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A FOODIE'S PARADISE

Explore Tokyo's culinary culture with the people who create it

OVERVIEW

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DAY 1

Take a Walk Back in Time to Edo-Tokyo

AM

around 2hours

Take a Walk Back in Time to Edo-Tokyo

On your first day, travel back in time to Edo (1603–1868) and explore the roots of Tokyo's food culture. This was the era when now-famous dishes such as sushi, grilled unagi (eel), soba noodles, and tempura were created or gained mainstream acceptance. Through their fascinating artifacts, the Edo-Tokyo Museum and the Fukagawa Edo Museum will help you revisit the era and its stories.

*The Edo-Tokyo Museum will be closed for major renovations from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2026

Edo-Tokyo Museum  
Fukagawa Edo Museum

Dinner on a Yakatabune or at an Izakaya

NIGHT

around 2hours

Dinner on a Yakatabune or at an Izakaya

Wind down in the evening Edo-style on a yakatabune boat or at an izakaya. Providing food, drinks, and entertainment as you float down a river, a yakatabune lets you dine like an Edo aristocrat. Or enjoy drinks, pub food, and interaction with locals at an izakaya, one of the casual watering holes that evolved from sake bars in the Edo period.

DAY 2

Tour the Toyosu Market With a Chef

AM

around 1hour

Tour the Toyosu Market With a Chef

Begin day two bright and early at Toyosu Market, where Tokyo’s freshest catch is sold wholesale.
Experience the excitement of its famous tuna auctions, and let a sushi chef guide you through the world’s biggest seafood market while showing you how to pick the freshest fish.

Matsunozushi

Visit the Iconic Tsukiji Outer Market

AM

around 1hour

Visit the Iconic Tsukiji Outer Market

The original seafood haven, Tsukiji may have moved its wholesale market to Toyosu, but its lively outer market remains open as before. Browse over 400 shops, soak up its chaotic charm, and sample fresh sushi and snacks. A chef can even tour the market with you and provide expert pointers on selecting produce.

Sogo

Learn to Make Edomae-Style Sushi

PM

around 2.5hours

Learn to Make Edomae-Style Sushi

Unique to Tokyo, Edomae sushi is prepared with marinated and preserved seafood caught near Tokyo Bay. Learn the art of making the delicacy from a professional sushi chef, who can tailor the class to your skill level and goals. Add sushi-making to your repertoire, and enjoy delicious sushi for lunch!

Matsunozushi

Try Edomae Seafood in Italian Fine Dining

NIGHT

around 2hours

Try Edomae Seafood in Italian Fine Dining

For dinner, enjoy a creative Italian-Japanese take on Edomae seafood at Michelin 1-star restaurant Faro. Edomae refers to seafood caught in Tokyo Bay, usually marinated and preserved before being served as sushi. Helmed by chef Kotaro Noda, who spent two decades of his culinary career in Italy, Faro sources seasonal Japanese ingredients for its innovative dishes, which include cutting-edge vegan options.

FARO

DAY 3

Drink in Japanese Culture Through Tea Utensils

AM

around 1hour

Drink in Japanese Culture Through Tea Utensils

In a Japanese tea ceremony, the utensils are key to the ritual's elegant aesthetic. Explore Japan's tea culture with a visit to Ippodo Gallery, which focuses on tea-related artworks. Admire treasured artifacts in its tea room while you listen to stories from the owner, who is well connected with artists domestically and worldwide.

Ippodo

Experience a Modern Japanese Tea Ceremony

PM

around 1.5hours

Experience a Modern Japanese Tea Ceremony

Experience a Japanese tea ceremony through the unique, relaxed takes offered by modern Tokyo teahouses. One of them is Sokkon, where you can enjoy matcha and conversation with your host, a kaiseki meal to accompany your tea, or even original cocktails in a tatami tea room-turned-bar.

Sokkon

Try Your Hand at Japanese Crafts

PM

around 2hours

Try Your Hand at Japanese Crafts

Japan’s many traditional crafts are admired worldwide for their beauty, intricacy, and quality. With guidance from expert instructors, try a Japanese craft such as pottery or metalworking, to make your own bowl or forge your own kitchen knife.

Try Kaiseki with Tsukiji’s Fresh Produce

NIGHT

around 2hours

Try Kaiseki with Tsukiji’s Fresh Produce

You’ve shopped for the ingredients — now taste the fresh produce from Tsukiji Outer Market, turned into exquisite kaiseki meals by your host and chef. The refined cuisine offers many small, elegant dishes, meant to be slowly savored as you appreciate the fresh, seasonal flavors.

Sogo

DAY 4

Take a Private Tour of a Sake Brewery

AM

around 1hour

Take a Private Tour of a Sake Brewery

Visit the brewery of Toshimaya, Tokyo’s oldest sake shop. It produces sake, shirozake, and mirin, with its star product being the award-winning Kinkon. Considered one of Tokyo’s representative sakes, Kinkon is also the only sacred sake used at Meiji Jingu Shrine and Kanda Myojin Shrine.

Toshimaya

Spend an Afternoon on a Private Farm

PM

around 3hours

Spend an Afternoon on a Private Farm

In the afternoon, get a taste of laidback pastoral life at a private farm. Meet friendly locals, harvest vegetables and other produce, and try Japanese home-style cooking prepared with the fruits of your labor.

Toshimaya

Dinner at MoonFlower Sagaya Ginza Art by teamLab

NIGHT

around 2hours

Dinner at MoonFlower Sagaya Ginza Art by teamLab

Conceived by Sagaya Ginza and teamLab, MoonFlower marries dining and immersive art. As you enjoy a 12-course meal featuring premium Saga beef, watch individual worlds filled with digital flora and fauna unfold from each dish, dance across the dinnerware, then meld together to create a single, continuous world.

MoonFlower Sagaya Ginza

DAY 5

Sample Sweets and Shop for Souvenirs

AM

around 1hour

Sample Sweets and Shop for Souvenirs

On your last day, spend an unhurried morning before your journey home at Higashiya Man Marunouchi, an elegant sweets shop and tea salon in the heart of Tokyo. Try freshly steamed buns and peruse its selection of teas, then pick up delicious sweets and exquisite tableware to take home as souvenirs.

HIGASHIYA man marunouchi

Departure

PM

Departure

Your whirlwind adventure in Tokyo comes to a close — but let your connection to the city stay open. Tokyo and its never-ending cultural, natural, and culinary appeal awaits your next visit.

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