Old Town Tokyo Food Tour

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 Tokyo’s Yanaka District, old town ambiance reminiscent of Tokyo from past decades.
Visit small shops and try local specialties
Enjoy a regional lunch.
See how the Yanaka area is a great place for locals and visitors alike.
Explore the art community and see wonderful galleries housed in traditional buildings.
Finish up with a wonderful traditional tea ceremony in a hidden gem antique shop.
Our tour will take you through the charming area of Yanaka, filled with nostalgia and rustic charm. Our tour will offer you a sightseeing opportunity different from the “big city” feel of other parts of Tokyo.

Yanaka was one of the few areas that survived the Great Kanto Earthquake and Fire of 1923 and was spared the Allied fire bombings during WWII. An afternoon stroll down the tiny side streets that dissect the area south of Nippori Station will highlight the diversity of craft still being produced in the area: textiles, ink prints, wood carvings, traditional cuisines, stationery, pottery, jewelry, and much more.

You will have the chance to try local street snacks, stop by shops that are over 100 years old, see local shrines and temples and enjoy a regional and seasonal lunch, before ending with a traditional tea ceremony with Wagashi (traditional Japanese sweet). By the end of this lovely tour, you will have tried a lot of different Japanese dishes and drinks that locals LOVE!

Commentary English: Audio
Included Wagashi and Tea Experience
Dishes and drinks at 6 Food Stops
Lunch in restaurant
Shopping Time
Local English speaking guide
Excluded Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation costs
Additional drinks or food
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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 , 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: 35.7276696, 139.7689524
Address: 7-20-6 Yanaka, Taito City, Tokyo, 110-0001, JP
Notes: Meet up point: The front of Coffee Room Renoir Nippori (next to 7/11) 喫茶室ルノアール 日暮里谷中店 Access: Nippori Station - JR Yamanote train Exit from the North Gate to the West Exit, the cafe is next to a 7/11
End Location Address Taito City, Tokyo, 110-0001
Start Location Notes 7-20-6 Yanaka, Taito City, Tokyo, 110-0001, JP
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 35.7250389, 139.7690417
Address: Taito City, Tokyo, 110-0001
End Location Address Taito City, Tokyo, 110-0001
Start Location Notes 7-20-6 Yanaka, Taito City, Tokyo, 110-0001, 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 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 third party tour agency or any other company through which a service was booked.


Adult 13-80 years ¥18,000 Available on request
Child 3-12 years ¥9,000 Available on request


Option Name Group Tour
Option Description Time/Days offered: 4 Days a Week, Starting at 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday

Other Information

Voucher Info

• 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