Prices are set per person for a minimum of 2 people or per group size. There is a per person discount for each additional participant.
For Izakaya tours which takes you to Japanese bars are not suitable for Children 15 or under, please ask us about children’s paticipation.
Large groups are welcome. We aim to offer an intimate experience so the tour may be altered to fit your group. Please contact us for more information.
We happily welcome solo travelers. To offer the full experience to solo travelers, tour price may vary.
Your guide will meet you at the designated time at Nishi-Ojima station. From there take a 15 minute stroll down to the Sunamachi Ginza shopping street. Explore the stalls, shops and cafes that line this famous shopping street. Chat with the owners of the shops and soak up the atmosphere and charm of this little visited area. Browse the shops and stalls for some great foodie sousvenirs. Have coffee and cake in a traditional Japanese Kissaten (Japanese style coffee shop). This tour is great for those looking experience Tokyo’s delicious street food scene in an old part of Tokyo rarely visited by tourists.
The Sunamachi Ginza area is a famous destination for Tokyo’s street food devotees. There is a huge range of food on offer. Try foods such as oden, yakitori, dumplings, korokke, chicken wings, Korean toppogi, Taiyaki and much more on this tour. Click here for our guide to Tokyo’s must try street food.
In front of the ticket gates at Nishi Ojima station (Shinjuku Line).
We recommend starting the tour at 11:00 but your guide will contact you to arrange a time suitable to you.
Nestled hidden in the east of Tokyo is one of Tokyo’s hidden gems for foodies. The little known Sunamachi Ginza is a shopping street packed with stalls and shacks selling a variety of traditional Japanese food and drinks as well as stores selling vintage clothes, groceries and tea. Sunamachi Ginza is, for those in the know, considered one of the best places to go to sample a range of tasty artisanal street foods from yakitori or dumplings to oden or even Okinawan delights. Sunamachi Ginza is located in Tokyo’s shitamachi area and has a lovely old world charm that seems a million miles from the hustle, bustle and skyscrapers of western Tokyo. Forget chain shops and mass produced brands. Here you will find homemade artisanal delicacies sold from family run businesses. See how Tokyoites go about their day to lives while tasting an array of delicious street foods on this 4 hour walking tour.
Shitamchi literally translates as downtown. While most foreigners would consider the downtown to be the center of the city Tokyo’s Shitamachi generally refers to the area east of the Emperor’s palace. Often considered the poorer area of Tokyo when compared with the skyscrapers, departments stores and bright neon of areas such as Shinjuku, Harajuku or Shibuya, Tokyo’s shitamachi area maintains an atmosphere of the old Tokyo. The shitamachi thrived during the Edo period and traces of this bygone era can still be found in the narrow lanes, hidden temples and bustling shopping streets that remain until this day. A tour to the ‘other’ side of Tokyo should definitely not be missed!
Hi, I’m Simon, a British guy who has been living in Tokyo for the past 17 years. I am a friendly, easy going, cheerful, guy who loves both to travel and to share my city with others. I love to share life with old friends and new and giving people memorable experiences brings me great joy. Nothing fills me with more pleasure than a night on the town experiencing tasty food, enjoying unusual drinks and making new friends. My motto is “Eat, drink and be merry’ and I hope you join me for some fantastic adventures.
Experience the atmosphere of Tokyo’s old world Shitamachi
Shop and eat like a local on one of Tokyo’s oldest shopping streets.
Sample artisanal street food
Browse for unsual foodie sousvenirs
Full day trip
Experience the atmosphere of old Japan.