Golden Gai Food Tour (Shinjuku)
$146.05 per guest
$146.05 per guest
Meeting Time: 4:45pm Start Time 5:00 pm End Time 8:00 pm
The easiest way to get to the meeting point is through JR Yamanote Line. Once you get to Shinjuku Station, please find the JR East Exit (not Central East Exit).After exiting the JR East Exit gate, take the exit for Kabukicho
tart your tour by walking through the busy streets of Shinjuku heading straight for Omoide Yokocho (literally “Memory Lane”) as our first stop. Omoide Yokocho is rightfully named as it is littered with rustic bars from the 1950s. Anyone of the older generation will feel as if they stepped back in time to the middle of the 20th century. Many of these bars still stay true to their roots, serving roasted giblets with beef and pork, which was a staple when food was scarce after World War II. We will have a drink and some skewers in one of the most charming parts of Tokyo; it will give you a very authentic feeling of Japan as you dine mostly with locals.
From there we will make our way to Kabukicho, Asia’s largest, yet safest, red light district. Learn more about this very famous area as your guide explains to you Japanese izakayas, the amazing world of karaokes and Robot restaurant as well as other hidden gems of Kabukicho. You will enjoy two delicious famous foods. First, Tonkotsu Ramen with a pork broth simmered for hours and hours delivering a very creamy, savoury taste! We will also explain the history, and manners for eating different types of ramen. Next we head to Golden Gai. You will sample some very local sushi that you will surely enjoy!
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