Yanaka is a one of the few remaining shitamachi old town neighbourhoods which survived the Great Kanto Earthquake in early 1923. The atmosphere is quite different from the modern side of Tokyo, and you get the sense that you’ve traveled back in time to the good old times.We’ll walk through a shopping street where locals buy their food from each of the many speciality stores, rather than from a large supermarket. For lunch, you will try one of the most popular ramen in Tokyo for lunch and some mochi sweets for dessert. Then it’s a short walk through an area with many temples to reach our final destination: a nearly-100-year-old Japanese house that’s been converted into a cafe.
EXAMPLES OF FOOD & DRINKS YOU’LL ENJOY:
- Meat croquettes
- Karaage fried chicken
- Seasonal sashimi
- Gyoza dumplings
- Mochi daifuku
- Senbei rice crackers
- Japanese sweet pancakes with red beans
- Seasonal fruits
- Some of the Drinks You’ll Try:
- Locally roasted, freshly brewed coffee
- Craft beer or unique soft drinks
- Japanese soft drink tasting (for children)
*We can make substitutions for food or drinks if you have any allergies
Drink examples: Beer, sake, Japanese cocktails, whiskey, etc.