Private tour

Nagoya: Private and Personalized Eat Like a Local Tour

Activity provider: City Unscripted

Nagoya: Private and Personalized Eat Like a Local Tour

Activity provider: City Unscripted

From US$ 191.67 per person

Join a local host for a personalized experience of Nagoya's colorful food scene. Visit ancient restaurants and street vendors in historic alleyways. Savor a culinary adventure from barbecued eels to giant 35-centimeter fried shrimp and Taiwan ramen.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Have a local host on hand to tell you about Nagoya’s food history
  • Eat and drink your way around Nagoya with a local host and discover the city's thriving culinary scene
  • Blend in with the locals as you nibble on snacks at one of the many izakayas (informal pubs) around Nagoya station
  • Drink sake in historic yokocho (alleyways) near Nagoya Castle
  • Indulge your sweet tooth with some of the best cheesecake in town right outside Osu’s entrance
Full description
Food, glorious food! Find out why the food culture in Nagoya has gone from small-town sensation to a source of pride in the city with a local expert foodie. Visit a neighborhood of your choice and try local specialties hand-picked for you by your private host. Benefit from a private and flexible itinerary you can change on the go. You'll be paired with a foodie local passionate about their city (and its food!) for a culinary adventure. You will be able to share your preferences ahead of the tour, to make sure it suits your needs and requests. In Nagoya, ancient history collides with modern innovation, and this can be tasted in its cuisine, with modern twists being spun on dishes dating back to ancient times. With your host, eat your way through Nagoya and sample the city’s specialties, like grilled eel (hitsumbishi) and shrimp tempura rice balls (tenmusu). Nagoya’s style of miso paste is rich, salty, and extra-umami, so miso soup and miso katsu (deep-fried pork cutlets served with earthy miso sauce) are must-tries. At one of the city’s cozy, wood-built izakayas, you could sample small plates of takoyaki – fried octopus balls under a blanket of unfurling bonito flakes – or test an old Nagoya trick: ask the chef for “today’s best”, and that’s what you’ll get. And don't leave without trying the city’s famous chicken wings! Important: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences. At the end of your tour, get recommendations from your host about other dishes to eat and the best places to find them.
  • Private and personalized 3-hour experience with a local host
  • 6-8 tastings of various local food specialties
  • A glass of wine, beer or soft drink
  • Hotel meetup (available on request for central locations)
  • Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Your host can arrange to meet you at your hotel if you are based in central locations or at the Nagoya City Hall
  • This is a walking experience but, if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options
  • Within 24 hours after booking, you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place
  • Additional food, drinks, attraction fees, transportation costs, and gratuities are not included

Product ID: 285422