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Japan Food Trips is the only food tour experience of its kind, offering you a taste of Japan's best culinary dishes at hidden local gems.
 

The Trips 

 

 

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Day Trippers

 

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Nakameguro Day Trip

Always at the top of the list for coolest places to live in Tokyo, this buzzing suburb is packed with quaint eateries, tiny bars, and coffee shops. Think chic boutique clothing shops, fun places to drink along the river, traditional sweets shops, and even a vintage kimono shop if that tickles your fancy.

We begin the trip at a local favorite third wave coffee shop, after which we go to one of the best hidden bakeries in the world. Throughout the trip, we will stroll along Nakameguro’s famed river, lined with cherry blossom trees and charming cafes. We’ll check out a specialty chocolate boutique where chocolate is made from bean to bar, from there, we will have a set meal at local favorite restaurant and then continue onto other snacks, boutiques, and sweets along the way. We’ll show you our favorite Japanese whiskey purchasing opportunities and where the secret stash of every kit kat flavor imaginable exists for you to buy as gifts for friends at home. This is a fluid trip that constantly changes due to the many options we have. The world is our oyster!

Where: Nakameguro

When: 10am - 2pm

What: All food, drinks and alcoholic beverages are included on this tour. You will have a full lunch set, as well as coffee and other delicious snacks. Lunch options available are: Handmade Gyoza, Wagyu Beef, Sushi, Shabu Shabu, Yakitori, Artisanal Ramen, or Japanese Curry. (Although we cannont guarantee it, please feel free to request any preference in your booking).

*This tour also has the available option of changing the lunch course to a high end bib gourmand Omakase Sushi Experience for an additional $95 per person (Please request in checkout).

Price per person: $175 per person (Solo groups require an additional $95)

Add on a special sake tasting option here


 
 

Night Trippers

 

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Nakameguro Night Trip

On the evening trip we explore the young hip dining scene of Nakameguro. Hidden streets full of lantern lit izakayas and bistros along the Meguro river make this a picture perfect setting. We visit three to four locations serving some of the best food and drinks in town. Choose from a fresh beer, lemon sour, whiskey highball, or a plum wine to whet the appetite and start things off the way the locals do. In between bites, we will stroll the beautiful Nakameguro river, enjoying the quaint atmosphere. Finally we round things out at a final location choosing between a dessert, a standing craft beer bar with snacks, a gyoza spot with Japanese whiskey, or a simple perfect cocktail. This is a fluid trip that constantly changes due to the many options we have, but various foods are available to try such as yakitori, ramen, gyoza, sashimi and more. You have the option of being dropped off at a secret bar when the food trip concludes for that perfect extra night cap if you wish.

Where: Nakameguro

When: 5pm - 9pm

What: All food and beverages are included (three to four locations) with one drink per location. (Although we cannot guarantee, please feel free to request any food preferences in your booking).

*This food tour also has the available option of including a high end bib gourmand Omakase Sushi Experience for an additional $175 per person, which will replace the first location of the tour. (Please request in checkout).

Price per person: $212 per person (Solo groups require an additional $117)

Add on a special sake tasting option here


 

Custom Private Trips

 

Custom Curated Trip

Maybe you’re dying to have the best Japanese whiskey and wagyu in the world, or maybe you want to have a beautiful cocktail tour along with some mouthwatering sushi, or even your very own ramen marathon - whatever you’re craving or whatever your budget - I have you covered because the possibilities are endless.

As a food writer living in Japan, I have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to knowing how to choose the best options for your culinary desires and budget. Tell me what foods you are looking to enjoy and how much you are looking to spend, or simply leave it all up to me. Once you let me know a general idea of what your are looking for, I will plan a well thought out, custom curated experience for you to enjoy.

I will initially give one general recommended rundown based on your preferences, then take care of setting up the reservations and bookings.

All custom trips are private so your itineraries are fully flexible and fun!

Recommended Areas Include:

  • Ebisu - Awesome Izakayas, Frozen Sake, Craft Cocktails and more on this Evening Trip.

  • Shibuya - Bright Lights, Underground Cocktail Bars, Standing Sushi bars, and more on this Evening Trip.

  • Sangenjaya - Hidden Alleyways, Secret Sake Bars, and one of our Favorite Chefs in Tokyo on this Evening Trip.

  • Kichijoji - A quaint area full of great food next to a gorgeous park for an Afternoon Trip.

    Or enjoy some well curated bites amidst the charming street lights on an Evening Trip.

  • Shimokitazawa - A quirky hipster area, full of delicious coffee shops, vintage clothing stores, awesome gyoza, and the best soup curry of your life on this Afternoon or Evening Food Trip.

  • Harajuku - An area full of creative sugary sweets, colorful shops, a beautiful bistro lunch stop, and the best sesame ice cream ever on this Afternoon Trip. Also a great opportunity to buy some very cute souvenirs.

  • Tsukiji - Formerly known as Tokyo’s main fish market, this area is still busting with delicious treats. Sample things such as fresh tuna, uni, eel, Japanese egg omelette, mochi sweets, or natural sake. A perfect opportunity to buy quality kitchen souvenirs such as knives and dish wear on this early Afternoon Trip.

  • Kamakura - A full day trip to what is also known as “mini-Kyoto,” where we explore gorgeous temples, drink beautiful tea, eat award winning ramen, delicious handmade curry, traditional soba, kakigori or other amazing treats. (Requires more than four hours)

Private Guided Trip - Starting at $198 per person and up.

(Private tours generally run around four hours. Full days are available for additional pricing. Parties of one and parties larger than four are subject to additional charges)

Self Guided Trip - $200 flat fee (Parties larger than four are subject to additional charges)

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Cherry Blossom Season 2020

 

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The Cherry Blossom Special 2020 - Day Trip

Hurry up now and get your 2020 Cherry Blossom plans in order! Every day from March 22nd through April 19th, the cherry blossoms will be at their peak bloom and we will be guiding a very special cherry blossom food trip throughout Nakameguro - the most gorgeous area for cherry blossom viewing in all of Tokyo. 

On this trip, we will be showing you all of our favorite spots along the Cherry Blossom lined Meguro river, while enjoying a special exclusive-to-Japan seasonal glass of pink Chandon cherry blossom champagne topped with cotton candy, as well as things like delicious handmade gyozas, taiyaki treats, incredible baked goods, third wave coffee, and more!

Where: Nakameguro River

When: 10am - 2pm

Limited time only from March 22nd - April 19th

Waiting List dates: March 22nd - April 1st (Please inquire about waiting list dates at bookings@japanfoodtrips.com)

Early Bird Pricing through January 1st at $165 per person (Price after January 1st is $185 per person)

Add on a special sake tasting option here - Sake tastings will begin at 2pm


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The Cherry Blossom Special 2020 - Night Trip

Hurry up now and get your 2020 Cherry Blossom plans in order! Every day from March 22nd through April 19th, the cherry blossoms will be at their peak bloom and we will be guiding a very special cherry blossom food trip throughout Nakameguro - the most gorgeous area for cherry blossom viewing in all of Tokyo. 

On this trip, we will be showing you all of our favorite spots along the Cherry Blossom lined Meguro river, while enjoying a special exclusive-to-Japan seasonal glass of pink Chandon cherry blossom champagne topped with cotton candy, as well as a variety of other mouth watering foods.

This evening trip includes fun snacks and two mouthwatering sit down meals from a delicious yakitori shop, and another izakaya featuring Japanese whiskey and fresh lemon sours. This tour is full of fun food and beverages such as sake, traditional taiyaki, or even some black sesame gelato!

Where: Nakameguro River

When: 445pm - 845pm

Limited time only from March 22nd - April 19th

Waiting List dates: March 22nd - April 1st (Please inquire about waiting list dates at bookings@japanfoodtrips.com)

Early Bird Pricing through January 1st at $198 per person (Price after January 1st is $212 per person)

 

 

Now let's make it happen!

 

 

 

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