Food, Culture and Calligraphy Tour in Sugamo

Location: Tokyo
Category: Food & Drink
Duration: 4.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Easy
Max Group Size: 6
Currency: JPY
Language: English
TimeZone: Asia/Tokyo
Highlights 4-hour tour and Cultural experience
Lunch and local food tastings at 5 food stops
Browse the shops at a local shopping arcade for souvenirs
Shodo (Japanese calligraphy class) with an English speaking teacher in a private studio
Take home your own T-shirt with your Kanji character from your personal brush work
On our Sugamo Culture and Food tour, you have the best of all worlds. 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 nowhere else in Tokyo. Next, head to Jizo Dori, the famous local shopping arcade, where you will have a chance to visit regional shops celebrating prefectures across Japan and stop at a famous temple. The district’s popular, 800-meter long street is also affectionately known as the “Old Ladies’ Harajuku”, a fun comparison to the Harajuku district’s status as one of Japan’s foremost youthful shopping and fashion destinations. Learn about this haven for older Tokyo residents, who are nevertheless still quite young at heart! 

Commentary English: Audio
Included Try local dishes at 5 food stops and lunch in a local restaurant
Dessert and 1 drink included
Traditional calligraphy experience with professionals (all materials are supplied).
Bring back home your own customized t-shirt
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 guest expense)
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Additional Information
Not wheelchair accessible, Dietary Restriction flexibility: No Shellfish, No pork 
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 2 days
Minimum 2 guests per booking
Maximum 6 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 35.7334192, 139.7392848
Address: Sugamo, 1-chōme−16−8 アトレヴィ巣鴨 1F, Toshima City, Tokyo, 170-0002, JP
Directions: Google Map Link:
Notes: The front of Aoyama Flower Market shop inside the Sugamo Station entrance area. Access: JR Yamanote Line Mita Subway Line
Start Location Notes Sugamo, 1-chōme−16−8 アトレヴィ巣鴨 1F, Toshima City, Tokyo, 170-0002, JP
End Location Address Toshima City, Tokyo, 170-0002
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 35.7354047, 139.7353656
Address: Toshima City, Tokyo, 170-0002
Start Location Notes Sugamo, 1-chōme−16−8 アトレヴィ巣鴨 1F, Toshima City, Tokyo, 170-0002, JP
End Location Address Toshima City, Tokyo, 170-0002


Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 7 days
Cancellation Notes: Up to 7 days before the beginning of the activity: full refund minus any processing fees. 4 to 6 days before the original tour date: 50% refund of tour fees minus any processing fees. Less than 72 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund


Adult 13-80 years ¥29,600 Available on request
Child 3-12 years ¥14,800 Available on request


Option Name Group Tour
Option Description Time/Days offered: 4 Days a Week Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday Starting at 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

Other Information

Voucher Info

• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
• A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
• Dress code is casual, please wear appropriate shoes for walking
• Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
• 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