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Culinary Backstreets

#18 of 822 Tours in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
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About Culinary Backstreets
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 allow us to do just that, taking us on a journey that serves as an edible survey of the city’s culinary past, present and future. You can view our updated safety measures at https://culinarybackstreets.com/our-commitment/
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Matt B wrote a review Apr 2020
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Our guide Phoebe was such a cool and friendly person to host. Had the best time exploring the back streets of Tokyo and experiencing all the tasty cusine. All the local places we visited were very friendly and made us feel at home. My personal favourite was the miso restuarant. Would highly recommend
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets
Responded Jun 24, 2020
Thanks! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the walk. Please check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to see the stamps you have collected. We hope to see you again soon in one of our cities.
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Arean R wrote a review Apr 2020
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Had the best time with Mairi - not only was she super cool and friendly but extremely knowledge on cuisine and history. We ended our trip at a local yakitori where we met and hung out with locals and had the best time ever. We still keep in touch with Mairi and she even helped us with suggestions after our tour! 10/10
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets
Responded Jun 24, 2020
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 see the stamps you have collected. We hope to see you again soon in one of our cities.
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eurogirlZurich wrote a review Mar 2020
zurich65 contributions33 helpful votes
First some context: we booked a culinary tour in Tokyo and were forced to cancel the entire trip because of the pandemic. The CB response could not have been more graceful or professional. This motivates me to write a review of a tour I did not take to tell everyone that Culinary Backstreets is an OUTSTANDING organization. They are a treasure for discerning travelers. We have taken their exquisite tours in Istanbul, Shanghai, and Lisbon. It is the first thing we do when we arrive in a new place. The cancelation proved that we can count on their team to do the right thing, while maintaining the spirit of cultural exchange. The worldwide lockdown cannot be easy for them. Please help them and their small business partners stay afloat. I personally will rebook as soon as I can.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets
Responded Jun 24, 2020
Thanks so much for your feedback! We very much look forward to having you on our culinary walks in the future.
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raulmazda wrote a review Mar 2020
Entebbe, Uganda5 contributions
I cancelled my trip due to covid19 and received a prompt refund. Customer service was friendly and understanding of the situation, though this was weeks ago, before the west had acknowledged that the virus was a big problem. I would not hesitate to do business with Culinary Backstreets again.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets
Responded Jun 24, 2020
Thanks so much for your feedback! We very much look forward to having you on our culinary walks in the future.
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lilmisstravel wrote a review Mar 2020
Waterloo, ON33 contributions43 helpful votes
We honestly want to just book our travel destinations around these tours! I’ve done three (my husband has done 2) and each one has been spectacular! I’ve also referred friends and family and they all feel the same! So well organized so that you aren’t just stuffed and feeling awful like some other food tours do- they really pace it well with trying lots of different things, seeing lots of sights and lots of walking so you finish the tour happy and full :)
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from CulinaryBackstreets, Manager at Culinary Backstreets
Responded Mar 19, 2020
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are always glad to see a guest come back and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our walk in Tokyo too, 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 see the stamps you have collected
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