We explore a 2200-foot or 670-meter-long lovely local shopping street to try 4 kinds of Japanese foods. You can't help noticing mouthwatering smells one after another. The food cost are included in your price and you don't have to pay for them. But if you have anything else you want to try along the street, you can try though you need to pay for the optional item. I will be happy to share stories about the given food tasting items and optional items as much as possible. Selection of food tasting spots Our guests try 4 kinds of dishes that I recommend based on each one's preference and needs. I usually pick up 4 items from the following lineup such as Japanese style skewered pork/chicken BBQ, Tempura, Brilliant Sashimi of the season, warm and crispy Japanese sweet pancake, traditional home cooking dishes made with various vegetable and the best texture Udon noodle in wonderful flavor soup. -Those shops are not food stalls and they have decent kitchens so you don't have to worry about the hygiene. We also stop by nice specialty shops based on preference of each guests. - e.g. We occasionally stop at a candy shop to introduce some interesting items. We meet up in front of ticket gates of Toei Metro Shinjuku line Nishi-Ojima station. Then we take a bus together to the shopping street. The experience ends at the shopping street. I help for your travel plan to your next venue.
I'm a foodie, travel lover and was a professional analyst of in-flight catering in aviation business. I worked with chefs in more than 10 countries so that they can understand Japanese cooking basics in a better way. Also I am a national certified English guide and run my own travel agency. https://www.fukagawafoodandtours.com/ I was born in this district and was away for some decades. Then I came back here in 2017 and I started this experience in March 2019. I was a repeating customer of the shopping street even before I started the experience as I live in the neighborhood. Now I know many lovely shop owners along the street and they welcome my guests. This experience is not a food hop to try many items as possible but a small neighborhood experience with good food & an introduction to Japanese food culture and people’s life in Tokyo.
4 food tastings, Food costs are included in the price.
<Sunamachi shopping street> Not like the other touristic area. Lively local shopping street in working class residential area with many kinds of shops, from Kimono to butcher. People in Japan now get used to buy everything in one supermarket without any conversation, however this shopping street is a part of our community where the local people love to come to shop, eat and chat with shop owners they know.
Please let me know beforehand if you have any food restrictions. That will be a great help for me to design a series of food tastings for you.