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Eat and Drink Like A LOCAL : Restaurant, Tavern & Ramen Tour provided by Best Experience Japan

Eat and Drink Like A LOCAL : Restaurant, Tavern & Ramen Tour

Eat and Drink Like A LOCAL : Restaurant, Tavern & Ramen Tour
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LET'S GET OUT OF THE TOURIST AREA where it is super busy and crowded with people! My tour focuses on Ueno, which is not as crowded as Shibuya and Shinjuku and is less touristy. It is also famous with Japanese foodies for good quality at lower prices. I'm going to take you to popular bars and restaurants for ONLY LOCALS (NO TOURISTS!!) where the staff speaks only Japanese. I will order signature dishes, and we will discuss the food and drink (and you can pepper me with questions). We will visit 3 restaurants/taverns, where you will sample sashimi, grilled fish and skewered meat. You will also have the opportunity to try UNIQUE Japanese alcoholic drinks (4 or more different type of drinks) and you'll be able to experience what Japanese taverns are like. After visiting these three taverns, we will end the tour at a great Ramen shop that is popular with locals. At the end of the tour, I will take you to the entrance of each train line, depending on where you need to go
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 142174P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • ALL FOODS and RAMEN on the tour are INCLUDED in the tour fee.
  • You have 5 drinks on the tour.
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Ueno District
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Starbucks Coffee - Atre Ueno, Japan, 〒110-0005 Tokyo, Taito City, Ueno, 7-chōme−1−1 アトレ上野 1F In front of Starbucks atré beside Ueno station Hirokōji exit.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • ALL FOODS and RAMEN on the tour are INCLUDED in the tour fee.
  • You have 5 drinks on the tour.
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Ueno District
Departure details
  • Starbucks Coffee - Atre Ueno, Japan, 〒110-0005 Tokyo, Taito City, Ueno, 7-chōme−1−1 アトレ上野 1F In front of Starbucks atré beside Ueno station Hirokōji exit.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Starbucks Coffee - Atre Ueno
    Japan, 〒110-0005 Tokyo, Taito City, Ueno, 7-chōme−1−1 アトレ上野 1F
    In front of Starbucks atré beside Ueno station Hirokōji exit.
    See address & details
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    Ueno District
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    I am going to teach you about Japanese alcoholic drinks and foods you'll be able to experience what Japanese taverns are like. I'll explain all dishes I order and you can pepper me with questions - ask me anything you want to know about the food and drinks on the menus of the places we visit! Afrer we have fun in a couple or three of my favourite and the most outstanding taverns, we will head to a ramen shop.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Cory Bolotsky
Boston, MA234 contributions
Do this experience (and hopefully you’ll have a group as great as mine!!!)
Feb 2020
Not only did I finish this experience with Akira very full (and a bit drunk) but I finish with a group of new friends! Akira organizes a great set of food stops that are all absolutely delicious. The best part is the social atmosphere that this creates. It obviously varies every day and will be different based on when you go and who else is on the tour, but our group was amazing. Thank you Akira, for sharing your city with us.
Written October 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kasse
12 contributions
A great tour and look at the local food and drink scene in Ueno!
Dec 2019
My husband, our friend and I had Aki for a foodie tour around Ueno mid-December. We were joined by 2 other fun folks on a tour of 4 different spots for a night of eating, drinking, eating and more drinking! Aki was very friendly, personable and fun. He explained some of the Japanese culture throughout the night and provided some useful tips for the rest of our trip — as well as for future trips because we definitely plan on coming back! We highly recommend having Aki show you around if you are considering it. He's extremely knowledgeable and passionate about food and drinks, and great company to be around if you're looking for a fun night out.

Thank you so much! We hope to meet again someday on a return visit!
Written April 11, 2020
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Tommy M
Fort Lauderdale, FL5 contributions
Great tour for foodies
Mar 2020 • Solo
Had a great night out tasting some delicious local food and drinks. Aki was a fantastic host, very knowledge of the area and brought me to places most tourist will never go. Great value highly recommend. Go hungry
Written March 28, 2020
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Wen
7 contributions
Great walking tour to chill, enjoy great food and company with a friendly guide!
Dec 2019
This was my third time back in Tokyo so I was looking to experience the city through more local interactions. The walking tour with Akira definitely didn't disappoint! The food and drinks were excellent (no surprises since Akira has been in the gastronomy line for years), the pace was very relaxing, and it was nice to be in a small, cozy group trying new things together. I was so stuffed at the end but super happy with all the food I had tried. Highly recommend the tour for solo and/or small-group travellers who are looking for a little something to experience something intimately local in a big busy city like Tokyo.
Written March 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michael H
6 contributions
Such great fun, I went twice!
Mar 2020
I enjoyed this experience so much when I was in Tokyo in 2019 that I booked it for a second time when I returned with a friend in 2020, and I was just as impressed! Akira is a fantastic guide and a great person to be around. He is always looking to improve the experience for his guests -- two of the locations we went to this time were different than my last experience because Akira wanted to ensure the best quality of the food and drink. If I come back to Tokyo for a third time, I would not hesitate to meet up with Akira once again!
Written March 17, 2020
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Jack
2 contributions
Friendly guide with great food in vibrant location
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had a great time on this early evening tour. Aki was funny and very knowledgable about the area we ate in, the history and culture of Japanese food and provided us with some great meals.

We had sashimi, grilled pork, cocktails, Ramen and a custard pastry - each in a different restaurant or bar. Ueno is a bustling and interesting area full of places to eat and he took us to places we wouldn’t normally have gone into as first time tourists! It was great to be able to experience something different while enjoying tasty food.

Each meal comes with alcohol, so we were pleasantly tipsy by the time we had our ramen and it was a great evening overall. Thanks Aki!
Written March 15, 2020
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Ben H
3 contributions
Tour
Mar 2020 • Couples
Had a wonderful night out with Aki being shown around to many local restaurants and bars and trying many new things. Learnt a lot about the Japanese culture and spent the night laughing and enjoying ourselves
Written March 13, 2020
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Lucymarianne
11827142103 contributions
Top quality fun
Mar 2020
This was GREAT fun. One of the best nights of our holiday. Pig windpipe was certainly an experience.
Written March 8, 2020
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Jourdan
Cebu City, Philippines4 contributions
Not a Once in a life time experience. :-)
Mar 2020
I've been to Japan several times, but it was my first time to join this special tour with Aki. I absolutely enjoyed this experience with Akira and my fellow travelers. The food, the drinks, the places... it showed me a side of Japan that I have not seen before, despite numerous trips here. This is not a once-in-a-lifetime experience, this is something you can do over and over again. See you again, Akira-san! Kampai! You just added another excuse to come back to Japan over and over again.
Written March 8, 2020
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Deryakoala
7 contributions
Great and delicious Experience
Mar 2020 • Couples
First of all I want to say that Aki is a great host. We had a very good time together. He is such a nice and funny guy who has a lot stories to tell.
Also the tour was really great. Not only the food, which was by the way SO good, but also the atmosphere and meeting new people. I also want to thank Aki for checking on dietary restrictions giving people the opportunity still to participate and have a great time. He arranged at each spot we visited alternative courses to what was actually planned so I could still enjoy everything.
It was just a great experience! I really recommend this experience for solo travelers, couples, groups, for all.
I would definitely do this tour again.
Written March 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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