Who we are and what we do!

We are Arigato Japan Food Tours and our goal is to help you make delicious memories of Japan during your travels to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima! On our tours you’ll taste local and regional specialties like okonomiyaki, yakitori, sashimi, taiyaki, gyoza, nabe, yakisoba and so much more. We will show you places locals cherish for an off-the-beaten-path, foodie experience of daily life in Japan that you won’t soon forget.

Our story

Beginning January 20, 2016, Arigato Japan Food Tours started as a 1-woman show. Anne Kyle, the Founder of Arigato Japan Food Tours, performed the first 300 tours herself. Out of her passion for helping visitors to Japan blossomed a team of over 70 people completely aligned with a mission to provide a fun, entertaining, and delicious understanding of Japanese history, etiquette, manners, culture and of course, FOOD!


Arigato Japan has been featured at the New York Times Travel Show, on the U.S. News & World Report, Travel Weekly, by British Airways, the popular TV show Travels with Darley, and most recently on CNN Travel as one of the top 7 most authentic experience companies in Japan. We are excited at the opportunity to work with you this year.


With more than 1700 reviews on TripAdvisor and having served over 26,000 guests since Arigato Japan began, the momentum shows no sign of slowing down as we look to the future.

NYT, US News, British Airways

In Japan, we truly believe life is not about the end but the means– quality over quantity. Having a bad meal here is almost impossible. Now you might ask why join a food tour?  If Japan has such great food in every corner, why do I need someone to explain it to me?

Why join a food tour? Here are just a few reasons!

  • Understand and appreciate food more
  • More Variety
  • Get insider tips from locals
  • Meet fellow travelers
  • Maximize your time and experience
  • Understand Japanese table manners and cultural Dos and Don’ts

Learn more about the food, manners, culture and insider’s info of the unique places that we visit. All our staff speak English, we are happy to help answer your questions and we are dedicated to giving you an experience that is a fun and unforgettable part of your trip to Japan. Head over to our Tour Page now and book your own foodie adventure!

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