3 - 3½ hours
7 stops
Local food and culture
10 people maximum
English
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If you have any issues with payment, please email us at [email protected] with the city, date and time of tour, and how many adult and child's tickets you need so we can assist you.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price.

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What you'll do

Our Secret Food Tour: Tokyo will introduce you to the best of Japanese cuisine. You'll learn from our guides about all the delicate nuances of flavor as they change with the seasons and how our appreciation for Japanese customs and traditions plays into the preparation and enjoyment of our local food.

You will eat delicious sushi, gyoza, mouth-watering yakitori, Tokyo style meat croquette and lots more. And of course there is our Secret Dish!

All the food will be served with water and at times, a non-alcoholic beverage. Or if you prefer, a thoughtfully curated Upgraded Drinks Package is available.

  • We'll begin with one of the most popular sushi shops to enjoy freshly made sushi and start walking through the bustling local streets near the station.
  • You'll try the famous local Yakitori (skewers) served with a glass of draft beer or sake.
  • As we stroll the local food stalls, we'll stop by a traditional Japanese tea house to sample Japanese green tea.
  • Then, you'll taste our local version of a meat croquette.
  • Next up, we'll visit a popular Gyoza shop to savour our local and beloved fried dumplings.
  • For dessert, we'll have a refreshing taste of seasonal fruit.
  • A visit to one of our most popular city parks will be the perfect break in the middle of our tour.
  • As with all our tours, there's our delicious Secret Dish.
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When you purchase our Upgraded Drinks Package, you'll enjoy the following in addition to the drinks already served on the tour:
  • One glass of Japanese Draft Beer
  • One glass of traditional Japanese sake or shochu


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*Please note: the itinerary and menu is subject to change, based on the locations' availability, weather, and other circumstances.

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What you'll taste
THE FOOD
  • Japanese sushi
  • Finest quality sashimi
  • Tokyo style meat croquette
  • The best Gyoza
  • Yakitori (Japanese skewered chicken)
  • Tropical Fresh fruits
  • Our delicious Secret Dish
DRINKS
  • Water
  • Two different types of tea
  • One draft beer or Japanese sake
  • For more drinks see upgrade above


Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs.

Health & Safety Standards

At Secret Food Tours we take your health and the health of our staff very seriously. To be sure that you can enjoy our tours with the maximum protection we have put in place some strict measures.

  • We have been certified by We're Good To Go
  • We make sure that all our partners and our own places are disinfected after each tour
  • All our guide have been trained on health and safety measures
  • Masks and hand sanitizers should be used on all our tours by our guides
  • Guests must bring their own mask
  • We keep our group small and we offer private tours

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Meeting Spot
We'll meet inside JR Ueno Station building (outside the JR Central Gate), near the entrance of Hard Rock Cafe. Be reminded that there are a few entrances to the Hard Rock Café. We are waiting for you near the one on the other side of the bakery named 'ANDERSEN.' In case you can't find the meeting spot, you can ask by showing this (JR上野駅 中央改札外のハードロックカフェ入口付近) to the local people. If you have any questions, please email us.

Mon - Sun 11:00 a.m.

Inside JR Ueno Station

Your guide will be waiting with an orange umbrella so they are easy to spot.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price.

WHY THE UENO DISTRICT?

Located north-east of the heart of Tokyo, Ueno has been a perfect destination for those who desire good food and cultural exploration. What makes Ueno distinctively unique is its dynamic blend of contrasts; chaos and serenity, urban development and natural beauty, modernity and tradition, common touch and nobility.

Ueno Park is located on what was once the grounds of the largest, most prestigious temple in Edo (old Tokyo), from the 17th to 19th century. It is one of the most beloved cherry-blossom viewing spots in Tokyo. Local Japanese and tourists flock together for shopping and eating at its nearby district Ameyoko, where you will find a countless number of unique bars and dining places.


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Frequently asked Questions
How do I order?

Simply go to our "Book Now" page where we detail our tours. Select your tour, the time of your tour, and book it!

Are you looking for something special? Are you organizing an event? Just email us at Group & Private Tours and we will do our best to arrange something that suits you.

After your booking is made, we will send you an automatic e-mail confirmation. If you have any questions before booking, feel free to contact us via email

*Please note if you are using a special promo code then enter it in the "Voucher Code" section before you select the amount of tickets you would like to purchase*

What is included in the food tour?

All the delicious food and drinks mentioned above, but if you want more alcohol (and who doesn't?) We offer a upgraded drinks package that gives you 2 drinks.

Where is the meeting spot?

You can find the meeting spot here and if it's not clear you can always contact us.

We'll meet inside JR Ueno Station building (outside the JR Central Gate), near the entrance of Hard Rock Cafe. Be reminded that there are a few entrances to the Hard Rock Café. We are waiting for you near the one on the other side of the bakery named 'ANDERSEN.' In case you can't find the meeting spot, you can ask by showing this (JR上野駅 中央改札外のハードロックカフェ入口付近) to the local people. Our guide will be standing there to greet you with our Secret Food Tours orange umbrella, so we're easy to spot!

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Where the tour will end?

We end our tour at the Central Gate of JR Ueno station, the same location we meet to start the tour. However, you can depart at any convenient spot, please advise your guide and you will be pointed in the right direction to explore on your own.

Is your food tour suitable for a vegetarian or someone with other dietary requirements?

You can always tell our guides of any food allergies or special dietary requirements. We will adapt the menu so you can fully enjoy the tour! If you have any doubts or concerns, feel free to email us at [email protected] before booking. Unfortunately, this tour is not gluten free and not suitable to vegetarian.

I am traveling with my family, is the tour ok for infants/children?

Children are quite welcome and it's free for any child 2 years or under. We can give them non-alcoholic drinks and you are free to enjoy the tour with your entire family of all ages.

I don't drink alcohol. Can I book your tour?

There is one alcohol drink on this tour, but it can be easily replaced for a non-alcoholic option. Just inform our guide before your tour starts if you have any special request. During the tasting, water is available in most of the food locations.

Is there enough food during your tour?

Think of the tour as a tasting menu. As we travel you get many delicious treats that comprise a meal with desert, fruit, and snacks. You will not feel hungry after the tour.

Where do I add my discount voucher?
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I would like to take your tour but it is already fully booked. Is there a way I can do the tour?

Our tours are often sold out very quickly. If the date requested is not available, please do not hesitate to email us and see if there is anything we can do. We cannot promise, but we will try our best to sort something out for you.

Is there a lot of walking?

To join our food tour, you must wear comfortable shoes. There will be around 45 minutes to one hour of walking, but it is not too difficult and is broken up between food stops. The guide walks at the pace of the tour members.

How many people max are on this tour?

We take 10 people maximum. If you are more than 10 people, please do not hesitate to email us and we will try to see if we can accommodate.

I cannot find a way to print the confirmation. Is it OK if I have it on my phone?

You do not have to print your voucher. A confirmation on your phone will be fine!

If I purchase a voucher as a gift, or am given a voucher how long is it valid for?

All of our vouchers expire one year from the date of purchase.

Can I choose my own cheese and meat?

Our guide will take care of everything. Should you wish to try something special, please inform our guide and they will do their best to make you happy.

Where does your food come from?

Top-quality, fresh and local!

What if it rains or I change my plans?

Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable in Tokyo especially in early and late summer seasons. Bring an umbrella with you. We will try rerouting so we are not affected as much but please come prepared for the weather. In the case that a huge typhoon is approaching and any considerable difficulties and risks are predicted, the tour will be cancelled for your safety. Such cancellation will be notified to you in advance, at least a few hours before the tour. You will receive full refund in that case. Also, there are no tours during the period from December 29, 2018 to January 6, 2019 as most Food Houses will be flooded by locals and very difficult to run the tour. We do not issue refunds as per our terms and conditions if this is a case that you change your plan.

Can I pay the tour in cash?

You must book directly on our website. We do not accept cash payments. Our online payment is safe, secured and SSL protected.

Why do we need to pay for booking fee?

The booking fee that you have to pay is up to our ticket provider and we can't change it. All our clients need to pay for it upon booking. The booking fee charged contributes to the cost of the ticketing system to provide an excellent service to our customers.

Foreign Transaction Fees

A few banks have charged their customer an extra fee while booking with us (this isn't the booking fee but another fee added by the bank). We think this is unfair, if this happens let us know by showing us in your bank statement and we will refund this fee as a gesture of good will.

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