Tokyo Night Food Tour


Join a lively, local Tokyo evening tour to sites most tourists miss.

From ¥11,570 /person
Includes Dinner and Drinks 3 Hours (approx.) Up to 6 people (9 for private tours)

Tokyo Food Tours in English

Want to venture beyond the familiar streets of Shinjuku and Shibuya? Join us for an immersive evening exploring authentic Tokyo life in some of our favorite neighborhoods. Experience local eateries and interact with the city’s residents in areas where international visitors are a rare sight.

Located just a stone’s throw from Shinagawa Station, you’ll get to wander through interesting, atmospheric areas accompanied by our intimate group of no more than six participants. Savor Tokyo’s culinary treasures with us!

Traveling elsewhere on your visit to Japan? Check out our Osaka Foodie Tour, Kyoto Food Tour, and Hiroshima Walking Tour to experience each city’s unique food culture!

Pinpoint Traveler has an average score of 4.7⭐ across over 500 reviews on multiple review sites. Below is a sampling of some of our most recent reviews for our Tokyo Night Food Tour
Tour Like a Local
Tour Like a Local
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We had a fantastic tour with Andrew! We got to explore parts of Tokyo that we never would've gone to on our own and eat at small izakayas we never would've found on our own. If you want to get outside of the touristy areas of Tokyo and explore like a local while learning a lot about Japanese culture, I highly recommend this tour.
Fun and enjoyable food and drink tour
Fun and enjoyable food and drink tour
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Very well organized, informative, and declious. The stops all featured solid food and drink options, and our tour guide Andrew was helpful and highly knowledgeable. We really enjoyed exploring a neighborhood we otherwise wouldn't have travelled to ourselves. Would definititely recommend!
Wonderful Evening
Wonderful Evening
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This was a great tour with our family (adult children). We weee taken into establishments that we would have never considered trying before. We ate like locals and not tourists. Culture was explained well. Exactly what we were looking for and more. Lukas was great! Bring comfortable walking shoes. Be open to trying new foods.
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Book this tour!
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Honestly this was the most fun experience we had in the 7 days we were in Tokyo! Our guide Andrew was so awesome and taught us so much! It was very cool to see a part of Tokyo that most tourists don’t visit and also interact with the locals who were all very kind and friendly. Would highly recommend this experience!
Great way to see the lesser known side of Tokyo!
Great way to see the lesser known side of Tokyo!
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Our guide andrew was brilliant, added many great parts to the tour as well as immense local knowledge. We highly recommend this tour to anyone!
Visited local spots
Visited local spots
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My tour guide Andrews was great. He was fun to talk to and really knew the history of Japan. He took me to spots where the locals go and not to any tourist trap.
Special walking tour in special places
Special walking tour in special places
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Andrew was a perfect young guide for discovering special places far from usual tourists ones. Funny moments with testing different kind of food and drinks… you definitely have to try this tour…
Local Tokyo
Local Tokyo
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Amazing guide and an amazing way to see Tokyo with the locals - and cozy area you would never find yourself. Highly recommend
Back Alley Food  and Drink Tour
Back Alley Food and Drink Tour
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Andrew led an amazing offbeat night tour of Oimachi and Kamata's hidden food and drink spots. The five guests explored streets and alleys they wouldn't feel comfortable in alone at night. They savored exotic street food, beer, and sake. Even if some places had to close, Andrew effortlessly found new spots. Moreover, his extensive knowledge about the districts' history and Tokyo satisfied the guests' hunger for food, drink, and knowledge.
Great night out in Tokyo
Great night out in Tokyo
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A great way to see Tokyo away from the tourist areas. Very interesting with some Japanese history and culture. Andrew was very friendly and knowledgeable. We both really enjoyed the whole experience and would definitely recommend for anyone who is interested in going off the beaten track with delicious sake and food!
Historic Landmarks

These very old parts of Tokyo are overflowing with history, some from very long ago, and some from the post-war era.

Professional Guide

Real English, real skills, and great personalities. Our guides have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with interesting, fun, and memorable tours.

Fully-Narrated Tour

Our tours never leave you to wander about on your own. Your guide stays with you the whole time to answer questions, offer insights, and share plenty of laughs.

Easy Access

This tour starts just outside a rail or subway station, making meeting up an anxiety-free experience.

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A Tokyo Evening Tour Overview 

Begin your Tokyo evening adventure at JR Oimachi Station. Though only a single stop away from the bustling modernity of Shinagawa, Oimachi offers a pedestrian-friendly environment.

Join us as we introduce you to the diverse nightlife of Oimachi, from quirky bars to hostess clubs (entirely suitable for ages 13 and up). As dusk settles, the alleyways come alive with “salarymen” winding down and locals sharing drinks and food.

Great Japanese Cuisine on Our Tokyo Food Tour

Throughout the evening, we’ll drop by three distinct restaurants. While our picks may vary from tour to tour, you can often expect to visit “tachinomi” – establishments where patrons enjoy delightful bites while standing at a bar or small tables. These aren’t mere drinking spots but full-blown restaurants offering a standing dining experience. It’s a refreshing change for those who’ve sat through a day’s work.

Our menu often includes yakitori (grilled chicken skewers), slow-cooked meats, seafood, and various other delicacies. You’ll get to savor a minimum of 10 dishes across our chosen eateries. And to complement the food? A drink at each location, be it alcoholic or non-alcoholic. Begin with a traditional beer, and if you’re keen, venture into the world of shochu or sake, especially at our potential sake-specialized tachinomi finale.

Explore Two Neighborhoods on this Tokyo Night Tour

Beyond Oimachi, we take you to Kamata, a painless 6-minute train ride away (fare covered). Kamata offers a different flavor, emphasizing more on food and the captivating game of pachinko.

An unusual yet enlightening stop in our tour is a visit to a local supermarket. Here, we offer insights into Japanese food preparation. This is not your regular foodie experience, and it promises a unique perspective you’d hardly find in Shinjuku.

Our dining itinerary might involve two restaurants in Oimachi and one in Kamata, or vice versa. We’re flexible and willing to adjust based on your food preferences. Do inform us of any dietary needs in advance.

A Walking Tokyo Food Tour Through the Eyes of a Local

Shinjuku and Shibuya have their charms, but if you seek an authentic Tokyo experience, you need to venture beyond the mainstream. Oimachi and Kamata, our chosen locales, are not just genuine Tokyo neighborhoods; they also welcome foreigners warmly and boast remarkable gastronomic offerings.

Join us for a true taste of Tokyo!

If you have questions about this itinerary, get in touch.

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Itinerary for Our Evening Food Tour in Tokyo

JR Oimachi Station has been here since 1901, but the area doesn’t quite look that old. Still, you’ll get great pics in the restaurant- and bar-lined backstreets that are just wide enough for two people to walk abreast. It’s a very Japanese vibe. We’ll give you a nightlife primer on our walkabout, and also stop at one or two restaurants. We’ll spend about 75 minutes in Oimachi.

The six-minute train ride to Kamata gives us some time to chat about Tokyo in general. And then, we hit the ground running (well, not really running), checking out the neighborhood pachinko hall just outside the station. After that, we spend some time learning interesting things about Japanese food shopping and cooking in general as we walk and talk through a local supermarket. We usually spend about 45 minutes between restaurants to build your appetite back up.

We’ll go to one or two more restaurants here in Kamata (depending on if we went to one or two in Oimachi). There are a few we like to choose from, but we’d be extra excited to show you our favorite sake (Japanese rice wine). We’ll choose some sake based on your taste preferences, and we can almost guarantee you’re going to like sake more after this stop!

Quick Tips for Our Tokyo Foodie Tour

There are a few things we’d like you to take note of before joining us.
  • The legal drinking age in Japan is 20
  • All participants must be 18+ to participate in this experience

  • While not overtly risque, the tour includes commentary and contents that may not be suitable for pre-teens
  • Please come wearing comfortable shoes, and dress for some time both indoors and outdoors
  • Unfortunately, we cannot wait for late-comers, so do plan on arriving a bit early
  • A dinner’s worth of food across three different restaurants
  • Up to three alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks (one at each stop).
  • Train fare between our two neighborhoods
  • Drinks beyond the three provided (you can purchase more directly from the restaurant if you wish)
  • Would you like to have a guide come early and escort you to the tour start point? This is available for central Tokyo addresses (along or within the JR Yamanote Line) or on those on Odaiba for 5,000 yen per group, plus your train fare. For pickup points beyond these areas, please inquire.
Solo Travelers:
In order to keep our pricing as low as possible, we aim to never charge more for solo travelers. However, if the minimum of 2 guests is not met for this tour we will offer you as a solo traveler one of the following 3 options.
  • To attend the tour on an alternate date.
  • Pay a 3000 yen solo supplement
  • Receive a full refund

Historic and Cultural Landmarks

Though we’ll be exploring old neighborhoods, to be honest, there isn’t anything that could be considered a landmark in that sense. However, culturally, there is a laundry list of things to see and immerse yourself in! You’re sure to remember these places long after the tour has ended.

Easy Access

We start our tour at JR Oimachi Station’s East exit. There are many exits, and one is even called “Central East exit”, so it is very important to use the exit that is labeled as “East exit”.

Our Tour Guides

We've got around a dozen guides at your service. Here we showcase a few of our most active ones.


We think it's important that everyone who works for Pinpoint Traveler is an active guide too, even the owner. Kevin's been in Japan thirteen years, but spent the first ten in the corporate world. Now he shares his love for Japan outside the confines of the office.
Shoji Pinpoint Traveler Osaka Guide


Born in Japan, but moved to Canada when he was still quite young, Shoji is back and ready to share is passion for Japan with you. His main dominion is Osaka and on down to Koya-san and Wakayama, but he's such a popular guy that we often send him even further afield by request.
Mardi Pinpoint Traveler Osaka Guide


Mardi's our Kyoto guide-in-chief, and her love for the city is infectious. She's got an uncanny ability for giving people just the right amount of information while still ensuring the tour stays light and fun. Be it temples and shrines, gardens, or nightlife, Mardi's your gal.
Dan Pinpoint Traveler Osaka Guide


Dan is a Spaniard, so of course his Spanish is native level, but his English is fantastic as well. He's got a warm personality and consistently makes our guests feel like they've made a new friend within minutes of meeting him. He also knows Osaka and Kyoto like no one's business!
Levy Pinpoint Traveler Osaka Guide


With nearly twenty years in Osaka, Levy's got this place WIRED. He's a major samurai and history aficionado, and in addition to knowing all the top sights like a true pro, he knows Osaka's nightlife better than (dare we say it!) the vast majority of Japanese who call Osaka home. Levy's originally from Israel, and runs tours in Hebrew too.
Suzie Pinpoint Traveler Osaka Guide


Suzie is Japan born and raised, and we can't recommend her enough for tours in Tokyo and Yokohama. Our prior guests frequently say nicer things about Suzie than any of our own mothers have said about us! The consummate pro, she's not just got all the info, but also an uncanny knack for knowing what to show our guests.

Not profiled here are guides who speak Spanish (Kyoto, in addition to Dan in Osaka), French (Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo), and German (Kyoto and Tokyo).

Pickup Point

Please meet us at the Oimachi Station's JR East Exit. Note that there is something called the Central East Exit, but you don't want that.

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