Apart from being the world's most populous city, and establishing a reputation as the centre for innovation, Tokyo is a melting hotpot of culture, acclaimed for its food delights.
Your tour begins at Yakitori Alley, the birthplace of yakitori (a famous Japanese appetizer). Here you'll find numerous tavern styled restaurants, and working people having their dose of sake (rice wine) or beer. Of course you'll get to sample sake as well as yakitori, each with their own “tare” (sauce) mixed with their secret ingredients.
From there, you're headed to Tsukishima to visit “Monja” Street, where “Monja-Yaki” (pan-fried batter with various ingredients) is said to have originated. You'll be fascinated to watch the cook prepare your meal skilfully, before devouring it.
Right after your meal, take a stroll through Ginza, to check-out the confectionery shops and learn about traditional Japanese sweets. By the way, usually made of rice and beans, these sweets change based on the ingredients available at each time of year, and even their shapes are inspired by what you can find in nature during that season. Get to sample some yourself and end your night at a local pub.
*Pick-up and drop-off at JR Yurakucho Station, Central Gate (in front of a large open piazza place).
Children under age 12 are not permitted to join this tour.
Included: local English speaking guide, public transportation, five assorted skewered yakitori, monja-yaki, one wagashi, one local drink (sake, beer).