New Year (shogatsu or oshogatsu) is the most important holiday in Japan. Come with us for a special evening, exploring the traditions, food and symbols of the season. Join our 3 hour walking food tour in Shibuya. We will show you this famous area with a different view, to discover the best of Shogatsu culture and winter flavors. This tour is limited so book early.
This tour will be offered only from December 27th 2018 to January 5th 2019
Our evening will start off at the famous Hachiko crossing and we will head out to try our first “lucky” New Year’s dish, Soba (for a long life). Next, let’s discover a hidden shrine and learn about the customs of Hatsumode. Explore the symbolic dishes that make up Osechi (traditional Japanese New Year celebration foods.) For dinner your guide will take you to a local favorite spot for a table-side cooking experience. Make your own hot pot dishes. You can try both Shabu Shabu and Sukiyaki, perfect for a cozy winter meal. After dinner, try Kobe beef, street-food style. Finish up your evening with an amazing view of the Shibuya Scramble and a traditional New Year dessert. You can experience and learn all about this important Japanese holiday season in one evening!
Minimum Booking 2 people (single travelers please contact us)
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
We have a strict policy about starting our tours on time. This is to protect 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 your tour.