Super Sugamo Local Foodie Adventure

Truly go local! Even in a popular city like Tokyo you can find hidden gems and off the beaten track adventures

Foodie Adventure

Local and Regional Food

Every Day

Starts promptly at 11:30 am

Central Tokyo

Sugamo District

Tokyo’s best known spots are worth a visit but getting away from the touristy areas is the best way to really experience local culture. On our Super Sugamo Foodie Adventure you can explore a truly hidden gem neighborhood with a 100 year history of food and flavors. Meet some of Tokyo’s friendliest shop owners. Taste special snacks, and enjoy a delicious local lunch. Those with a sweet tooth can also have fun trying a few things only available here. This Tour is extremely Family Friendly, kids and adults will find so many things to enjoy together!

Sugamo

This friendly town is not far by train from famous areas like Shibuya but it is a world away in terms of atmosphere. Sugamo is often dubbed “Harajuku for the Older Generation”, for its bustling shopping streets favored by the 60+ crowd. Because of this the neighbourhood is one of the best  places to really connect with locals and soak up Tokyo’s downtown atmosphere of old. Of course, you don’t have to be a grandma or grandpa to enjoy the unique snacks and browse shops with traditional crafts for sale. Don’t forget to ask your guide the story behind the Sugamo “lucky red underwear” and visit Kouganji Temple for it’s  healing reputation!

sugamo

This is a must do activity and tour, especially for people looking for local connection, interesting stories and sightseeing and of course, Delicious Food!

We will begin the tour with a local sweet treat from a shop that has been in the area for about 100 years! This charming location has a great friendly atmosphere and creates original snacks and classics with a twist found no where else in Tokyo.  Next head on to Jizo Dori the famous local shopping arcade where you will have a chance to visit regional shops celebrating prefectures across Japan, stop at a famous temple and learn about this haven for older Tokyo residents who are still quite young a heart!  As we mentioned, the district’s popular, 800 meter long street is also affectionately known as the “Old People’s Harajuku” in a fun comparison to the Harajuku district’s status as one of Japan’s foremost youthful shopping and fashion destinations.

 

 

Browse pickle stores, snack stalls, interesting shops and take in the local vibe on your way to a favorite spot for a delicious lunch set! After lunch we will do a bit more browsing and finish off with more regional sweets and snacks.

Tour Highlights:

  • 3 hour tour and Cultural experience
  • Lunch and local food tastings at 5 food stops
  • Includes dessert and 1 drink
  • Browse the shops at a local shopping arcade for souvenirs unique to the area.

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.

  • 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
  • Also please note, Minimum of 2 adult guests, Solo travellers please email us.

For this tour, it is possible (with advanced notice at the time of booking) to make adjustments to support the following dietary restrictions:

Tour Schedule:

 

Everyday
Meeting Time Frame 11:15 – 11:30 am
Start Time 11:30 am
End Time 2:30 pm

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$139 USD / Person

Sugamo is such a fun local area and this tour includes great food and a Unique Vibe! It's a real Hidden Gem!

Jessica

Aug 2019

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Tour Details

  • LOCAL FOOD TASTINGS AND 1 DRINK   YES
  • LUNCH IN RESTAURANT + DESSERT  YES
  • WALKING LEVEL LIGHT YES
SHOPPING TIME YES

Meeting Location

The front of Aoyama Flower Market shop inside Sugamo Station entrance area this address:

 

〒170-0002 Tōkyō-to, Toshima City, Sugamo, 1-chōme−16−8 アトレヴィ巣鴨 1F

 

You can copy and paste this to Google Maps:

〒170-0002 東京都豊島区巣鴨1丁目16−8 アトレヴィ巣鴨 1F

 

There are two train lines you can take to get to the meeting place.

  • JR Yamanote Line
  • Mita Subway Line

Our guide will be in front of the flower shop holding an “Arigato Japan” sign.

 

We suggest wearing comfortable shoes as there will be walking involved.

 

This tour is also available with an amazing Japanese calligraphy experience! To find out more please visit the Culture and Food tour page here. 

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