Japanese New Year Food Tour in Shibuya, Tokyo

Location: Tokyo
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 10
Currency: JPY
Language: English
TimeZone: Asia/Tokyo
Highlights 3-hour tour of Shibuya exploration, visiting local food stops New Year’s season special locations
Learn about Hatsumode, visiting shrines and temples in the New Year’s tradition
Try symbolic “good luck” New Year’s dishes
Learn about Shogatsu symbols and flavors with a knowledgeable, English speaking, local guide
Enjoy a dinner featuring the classic Japanese winter dishes Shabu Shabu and Sukiyaki
Toast to the New Year with free-flowing sake, wines, local beer, and other beverages
Enjoy great views of the famed Shibuya Crossing
Finish up with a classic New Year’s Japanese dessert and a special Shogatsu gift from us
New Year (Shogatsu or O-shogatsu) is the most important holiday in Japan. Come with us for a special evening 3-hour walking food tour in Shibuya, where we explore the traditions, food, and symbols of the season. We will show you this famous area from a different perspective, and discover the best of Shogatsu culture and winter flavors.

Commentary English: Audio
Included Dinner and free-flowing drinks
Shogatsu (New Year) in Japan, cultural explanation
Traditional snacks and dessert
Local English speaking guide
Excluded Hotel pick up not included (can be arranged for an additional charge)
Transportation costs
Additional drinks or food (not included but possible to purchase at the guest’s expense.
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Additional Information
Not wheelchair accessible, Children must be accompanied by an adult. Passport information copy is required for kids 10 and above., Family-friendly , Minimum drinking age is 21 years, For solo travelers, please email us, Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case., Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Gluten-Free friendly
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything. 
Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Face masks provided for travelers, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Regular temperature checks for staff, Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival, Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 1 days
Minimum 2 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 35.6590579, 139.7006293
Address: 1 Chome-2 Dogenzaka, Shibuya City, Tokyo, 150-0043, JP
Notes: Meet up point: In front of the Wall Mural of Hachiko (The famous local dog) right outside the station, at Hachiko Exit Access: Shibuya Station- Yamanote Line, Saikyo Line, Shonan-Shinjuku Line, Ginza Keio Inokashira Fukutoshin Line and Hanazomon Line Hachiko Exit
End Location Address Shibuya City, Tokyo, 150-0043
Start Location Notes 1 Chome-2 Dogenzaka, Shibuya City, Tokyo, 150-0043, JP
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 35.6606333, 139.6959694
Address: Shibuya City, Tokyo, 150-0043
End Location Address Shibuya City, Tokyo, 150-0043
Start Location Notes 1 Chome-2 Dogenzaka, Shibuya City, Tokyo, 150-0043, JP


Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 7 days
Cancellation Notes: 7+ days before tour’s date: full refund of tour fees minus any processing fees. 4 to 6 days before the original tour date: 50% refund of tour fees minus any processing fees. 72 hours or less prior to tour: no refund Arigato Japan is not responsible for cancellation conditions or fees imposed by a third-party tour agency or any other company through which service was booked.


Adult 13-80 years ¥23,600 Available on request
Child 3-12 years ¥11,800 Available on request


Option Name Group Tour
Option Description Time/Days offered: Every Day during Shogatsu Season LIMITED TO (waiting for the dates) Starting at 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Other Information

Voucher Info

• Minimum drinking age is 20 years.
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
• Please be there 10-15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. We have a strict policy about starting our tours on the scheduled time. 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.

Confirmation necessary? No