Tokyo | 3.5h
A Downtown Gourmet Tour in the Longest Shotengai in Tokyo
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Sample and compare local food in the downtown shopping street!

Togoshi Ginza Shotengai, with 400 shops, stretches for 1.3km and is the longest shopping street in Tokyo. There are as many as 20 shops that serve Japanese croquettes, made from different recipes, on this street. These croquettes are what made the area famous as a "walk-and-eat town" or "the holy land of the downtown gourmet". You can sample everyday foods such as taiyaki, Japanese confectionery, karaage chicken and many delicious side dishes, or compare the famous croquettes; it is up to you! The locals will give you recommendations if needed, and your otomo tour guide will help you communicate with the shop assistants, so relax and enjoy a tour full of delicous food!

Highlights

・Try low-priced, everyday Japanese food to experience the real Japan.
・Buy souvenirs of delicate Japanese confectionary, good quality stationary and Japanese sake!
・Visit a park with a beautiful Japanese garden which used to be the garden of a feudal lord's, back in the Edo Period (1603-1868)."

Attractions

・“Omedetai-yaki Hompo”: There are shopping streets both on your left side and right side after you get off the train! Let’s eat “Taiyaki” and get ready for the tour! Taiyaki is a fish-shaped pancake filled with bean jam. Find your favorite one from their extended variety! of course, they have sweet ones, savory ones, seasonal limited ones, and other rare ones!
・“Uokei”: There are fresh raw fish at a fish shop in the shopping street! What kind of food do you want to have in Japan? They also sell from small portion so try the ones you like!
・“Nikuno Kumono”: A meat shop that serves superb croquette! The unique name of each menu is also worth giving attention to. Get your favorite side dishes!
・“Tori&Deli”: A deep fried chicken shop with a lot of signatures of Japanese celebrities which proves that it is delicious. It is up to you whether you take it out or eat in! They fry it after you order it so you will always get fresh-fried juicy deep-fried chicken.
・“Goto Kamaboko-ten”: A shop where “Oden” and croquette collaborates! “Oden” is fishcakes and vegetables served in soup stock. The croquette served here has Oden in it! They are all small that you can eat it in a bite and really tasteful!
・“HARIMAYA”: An good old bakery! It is typical Togoshiginza-ish that they don’t sell their bread inside their shop but over the counter! Curry bread and pirozhki are their specialties!
・“Meijigyunyu Togoshiginza no gyunyuya”: Now that you bought many delicious foods, you will also need the best drink! They even serve alcohol at this small milk shop on the street!
・Togoshi Park: A chilling park with benches around the pond. Enjoy your foods and drinks you bought!
・Togoshi Hachiman Shrine: You can sit on a couch and drink tea while you get your red ink stamp at this thoughtful shrine. You can also explore Japanese culture such as “Wanage”, sort of ring toss.

Notes

-Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
-The tour begins and ends in different locations. If you would like to change the location of where the tour ends, please consult with your tour guide.
-If any of the scheduled places are closed on the day you visit, your tour guide will take you to an alternative location.
-This is a walk-and-eat tour of Japanese daily food. If you have any food allergies please let us know in advance.

Expenses Not Included

The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 1000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.

Meeting Point

In front of the central ticket gate, Gotanda Station, JR Yamanote Line

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