Find out how we work to create an itinerary tailored to you.
Evening Tokyo Depachika and Yakitori Alley
Enjoy two takes on street food as your guide takes you from the underground food courts of one of the world’s most famous department stores, to the winding, smoky street vendors of nearby Yakitori Alley, famous for its grilled chicken skewers.
This evening your local guide will collect you from your hotel and take you to Nihonbashi in Tokyo’s financial district, where you will find the famous Mitsukoshi department store, one of the world’s oldest. In its basement level is one of the city’s many Depachika, or food courts, which are affectionately known as ‘food theme parks’ and offer a vast array of local cuisine. Your guide will help translate and assist should you wish to try anything, but just gazing at what is on offer is an experience in itself.
From Nihonbashi, it is a short walk to the railway tracks that stretch under Tokyo Station to Yurakucho, a winding area of outside food stalls where you can follow the steam and aromas of Yakitori Alley, famous for its Yakitori - flavoured skewered chicken. Here you can sample a skewer and a drink as your guide explains the history and culture behind this unique region of Tokyo, before dropping you back at your hotel or leaving you to enjoy the evening as you wish.
Places to stay
Holiday ideas featuring this experience
Designed with foodies in mind, this wonderful trip journeys through Japan with a focus on food. From Tokyo to Hiroshima and from Kyoto to Osaka, this trip takes in the most extraordinary culinary experiences with local experts.
This affordable yet wonderful itinerary is fantastic for those on a tighter budget, or for those a little short on time. It takes in Tokyo, Hiroshima and Miyajima, Kyoto as well as Mt Fuji near Hakone. It covers some of the best of Japan.