Food tours in Japan

THE 10 BEST Japan Food Tours

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Walking Tours
3 hours
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Walking Tours
3 hours
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Private and Luxury
4 hours
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City Tours
3 hours
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Night Tours
3 hours
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Private and Luxury
3 hours
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Cooking Classes
3 hours
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City Tours
3–4 hours
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City Tours
2 hours
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Adventure Tours
3 hours
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Night Tours
3 hours
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Walking Tours
3 hours
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Bike Tours
3–4 hours
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Private and Luxury
3 hours
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What travelers are saying

  • Natalie Q
    1 contribution
    Good food, drinks, and company!! Akiko was absolutely wonderful and so informative! Great for solo and young travelers! Will recommend this trip to everyone!
    Written January 4, 2022
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  • Christopher F
    1 contribution
    Shun gave us a nice walking tour of Shibuya, introducing the group (many who were new to Japan) to Shibuya, to Japanese cuisine and showing us what typical Japanese locals go when they go out for the night. He was good at giving us insight into some of the cultural differences between the US (where he also studied) and Japan. We would have never found any of the places that he took us to as tourist so that was appreciated to see things off of the main paths. Had a good time and would recommend.
    Written September 24, 2022
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  • Neta S
    1 contribution
    The tour with Andy was amazing! We went to places we had no idea existed in osaka. It was funny, unique and an incredibly special experience’
    Written October 3, 2022
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  • shelleyr0se
    Gold Coast, Australia2 contributions
    We had a fantastic time and the highlight of our experience of Tokyo. I couldn’t recommend this experience more. Lots of food and drinks and some amazing little restaurants. Simon was the perfect host, very knowledgeable and lots of fun.
    Written February 13, 2020
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  • Jacob Eaton
    Shinagawa, Japan7 contributions
    I absolutely recommend this tour! My guide Mardi is clearly very sharp and knowledgeable about the history and culture of Japan. It was really great to have a guide who is truly fluent in English to answer my numerous questions. I really enjoyed eating like a local and seeing an authentic side of Kyoto. I booked the tour as a solo traveler, but never felt awkward or out of my element. I had a great time and felt right at home.
    Written May 8, 2022
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  • Flavio P
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    Alex and Norma were our guides. They were friendly, knowledgeable and professional in 3 languages English, Spanish and Japanese.
    The food tour experience was a wonderful birthday treat for my wife. We enjoyed the Wagyu beef, and the flamed flounder sushi as well as the salmon sushi, Oishii!!!
    Including our guides and another tourist we were a small group of five. It didn't feel like a tour but a night out with new friends. Muchas Gracias!!! FlavioP2022
    Written July 10, 2022
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  • Stephanie M
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    A great way to get to know Nishiki Market and Kyoto in general. Our guide, Eiji, was super knowledgeable, and was able to direct us to the best quick eats in the market. There are no pre-planned stops; each one is more catered to your wants and tastes. Fun experience and glad we did this!
    Written March 27, 2021
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  • Paul C
    2 contributions
    What a fantastic time. How much we packed in, the quality of the food experience, the care of our Guide. This is the 100% best food tour I have been on across Asia. It opened my eyes up to Tokyo. The best way to visit the city. Very Unique, as it gives a Journey through time - very clever original idea! Would recommend to all my friends and family visiting Tokyo.
    Written April 9, 2020
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  • Jomar
    6 contributions
    I had an excellent time during my brief stay in Osaka. My tour guide, Kohei, was very friendly and accommodating. Coincidentally, the other members of the tour group were also Bay Area, California natives making the experience more intimate and enjoyable. We all enjoyed the best cuisine Osaka had to offer as well as the sights and sounds of Namba nightlife. I highly recommend it if you’re in town for a short time and open to adventurous dining.
    Written September 17, 2020
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  • cdagdc
    11 contributions
    I'm quite late to review, but my partner and I are big on trying new things and this tour was perfect for us. We got to try whale, horse, puffer fish, I don't remember what else but it was great for novelty. Mack was really nice and accommodating, would definitely recommend for adventurous eaters!
    Written September 7, 2021
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  • Judith A
    2 contributions
    Great tour. Our guide Shin was very friendly and entertaining. We really enjoyed the tour. highly recommended.
    Written March 12, 2020
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  • Sandra G
    Quebec, Canada37 contributions
    I am delighted to have learned how to prepare Dashi (famous basic Japanese soup stock). We used it in many of the dishes we prepared. It is simple but so delicious! We prepared 8 different dishes, 3 appetizers, an omelette, a soup (bouillon), a rice dish, a chicken and wagyu dishes and a desert! Ouff, I could not eat everything and Yuki (the chef) confirmed the Japanese do not eat as much every day! Lol.

    I highly recommend this activity. It is worth your money and I will definitely look for some of the very special ingredients when I am back in my country. And the most important, Yuki is very patient, obviously experienced and very attentive and sweet! She also provided lots of details on the Japanese culture. That was great.

    It was also easy to get there by taxi, the place is very clean (as everywhere in Japan I noticed). I felt very secure even by myself.
    Written September 19, 2022
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  • Superoyaji09
    Edmonds, WA4 contributions
    The tour guys was nice. He tooks the time to explain everything. I like that he willing to ask if anything I am allergic or doesnt eat or drink so he can plan accordingly. This tour have a lot walking, if you can’t walk, I suggests look for another tour. I will highly recommend this tour.
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • Jennifer T
    Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia112 contributions
    A quick tour of the amazing Nishiki market, we were given lots of history and food facts. The shops we stopped at were chosen to give a full experience (like seeing the fermentation of vegetables instead of plastic wrapped ones). We sampled so many iconic Kyoto foods. Yes, I did eat the octopus stuffed with egg.

    Our guides are amazingly attentive: noting how much I love mushrooms, they bought some seasonal autumn mushrooms for our tempura. Same again for figs for dessert. They were really good with our kids too.

    Back at the kitchen we started making the dashi - the basis for our meals. Our family of 5 chose at least one of the three recipes on offer. Three having tendon, the 9yo choosing kaisendon, and myself having oyakodon. Each was simple and delicious. We were guided through the steps and felt comfortable at all times. At the end we each tasted the others.

    My family each said this was their favourite experience in Japan so far!
    Written September 28, 2019
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