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Eating Tokyo Escorted Tour

6 nights from $3995 per adult share twin
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 31 May 19


6 nights from
per adult share twin
Flights are additional

Five fabulous, food filled days in Tokyo

Eating Tokyo is a carefully curated itinerary perfect for those interested in getting to the heart of the Tokyo food scene.
Join hosts Sue Dempsey and Janice Kirkwood, formerly of Wellington's Caffe Astoria, as they sample street food, explore Tsukiji outer market and peruse the aisles of a famous department store food hall. Eat traditional udon noodles and the freshest sashimi and sushi. Dine at a specialist yakitori restaurant, hard to find izakayas and a modern kaiseki restaurant.
The tour is action packed including many memorable meals and food experiences, however there will be time in the afternoons for relaxing, exploring and shopping.

Deal includes:

 6 nights accommodation
 Expertise of an English speaking guide 
2x breakfasts
Lunch and dinner daily
1x morning tea
Japanese tea and wagashi tasting
Assorted snacks and samples
2x pre-dinner drinks
Transport while on tour - subway & taxis

6 night tour
From $3995 per adult share twin
Travel: 12-18 May, 19-25 May, 26 May-01 Jun, 02-08 Jun, 10-16 Nov*, 17-23 Nov* & 24-30 Nov* 19

*November tours require minimum 4 passengers.

What guests have to say about Eating Tokyo
"I loved every minute of my 5 day Eating Tokyo tour, which was a perfect blend of planned and free time, where every minute was well spent thanks to the passion and knowledge of Sue and Janice. Their insights gave us instant access to the most interesting and varied eating experiences that we simply would not have found on our own. 
Eating Tokyo was such a great way to feel immediately immersed in Tokyo’s different neighbourhoods and quickly come to grips with navigating what might otherwise be a confusing place. We enjoyed some truly special eating experiences from simple, tasty bar food to beautiful, elegantly crafted dishes and every mouthful was memorable.”
Julie Le Clerc - Cookbook author, food writer & food stylist


Day one:
Welcome and orientation, enjoy a Japanese style breakfast before setting off on the metro to Shinjuku. Visit the food hall at Isetan department store. Wander the aisles and marvel at the displays of prepared meals, cakes, desserts, seafood, meats, fruit and vegetables and typical Japanese snacks.  Lunch is at a nearby tempura restaurant in Shinjuku.  The afternoon is free to explore. Either head back to Isetan or do some shopping in Shinjuku.  Optional: Enjoy a sake and shochu tasting in the early evening and learn all about the different varieties.  Dinner tonight is at a neighbourhood izakaya in Yoyogi-Uehara. There is a well-chosen sake list on offer.

Day two:
Rise and shine. Start the day with a trip to the old Tsukiji market for a breakfast of chirashi sushi.  Afterwards visit the outer market and wander through the alleyways and stalls.  Lunch is at a restaurant specialising in yakiniku, grilled meat cuisine.  The afternoon is free to explore. The shops of Ginza are close by and Hibiya Park is just a 15 minute walk.
Dinner tonight is at a modern kaiseki restaurant where you will sample many small, delicious courses.

Day three:
This morning go to Omote-Sando for a tea tasting. Learn about the preparation of Japanese tea and enjoy some delicious Japanese sweets.
Lunch is at a well-known tonkatsu restaurant in the Nishi-Azabu neighbourhood.  The afternoon is free to explore. Head to Roppongi for the National Art Museum and Mori Tower which has an observation deck. Or back to Omote-Sando where you can stroll to Harajuku and Yoyogi Park.  Meet in the evening and visit a yakiton standing bar in Akasaka, sample a few skewers before heading to dinner at a lively seafood izakaya that has links to the fish market.  After dinner, navigate the backstreets back to Akasaka.

Day four:
Head to Asakusa this morning. Visit the laneways to find traditional shops and restaurants. Sample pickles and rice crackers, mochi and taiyaki.
Stroll to Kappabashi, kitchen town, to purchase knives, crockery and all things kitchen related.  Lunch is a short taxi ride away in Nezu, dining at a famous udon restaurant in peaceful surroundings.  The afternoon is free to explore. Visit the nearby Nezu Shrine or Ueno Park.  Dinner tonight is at a popular yakitori restaurant in Yoyogi-Uehara

Day five: 
Morning tea at Almond Cafe in Roppongi.  Stop at a takoyaki bar on the way to lunch at a restaurant featuring miso and vinegared products.
The afternoon is free to explore, do some last minute shopping, or take the metro to Naka-Meguro for a walk along the tree-lined canal with its many cafes and boutique shops.  In the early evening head to the Andaz Tokyo Hotel for a pre-dinner drink and watch the sun go down and the lights go on over Tokyo from the bar on the 51st floor.  Tonight’s farewell dinner is at a top sushi restaurant in Ginza.

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Terms and Conditions

Travel on set departures Sep-Oct 18 & May-Jun 19. Tours are subject to availability and numbers being reached. Minimum age of 18 yrs.  A reasonable level of fitness is required.• Prices are correct as at 24 Jul 18 and subject to change without notice until confirmation. A non-refundable deposit of NZD$400 per person is required at the time of reservation. • Advertised prices are per person share twin based on payment by cash or cheque. Credit card fees will apply. Single supplement available on application • Full payment is required within 60 days of departure.  If departure is within 60 days, full payment is due at time of reservation. • Valid for travel commenced and completed as specified • Some surcharges and closeouts may apply • Group prices are not applicable on these packages.  This tour is not suitable for vegetarians or people with gluten intolerance. Some allergies and special diets may be able to be catered to, please check with your consultant.  • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Tour is subject to availability.  Itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. • Airfares are not included and are an additional cost • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details.  HOT Code: WEBTOKYO

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