TOKYO WEST-SIDE

WALKING & STREET FOOD TOUR

It can be tricky sniffing out the best local haunts on the Tokyo street food scene, but on this walking and food tour, you’ll gain an insider’s knowledge. Enjoy an immersive private or small-group tour that teaches you about everyday life in the eclectic local neighbourhoods of Nakano and Koenji, with delicious street food tastings along the way.

DETAILS

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2 hours.

Private or small group Tokyo walking and street food tour.

From ¥3,500 per guest.

English.

  • 5 Japanese street food eats from a revolving selection of local vendors, markets and popular franchises.

  • Your choice of drink at a cosy neighbourhood izakaya.

  • ¥140 JR train ticket from Nakano to Koenji.

What to bring

  • Camera.

  • Comfortable footwear.

  • Weather appropriate clothing.

  • An adventurous spirit.

Availability

Tokyo West-Side Walking & Street Food Tours are conducted daily.
 

For larger groups or dates and times not published on the booking calendar, please enquire directly for availability.

DESTINATIONS

  • Nakano
     

  • Koenji

Highlights

  • Walk and sample the culinary delights in the eclectic Tokyo neighbourhoods of Nakano and Koenji.
     

  • Fried, steamed, charcoal grilled, baked and fermented; there'll be more than enough interesting street-food snacks to keep you feeling satisfied.
     

  • Backstreets, local attractions, shopping and entertainment districts, seasonal events; you'll experience it all.
     

  • Sample a wide selection of local Japanese street food as we visit the numerous 'Shotengai', (shopping districts), in each of these bustling neighbourhoods.

DESCRIPTION

Ditch the commotion of Tokyo’s well trodden tourist hubs and venture into the charismatic pockets of West Tokyo on a ‘no fuss’ walking and street food jaunt.

Dive head first into the charming Tokyo neighbourhoods of Nakano and Koenji, as we explore the twisting alleyways, alternate subcultures and casual eateries that give these unique enclaves their distinctive character.

Feast upon a tailored selection of everyday eats from local vendors, independent markets and Japanese franchises, as we walk the nostalgic 'shotengai', boisterous eating and drinking ‘yokocho’ and contrasting calm of the residential backstreets.

Gain a detailed insight into life in the streets, as well as a new found confidence to take on Tokyo’s flourishing dining scene as a neighbourhood pro. Local eating and drinking hotspots, suggestions for offbeat neighbourhoods to explore, you’ll be equipped with it all as we cap off our outing over a drink at a quintessential ‘izakaya’.

So, lace up your walking boots, come hungry and don't be shy about getting your hands dirty on this Tokyo walking and street food tour.

Leave content, with a new appreciation of Tokyo life, local flavours and hopefully a few tips and tricks to squeeze that little bit extra out of this bewildering metropolis.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This tour is by no means be a refined dining experience. We'll constantly be on the move, climbing stairs and eating on our feet. Prepare to walk approximately 2km (1.25 miles) and get your hands dirty!
     

  • Please understand that this walking and street food tour does not cater to personal tastes, allergies or dietary requirements.
     

  • Child strollers are not appropriate for this outing if attending with young children.
     

  • A basic level of fitness is required to fully enjoy this Tokyo walking tour. Guests should be able to walk at an easy pace for a total distance of 2km. There'll be plenty of stops for food, drink, photography and exploration along the way but we won't be sitting down.
     

  • Please refer to DIG's FAQ and T&C pages for further tour specifics or feel free to contact me directly.

Book your next Tokyo walking & food tour instantly via the secure booking calendar below. For large groups, families and dates and times not displayed feel free to give me a shout directly via e-mail or the Contact Form.

AIRBNB EXPERIENCES

"Andy really strikes a perfect balance between a relaxing experience and something educational. You'll get a lot out of the 2 hours - both from a culinary standpoint and an understanding of Japanese culture, but you won't feel rushed or hassled in doing it. The tour's location will really add to your Tokyo experience. While it's pretty easy to find tourism experiences in locations that are traditionally considered more tourist-y (like in Ginza or Harajuku), it's hard to find experiences like this for Nakano ( "Tokyo's most underrated neighborhood" according to GQ) and Koenji ("Tokyo's coolest neighborhood" according to the Guardian). Likewise, if you enjoy experiencing new foods - you're in real luck. You'll have the opportunity to sample foods that are popular in japan but that you probably haven't heard of outside the country."

Arthur

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TRIPADVISOR

"We had a fantastic two hours with Andy exploring Nakano and Koenji. We stopped at a variety of places to try delicious things (things we had been wanting to try but weren't sure what they were!) He pointed out interesting points and shops and gave us info we could use during the rest of our trip. We have done a lot of food tours around the world and this was among our favourites - definitely recommend taking this tour to explore an area you wouldn't otherwise see with a great guy!"

Natalie

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GOOGLE REVIEWS

This was a fantastic experience from start to finish. We had the opportunity to try all different types of food from some very unique place I otherwise wouldnt have known about. Andy is super knowlegable about the foods and the area making the experience a pleasure, not to mention he is a very friendly guide! I also got some great photos throughout the experience from some super unique back streets. Overall a great experience for the food lover!

Parker

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DIG Tokyo Tours is a sole operated Tokyo bike tour, street food and walking experience provider, based in the offbeat Tokyo neighbourhoods of Nakano, Koenji and Asagaya.

 

Only a stone’s throw away from the major Tokyo sightseeing hubs of Shinjuku and Shibuya, DIG aspires to provide the discerning traveller with an honest local insight into the neighbourhoods and communities on the inner west-side of town.

 

Each of DIG’s immersive and socially responsible small-group, family and private offerings are unmistakably unique to any other tour operator in Tokyo. So jump on a bike or join me on foot for a whirlwind Tokyo cycling tour or colourful street food voyage through the vibrant backstreets away from the tourist crowds.

 

Andy   (Owner Operator)

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Office Address

3-9-10 Yamatocho, Nakano,

Tokyo Japan, 165-0034

Departure Points

Cycling Tours: Koenji Station, Tokyo City

6 minutes JR Train ride from Shinjuku Station.

Food Tours: Nakano Station, Tokyo City

4 minutes JR Train ride from Shinjuku Station.

HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATE

DIG Tokyo Tours is taking all necessary precautions to keep its guests and local community members fit and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. For any concerns regarding tour itineraries or specific health and safety measures feel free to get in touch. I hope to see you over this side of Tokyo soon, Andy!