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.
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.
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 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!