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'm an International SAKE SOMMELIER, WHISKY EXPERT (Qualification in Japan) and Japanese food specialist (Especially Ramen). I lived in overseas for 11 years and managed a Japanese bar, explaining Sake and JP Whisky taste to Aussies. I have more recently focused on researching Izakaya (Japanese pub), restaurants, Ramen stores and bars, which is my passion. I have been to more than 600 restaurants, Ramen stores, and bars so far after coming back to Tokyo on 2017, including almost all of the Michelin Ramen stores in Tokyo (I have posted ALL ramen photos with details, comment and my SCORE, 1-5 on Instagram @akiw0520 Please follow me to check these out!) I highly recommend you to join the tour on the first day, so I give you many tips about where to go for food!
You have a welcome drink as complimentary.
Everyone goes to Shinjuku where is good to go to luxury restaurants. However, reasonable & nice taste ones don't exist. (Rent is very high, so it's impossible!)That's why I pick this area because here is famous for Japanese foodie as lower price, but good quality! I'm going to take you to popular bars for ONLY LOCALS. (NO TOURISTS!!) I will order a signature dish there for you. After we leave restaurants, we are heading to a great ramen store!
Please bring CASH for since 2nd drinks and foods on the tour.
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 $90 ALTOGETHER included RAMEN! (Tour fee and you will pay for meals and drinks since 2nd one)