It’s no secret that I love to eat, so when I travel, I always look for a cooking class or a food tour. It’s usually one of the most memorable parts of my holiday.
On my final day in Tokyo, I did a Secret Food Tour of Tokyo. Ideally, I would have done this at the start of my trip so then I could eat more of the fabulous food we’d tried.
We met our guide Kunnie at the train station in Ueno. We started the tour at a sushi restaurant sampling medium fatty tuna, red tuna, and salmon.
Then we walked through a local street market and tried 2 types of tea. We sampled Ground beef cutlets named Menchi.
Our lunch was bento boxes in a local restaurant. Then it was time for a stroll though Uneo Park. We visited a temple and shrine, both very interesting.
These lanterns lined the park. Each one was different. It would have been gorgeous to see at night.
Then we visited an Izakaya (a Japanese style pub) and tried chicken yakitori.
After this we sampled Pan-fried dumplings named Gyoza. The staff at this restaurant gave us a cute origami souvenir which was a lovely gesture.
We finished the tour at the fruit stall with pineapple, strawberry or banana skewers.
Trust me, you won’t need dinner after this food tour.
As well as trying different food and learning about the culture, I met some lovely people on the tour.
Secret Food tours operate in cities all over the world. I highly recommend the Toyko tour and I look forward to joining in Porto later this year!