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Tastes of Tradition: Asakusa Half Day Food Tour with Lunch

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Explore the alleyways of the nostalgic wonder that is Asakusa. Munch on regional snacks like rice crackers and pickles. Enjoy Japanese cuisine for lunch and wash it down with green tea. Yum, yum!

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Among the busy crossings and modern skyscrapers of Tokyo lies Asakusa, a district brimming with tradition and nostalgia. This tour takes you through its charming streets as you sample Japan's seasonal and regional flavors. From local favorites such as hand-grilled rice crackers and melon bread, to dishes of international fame such as sashimi, sink your teeth into the exciting tastes of Japanese cuisine!
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 177.06
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Child (Age 3-12)
USD 88.53
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 177.06
USD 177.06
*Price per participant if booked solo (one participant).
USD 354.13
USD 354.13
Child (Age 3-12)
USD 88.53
USD 88.53
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Available: Weekday
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / English-speaking guide / Snacks
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
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  • 10:50 Meet Your Local Guide in Front of Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center
  • Explore Asakusa!
    asakusa_food_tour_-_top_3_2.1 Walk along the side streets and alleyways of Asakusa and let your local guide enchant you with stories. The district will charm you with quaint buildings and shops that breathe the past into the present.
  • Lunch
    asakusa_food_tour_-_top_3_2 Feast on Japanese cuisine for lunch. If you're up for it, you can have sashimi fresh from Tsukiji Market.
  • Regional Flavors
    asakusa_food_tour_-_top_3_1 Taste the exciting regional flavors of Japan as you munch on various snacks like hand-grilled rice crackers, Japanese plums, and pickles. The snacks vary according to season, so there's always something to look forward to.
  • Melon Bread
    unforgettable-asakusa-tour-lunch-171170133 This sweet bun, known for its half-dome shape and a cookie crust top that resembles a melon, is both a well-loved snack and a staple symbol in Japanese popular culture. Dig in and have a sweet time!
  • Green Tea from Kyoto
    asakusa_food_tour_-_top_3_1.1_matcha The best way to end 3.5 hours of good food and fun? Wash everything down with a warm cup of green tea, all the way from Kyoto. Your guide will also tell you the basics of the Japanese tea ceremony, as you enjoy a drink that warms both your heart and your tummy.

  • 14:30 Tour Ends in Asakusa Area
Notes
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Walking shoes
    • Comfortable clothing
Additional Note(s)
    • Additional meals and drinks not listed in the inclusions is not included in the tour fee.
    • If you arrive more than 10 minutes late after your meeting time, you will not be able to join the tour.
    • Please note that VELTRA and the tour provider will not be liable for any theft or loss or loss of property, as well as bodily harm or injury. Please exercise due caution.
    • Guests who do not show up for the tour or who arrive late do not qualify for a refund. Please check the cancellation policy below for further information.
    • Please note that dietary issues, allergies and cross-contact are not well-known or common in Japan, so many restaurants are not equipped to handle these issues. The tour operator and its partners make every effort to meet allergy and dietary requests, but please be aware that there is no guarantee these requests can be met in full.

      Please refer to the FAQ for Japanese translations for common food allergies.
    • Emergency Phone Numbers:
      Ambulance: 119 (simple English should be okay)

      Medical emergencies in Tokyo:
      Tokyo Metropolitan Medical Information Service: +81 (0)3 5285 8181
      English assistance: 9 am - 8 pm

      Medical emergencies in Kansai (including Osaka and Kyoto):
      AMDA International Medical Information Centre KANSAI: +81 (0)6-6636-2333
      English assistance: 9 am - 5 pm
    • Emergency Phone Numbers:

      Outside of Tokyo & Kansai:
      Japan Helpline: +81 (0)120-461-997 or +81 (0)570-000-911
      English assistance 24h

      Other useful numbers: https://www.jhelp.com/en/jhlp.html
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 12.
Activity provider
FAQ
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What are common food allergies and their Japanese translation?
  • Japanese for Common Allergy Foods:

    Nut Allergy ナッツアレルギー
    almond アーモンド
    brazil nuts ブラジルナッツ
    cashew カシュー
    hazelnut ヘーゼルナッツ
    hickory nut ヒッコリーナッツ
    macadamia マカダミアナッツ
    peanut ピーナッツ
    pecan ピーカンナッツ
    pine nut 松の実
    pistachio ピスタチオ
    walnuts くるみ

    Shellfish Allergy (including mollusks and crustaceans) 貝アレルギー
    calamari カラマリ
    crayfish ザリガニ
    cuttlefish いか
    lobster ロブスター
    mussels ムール貝
    oysters カキ
    prawns 海老

    Fish Allergy 魚アレルギー
    cod タラ
    salmon サーモン
    snapper スナッパー
    trout マス
    tuna マグロ
    yellowtail ハマチ
    mackerel 鯖
    sardine イワシ
    anything that is from the ocean 海に住む生き物

    Gluten Allergy 小麦アレルギー
    bread パン
    breakfast cereals 朝食用シリアル
    porridge お粥
    cakes ケーキ
    biscuits ビスケット
    pizza ピザ
    pasta パスタ
    wheat-based noodles 小麦焼きそば
    bread crumbs パン粉
    soy sauce 醤油
    yeast extract spread (such as Vegemite) イーストエキス(ベジマイトなど)
    soups スープ
    ice cream アイスクリーム
    custard powder カスタードパウダー
    beer ビール
    barbequed chicken バーベキューチキン
    sausage ソーセージ
    hamburger ハンバーガー

    Lactose Intolerance 乳製品食べません
    milk 牛乳
    cheese チーズ
    ice cream アイスクリーム
    butter バター
    yogurt ヨーグルト
    biscuits and cakes (if milk or milk solids are added) ビスケットとケーキ
    cheese sauce チーズソース
    cream soups クリームスープ
    custard カスタード
    milk chocolate ミルクチョコレート
    pancakes パンケーキ
    scrambled eggs スクランブルエッグ
    quiche キッシュ
    some breadいくつかパン

    Soy 大豆アレルギー
    edamame 枝豆
    miso みそ
    natto 納豆
    soy sauce and shoyu sauce 醤油
    soy flour 大豆粉
    soy nuts 大豆の実
    soy bean sprouts もやし
    soy-based milk 豆乳
    soy-based yogurt 大豆ヨーグルト
    soy-based ice cream 大豆アイスクリーム
    soy-based cheese 大豆チーズ
    tamari 大豆たまり
    tempeh 大豆テンペ
    tofu 豆腐
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 21:00 local time, 7 business days to 21:00 local time, 4 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 21:00 local time, 4 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 177.06
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Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 4 hour(s)
Availability Weekday
Meal Lunch
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Tastes of Tradition: Asakusa Half Day Food Tour with Lunch