even more so in the evening when lanterns and lights turn the tree-lined streets into a magical fairyland. Nakameguro is a trendy, beautiful neighborhood, very famous for its 2 kilometer route along the Meguro River/Canal. This entire route is lined with cherry trees and it must be seen in person to really get a feeling for how beautiful the sakura (cherry trees) are. Join this tour walking along the canal and around the vibrant restaurant and shopping areas. Taste local treats and beverages, explore the history of the district and finish up with dinner at an amazing Udon noodle based pub that features local seasonal dishes, Japanese rice wine and other of course amazing handmade noodles.  Sakura season is short, about one month from the first tiny buds to the finish of the season with the peak time lasting only two weeks. It is impossi...

    Awesome tour! Our guide Ryan was very knowledgeable and friendly. I’m glad we did this on our first day because this is our first visit to the country and we got all our dumb tourist questions about Tokyo and Japan answered by Ryan, who speaks perfect English. This is a must see when the cherry blossoms are blooming along the river, illuminated by these traditional Japanese lanterns. So beautiful! We went to other famous Sakura viewing areas during our stay in Tokyo but this was the most impressive. The river area was packed with locals taking photos, so I would guess many locals would agree

  • Shinjuku: Golden Gai Food Tour

    6. Shinjuku: Golden Gai Food Tour

    Start your tour by walking through the busy streets of Shinjuku heading straight for Omoide Yokocho (literally “Memory Lane”) as your first stop. Omoide Yokocho is rightfully named as it is littered with rustic bars from the 1950s. Anyone of the older generation will feel as if they stepped back in time to the middle of the 20th century. Many of these bars still stay true to their roots, serving roasted giblets with beef and pork, which was a staple when food was scarce after World War II. From there you will make your way to Kabukicho, Asia’s largest, yet safest, red light district stopping at a kushikatsu stall for some authentic regional cuisine called kushikatsu (specialty food from Osaka of deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables). Each of the guests will get 4 kushikatsu and 1 drink. From here you will walk through the rest of Kabukicho, weaving in and out to give guests a sense o...

    The food and history lessons were great! The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Only wish it had been easier to find the guide outside the station, but overall great experience!

  • Mount Fuji: Full-Day Tour from Tokyo with Lunch

    7. Mount Fuji: Full-Day Tour from Tokyo with Lunch

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo on a full-day tour to Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi. Transfer in comfort along the highway for approximately 2 hours. Then, go to the Fuji Visitor Center for the start of your Mount Fuji tour. See exhibitions that tell the history and ecological background of Japan’s most iconic mountain. Travel up the mountain to the Mount Fuji 5th Station, the highest level reachable by car. Enjoy some free time to soak up the panoramic views of forests and lakes. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Then, drive through the mountains to Lake Ashi in Hakone. Here you will board a boat for a 30-minute cruise across the water. Take in the splendid views of Mount Fuji and its surrounding lakes from a different perspective. Transfer back to Tokyo for a drop off at Shinjuku, Giza, or Tokyo Station.

  • Japanese Street Food Tour

    8. Japanese Street Food Tour

    Try the delicious side of Shibuya, a place more known for being at the forefront of culture and fashion, and rarely known for its food.  This tour will show you the places to go in Shibuya, the places the locals go, so the next time you visit you can do so as a local. Get the chance to visit 5 food stops and try: Kobe Beef Skewers, Osaka Takoyaki, Hiroshima Okonomiyaki, 5 types of Sushi and Taiyaki (Japanese dessert). Nestled in the back alleys, these places are unforgettable and an experience you wont want to miss. End your journey with a tour of Shibuya Depachika (underground food market).

    Jordan was our guide and showed my husband and I an amazing experience! It was very personable and we got to experience some delicious food. it offered good. variety into different types of Japanese food, the history behind them as well as parts of Japan. We learned so much! We would highly recommend Arigoto food tours to anyone looking to taste various Japanese foods and learn about the culture here.

  • Tokyo: Private Japanese Cooking Class in a Local Home

    9. Tokyo: Private Japanese Cooking Class in a Local Home

    Learn to prepare an authentic Japanese meal in an apartment in central Tokyo. Roll up your sleeves as you enter your host's kitchen to make dishes based on traditional family recipes from miso soup to nikujaga and chirashi sushi. Get an introduction to the essential ingredients of Japanese cuisine like dashi, miso and mirin and prepare a meal that will be served on beautiful, Japanese dishes. After cooking together, you will share a delicious homemade meal with your host at the dining table over conversation about food and life in Japan. Feast on authentic Japanese home-cooked dishes such as nikujaga (a dish of meat and potatoes stewed in soy sauce) or seasonal fish (slow-cooked or grilled), eggplant with dengaku miso, dashi egg rolls, homemade miso soup, and dessert. Menu varies based on season and dietary preferences. Leave with new recipes, a full stomach, a true glimpse into a loca...

  • Tokyo: Mt. Fuji, Hakone, and Owakudani Tour

    10. Tokyo: Mt. Fuji, Hakone, and Owakudani Tour

    Your tour departs from the Shinjuku Cocoon Tower at 8:30AM. From there you will get ready to set foot for the highest mountain in Japan, Mount Fuji. Registered by UNESCO as Cultural World Heritage not only in terms of natural beauty, Mount Fuji also provides beautiful culture. You can explore the whole area of the Subaru Line 5th Station, witnessing it all at your own pace. Then, continue with a buffet lunch at the Fuji Matsu View Restaurant. The restaurant offers delicious food and beverages, and will allow you to observe Mount Fuji at the same time. You will then enjoy a pirate ship ride at Lake Ashi, Hakone. The duration of the cruise is approximately 30 minutes, and while on the ship you will enjoy the panoramic views offered by the surrounding nature. Soon after you get off the ship, a rope-way will take you towards the Owakudani Crates. The ride is sure to be thrilling, and the v...

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What people are saying about Kantō Region

I met my guide at the designated meeting place near the station. She was early so we had extra time to get acquainted. I was the only on the tour so Kazumi was very flexible to my interests. She was informative, engaging, and warm - all along expressing her genuine love for the city and showing non-locals the insiders’ way around the market. She was prepared with literature, graphics and pictures. We had fantastic treats - exceptional quality of ingredients. I recommend this tour with Kazumi. One small recommendation: I would suggest shifting the tour time slightly to bridge the lunch time opening of some establishments in order to timely spread the tastings before, during, and after the lunch period.

My guide was a young student who spoke perfect English, knew the area and was a lot of fun! We were able to experience a couple of firsts for both of us together and the food, while not hard to find out of the way stuff, was still excellent!

Perfect! One of our highlights in 3 months Japan. Very good teacher and tasty reciepes! If you want to learn how to make good Sushi - go there!

The best Chef instruktor you could imagine! So friendly and always smiling! Good hints for shopping kitchen stuff on top!

Valentina was lovely! She was personable, engaging, attentive and so much fun!