Guided tour

Nagoya: Endloji District Food and Cultural Tour

Nagoya: Endloji District Food and Cultural Tour

From US$ 74.28 per person

Experience first-hand the Endoji Shotengai, Nagoya’s oldest shopping and entertainment arcade, and the surrounding Endoji and Shikemichi districts. Meet the people of the area, try the simple foods loved by townsfolk.

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Duration 2.5 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Experience the Endoji Shotengai, Nagoya’s oldest shopping and entertainment arcade
  • Learn about the importance of the Horikawa River
  • Experience the local street foods
Full description
Visit Endonji Temple. The temple holds the important secret Buddha statue presented by the local Tokugawa Family about 400 years ago. You only can see the statue on the 18th day of the month. Next, you’ll visit the tiny Kompira Shrine that stands on a little corner of the street, loved by locals for its unique Nagoya dialect omikuji (fortune-telling paper). After walking through a corner of tiny hidden bars, where small restaurants and bars stand side by side, your guide will take you to see a Yanegami-Sama (rooftop shrine altar) which is unique to the central Japan area. After this, your guide will take you to visit Sengen Shrine, a branch shrine worshipping Mt Fuji. Admire its path lined by small Jizo statues. As you walk through the storehouse street, immerse yourself in the age of the samurai by visiting traditional Japanese clog, accessory, and kimono stores. As you near lunchtime, try the local famous street foods Endoji has to offer. Stop at Maruko (the local butcher) and try their famous freshly-fried korokke (croquette), or at Amataro for their Nagoya-style okonomiyaki, a type of savory pancake. After you try the Japanese wagashi sweets, you will visit a local supermarket and learn how locals shop and live. The tour finishes at two stores where two friendly and heartwarming grandparents sell rice crackers and souvenirs. After your tour, you can choose between 2 optional activities, a Japanese lantern-making workshop (1.5-hours) or watching a Modern Kabuki Show at Nagoya-za (2-hours).
  • Professional guide
  • 5 snacks from Endoji shopping street
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Shopping
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Nagonoya Cafe & Hostel is located inside Endoji Shotengai Shopping Arcade, a 15-minute walk from Nagoya station. Your guide will be waiting for you holding welcome board with your name. If arriving from Marunouchi station on Tsurumai Line: Use exit 8, Nagoya station is a 5-minute walk If arriving from Kokusai Centre station on Sakura Dori Line (red): Use exit 6, Nagoya station is a 15-minute walk by underground shopping mall Unimall to Kokusai station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children aged 3 and under are not permitted at the lantern making workshop and the Kabuki Show.
  • The shops to be visited on the tour may vary.
  • Special menus for those with dietary restrictions are not available.
  • No food is provided for infants (0-5-years).
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Passport information is required for children aged 10 and above.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.

Product ID: 397768