Details

This food tour of Nagoya will provide you with the unique opportunity to learn about the local food culture. Meet your knowledgeable guide in the heart of the city from where you will start exploring the food scene on foot. There will be quite a bit of walking involved, but don’t worry lots of breaks at restaurants are provided throughout the tour where you can rest and recharge your energy. We all have heard about Sushi, Ramen, and Tempura, but have you ever heard of Hitsumabushi, Miso Nikomi Udon, or Tebasaki? Chances are you haven’t. And that’s okay. These and more are the local dishes you will get to try on a ‘Specialties of Nagoya Food Tour’. This tour will let you deep-dive into the Nagoyan cuisine and by extension the culture and even history of the city.

HIGHLIGHTS

※Try the local Miso Nikomi Udon dish at the restaurant that popularized it around 70 years ago
※Explore the underground levels of Japan’s oldest department store
※Learn how to eat Hitsumabushi, the freshwater eel delicacy, correctly
※Learn about the drinking culture of Japan in a popular Nagoya Izakaya
※Wash down delicious peppery chicken wings with an ice cold drink

Time Start flexible between 11am – 15pm From Sakae Station: (3.5hour tour)
Departure Daily
End Location Sakae Station
Guide English-speaking assistant or guide service is included.
Pick-up service Not available. Please assemble at Sakae Station 10min prior to departure
Drop-off service Not available. Tour disbands on arrival at Sakae Station
Additional

※Single surcharge applies to solo travellers. Please contact our consultants for further information
※The legal age for the consumption of alcohol in Japan is 20. Alcohol will not be served to anyone under 20.

B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Day 1 Specialties of Nagoya Food Tour

Specialties of Nagoya Food Tour

10:50am: Assemble at  Sakae Station. Depart with your guide.
Restaurant 1Miso Nikomi Udon: We hope you are hungry by that point, because your first stop of the tour is waiting. It is a restaurant known for popularizing Miso Nikomi Udon. A local specialty made of Udon noodles in a flavorful and dark Miso-based soup.
Restaurant 2Ebi Tenmusu: The second shop you visit has only 8 seats and sells only a single item: Ebi Tenmusu, mini-sized rice balls stuffed with a single shrimp Tempura and wrapped in seaweed. Hot and salty, this dish is simple and delicious.
Department StoreOni Manju & Ebi Senbei: It is time to explore the underground levels of Matsuzakaya, arguably the oldest Department Store in Japan. Here you will find a wide variety of foods, confectionaries, sweets, and more. You will get to try Ebi Senbei, shrimp rice crackers as well as Oni Manju, sweet potato rice cakes.
Restaurant 3Hitsumabushi: The highlight of this tour is no doubt the Hitsumabushi, grilled freshwater eel on rice. A real local specialty that doesn’t come cheap. And its consumption has to follow some important rules.
Restaurant 4Tebasaki: By this point you will surely feel full to the bursting, but even now it is hard to say no to an ice cold beer or cocktail served with peppery deep-fried chicken wings called Tebasaki.
Closing Up at Sakae Station: From here your guide will walk you back to Sakae Station or give you directions to your hotel or any other place you want to visit next.

INCLUDES
※Tour guide
※Local dishes at 4 restaurants
※2 snacks at Japan’s oldest department store
※1 alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage at a local Izakaya
※1 bottle of water

※Tour guide
※Local dishes at 4 restaurants
※2 snacks at Japan’s oldest department store
※1 alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage at a local Izakaya
※1 bottle of water

※Pricing based on minimum 2pax. Single surcharge applies to solo travellers. Contact our consultants for further information
※The minimum legal age for the consumption of alcohol in Japan is 20. Alcohol will not be served to anyone under 20
※If you have any food allergies please let us know at the time of booking
※Please wear comfortable shoes (we will walk around 3 kilometres)
※Bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of rain
※This tour is not vegetarian or vegan friendly
※This tour is not wheelchair accessible
※This tour is not stroller-friendly

Worry Free Travel – COVID Safe Protocols

Measures for Our Hosts

※Host will check their body temperature before the experience/tour
※Host will wear a face mask (or face shield) during the experience/tour
※Host will wash and sanitize their hands regularly before and during the experience/tour
※Guests are required to wear a mask during the experience/tour except when eating or drinking
※Guests are encouraged to wash and sanitize their hands before and during the experience/tour
※Host will provide hand sanitiser for the guests
※Host will provide face masks for the guests

Measures for Our Customers

Before The Tour: ※If you have a suspicious symptom such as fever or cough two days before the experience or tour, please refrain from participating.

On The Tour Day

※Please bring and wear a mask. Masks must be worn at all times for ages 3 and above (except when eating or drinking). Not wearing a mask prevents you from participating in the experience or tour.
※The body temperature will be checked before the experience or tour starts.
※Our hosts will give you hand sanitizer at the beginning and throughout the experience or tour.
※Avoid sharing food, drinks and personal items such as mobile phones with people outside your group of friends or family.
※Please keep distance between people.
※If you feel sick during the experience or tour, please notify the host.

After The Tour: ※If you have fever, cough or difficulty breathing, anytime within a one week window after the tour please let us know as soon as possible.

In order to give you peace of mind while enjoying our experiences and tours, all of our staff and hosts are doing our best to provide the safest environment possible. We will be re-evaluating the situation regularly and might change safety measures depending on how the situation develops.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused, and appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

We are looking forward to helping you make epic memories during your trip to Nagoya.

 

 

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