Flavors of Japan Tour with Wagashi Experience

Understand what makes Japanese food unique and exquisitely delicious

Cultural Experience

Authentic local eateries and Wasgashi desserts

Monday - Friday

Starts promptly at 10:30 am

Central Tokyo

Mitsukoshimae, Muromachi areas

Experience some of Japan’s most amazing flavors and develop a deeper understanding of why Japanese cuisine is so exquisite and unique. Learn about the food from the different regions of Japan, the process of how to make them and why they come from those areas.

 

On this tour you will visit 7 shops, and taste more than 13 different types of food, each representing different regions of Japan, seasonal flavors and the building blocks of Japanese cuisine. Your experience will include samplings of Dashi (Japanese soup stock), Tamagoyaki, (egg roll),  Anago (salt water eel), Kamaboko (fish cake) Katsuoboshi (fish flakes), satsumaimo (sweet fried potatoes) and Wagashi (Japanese dessert). You will enjoy exploring a special regional food shop. And taste some amazing green teas from an innovative and yet traditional shop!

 

You will enjoy lunch with choice of Soba,Tempura and Sashimi Set, Grilled Fish, Chicken Sukiyaki at a very serene, authentic place.

 

Next you will enjoy an authentic Japanese “must do” activity, Wagashi experience. Enjoy an authentic experience with a Wagashi master that will make an intricately hand crafted dessert in front of you. Wagashi are traditional Japanese cakes also known as “art of the five senses.” These desserts offer layer-upon-layer of enjoyment ith their beautiful design, delicate sweetness and pleasant taste,. This will be served with very high quality Matcha.

Our final stop will be in an innovative and amazing green tea shop. We will have the change to taste seasonal teas and even bring some wonderful tea souvenirs home with you– if you choose.

 

This tour is great for guests who prefer a little less walking and will also be good on days with inclement weather. Perfect if you want a relaxed pace for your food experience. If you want an overview course about the cuisine of Japan this is the tour for you!

We have family friendly pricing on all our Arigato food tours- If you are traveling with children and need a price adjustment- please email our team at Bookings@ArigatoJapan.co.jp 

 

  • Babies and Toddlers 0 – 2 years old – free
  • Children 3 -12 years old – 50% of adult price
  • Children 13 and above – full price

Inclusions:

  • Explore Nihonbashi area on this 3 -hour tour of flavors and food of Japan
  • Understand what makes Japanese food unique and exquisitely delicious
  • Visit a regional food store and try some local delicacies
  • Visit 8 food stops showing the different flavors and regions and traditions of Japanese cuisine and tea.
  • Food samplings include Dashi (soup stock), Regional snacks, Egg roll (Tamagoyaki), Fish cakes from Kagoshima, eel sushi, wagashi and green teas.
  • See a traditional stationary shop with 100 years of history
  • Visit Japan’s oldest and most expensive fruit shop
  • Have a delicious meal for lunch with choices of Soba,Tempura and Sashimi Set, Grilled Fish, Chicken Sukiyaki
  • Enjoy an authentic Wagashi Experience with a Wagashi master
  • End with a unique and lovely tea tasting of seasonal and artisanal green and black teas at a one-of-a-kind shop. Not like any other tea shop in Japan!

Upon booking, kindly let us know which lunch menu you’d like to have:

1. Grilled Fish
2. Chicken Sukiyaki
3. Sushi-Soba-Tempura

We have a strict policy about starting our tours on time. This is to project the enjoyment of all our guests and restaurant partners. We are sorry to say that if you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided. We are also unable to accommodate meeting up in any of the food stops once you’ve missed the start of the tour.

Arigato Tours are a great way to meet other travelers and food fans from around the world. However if you would prefer a private tour our rates are an additional per group fee of $150 for a group of 1-4, $200 for groups of 5-8 and $250 for groups of 8-12. Larger groups please contact us by email to arrange. 

Tour Schedule:

 

Mon. – Fri.
Meeting Time Frame 10:15 – 10:30 am
Start Time 10:30am
End Time 1:30 pm

Minimum of 2 people needed to book this tour. If you are a single traveler, please email us directly. Please let us know your paypal email address and if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.

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$125 / Person

We did two tours with Arigato Japan and were extremely happy that we chose them. Our guides Anne and Jason where fantastic, they are very passionate about Japan and there food, very knowledgeable that you could ask them any question.

Frances and Joe Vescio

Guests February 2017

Tour Details

  • 12-15 DISHES AT 7 FOOD STOPS  YES
  • ONE COMPLIMENTARY DRINK  YES
  • GOOD FOR ALL WEATHER  YES
  • WALKING LEVEL LIGHT YES
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY (STROLLERS OK)YES
  • REGIONAL FOOD TASTING YES
  • SHOPPING TIME YES

Meeting Location

The meeting point is in front of Starbucks close to the famous Nihonbashi Bridge. (make sure you come to the one closest to the bridge as there are others in the area)

The nearest stations are Mitsukoshimae Station which is just under the COREDO buildings. You can either use Ginza Line or Hanzomon Line to get there. Once you get to the Mitsukoshimae Station. Please follow guidance to Nihonbashi Bridge

Or Nihonbashi Station on the other side of the bridge. about 8 mins walk.

You can copy and paste this to Google Maps:

 

1 Chome-7-1 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 103-0022

Front of the building looks like this

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