Go back to school and have some fun on this gastro-historical tour of Tokyo!
- Learn about Ueno's obsession with Pandas!
- Make a short visit to Tokyo's last black market- Ameyoko
- Enjoy an amazing Japanese school meal at a themed restaurant
- Get an informative explanation of post-war WW2 history
- Learn the "history" behind your school meal
Okachimachi Panda Square - 6pm
Fee: 2,500 yen per person*
Participants: 2 to 20 people
Advance Booking Essential Tour Not Available on Sundays
After a short introduction to the area of Ueno- and an obligatory mention of Ueno's fascination with pandas we take a short walk through the Ameyoko market- Tokyo's last existing black market. Your volunteer-guide will provide information on the Allied occupation of Japan which lasted until 1952 and explain how decisions made back then influence the meals you eat as a visitor- and the meals enjoyed by Japanese school children today.
Within 30 minutes of starting we visit a school-themed restaurant for a sit-down meal where you can enjoy a typical & surprisingly tasty Japanese school meal. We recommend you arrive hungry!
Note: Alcohol/Drinks are not included but available for an additional fee
After the meal your guide will escort you back to the JR Okachimachi station/Panda Square. Alternatively, for anyone interested in spending the rest of the evening at the casual outdoor drinking bars of Ameyoko our guide will happily suggest a place where you can spend a few more entertaining hours!
The tour fee includes a donation that will be used directly to provide hot school meals to children in Malawi, Africa through the work of Seibo Japan's partners in Malawi. Thank you for supporting the work of Seibo!