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Top 10 Magical Trip Tours In Tokyo, Japan

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Tokyo is the capital of Japan and a fascinating mix of traditional and historic architecture to ultramodern skyscrapers. The city features several interesting museums, exhibiting everything from a reconstruction of a kabuki theatre at the Edo-Tokyo Museum to local history and art at the city’s Tokyo National Museum. The historic temples and shrines are always beautiful to visit, including the Meiji Shinto Shrine, set in a forest. A striking building to gaze upon is the Imperial Palace, while strolling in its beautiful surrounding gardens. There is so much to see and do in the city, so to save any disappointment, book one of these top Magical Trip tours in Tokyo, Japan.

1. Tokyo sushi-making class (80 USD)

Chef Takao Ishiyama making akami
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For many people in the world, one of the best aspects of Japan and its tasty cuisine is sushi. While sushi is available in most countries worldwide, visitors to Tokyo can learn how to make sushi themselves and take the knowledge home with them. A three-hour cooking class teaches you about dashi (soup stock) as well as a number of different seasonings used in making sushi, such as soy sauce, sake, mirin, miso and more. During the cooking class, learn how to make a number of sushi types, including Inari, Nigiri, and others.

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Price: 80 USD

2. Asakusa bar hopping tour through Nakamise Shopping Street (41 USD)


One of the best ways to experience a city’s culture is to go bar hopping among the locals. This three-hour tour introduces you to the food cultures of Asakusa and the popular nightlife of Tokyo. The tour shows you what nightlife is available in Asakusa including good food and drink and friendly interaction with the locals. Visit some of the best locations, including Kamiya Bar, which is the oldest of its kind in Tokyo and Yadoroku, an old onigiri restaurant in the city. Also head to Hoppy Street, which is named after a popular local beverage in Japan. The drink was first sold in Japan after the war as a replacement for beer, which locals found too expensive.

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Price: 41 USD

3. Shibuya bar hopping night tour in Tokyo (95 USD)

Shibuya bar hopping night tour in Tokyo
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This pub crawl takes you into one of Tokyo’s best nightlife areas, the indoor food alley of Shibuya. Go bar hopping, visiting three of the hidden izakaya bars in Tokyo, while meeting the locals. By day, you can visit the famous Shibuya crossing, taking a selfie at the well known Hachiko statue. At night, Shibuya is a whole different place. You will visit one pub hidden away in a meat alley and two others in the Dogen Zaka area of Tokyo, tasting the local foods and enjoying the local drink.

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Price: 95 USD

4. Tokyo bar hopping night tour in Shinjuku (95 USD)

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This bar-hopping experience takes you to the hidden pubs of Shinjuku, Tokyo, which tourists normally cannot come across at night. This enjoyable tour includes a variety of dishes and drinks (including vegan options, if required), as your guide takes you to several small and traditional izakaya bars in Shinjuku. Experience the nightlife of the backstreets of Tokyo, tasting Gyoza, Yakitori, Fried Tofu, and grilled vegetables, all washed down with local, Japanese beer and saki.

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Price: 95 USD

5. Tokyo sumo morning practice tour (85 USD)

Tokyo sumo morning practice tour
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This fascinating tour will take you into the world of Sumo wrestling at a Sumo Stable in Tokyo. When you attend a Sumo match, it can be hard to get seating close to the action. This tour will allow you to watch Sumo training close up. You will learn how the wrestlers get so big and what they eat to get that way. After watching the training, you might get a chance to talk to the Sumo wrestlers and even have photos taken with them. However, this cannot be guaranteed. The tour will end with some fun quizzes on what you have learned about Sumo wrestlers and their craft.

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Price: 85 USD

6. Akihabara anime & gaming adventure tour (67 USD)

Akihabara anime & gaming adventure tour
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Visit the Akihabara retro video game store which is a genuine treasure trove of everything related to video games, including 8-bit video game keyboard music and old-fashioned video game disks and machines. Then head to a traditional maid café to have a spell cast on your food. Wander around the huge anime stores in Tokyo, browsing all the cosplay, figures and entertainment options.

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Price: 67 USD

7. Asakusa cultural & street-food walking tour (95 USD)

Asakusa cultural & street-food walking tour
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This enjoyable three-hour tour starts with a fun rickshaw ride (Jinrikisha), the former transportation during the Edo era in Japan. The ride will take you to Asakusa and the Senso-ji temple. You will explore Nakamise Street and learn about its history, dating back 300 years. With the help of your guide, you will sample traditional Japanese street food, before heading to Kappabashi to learn more about the development of the Asakusa area of Tokyo. The last stop includes a favorite eating place where you can experience monjyayaki, a traditional local dish, on Hoppy Street.

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Price: 95 USD

8. Three-hour Tokyo good old bike tour (62 USD)

Three-hour Tokyo good old bike tour
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This Tokyo bike tour takes you through three Old Towns in Tokyo, starting at Asakusabashi station, where you will learn the Japanese traffic rules. First, you will head into the Asakusa area and cycle to the bottom of the tallest radio tower in the world, Skytree. You will continue cycling around Asakusa and will head to the oldest temple in the country, Senso-ji to learn about worship in Japan. You will then explore the Ueno area of Tokyo by bicycle.

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Price: 62 USD

9. Tokyo night foodie tour in Shinjuku (99 USD)

Walking around Kabukicho, Shinjuku at night. (29362321701)
Source: Photo by user Daniel Ramirez used under CC BY 2.0

This ultimate, three-hour foodie tour takes you to three locations in colorful Shinjuku in Tokyo. You will get to watch an authentic Sushi chef creating Nigiri sushi and enjoy several types of Wagyu, a traditional Japanese barbeque in a Yakiniku dinner (vegan options available). Walk off the full stomach in Kabukicho, where you will taste a delicious, artisan Gelato while enjoying the sights and sounds of the area.

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Price: 99 USD

10. Tokyo by night photography tour (57 USD)

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Source: Photo by user chensiyuan used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Learn all about night photography on this night photography tour in Tokyo, while exploring ten different local and urban areas around Shinjuku, including some hidden places visitors, would never normally find. Sites will include the Scramble Crossing in Shibuya and other iconic spots. While you take your own beautiful photos, your photographic guide will take 20 professional photos of you enjoying the tour.

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Price: 57 USD

Experience Tokyo, Japan, like a local

Learn about the fascinating history and culture of the city while exploring the shopping streets, eating local street food, embarking on a pub crawl in the traditional bars of the city, cycling the streets or riding in a traditional rickshaw, while enjoying some of the top Magical Trip tours in Tokyo, Japan.

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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