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Since starting up and heading out on our first tours we have had the honor of meeting great bloggers, tv personalities, famous foodies and avid adventurers. We shared our food tours with them and learned a lot along the way. Check out the great TV shows, blogs, videos and mentions they have shared about us!

Laura of Forbes recommends our Classic Tsukiji Breakfast Tour for anyone planning to explore the famous fish market in Tokyo. Thank you for recommending us, Laura!


We’re really proud for being listed on CNN Travel as one of the best tours happening in Japan!

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CNN Travels

“Arigato presents a blend of authentic and popular cuisines with historic and cultural context. You’re not simply gorging on good food, you’re learning why Tokyo eats what it eats. And if you come hungry, you’ll leave happy.” – Thanks Mo Mozuch from Newsweek!

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According to Condé Nast Traveler, our Asakusa food tour is “An excellent way to see one of Tokyo’s most compelling neighborhoods, this tour is great for foodies of all ages.” — Thank you!


Greg from Oishii-desu explains why “Food Tours in Japan Are Popular For a Reason”.

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Meagan of Stars and Stripes Japan gets a lot out of attending our Virtual Experience in Shibuya and Shinjuku with a Local Expert, proving how there truly is something for everyone in our online experiences, even for those living in Japan!

Stars and Stripes Japan

Posing the question, “How can I get a glimpse of Tokyo and discover this amazing city without actually getting on a plane?” Cindy of Obsessed with Japan provides the answer: our Virtual Experience in Shibuya and Shinjuku with a Local Expert tour!

Obsessed with Japan

Itching to travel to Japan again, Nele of The Navigatio takes our Virtual Experience in Shibuya and Shinjuku with a Local Expert to scratch that itch and get a lot of great tips!

The Navigatio

The Kids and Compass family rejoins Arigato Japan online, taking our virtual tours and getting some great ideas for their next physical trip to Japan!

Kids and Compass

For those staying at home, Vins of The Poor Traveler recommends our Online Happy Hour and Green Teatime in Japan online experiences to serve your DIY needs!

The Poor Traveler

Anne from Pretraveller joins us again, this time entirely online for our Online Happy Hour in Japan tour. See how much she enjoyed learning how to create the perfect cocktail at home!


Kei of Japan Green Tea Co. recommends our virtual Green Teatime in Japan tour, stating “If you’re looking to understand more about Japanese green tea, and want to get out to the magical world of Japan and tea, this is a perfect option that covers everything about Japanese green tea.” We’re glad that you found the experience so engaging, Kei!

Japanese Green Tea

Family Traveller‘s Tokyo itinerary includes our Classic Tsukiji Breakfast and Crazy, Cute, Kawaii Food Tours for family-friendly travel in Tokyo. We’re glad to be part of the plan for their Japan Dream Trip!


On their Beginner’s Guide to Tokyo, Laura of Alaska Airlines recommends Arigato Japan for help navigating the staggering amount of great food choices in Tokyo. We’re happy to be of service, Laura!


Laura of Alaska Airlines and her family took both our Classic Tsukiji Breakfast and Crazy, Cute, Kawaii Food Tours, enjoying some of the most wild and adventurous food that Tokyo has to offer, times two!


Among Tokyo Weekender‘s list of things to do at home in Tokyo, there are our Green Teatime and Virtual Experience in Shibuya and Shinjuku in which our local experts bring Tokyo to you!


Tokyo Weekender explains how Arigato Japan remains vigilant in the midst of COVID-19 and gets creative with our online experiences, continuing our mission of bringing you delicious memories from the safety of home!


Stuck inside during COVID-19 but still feel the urge to experience Japan? Then Mary of Wherever Family recommends our virtual tours to give you a literal taste of Japan over the net!

Wherever Family

In their Tokyo Small Business Round-Up, Victoria of Biku Design lists Arigato Japan as a business to follow for our new online experiences, bringing a virtual Japanese food tour to your living room!

Biku Designs

During COVID-19, Lisandra of Tokyo Weekender introduces our online happy hours in which you can learn how to make Japanese cocktails for that Tokyo izakaya exprience from the comfort of home!


Just because you can’t travel, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Japan. Laurel of Monkeys and Mountains tells their readers how to get in on our online tours and experience Japanese culture virtually!

Monkeys and Mountains

Vivre a Tokyo introduces our new online experiences to their readers in a layout that makes them both easy to understand and sign up for!

Vivre a Tokyo

Tanja of Culture Trip consults with Arigato Japan’s very own general manager, Lauren Shannon, about what every traveler to Hiroshima must know about before visiting, and shares her invaluable insight!

Culture Trip

Even during COVID-19, Arigato brings you plenty of ways to experience Japan. Greg of Japan Cheapo recommends our online cocktail making class as one such way!

Tokyo Cheapo

Kei of T Ching recommends another one of our tours for tea-lovers: our Old Town Tokyo Food Tour and its tea ceremony experience in Yanaka!

T Ching

Tincho of Brindamos por viajar took our Crazy, Cute, Kawaii Food Tour and got the full, world famous Harajuku experience while enjoying scrumputous food!

Brindamos por viajar

Nichole of The Traveling Blondie took our Japanese Street Food Tour in Shibuya, calling it “one of the highlights of our time in Japan. It is such a great company to connect you with Tokyo, especially if you’re new to the food in Japan and want to learn more about the culture and cuisine.” We were glad to be of help, Nichole!

The Traveling Blondie

Kei of T Ching comments on our Matcha Kyoto Green Tea Tour, stating “If you’re looking to simplify your experience in Uji and meet fellow food and tea lovers, Arigato Food Tours is the way the go.” Thank you for your critique, Kei!

T Ching

Julian of Kantan Japan takes our Hidden Gem Food Tour of Shimbashi, eating great-tasting and exotic food in this Salary-man’s Heaven!

The staff at Obsessed with Japan takes Luxury Cocktail tour, calling it, “A great way to explore Ginza and Shimbashi and discover places you would not get access without a local guide. And I guess this is exactly what Arigatou Japan Tour does best, connecting people and inviting you into places you would not find by yourself. They definitely get my stamp of approval!

Obsessed with Japan

Claire of The Japan Times writes about the growth of food tourism in Japan, and speaks with Arigato’s very own general manager, Lauren, on the topic!

The Japan Times

Claudia of Yoko Lost In Japan takes our food tour of Sugamo, tasting its traditional local dishes and learning about what makes this wonderful local neighborhood popular for people of all ages!

We helped Chiara from MATCHA discover the food at Sugamo, a less-explored area of Tokyo, where she also had the chance to learn Japanese calligraphy!

Tokyo Sugamo - MATCHA

Judith of Psychology Today believes that visiting Japan and experiencing its culture and hospitality is beneficial to one’s mental health. See how our Nishiki Market tour in Kyoto fits into that!

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Brian of I May Roam believes that joining a food tour is a must at the beginning of every trip. See how taking our Street Food Tour helped him plan the rest of his trip!

I May Roam

Sherry of Ottsworld went on our Old Town Tokyo Food Tour to experience something unusual in Tokyo, and we deliverered!


Eric from Food And Drink Destinations went on our Kyoto Casual Evening tour in Pontocho and Gion, saying “We learned so much about the food in Kyoto. They promised to offer up dishes we never would have tried on our own and they delivered. Our guide was so knowledgable and we left fully stuffed for sure!

Food And Drink Destinations

Aymeric and Larisa of Modern Living learn what a classic Japanese breakfast in Tsukiji is like on our tour of the food market!

Modern Living

José of National Geographic gives Spanish-speaking guests in Shibuya a few reasons to take our Street Food Tour!

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To anyone staying at Shibuya Stream Excel Hotel Tokyu, Brian of I May Room suggests “If you want to sample authentic Japanese fare, while learning the history behind what you’re eating, check out Arigato’s Japanese Street Food Tour.

I May Room

Tina and her family are Hangry by Nature, and our Crazy, Cute, Kawaii food tour hits the spot in more ways than one!

Carla and Martin of Brindamos por viajar get educated on the wonders of sake during our eye-opening tour of Saijo in Hiroshima!

Saijo Sake Brewery

Steph of Step by Steph shows readers the benefits of going on a food tour with her step-by-Steph walkthrough of our Golden Gai Shinjuku Tour!

White Miso Ramen

Watch Riken of Riken Magic enjoy one scrumptious feast after another on our tour of Shinjuku’s Golden Gai!

Sergio and Alejandra of Ahí Vamos experience no shortage of pleasant surprises when they explore Osaka’s Dotonbori street with us!

Ahi Vamos

Eric is back for a fourth tour with our guide Asami, this one being our Luxury Tokyo Sake, Cocktail, Whisky and Pairing Tour!

Katie of Two Wandering Soles has a list exciting things to do in Osaka, and right at number 10 is our Shinsekai Street Food Tour!


shermyyy took some wonderful pictures of our Family Food Tour in Asakusa for all to see on Instagram!


We reunite with Brittany of The Sweet Wanderlust, this time at Uji for the Matcha Kyoto Green Tea Tour!

The Sweet Wanderlust

Jean of Traveling Honeybird goes off the beaten path of our Crazy, Cute, Kawaii Food Tour to explore the more culinary of Harajuku!

Traveling Honeybird

Stuart attends our Flavors of Japan food tour and samples all sorts of delicacies!

Linda of JustLuxe went on our Shibuya Street Food Tour and recommends it for all foodies visiting the area!


Despite living in Japan for about 8 years, Jenn the Osharegirl still experienced and learned a ton of new stuff when she joined our Hidden Gem Food Tour in Shimbashi!

byFood launches the pilot episode of their Tabesugi podcast with our Allstar Food Tour! Come read and listen to what they and all the guests thought!


Brittany of The Sweet Wanderlust is a lover of all things cute and sweet, making our Crazy, Cute, Kawaii Food Tour right up her alley!

The Sweet Wanderlust

Eric and our guide Asami meet up for a third time on the Classic Tsukuji Breakfast Tour, and once again loved every minute of it!

Scott of Travel Pulse has a long list of recommended activities to do in Japan, topping the list off with our Retro Shibuya Food Tour!

Travel Pulse

Arigato Food Tours offer an ‘Old Town Tokyo Food Tour’ where you can soak up the ambiance of this charming corner of the city while simultaneously filling your belly to the brim.” Well said, Lucy of Gaijin Pot!


Toni and Drew, a.k.a. 2 Aussie Travellers, attended both our Asakusa and Allstar Food Tours, stating “We totally enjoyed both of our Arigato Japan tours. They each included plenty of food spread across the 3-hour tour and it was both good quality and interesting in its variety.

2 Aussie Travelers

Tina, a luxury travel writer for Our World Travel Selfies, says “I found the tour with Arigato very useful and our tour guide Asami was incredible. I learned about the food, manners, culture and insider tips of the unique places that we visit. I also met fellow travelers and we had a great time together.” Thank you, Tina!

Our World Travel Selfies Asakusa

Tina of Our World Travel Selfies continues her journey through Japan by attending our Casual Pontocho Evening Food Tour, accomplishing her dream of visiting Kyoto all the while!

Our World Travel Selfies Pontocho

Tina of Our World Travel Selfies concludes her tour of Japan with our Nightlife Osaka Food Tour, filling her head (and stomach!) with the most delicious memories that will surely last a lifetime!

Our World Travel Selfies Osaka

Anne and her family behind Pretraveller had a jam-packed trip in Tokyo, which was made easier thanks to our Crazy, Cute, Kawaii Food Tour in Harajuku!


The athletic Sharon of the National Post combines her sports tour with our food tours in Tsukiji and Pontocho to create a unique experience that all marathon runners traveling to Japan should try for themselves!

National Post

Pierre attends another one of our tours, this time the Old Town Tokyo Food Tour and experiences a different side to Tokyo from the past.

Pierre Blake

Bontenmaru gives us a walkthrough in German of our Crazy, Cute, Kawaii Food Tour and what you get dine on when you choose this tour!

Arigato Japan’s Classic Tsukiji Breakfast Tour was another amazing food tour experience. I appreciate this tour not only for the variety of seafood that I tried but also for how much I was able to learn about Tokyo and the Japanese way of living. This was not just a walking food tour of Tsukiji Market, but also a chance to learn more about what my favorite city has to offer.” Thank you Milet of Project Gora!

Project Gora

We especially recommend Arigato Japan Food Tours for people who don’t know where to eat, want to try going to a variety of shops, and want to enjoy walking around the city. Please check their website for more details about the tour and how to make reservations.” Thank you to the JAPAN HOPPERS editors for taking part in our Golden Gai Shinjuku Tour and writing such a nice piece!

Their article is available in both English and Japanese.

Japan Hoppers

With the impending Olympics, Japan is becoming a hot place for tourism, and Travel Pulse describes what you can see and do on our Yanaka and Asakusa tours!

Travel Pulse

Vicki of Jigsaw Japan goes on our Flavors of Japan tour in Tokyo and gets to sample food from all over the country at the wonderful Antenna Shops, all without needing to leave the city!

Jigsaw Japan

Emily knows a lot about the most bizarre places to visit in Tokyo, but even a seasoned traveler like her needs help finding the best places to eat and nagivating their menus. This is where our Allstar Food Tour came to the rescue!

Emily Luxton

Taylor of Taylor Travels takes part in our Tokyo’s #1 Family Food Tour where she encounters one new experience after another in Asakusa! Come see if this tour is right for you, too!

Ha of Expatolife explores Yanaka and takes part in a traditional tea ceremony through our Old Town Tokyo Food Tour! Read about all her experiences and see if you’d like to experience the same!


Hailing from Italy, Mariachiara details the benefits of joining a food tour, and reaps those benefits while participating in our Matcha Kyoto Green Tea Tour!

Mariachiara Montera

Josh and Ashley of Way Away discover (and make!) “some of the best matcha in the world that you can get” on our Matcha Kyoto Green Tea Tour! Watch and see what else they discover!

Emily Cole of Kids and Compasswould hand on heart recommend Arigato Japan Food Tours, and the Asakusa food tour for families with young children” after she and her family went on one of our kid-friendly tours! Read about what your family can also experience in Asakusa with our guides!

Kids and Compass

The great and genki EricSurf joined our Retro Shibuya Tour and he had a lot of fun according to his video!

Thanks Those Who Wandr for listing our Harajuku food tour in your “20 things to do in Harajuku, Tokyo”. And here is their full review of the tour:

Those who wandr
Yakisoba Those who wandr

Dave from Travel Dave, joined our Shibuya Retro Food Tour and enjoyed it!

Travel Dave Retro Shibuya Food Tour

Italian travelers this one is for you! Stefania reviewed our Yanaka food tour on our blog Prossima Fermata Giappone.

Prossima Fermata Giappone Yanaka food tour

The great David’s Been Here joined our Crazy and Kawaii food tour in Harajuku and he loved it!

The great EricSurf6 joined our beloved guide Asami on our Yanaka tour and he loved the experience!

Alex Hunter from Attaché joined our Mount Fuji famous food tour and create a mini-episode about it!

“We’ve done a lot of food tours around the world, and this is our favorite. My daughter instantly bonded with our guide Asami, and we had a great three hours exploring the Asakusa area – even in the rain.” Thanks a lot for the kind words Travel Babbo, it was a pleasure having you and we hope to see you again soon!


“Arigato Food Tours Japan definitely enlightened me on where to spend my evenings in Tokyo. The Luxury Tokyo Sake, Cocktail, Whisky and Pairing Tour turned out to be very enjoyable and educational. I learned a lot more than I expected about a wide range of Japanese related topics. If you’re looking for a great way to dive head first into the nightlife of Tokyo book a tour with Arigato Food Tours Japan!” Thanks a lot Pierre Blake, glad you liked it!


Learn more about our Tsukiji tour in German (English substitles available) thanks to Bontenmaru!

We have been glad to host CSQ on our Gion food tour in Kyoto. Thank you for coming!


Here is “the best way to discover the food in Osaka” according to the show Attaché from UK. Thank you so much for joining us!

We had the wonderful Tina on our Retro Shibuya food tour a few weeks ago and here is her video!

We had the great Jo from The Tokyo Chapter on our Shibuya Food Tour and she took a lot of delicious pictures 🙂


Here is a promotional video by the Mexican film maker: Carlos Delfín. Discover one of our tours in Spanish (with English sub), thanks to our beloved guide Alex!

We had the great Expatolife on our Hidden Gem Food Tour in Shimbashi and it seems she had a very good time according to her post!

Expato Life

The Italian blogger Warmcheaptrips joined us on several tours and listed us in her uncommon experiences to try in Tokyo!

Her article is available in both English and in Italian.


The “food & travel obsessed” Stephanie Forrer experienced our Nishiki Market Tour in Kyoto and we are so proud to be part of her love letter <3

Steph Forrer

The foodie and blogger Maricler joined us on a tour in Kyoto and here are 10 good reasons to join a food tour according to her!


We were recently interviewed by the fabulous Japanese food site Pogogi.  This 10 question guide is a great way to get to know us and what we do. They have a terrific food site to explore!

Arigato Japan Food Tours

For Spanish speakers interested in food tourism in Osaka, we were featured on the wonderful blog/youtube site, AHÍ VAMOS BLOG DE VIAJES  Experiencias y Consejos Viajeros (video in English and Spanish)


Enjoyed exploring Green Tea, Cute Food and Some of the World’s Best Cocktails with Hieu 💋 The Foodie-nista at lapetitebelle_eats on Instagram 

La Petite Belle Eats

We loved spending time with Will from GOING AWESOME PLACES! and we are proud to be on his Ultimate Food and Travel Guide to Tokyo.  And in an amazing YOUTUBE video from our All Star Tour!

Ultimate Japan Good Guide

We truly enjoyed exploring the Nishiki market in Kyoto with French Travel Blogger, Brice of WorldWideBrice. This historic market shows a window in to traditional cuisine in Japan’s ancient capital.


Jon Barr, former sportscaster turned YouTuber and Instagrammer covered the launch of our newest food tour in Osaka! The retro food tour in Shinsekai. Check out his super fun video trying local food and learning about the colorful history of this downtown entertainment district.

Amazing Instagrammer and blogger Nano B. joined us for our Mt. Fuji Food Tour– great eats, beautiful views and lots of small town, off the beaten track, hospitality. Her post is a wonderful round up of experiences and yummy memories to be made on this special food tour! 


Traveling family, Kelly, Aaron and Hudson from “No Man Before” took a street food tour with us recently and we loved sharing the best tastes of Japan with them!

Street food

We love meeting and sharing Japanese food with social media creators from all over the world! Check out Travelista Terri and her explorations on our Arigato Japan Food Tours!

Travelista Teri

Recently we were featured in this great article on ETB Travel! Tokyo is the hot place to be this year– we agree!

ETB Travel News

Travel Weekly, one of the industry’s top publications, featured Arigato Food Tours in their recent highlights of things to do when traveling to Japan and Tokyo! In this piece were are listed right alongside of some amazing and famous brands and hospitality providers.

Travel Weekly

We are so proud that Arigato Japan was featured at the New York Times Travel show — for great experiences in Japan.


The One Hit Wander– came with us to our Mt. Fuji Food Tour, check out his terrific post and get a view of our newest tour, here. 

Mt. Fuji food tour in Shizuoka

Check out this segment from Travels with Darley as she explores Tokyo for Foodies with our guide in Shibuya!

Travels with Darley

Arigato Japan was featured in USNEWS feature of 50 Fab Family Vacation Destinations in the Tokyo Section! Exciting!

Media article

Read about our newest Tokyo tour in Harajuku- for high fashion, great design and the cutest pop-culture food in the city. Love this write up from the HUMAN CAT blog  Travel and Fashion Blog.

Lost in Japan

Sometimes it can be hard to choose the best activities that families can enjoy all together. Need something fun for Mom & Dad and All the kiddos? My Little Nomads chose our Shibuya Street Food Tour and had a great time! Read their Tokyo list here (we are right at the top!) — By the way our Asakusa and Harajuku tours are also very family-friendly!

Tokyo with Kids

The folks over at British Airways have recommended our Kyoto Nishiki Tour! Looking forward to meeting new BA customers on our tours in the ancient capital of Japan!~

British Airways

We were lucky to hang out with the Nomadic Boys— Stefan and Sebastien who have been travelling the world together since 2014 after leaving their lives in London. Their blog is a  great platform of their  romantic adventures, their views ons the different gay scenes and of course, their culinary discoveries. They had nice things to say about us!

Nomadic Boys and Arigato Japan Food Tours

STREETFOODI – The experts over on Streetfoodi enjoyed exploring some of Tokyo’s cheap and cheerful delights with us on our Shibuya tour! Read all about it here. 


Agustin Neglia  Television producer who chronicles his travels around much of the world met up with Arigato Japan Food Tours for an experience to remember. 

Aileen quit her corporate job in the Philippines at age 21 to follow her dreams of traveling the world  — but after a few months… she made a huge impression! She is now a successful digital nomad (online entrepreneur & travel writer + vlogger) living a sustainable travel lifestyle. Check out what she has to say about our tours!

Food Blogger Visiting Tokyo Food Tour

ANDREW FORBES |from SUR in included us in  The Insider Guide to Tokyo— What to do, where to go and what to see in one of the planet’s largest mega-cities

At Your Leisure (AYL) is a family oriented outdoor and travel destination show focused on the western United States

At Your Leisure USA TV show and Arigato Japan food tours
At Your Leisure. Video report with Arigato Japan!

Feature Post on Travel with Nano B. — Nano is a 32-year-old serial expat currently living a dream in Tokyo. She is a freelance writer, photographer and travel consultant.

Travel with Nano B And Arigato Japan
Travel with Nano B And Arigato Japan

The folks at Contemporary Nomad joined us for our All Star tour, read about their experience here. 

Photo from Contemporary Nomads on the Arigato Japan All Star Food Tour
Photo from Contemporary Nomads on the Arigato Japan All Star Food Tour

We had a blast exploring the food scene in Shibuya with Adelina — a part time traveler, exploring the world despite having a full-time job. Pack Me To is her collection of stories from her travels and adventures around the world. Read about her evening with us here. 

Kobe beef in shibuya with Arigato Japan
Enjoying Kobe Beef Skewers- Shibuya Street Food!

We love exploring the food scene in Tokyo, Osaka AND Kyoto– check out our Nishiki Food Tour in Kyoto as experienced by Felicity from Where Next Japan! 

NIshiki Market tour with Arigato Japan
Exploring Kyoto's famous market with "Where Next Japan"

Hannah, a freelance writer at True Taste Tokyo also had a terrific time on our highly rated All Star Tour in Tokyo. Read about her delicious experience. 

True Taste Tokyo explores the All Star Tour with Arigato Japan
True Taste Tokyo explores the All Star Tour with Arigato Japan

Saki Akane from the Human Cat blog enjoyed exploring with us in Yurakucho and on our wonderful daytime tour in Asakusa. 

Tea Akane

Lauren and Ben from Television of Nomads were lovely and they seemed to really enjoy the bright lights, and tasty street food on our Shibuya Tour!

Television of Nomads tasting their way through Shibuya
Television of Nomads tasting their way through Shibuya

For French speaking travelers- read more about Arigato Japan Food Tours from Travel blogger “WorldWildBrice.” 

WorldWildBrice French Travel Blog on an Arigato Japan Food Tour
WorldWildBrice French Travel Blog on an Arigato Japan Food Tour

Happy to be included in this travel recommendation roundup on CSQ.


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