Ikebukuro Food Tour

Hosted by Washoku Club
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Experience Details
Experience Location
4 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 10 guests
English, Arabic
Halal, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, With 1 drink
Discover the food that fuels the otaku subculture in Ikebukuro, eat the best Ikebukuro food at 5 different restaurants and foodie spots.
Explore the busy streets of Ikebukuro, on the hunt for some of the best Ikebukuro food and snacks
Visit a food-themed park, cat cafe, and game center (about 30 minutes scheduled for each, although the tour is flexible and stops can be omitted)
Eat 4 delicious Japanese foods at different tasty venues
Taste up to 3 different Japanese-style wagashi sweets
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Ikebukuro is a massive commuter hub and economic center in Tokyo, home to a number of giant department stores, a lively otaku subculture, and a number of attractions inside the Sunshine City mall complex. You can go shopping for clothes or cosplay costumes, have a few rounds at a game center and then head to one of the many restaurants and bars with plenty of Ikebukuro food! Discover the best food in Ikebukuro during this urban Ikebukuro Food Tour, where you’ll not only explore the streets but eat delicious Japanese food as you go. During an Ikebukuro Food Tour, between 5 food stops, you’ll wander the streets and discover what makes the lively Ikebukuro area tick. Alive with so many shopping brands, souvenir stores, game centers, restaurants, markets, nightlife, and love hotels, the possibilities are endless in Ikebukuro. You’ll visit a delicious food-themed park, as well as a cat cafe (great for animal lovers, as the cats are allowed to roam freely inside!) Starting from the station, you’ll head to a sushi restaurant to try a number of different types of sushi, including maki rolls or nigiri sushi. Next, you’ll try some delicious yakitori grilled chicken skewers before heading off to explore some local markets and shops. The next stop will be a Japanese-style restaurant specializing in wagyu beef, where you can enjoy grilling your own. After that, you’ll taste some takoyaki, it’s a tasty street food of octopus balls which originated in Osaka. Finally, you’ll finish off the Ikebukuro Food Tour with some Japanese wagashi sweets for dessert before hitting up a game center to experience some wild Japanese arcade games!
A 4-hour food tour in the urban area of Ikebukuro
An English-speaking guide to show you through Ikebukuro
Learn about Japanese food and culture
5 foods at different stops
Any additional food, drink, or souvenir purchases
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting location is the West Exit of Ikebukuro Station central gate.
Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes because there will be a lot of walking
Experience Location
One of Tokyo’s major city centers, the vibrant area of Ikebukuro serves as a huge commuter and electronics hub. It’s the second busiest station in Tokyo, just after Shinjuku Station, and is surrounded by hundreds of shops, bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues. While it’s not as famous as Akihabara, Ikebukuro has a strong otaku culture, but one that caters towards female clientele, featuring a number of butler cafes and cosplay shops. The area is also the home a rooftop aquarium and a number of other attractions within Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City, an enormous mall complex.
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Earliest available date: February 11, 2023
¥ 13,453
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals