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Eat and Drink Like A LOCAL: Restaurant, Tavern & Ramen Tour

Tokyo & around
Food and drinks
Art & Tradition
Fun with Kids
City walk
Girls' Favorites
Nature & Sports
Anime & Pop Culture
3 hours

What we will do

LET'S GET OUT OF THE TOURIST AREA where it is super busy and crowded with people!

My tour focuses on Ueno, which is not as crowded as Shibuya and Shinjuku and is less touristy. It is also famous with Japanese foodies for good quality at lower prices. I'm going to take you to popular bars and restaurants for ONLY LOCALS (NO TOURISTS!!) where the staff speaks only Japanese. I will order signature dishes, and we will discuss the food and drink (and you can pepper me with questions).

We will visit 3 restaurants/taverns, where you will sample sashimi, grilled fish and skewered meat. You will also have the opportunity to try UNIQUE Japanese alcoholic drinks (4 or more different type of drinks) and you'll be able to experience what Japanese taverns are like. After visiting these three taverns, we will end the tour at a great Ramen shop that is popular with locals. At the end of the tour, I will take you to the entrance of each train line at Ueno station, depending on where you need to go.



I had stayed in overseas for 11 years and I have noticed how good Japanese food and drink cultures are!

I have been to so many nice restaurants, Ramen stores (I'm trying to eat one bowl of ramen a day and post this photo on Instagram!) and bars (Several friends run their bars as an owner bartender in Tokyo) for so many years and after I came back to Tokyo, I have focused to research Izakaya (Japanese style pub), restaurants, Ramen stores and bars, which are my passion of my life!

Now, it is the time to tell you about my experience of which bars and Ramen shops are good and what is nice Japanese drinks.

I highly recommend you to join the tour on the first night in Tokyo as I give you many tips, traveling Japan for sure!

Where we will meet

We catch up in front of Ueno station. Ueno is a big station. However, I will message you with instruction and photos, so no worries!

What I will provide

You have a welcome drink as complimentary.

What to bring

Please bring cash for foods and drinks.


Pls come meet me with a lot hungry!

We are going to have a full-size meal on the day in several different restaurants included ramen, which means you will pay around ¥10,000 ALTOGETHER included RAMEN! (Tour fee and you pay for meals and drinks)

2 Reviews

We had a wonderful time with Aki on this experience! we enjoyed a very authentic evening, tasting a whole lot of different Japanese foods and drinks, which was delicious! Aki was so sweet and pleasant, knowledgeable and willing to answer any question. we had a great time!
Oct 22, 2019
The evening was amazing! Hidden jems you could only find with a local! And we couldn't ask for a better guide than Aki. The food was delicious and unique, the drinks tasting was super fun. Aki explained everything and then evening got longer than expected. Highly recommended!!
Oct 21, 2019

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