Shinbashi Hidden Gem Evening Tour
$146.05 per guest
$146.05 per guest
Meeting Time: 4:15pm Start Time 4:30 pm End Time 7:30 pm (Mon – Sat)
The area we meet is right in front of the decommissioned Steam Engine on the side with the statue of the three ladies. If you notice on the google map, this area is directly out of the Hibiya Exit from Shinbashi Station.
Explore the streets of Shinbashi on our 3 hour food tour. Experience how the Japanese working class unwind after a long day at the office in the maze of Shimbashi eateries, izakayas and standing bars.A highly recommended MUST do activity in Tokyo!
In this two and a half hour tour we show our guests the endless rows and alleys, twists and turns of Shinbashi, the salaryman centre of the world. Known for its rustic izakayas and abundant food stalls, we help cut through the noise to show our guests some of the most tucked away places to grab some of the most satisfying food on the planet.
Starting outside Shinbashi Station, we begin our tour by entering the chasm of eateries overrun on a nightly basis by the working class of Japan. You are instantly surrounded by thousands of salarymen descending upon their favorite izakaya bar to grab a quick bite and cold beer before taking the long train ride home.
We are located in Central Tokyo, the classes are only a 30 second walk from Azabujuban station and a 10 minute walk from the Tokyo Tower. There are two bus stops close to us, Azabujuban and Ninohashi. We are in a very convenient and accessible location.
I had an amazing experience with my host Naoko-sensei. She was patient, sincere, and knew so much about the Japanese culture and cuisine, that I learnt so much about Tokyo in this 3 hour session than I had expected. It was my first time learning to make sushi, and Naoko-sensei made the whole experience so much fun - she saved our Maki sushi from breaking apart with her skilled fingers, while encouraging us and making us feel so accomplished at the same time. By the end of the lesson, Naoki Sensei had us feeling like we too could become sushi chefs! She told us interesting secrets about the ingredients used in the Japanese cuisine, and how they affect the final taste. At the end of the session, we sat down to enjoy the fruits of our labor - the sushi. Over lunch, Naoko-sensei told us about her childhood, her family, and we exchanged travel stories - the conversations over delicious Japanese food made us feel like we had made a friend in a new city. Many thanks to Anne from Arigato for giving us this experience - a little a piece of Tokyo which we were allowed to bring home to our family and friends! Read more here: https://www.bonappetour.com/blog/sushi-making-with-naoko-san