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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 1 week ago via mobile

We had a really enjoyable day visiting so many places we would never have experienced on our own as we would never have found them. Culinary Backstreets is an apt name for the tour. Our guide Mairi was friendly,engaging and very knowledgeable. The food we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the best day on our food tour with our guide Miki. He was very informative down to earth and fun. We covered a wide verity of conversations on Japanese food and culture. It’s not a cheap tour but worth every $$$ we sampled...More

Thank Dominika K
Reviewed 5 August 2018

From puffer fish sashimi to sampling 9 different types of miso, this 6-7 hour culinary tour was certainly one that included a number of experiences that would have been impossible as an independent traveller. Michelle was great guide - very knowledgable - learned a lot.

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Reviewed 29 July 2018

We are traveling the world as part of the reddotbluedot.com project. This was one of the experiences we chose to do in Tokyo. Michelle was an excellent host and brought us right into the personal lives of so many of the vendors. Excellent food, great...More

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CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 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 16 July 2018 via mobile

Mari, our guide took us on a very enjoyable tour of suburbs and their food. She made allowances for my injured knee. This is a great way to experience the wide range of Japanese food from restaurant to street food. The local bbq was a...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This tour took us to parts of Tokyo that we might not have explored without a guide. We tasted some things that we could never get in the US (like 12 different kinds of miso) and learned about the history behind what we were eating....More

Thank Jessica L
CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 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 23 June 2018

This is our second experience with Culinary Backstreets (our first was in Tbilisi, Georgia) and again it was fantastic. Michelle was a wonderful guide. The experience felt much more like visiting a friend in a different city than a paid tour. She showed us a...More

Thank Ty M
madeleine805, Manager at Culinary Backstreets, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thanks so much for your feedback and thanks for joining us again in Tokyo this time! We are glad to hear that it did not disappoint. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the walk, and hope that you will continue to join us on...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018

I took the Tokyo tour and this was my second tour with Culinary Backstreets (first was Istanbul) and they DO NOT disappoint! The tour is 6+ hours of food, drink, and knowledge. The guide, Mairi, was fantastic and brought us to so many interesting places...More

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madeleine805, Manager at Culinary Backstreets, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thanks so much for your feedback! That is 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 on...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018

Highly recommend. Some unique experiences. It may be more expensive than other food tours but there's good reason. There are many and plentiful food tastings. Marie was a wonderful guideMore

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madeleine805, Manager at Culinary Backstreets, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thanks so much for your feedback! That is 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 on...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Mairi was a great guide for the tour which took us to some Wonderful places to eat fantastic food: the best sushi with brilliant chefs, pickles, fugu, sake, wagu beef balls, handmade rice cakes, beer, more different types of miso than you knew existed, sweets....all...More

Thank Ben H
madeleine805, Manager at Culinary Backstreets, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thanks so much for your feedback! That is 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 on...More

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There are countless opportunities to shop in the
Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops
that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest
areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's
Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to
recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh
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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