The Omoide Yokocho in Tokyo has every kind of food and products you can imagine. More than 200 years old the market is steeped in Japanese tradition. Omoide Yokocho is a testament to the enormous variety of cuisine specialties available in Tokyo and Japan. Visitors to the market may discover that having so many choices for shopping and dining can be a bit overwhelming. Tours are available with qualified guides to assist you with purchases. If you have never visited the market, you will appreciate having a guide to help you navigate through the shops. The Omoide Yokocho food follows the Japanese traditions of fresh and seasonal. Here you will find delicacies in restaurants and in stores to purchase and take with you to cook later. Tokyo has one of the most unique arcades in Japan, and the market reflects this with an abundance of fresh food and shops selling a variety of snacks, foods, and sweets. With the assistance of a professional guide, you will find everything you are looking for at the Omoide Yokocho in Tokyo.
• The Omoide Yokocho is best enjoyed with a tour guide.
• The market has fresh and seasonal food.
• Restaurants and shops are filled with every food you could want.
• The Omoide Yokocho tour ensures you will thoroughly enjoy your time at one of the finest markets in the country.
When making sushi rolls, the filling can be anything you desire. In Japan, sushi rolls are made with rice, vinegar, ginger, nori and of course fish.
Rolled Sushi Class
A favorite activity for visitors in Tokyo is a trip to Omoide Yokocho. Restaurants and shops pack the 200-year old market offering delicious traditional Japanese foods. Some shops are small and family-operated while others are bright commercial stores. There are over 160 shops along the streets of the market providing fresh and seasonal foods. After you tour the market with a guide from Maikoya Tokyo, you will return to the cultural center to learn how to make authentic rolled sushi. The traditional Japanese kitchen provides everything required to make the Japanese dish. The experienced cook will assist you in discovering the history behind the dish and help you create your rolled sushi. Maikoya Tokyo offers a range of activities and events. There are other cooking classes for visitors and residents. Immerse yourself in the traditions of Japan by visiting the cultural center and discovering true Japanese cuisine.
• Visit the black market turned 1940’s memory lane, Omoide Yokocho
• Make rolled sushi in a traditional Japanese kitchen.
• Explore the other events and activities at Maikoya Tokyo.
• Learn the history of the dish and the cultural center.
We had the most beautiful experience of learning calligraphy and wearing traditional kimonos. The staff are so friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this experience to all visitors to Tokyo.read more
Very smooth organization, wide variety of kimonos to choose from. They help you dress, do your hair and make you look beautiful and take pictures with your cameras. The tea ceremony was beautiful and we got to mix our own tea as we were told about the history and the practice of tea ceremony as well as other interesting Japanese culture tidbits.read more
All the ladies there were lovely. Beautiful kimonos for you to choose from, and everything was just sp graceful ❤. You make your own tea, eat traditional Japanese sweets. Love all the photos and just enjoyed the entire experienceread more
The experience was lovely. The ladies there were all very kind and gave clear instructions that made the whole thing go smoothly. The kimonos to choose from were all beautiful and the tea ceremony was a good balance between instructional and experiential. Definitely a good choice if you want to attend a tea ceremony but don’t yet know the proper etiquette.read more
Best place to learn about their tea culture. You will get choose your own kimono and take many photos in it. It is worth a visit.Do this if you are free and wish to experience like a japanese.read more
Had a great time. The ladies who run the shop are all very friendly. They all spoke English very well so it made it very easy to communicate. Having a kimono put on and having your hair done was fun. The tea ceremony itself was very nice. Your walked though step by step of what goes into a tea ceremony. The matcha tea and sweets are delicious.read more
The three of us has a wonderful experience learning more about this beautiful culture. Our tea master was very knowledgeable and gladly answered any questions we had. It was truly a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity!read more
My wife and I took the course that teaches students to make traditional Japanese sweets and is followed by a tea ceremony. We thought it was a fun way to spend some time during our vacation and were really happy with the experience. It's definitely a fun way to learn about a small piece of Japanese cultural history.read more
We went to participate in the tea ceremony, and it was absolutely perfect! The staff was so kind, spoke very good English and the kimonos were beautiful! I definitely recommend this place. We also took pictures for about 20-30 minutes afterwards, in a little room they have decorated for this purpose, and the staff was very patient with us! 😍read more
Had an absolutely wonderful experience. We experienced the tea ceremony as well as traditional Japanese sweets making. The hosts/tea masters delivered a professional and traditional experience while also staying light hearted and comical enough for touristical enjoyment. Everything is well explained + they are open to all questions. Our host was very conversational and we really felt like she placed our enjoyment as a priority. This is definitely something you can not miss !!!read more
I was the first person ever to take part in a tea ceremony in the Tokyo location. I chose the kimono + tea ceremony option. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!My instructor was so professional and kind. First, she helped me with the choice of kimono and then she put it on me. Another young lady took care of my hair and I totally loved the result.The instructor really explained and demonstrated the respect that the Japanese people show to their guests and the tea. She took her time explaining everything to me and let me ask any kind of questions. After her explanations I was allowed to prepare a tea by myself. The instructor was so sweet and positive that I did not want to leave. She even offered to take pictures of me and with me afterwards :)I would recommend this experience to anyone who wants to get a feel for traditions in Japan and an authentic experience. The price is very reasonable and the location is easy to find.read more
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Maikoya Tokyo is found in a tranquil tea house near the Meiji Shrine, just a walking distance from Shinjuku, Harajuku. We are only one stop away from Shibuya and Tokyo Station!
Learning about the traditions and practices of the country through our immersive cultural workshops and activities will surely give you a new perspective about the intricacies of the history and society in Japan.
Join us at Maikoya Tokyo as we guide you through Japan's traditional arts and history! Our friendly staff and hosts are fluent in English, Chinese, and Japanese and will make sure you have the best experiences and opportunities.