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Evening Tokyo Walking Food Tour of Shimbashi

  • Eat like a local on a walking food tour of Tokyo's Shimbashi district
  • Join thousands of 'salarymen' (Japanese office workers) for after-work snacks and drinks
  • Sample Japanese drinking food like ‘yakitori’ (grilled skewers), ‘gyoza’ (dumplings), and sashimi
Evening Tokyo Walking Food Tour of Shimbashi
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Evening Tokyo Walking Food Tour of Shimbashi
Pretend you’re a Japanese ‘salaryman’ for the evening on this 2.5-hour visit to the hidden drinking dens and casual ‘izakayas’ (food pubs) of Tokyo’s Shimbashi area. Loosen your tie and pour yourself a drink, because it’s quitting time in Tokyo – also known as the hour for eating, drinking and socializing. Snack on local favorites like "okonomiyaki" (Japanese-style savory pancake), "gyoza nabe" (dumpling hot pot), sashimi, "taiyaki" ( fish-shaped dessert) as you grab a quick bite and beer with thousands of Tokyo’s famous office workers. A local guide, plus food and drink tastings as specified, are included.
What to Expect
At 5pm, meet your guide at Shimbashi train station. Come hungry and thirsty, and ready for a 2.5-hour tour in which you will experience the endless rows, alleys, and twists and turns of Shimbashi, the 'salaryman center of the world.'  Known for its rustic izakayas and abundant food stalls, discover some of the area's most tucked-away places to grab some delicious food.

Begin your tour outside Shimbashi Station and enter the chasm of eateries filled on a nightly basis by the working class of Japan. You are instantly surrounded by thousands of salaryman descending upon their favorite izakaya bar to grab a quick bite and cold beer before taking the long train ride home.

Not far into your journey, stop for okonomiyaki, a savory pancake made by mixing ingredients like finely sliced squid, shrimp, pork, beef, and cabbage into a batter made from flour before grilling on a flat-iron grill. Wash your okonomiyaki down with a cold drink.

Continue winding your way through the maze of izakayas and long alleys filled with local eateries. Head to another spot that specializes in food from the south of Japan. This place grows their own vegetables and raises their own chickens so everything is extremely fresh. Try four different varieties of local food, each with a very distinct taste from this region of Japan.

Finally, enjoy a special traditional Japanese dessert called taiyaki, a fish-shaped street dessert with a choice of filling, cream or azuki (bean paste). Take advantage of the opportunity to see how the dessert is prepared; taste one of the best taiyaki you'll find in Tokyo and discover why it is the locals' all-time favorite. Take your time at the last spot and once everyone has satisfied their appetites, end the tour back at Shimbashi Station.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun and Delicious

This was so much fun. It feels like you are being guided around by a good friend. The guide was so much fun and very informative. They offered insider knowledge about Japanese culture and how to eat Japanese food. The food was great by the...More

Thank Kristina N G
Reviewed 13 July 2018
Great walking food tour with Yoko! Highly recommend!

My Dad and I only had 4 days in Tokyo so we tried to experience as much as we could in the short time. The walking food tour of the Shimbashi with Yoko was the perfect experience to explore different neighbourhoods of Tokyo and experience...More

1  Thank Justin R
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile
Wow Arigato Japan

Wow kudos to arigato japan they did a great job very friendy and professional. Will book again when i come back

1  Thank Dahlia J
Reviewed 2 June 2018
Informative, fun and filling!

The only thing I wish we had done differently is to take the tour at the beginning of our time in Japan rather than at the end. In addition to the wide range of places and foods we tried during the tour, our excellent guide...More

1  Thank jcb4774
Reviewed 14 May 2018
Walking Food Tour of Yurakucho, Shimbashi, & Ginza

After a week in China, a week in Kyoto, and most of a week in Tokyo, we decided to book this tour. We wish we had done it at the first of our week in Tokyo. Unfortunately, we had already filled the week with day...More

1  Thank 4mr1811
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Sue K
11 June 2018|
Response from 4mr1811 | Reviewed this property |
Probably about a ten to fifteen minute walk, depending on your pace. We stayed at the Mitsui Garden Ginza hotel, which is about three blocks straight down the street from the Courtyard, and Shimbashi was about ten-minutes... More
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