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In order to fully appreciate Tokyo and its deep food scene it’s necessary to not only peek behind the curtain of yesterday, but also join the constant flow of people eating their way through the city of today and even tomorrow. Our Tokyo walk will...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Dogenzaka | Shibuya Train Station, 150-0043, Tokyo Prefecture
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really unique cultural experience. Keilene was a great guide and even invited me out after to hang out with her friends!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hamiltonfox
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide Keilene was wonderful! So helpful! We went to places we normally would have never experienced! Great day!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sandion67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide, Keilene, was just lovely and our day together (with just two other guests) was such a great introduction to Tokyo. We got to go places we never would have found on our own, but that are so typical of the various eating experiences...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your thoughtful feedback! Each of our culinary walks is the outcome of considerable research and work made with academics in the field and our own team of experienced professionals – both guides and local journalists. Keilene is a great guide! we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Done a number of culinary backstreets tours in various places, and this was one of our favourites! Mairi was very knowledgeable and fun. The tour is an experience you are unlikely to be able to remotely replicate on your own, so consider adding it to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jason D
CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks! We are delighted to see that you enjoyed the tour ans we are always happy to have guests back in one of our walks! Mairi is great, we take a lot of pride in having her in our team. We hope that you will...More

Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Jelly was amazing and knowledgeable not only about the food but about all things japan and Tokyo. I was worried that the tour would drag on being all day but when it ended i wanted to keep going and learning more about the food culture...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2018

Thanks so much for your feedback! That is exactly what we are going for. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the walk, and hope that you will join us again soon in one of our cities. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport...More

Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

This was our first tour with Cullinary Backstreets and it was several steps above previous food tours. Mairi is an excellent guide with interesting explanations and answers and the day was at the right pace for what proved to be a full itinerary. You get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rands263
CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Thanks! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the walk. We take pride in working with people who are very knowledgable about and extremely fond of the cities they live in. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to...More

Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Our friendly, chatty, well organised & well-informed guide Mairi (a Kiwi with 20 years of living in Tokyo under her belt) provided us with a full day of gastronomic discovery - gratification & education. She has the inside track on & with a whole range...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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CulinaryBackstreets, Proprietário at Culinary Backstreets, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the recommendation! We are delighted to see that you enjoyed the tour and Mairi's positive energy! We take pride in working with people like her who are very knowledgeable and extremely passionate about the cities they live in. You can...More

Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Our guide was lively, warm and knowledgeable. We learned a lot and had a lot of fun. We would certainly recommend this tour to someone who likes adventurous eating and who wants an orientation to what Tokyo has to offer.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Janet L
CulinaryBackstreets, Proprietário at Culinary Backstreets, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the walk. We take pride in working with people who are very knowledgeable about and extremely fond of the cities they live in. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to...More

Reviewed October 17, 2018

After meeting at the Shibuya crossing we went to explore a food area of an department store and enjoyed some lunchtime sushi. From there we went into a lesser know neighbor hood and explored the food scene there. Loved the get to know the families...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CulinaryBackstreets, Proprietário at Culinary Backstreets, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your experience and for the positive feedback! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the walk, and hope that you will join us again soon in one of our cities. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to...More

Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Fabulous tour with warm, welcoming and knowledgable guide Keilene. I recommend this to anyone looking for a snapshot of Tokyo's extensive and varied eateries.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maggie P
CulinaryBackstreets, Proprietário at Culinary Backstreets, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the recommendation! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the walk. We take pride in working with guides and journalists who are very knowledgeable about and extremely fond of the cities they live in. You can check out your Culinary...More

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yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast,
Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool.
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Book through culinary back streets website search Tokyo it is not cheap but worth every $ spent it was $390 USD for 2
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