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Ninja Food Tours

Shinjuku, Japan
About Ninja Food Tours
Explore Tokyo via our different food & cultural tours! Group Events & Customized Private Tours also available. Each tour offers a large variety of tastings (5+), while visiting different specialty food shops, artisans, and neighborhood restaurants. Tours operate daily year-round and 2-3 hours long.
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Izakaya Food Tour in Shinjuku

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3 hours 30 minutes
from $116.21

Food Crawl Tour in Asakusa

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2 hours 30 minutes
from $91.65
from $82.21
from $95.98
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Halley G wrote a review May 2020
Hawthorne, California66 contributions24 helpful votes
I did an online airbnb experience with the team behind ninja food tours. They taught me all about sake and the bottles that I had at home. When I do make it to Tokyo, I will definitely take a tour with Ninja Food Tours because I know that they will bring the same knowledge, warmth, and friendliness!
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Seaf00dGuy wrote a review May 2020
Saint Louis, Missouri60 contributions36 helpful votes
We had limited time Tokyo, but we wanted to maximize tasting as much different things as possible while learning about the culture. We met Amanda at a public location. She was easy to spot with the Ninjafoods bag. The evening was fantastic. The food locations were hand selected and customized to the group by our group's personal guide, not a generic same fare that every group goes on. We learned that you can go on the same tour the next day, have a different guide and have a totally different experience! It is true, there is a more than moderate amount of walking needed, at a fairly decent pace. As limiting factor the duration of the tour, the less time spent walking means more time in the izakayas. That said, EVERY moment of walking was a terrific learning experience. Amanda was a tourist's dream of a walking encyclopedia with immense knowledge and years of local experience about the culture and current social discourses. As we walked, we were either learning about history of that neighborhood, customs of the locals, or nuances about Japanese culture at large. At each izakaya, our guide Amanda had reservations ready, and did all the ordering for us (which is key because many fantastic, non-touristy spots do not speak english). Again, she customized the ordering to the group's dietary restrictions. And everything we ate and drank is already included. We had some questions about Japan and asked for some recommendations from our guide for our next few days. We were very pleasantly surprised to receive a 2 page long email with restaurant recommendations, addresses and notes, just hours later! This was truly one the highlights of our trip to Japan. Ninja Food tours knocked it out of the park. I've traveled all over the world, done food tours and local tours, and Ninja Food tours is possibly the best I've ever experienced. And our guide, Amanda is true gem not just to Ninja Food tours but to the Japanese tourism industry. I wish everyone visiting Japan can spend some time with her. She is very friendly, very accomodating and so knowledgeable. I fly through Japan regularly and I am considering stopping for a day just to go on another tour! A must do for ANYONE visiting Japan!!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Nicky G wrote a review Mar 2020
Dorking, United Kingdom11 contributions12 helpful votes
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our Izakaya Food Tour with Giulia. She really made everyone welcome, was extremely knowledgeable and we had a wide variety of food in three different venues, followed by a walk around the famous Golden Gai bar area.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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WorldtravellerfromOZ wrote a review Mar 2020
Hong Kong, China14 contributions18 helpful votes
We were lucky and visited Tokyo just before the corona virus took hold and halted global travel. We signed up for the Best of Izakaya tour on our 1st day and added the Sake tasting beforehand. With limited time in a new country we regularly do food walking tours and this experience was equally as good. We ended up being the only two for the Sake tasting with Amanda which was delicious, informative and good value for money. Giulia was our host for the walking tour where we joined by 5 other friendly travellers. We went into little bars and restaurants that we never would have looked twice at and tried some amazing food. It's great for those who aren't frequent travellers, but equally good for those who are because you get loads of advice and recommendations on other restaurants and things to do in the area! Highly recommend for those who haven't had too much time to research and plan... we went to at least 4 of Giulia and Amanda's recommendations over the next few days and all were brilliant. We enjoyed our first tour so much we signed up to the Tsukiji Fish Market tour on our last day, hosted by Yuma. Unfortunately the new market was closed to tourists due to Corona but they communicated as soon as the changes were announced and offered us a refund or a modified tour around the old market. We chose to go ahead and were joined by one other guest for an intimate and interesting tour. Definitely come on an empty stomach as the servings are generous, it's not just tiny bites. Highly recommend Ninja Food tours!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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RichardWCT wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia520 contributions102 helpful votes
We booked this sake orientation whilst we were in Tokyo for the Rugby World Cup in November 2019 & were very pleased with the experience. As part of a small group of fellow western travellers, the sake sommelier walked us through a structured sit down tasting of a selection of sakes, pointing out the reason why they were so different, due to the many variables in how they were made. The guide had excellent English & struck a good balance over the 2 hours in passing on his wisdom as well as answering the many questions from the group. The most relevant part was to make observations about the key characteristics of each sake & so how would it best be used with food. The highlight for me was the tasting of a 23 year old vintage dated sake. The class is strongly recommended as an insight in sake.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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