Tokyo FooDrink Tour – Local delicatessen street “Sunamachi”

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  • ¥ 9,000
  • 3.5 hours
  • Max 8 Guests
  • 441 people already enjoyed this experience

TOKYO

Sunamachi shopping street is a 670 meters long street located in a residential area of East Tokyo. You may think of Tokyo as a modern high-tech city full of busy people, however, here in Sunamachi, time flows slowly, and friendly supportive locals still run their family businesses. Exploring and seeing nostalgic shops is enjoyable.
For example, an Oden hotpot shop sells the steaming hot ingredients at the front and a Yakitori Skewed chicken shop always gives off good smells. Many shops have been in business for over 60 years. Their foods are made with passed down family recipes and have supported the neighborhoods’ daily diet.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • ・Try homemade dishes such as Tempura, Yakitori skewers, and Oden hot pot.
  • ・Enjoy the freshly cooked foods in the stores' kitchen and served hot.
  • ・Have a street “Kampai" (Japanese Cheers) party with a cup of Japanese Sake.
  • ・You are welcomed by the friendly locals. You will feel a part of the community by
      talking to locals with the help of your guide.
TOUR SCHEDULE
【Time】
 11:00 am - 2:30 pm (Approx. 3 hours 30 minutes)
*Mainly (Tue. Thu. Fri. Sat.)

【ITINERARY】
  • – 11:00 am Meetup at the South gate of Kinshicho-Station (JR).
  • – Move to Sunamachi Ginza Delicatessen Street by the local bus.
  • – Explore Sunamachi Ginza area and try many kinds of Japanese foods
  • – Return to Kinshicho-Station (JR) by the local bus.
DEPARTURE/
RETURN LOCATION
Kinshicho-Station (JR, Metro) / Kinshicho-Station (JR)
MEETING TIME
AND PLACE
For a prompt departure at 11:00 AM.
Please arrive by 10:45 AM at the South gate of Kinshicho-Station (JR)
MAP : http://blog.japanwondertravel.com/Sunamachi-map.pdf
PRICE (PER PERSON)
9,000 JPY
RETURN TIME
Approximately 2:30 PM
MENU
1. Tempura
2. Inari Sushi (Sushi rice wrapped with sweeten fried soy beans cake)
3. Yakitori
4. Sake
5. Minced cutlet
6. Oden
7. Japanese green tea & sweets

Please Note:
・Food preferences and allergies are needed to be notified in advance.
 – (e.g. Vegetarian or Gluten Allergy)
・The minimum drinking age is 20 years old in Japan.
 – (We will prepare alternative drinks for participants under the age.)
INCLUDED
・English Guide
・Food (Menu Above)
・A bottle of water ・Transportation Fee (Public Bus Round-trip) from Kinshicho to Sunamachi Ginza
NOT INCLUDED
・Hotel Pick-up
・Infant meals
・Extra foods and drinks
REMARKS
【General】
  • ・This is a group tour.
  • ・We will leave at 11:00 am sharp, so please make sure to be there on time!
  • ・There could be a delay at when the tour ends, if you have an appointment or plan
       right after this tour, please let us know in advance.

    【Pricing & Payment】
  • ・All payments must be made in full before the tour.
  • ・We define a participant over the age of 12 years old as an adult.
    ・Children between the ages of 4 – 12 years old are considered a child.
     – (A child's price is 70% of an adult's price)
    ・Children under 3 years old are free (w/o Food).
  • ・If you would like to do a PRIVATE tour, please send an inquiry to us.
     – (TOTAL PRICE = 15,000 JPY [Basic fee] + 6,000 JPY/person)

    【Others】
  • ・若你需要中文導覽的話,請在來信中告訴我們。 中文網站
    (If you would like to join the Chinese speaking guide tour, please note it in your inquiry.)
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    It was super! Don’t eat anything for breakfast. You’ll need your appitite! Super sweet guide!
    by AnnetteLT (07/05/19)
    by Roman (06/28/19)
    This tour was great! Our guide (Eri) was so knowledgeable and kind. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone traveling to Tokyo who wants an authentic experience. We were the only tourists on the entire street and everyone was very friendly- this might have been because our infant daughter was smiling at everyone. Eri went out of her way to help us find diapers and make the experience enjoyable for two families with small children and strollers. 100% would recommend this tour to anyone and highly consider doing it again if coming back to Japan.
    by Amanda (06/27/19)
    Loved this food and drink tour on Sunamachi Ginza street run by local family businesses. Lovely tour guide Sachimi was very knowledgeable, informative and friendly. The food was delicious (Oishi) and plentiful. Would highly recommend this experience. Marilyn and Andy F from Brisbane Australia
    by Andy F (04/14/19)
    Everything about this tour was excellent. Yoko, our guide, was the most elegant, loveliest, full of information lady we could hope for. The food was amazing, I can't describe it, you should just do the tour and eat it all.
    by Helen (04/07/19)
    by Jas (03/29/19)
    Our Tokyo FooDrink Tour was excellent. Our guide, Eri, was so full of life that she made the tour full of fun. She also had a command of English. We strongly recommend the tour for tourists visiting Tokyo.
    by Houdini-san (03/20/19)
    The Sunamachi tour exceeded my expectation as it is not just food and drink. The friendly and pretty tour guide helped me to understand more about the Japanese culture which I found fascinating. Normally I do not eat street food because I worry that they could be made from leftovers. However, I changed my mind when I saw most of the street food are freshly made in front of you when you placed the orders. Tempura and the red bean paste “fish” are must eat as you can sit down and enjoy the food with hot tea. There are more than 60 shops along the two sides of the street selling miso, tea, seaweed, strawberry..... at very reasonable price. There are two 100 yen stores and my backpack was full after the 3.5-hour trip!
    by Clara (03/01/19)
    導遊非常親切友善 食物很美味,即使是長輩和小孩也能參與
    by Fantastic (11/16/18)
    The tour was excellent,Yoko was an fantastic guide. She is very informative and accommodating, the food delicious and way to much. I recommend the tour.
    by NYC Lady (10/18/18)
    Excellent tour guides and tour. Yoko, our guide, was so informative and talked with us about many other Japanese customs and traditions.
    by Laura (10/10/18)
    We did the Tokyo FooDrink Tour and it was one of the things I enjoyed the most in Tokyo. We tasted a great selection of different foods and they were all delicious. Eri, our tour guide, was very kind and had lots of information to share with us. Discovering Tokyo Street Food is a must!
    by Julieta (09/23/18)
    We enjoyed our tour of the Sunamachi Ginza with Sachimi very much! Even though we have already spent some time in Tokyo, we still learned a lot about the history, shopping and different foods. And we ate so much! We enjoyed being off the beaten path and saw very few other tourists. Sachimi was an excellent guide who was able to adapt to our interests and needs easily, and who shared a wealth of knowledge. We recommend Sachimi and Japan Wonder Travel's Sunamachi Ginza tour to anyone visiting Tokyo.
    by Kitt (06/04/18)
    Sunamachi FooDrink Tour is a great way to try out Japanese street food. Our guide Yuko made us feel right at ease. We went into numerous shops & enjoyed talking to the owners. It was fun to walk among the locals as they lined up at their favorite shops. Yuko exposed us to a wide variety of food.
    by Love to Travel (06/03/18)
    Thank you Yeonmi for an awesome food tour. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and had a great time. It was great trying all of different foods and learning about the local culture.
    by Debbie Blaine & Jake (05/25/18)
    Such a good tour. Wonderful tour guide and an overall unforgettable experience.
    by Jack (05/17/18)
    Our Sunamachi Tour was delivered with great professionalism and it felt like you are with a friend; Our tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable of the place and the people running the markets; It was great to have a local show us around; Definitely recommended!
    by Psalm (05/16/18)
    Yuriko took us on a walking food tour along Sunamaci Ginza in Tokyo on 26/4/18. She is a wonderful guide - friendly, kind and charismatic, not to mention knowledgable! She explained the ingredients and the cooking techniques of everything we ate, which was all delicious, and even sent us photos after the tour to keep as a memento! Thank you Yuriko - we are very grateful and would highly recommend this tour!
    by Josh & Mark (05/03/18)
    We had a wonderful time on our food and drink tour. Chihiro was very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly and the food was delicious.
    by Natalie (04/06/18)
    The food was delicious, and the street was very cool. Fumito was a great guide! Very entertaining and knowledgeable.
    by Sam (03/30/18)
    Hi, Recently attended this food tour in Tokyo. The tastings were really good and we got to try a variety of different foods. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.
    by Suz (03/11/18)
    Hi thanks Yeonmi the tour was great and thank you for your time and experience loved the street food tour great start to my time in Japan the tempora restaurant you pointed out was great the food Hall was worth looking at lots to see and take in thank you so much Andy
    by Andij1066 (02/11/18)
    The Sunamachi Ginza tour was very interesting. Friendly Mr. Kazu-san was most informative. He introduced me to many vendors and explained their shop and product histories. I was quite full after 3.5 hours of sampling all the delicious food and drinks! The neighborhoods are a part of Tokyo not experienced by most visitors, so I highly recommend going on this unique tour.
    by Janna (12/02/17)
    Very interesting and funny tour at a local market, that we would not have visited without this tour (we were the only tourists there), Our guide was fantastic - he introduced us to the market, showed us local specialities and answered kindly all our questions about the local japanese food habits and traditions. We were blessed to have a "private" tour with him and enjoyed it a lot. We highly recommend the tour to everyone who is interested to not only taste local specialities but also learn about their origins and how they are made. We would definitely always book this tour again!
    by Family Perrier (10/13/17)
    Awesome tour with Sammy! We ate what locals ate and explored the alley way of mom & pop shops. Great experience away from the tourist areas. At the end, we ate, drank, laughed, and ate more. An unforgettable experience. Thank you Sammy.
    by James L (10/02/17)