Retro Shibuya Food Tour

Japan, Shibuya City

Traditional experience hosted by Arigato Travel

09:00 UTC
Upto 10 guests
Hosted in English

What you'll do?

This hidden gem nightlife tour will show you a side of Shibuya that tourists never usually see.

  • Enjoy a 3-hour tour of the back streets and hidden spots around Shibuya
  • Try local snacks and over 12 different dishes with 3 drinks included
  • Visit a famous 60+ year old iconic Ramen shop
  • Learn about the history of Shibuya dating back to the Showa era
  • Go to places that you would simply not find on your own

Full description

Step back in time to visit spots and have experiences that locals have enjoyed for decades. Visit drinking and dining stalls that are hiding in plain site. Learn about the culture of Tachinomi bars, where diners snack on local seasonal dishes and drink with friends and coworkers. Try some of the best local Ramen at a shop that has stood the test of time – serving its local fans for over 60 years. Then, have a dessert experience that you will never forget – your inner child will have so much fun at this last dessert stop.

You will start off the evening in a classic Tachinomi – Tachinomi are Japanese standing bars. Traditionally, they were a no-frills type of bar located around train stations or in working-class areas, where salarymen would come to unwind after a hard day’s work. Japanese ramen has taken the world by storm in recent years but there is nothing quite like a real bowl of ramen enjoyed in the back streets of the big city. You will be visiting a ramen shop with a lot of history that has even been featured in a Japanese manga (graphic novel). Please note on days when this shop is closed you will visit a back up shop serving amazing regional ramen.

Wind your way along back streets and take a sneak peek inside one of the best spots to buy souvenirs as you head over to a hidden gem izakaya (Japanese pub) wonderland where your guide will help you enjoy some of the best local dishes and drinks in a retro atmosphere like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Choose your own sake, beer, or special mixed drinks at this spot (non alcoholic beverages also available). Afterwards, head off to a sweet finish with a surprise dessert experience.


3 drinks included ranging from beer, local sake, or other beverages

4 local food stops

Try different dishes plus dessert

Local English-speaking guide

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Know before you go

  • Dietary requirements can be accommodated
  • A minimum of 2 people is required per booking
  • Minimum age for this tour is 20
  • Tour schedule: meet at 3:45 PM, tour starts at 4:00 PM and ends at 7:00 PM
  • Please make sure that you check the address for the meeting point

Arigato Travel's commitment to safety

This host committed to Sonema COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.