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Traditional Restaurant

¥1000 ($10) per person*

The classic Japanese environment – often, but not always, seated on tatami mats and eating what’s known as “teishoku”…

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Teishoku is a tray of food with small portions of a variety of foods. This includes grilled fish, seaweed, tempura, miso soups, amongst others, such as nabe (hot pots) or karaage (deep fried chicken and other foods). Your mileage may vary, but one thing’s for sure – it’s traditional!
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Sushi Bar

¥1000 ($10) per person*

Conveyor belt sushi can be found throughout Japan and easily navigated by tourists. A sushi bar, however, often has a sushi master behind the counter serving a variety of styles of sushi…

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piece-by-piece. Sushi bars can be incredibly hard to navigate alone. The most authentic of sushi experiences can be enjoyed comfortably and authentically with a local by your side, recommending what’s great and what’s not.
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Izakaya

¥1000 ($10) per person*

An izakaya typically has a “master” behind the counter. The master is a jack-of-all-trades for Japanese food, among others. Noodles, sushi, pizza, or curries – whatever tickles your…

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fancy. This is the height of local social life, and every Japanese local has their own unique favourite izakaya – far away from the tourist traps and districts.
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Sake Bars

¥1000 ($10) per person*

Sake is one of Japan’s most famous exports. What’s often unknown is the variety of sake available to drink, and how each bar takes on the personality of the owner…

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Japanese locals have a treasure chest of sake knowledge, with their own unique preferences that they love to share with visitors. Standing bars, sit down bars, local varieties or stock from across Japan – it’s a truly exciting local experience.
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Regional Cuisines

¥1000 ($10) per person*

Japan is split into a variety of major regions and then fragmented into more specific areas. Each area has their…

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own “food favourite”. Ishikawa is well-known for its kaisendon” – a bowl of sashimi on rice. Hyogo is well-known for its tender beef, and Hiroshima for noodle okonomiyaki. Do you know about each region’s foods? Maybe not, but the locals sure do.
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Bar Hopping

¥1000 ($10) per person*

Bar hopping is a classic experience – one that cannot be left off of the list. Each bar…

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has its own unique flavour, attracting different kinds of people across the city.
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Tourist-district

¥1000 ($10) per person*

Infamous among locals as being the restaurants you always read about on the internet, but no locals actually go to

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You’re either walking right into a place full of tourists, or just a plain old tourist trap.  However, the tourist districts are easily accessible, so they’re very convenient. Take a local along with you – their trained eye will eliminate the tourist traps and take you to the spots that are authentic, local, and delicious. A diamond in the rough.
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Cozy Cafes

¥1000 ($10) per person*

The coffee culture is booming in Japan, with cafes offering a variety of coffees and teas…

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Let’s not forget the traditional matcha, a Japanese-only classic. American doughnut chains in Japan might offer sweet matcha tea, but it pales in comparison to the authentic tea found at a local tea spot. Indulge in wagashi, handmade Japanese sweets, with a cup of bitter coffee or tea.
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*Paid in cash to your host