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Tokyo Local Food and Calligraphy Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time

    11:30am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Aoyama Flower Market shop inside Sugamo Station entrance area.

    There are two train lines you can take to get to the meeting place:
    - JR Yamanote Line
    - Mita Subway Line

  • Ending Point

    Jizo Dori Area

Key Highlights

  • Get up, close with Japanese food and art
  • Taste Japanese delicacies and enjoy lunch at a local market
  • Visit a local shopping arcade for souvenirs unique to the area
  • Get insights about the areas you visit from your guide
  • Learn the ancient art of Shodo, a Japanese calligraphy style
  • Take home a T-shirt with your Kanji character on it
  • Both printed and smartphone voucher accepted

Overview

A true Japanese experience awaits when you embark on a food tour and then learn the art of Japanese calligraphy. Get up, close with Japan’s rich culture and heritage when you eat your way through local markets away from the tourists and visit a calligraphy studio.

Here’s the plan

You will begin your tour with a local sweet delicacy from a 100-year-old shop known for creating authentic Japanese snacks and classics found nowhere in Tokyo. Then you head to a famous shopping arcade, Jizo Dori, and stop at a famous temple. Your guide will tell you why this area is popular among the young Tokyo residents. While you walk past the shops, you will reach the Harajuku district, Japan’s foremost youthful shopping and fashion district. Here, you will also arrive at a stretch of road, known as ‘Old Generations’ road for its contrast to the rest of the district.   

There’s more to see, smell and eat as you browse through pickle stores, snack stalls and shops selling local goods. Your guide will then take you to a popular food joint for lunch and delish dessert.

After lunch, it is time to bring your creative juices at play as you arrive at a calligraphy studio and learn the ancient art of Japanese Calligraphy called Shodo. Your teacher will help you create your own Japanese Kanji character with brush and ink. At the end of the workshop, you will take home a T-shirt with your character on it.

About the Supplier: Your travel buddy Arigato Japan Food Tours help you make delicious memories of Japan during your travels to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima! Get ready to see places that locals cherish for an off-the-beaten-path, foodie experience of daily life in Japan that you won’t soon forget!

Inclusions

  • Try local dishes at 5 food stops  
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Dessert 
  • 1 Drink
  • Traditional calligraphy experience with professionals (all materials are supplied). 
  • Customized T-shirt
  • Local English speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers (we'll see you there)
  • Gratuities (if you wish, go on then)
  • Additional drinks or food (go on, try some more)

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances.

Dietary restriction flexibility:? No shellfish, No pork.

Our guide will be in front of the flower shop holding an “Arigato Japan” sign.

So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early. No refund will be provided to latecomers.

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

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