Get local insight into Tokyo's world-famous Asakusa district as you join a walking tour led by the owner or staff of Tsurujiro, a well-known okonomiyaki (savory grilled pancake) restaurant in the area. Then, enjoy a hearty two-hour course featuring okonomiyaki and teppanyaki iron-plate dishes, and including free-flowing drinks.
• We can only accommodate 2 groups per day: 1 group for lunch time, and 1 for dinner time. A group can have up to 6 people at most; solo participants are welcome to join, as the minimum is 1 person • The menu listed here is only an example; the actual menu variesdepending on the season, availability of ingredients, and other factors • While Tsurujiro's menu is available in Japanese, English, and Chinese, please note that most staff can only speak Japanese. The Asakusa tour will also be conducted in Japanese • The legal drinking age in Japan is 20; guests under 20 years old will not be served alcohol • Tsurujiro also offers course-only plans; choose from an okonomiyaki-and-teppanyaki course or an okonomiyaki-and-monjayaki course: https://experiences.travel.rakuten.com/experiences/23830
Best known for Sensoji Temple — with its iconic Kaminarimon Gate — and Nakamise Shopping Street, the old-school neighborhood of Asakusa is one of Tokyo's most popular sightseeing districts. Its most popular attractions aside, there’s plenty to do in Asakusa: feast on excellent Japanese food, shop for souvenirs, and more. Get some local insight into Asakusa on this experience, as the owner or staff of okonomiyaki restaurant Tsurujiro take you on a short walking tour of the area, then guide you to their restaurant for a two-hour okonomiyaki-and-teppanyaki course. Literally translating to "grilled as you like", okonomiyaki is a savory grilled pancake that consists of various fillings and batter mixed together, then drizzled with sauce and toppings. Due to its similarity to a Tokyo-style grilled pancake called monjayaki, okonomiyaki is a local specialty in some Tokyo districts such as Asakusa. Most restaurants that specialize in monjayaki will also serve okonomiyaki, and vice-versa. With a main branch and a sister shop called Hanare, Tsurujiro is one of the highly recommended places in Asakusa to try these dishes, as it's well-rated and has received many favorable reviews from locals and tourists alike. In 2019, it ranked first in the Gourmet category of the 2019 Live Japan Awards. (Live Japan is a multilingual website focusing on Japan travel and lifestyle, and one of its partners is Gurunavi, one of Japan's leading restaurant guides and reservation services.) On this experience, the restaurant that you’ll visit after the Asakusa tour is Tsurujiro Hanare. To give you an idea of what to expect, below is a sample menu: Okonomiyaki & Teppanyaki Course at Asakusa Tsurujiro Hanare Duration: 2 hours • Homemade smoked salmon and marinated tomatoes • Pumpkin potage soup • Foie gras and radish • Specialty beef steak • Half-sized okonomiyaki (please select your preferred variant from the menu) • Saikyo miso with cream cheese • Sweet potato galette (prepared teppanyaki-style) and caramelized apple • 90 minutes' worth of free-flowing drinks, including a selection of alcoholic beverages Finally, at the end of the course, you'll get a souvenir (included in the price) such as rice crackers from a local shop, postcards featuring Asakusa's scenery, or an origami-crane keychain. Book now for a stroll around Asakusa and to enjoy one of the area’s must-try dishes!