Nagoya Meshi Food Tour

nagoya Meshi food tour

at a glance

Time: daily at 2:30 p.m. (3 hours)

Meeting Place: Oasis 21 at Sakae Station

Price: 13.200 yen per adult, 8.800 yen per child,
payable via PayPal after booking

Minimum: 2 people (+4.000 yen if you are alone in the tour)

Maximum: 6 people (if you are more than 4 people contact us before booking)

Private Tour: This is a shared tour, if you are looking for a private tour just for you, your friends and family click here

What’s Included: 7-8 Nagoya local foods at restaurants and stalls throughout the tour

or contact us if you have questions:

What to expect at the nagoya Meshi food tour

This tour is for everyone who loves Japanese food. But we won’t talk about Sushi, Ramen or Soba during the Nagoya Meshi Food Tour. During this tour you will dive deep into the local Nagoya cuisine known as Nagoya Meshi, only available in this part of the country.

If you have never tried (or never even heard of) Hitsumabushi, Miso Nikomi Udon or Tebasaki this is the tour for you. Within 3 hours walking around Sakae District and tasting 8 different local foods at different restaurants and food stalls you will have one unforgettable experience. 



unforgettable experience

During your Nagoya Food Tour, you will join a small group of up to 6 people plus guide. You will walk around Sakae, the downtown area of Nagoya.

The tour in Nagoya starts at 2:30 p.m. and takes about 3 hours. I will meet you at the Oasis 21 Bus Terminal, a popular tourist attraction in Sakae.

You will first learn a little bit about Nagoya, its history and interesting sights not to be missed in the city before learning about Japanese food in general and Nagoya food in particular.

By that time, I hope you feel really hungry and you are ready for the first restaurant where you will get to try Miso Nikomi Udon, one of the most popular dishes in Nagoya.

Other stops on the way include the underground food section of Japan’s oldest department store as well as a couple of short stops on the way.

You will try Hitsumabushi, one of the local delicacies, a dish you will never forget!

The tour ends with a beer (or other beverage) and some famous Tebasaki chicken wings at one of the most popular Izakaya in Nagoya (a typical Japanese bar).

Join a Nagoya Meshi Food Tour, the best food tour in Japan.

Testimonials from Participants

Lena is absolutely passionate about Nagoya’s cuisine & history, and we as guests were able to grasp a part of that in-depth knowledge through her tour. I had no idea many of the shops she took us existed! I was able to enjoy learning about Nagoya and tasting new food at the same time.

She even gives good recommendations on what kind of gifts to choose for friends back home or colleagues in Japan that reflect Nagoya’s distinct history.

I would recommend for those who travel to Nagoya not only for sightseeing but also for a lifetime experience. 

Ricardo Gonzalez

Thank you, Lena, for the great tour I had!

I discovered delicious Nagoya’s specialties and Lena always gave the story behind each meal or snack. Everything was carefully chosen to represent Nagoya and many of them I wouldn’t know about without joining this tour.

Lena is very friendly and very organized, always caring about everyone on the tour. She is truly passionate about Nagoya’s food. I will definitely join the tour again with friends or my family. 

Camille Onoda

We are glad that we booked the tour with you. We learned a lot about foods that are found in Nagoya.

We had a great time with Lena, will tell others about the tour.  Thank you again Lena.

Marnie Takamori

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Dietary restrictions

Below are the dietary restrictions we can accommodate (in green) on the Nagoya Meshi Food Tour. Please let us know about your dietary restrictions at the time of your booking.

Dietary Restrictions we CAN accommodate

  • Food Allergies
  • Pescatarians
  • Dairy Free
  • Non-alcoholic
  • Pregnant Women

Dietary Restrictions we CANNOT accommodate

  • Vegetarians
  • Vegans
  • Gluten Free


Meet Our Guide

There is currently only one guide responsible for all tours on Nagoya Foodie, the founder: Lena

Lena scheidler

Lena scheidler

Founder of Nagoya Foodie

Nagoya Meshi food tour FAQs

All frequently asked questions and concerns answered here.
If you have a question that isn’t answered below, drop us an email and we will get back to you in no time.


What is Nagoya Foodie

Nagoya Foodie is a new company offering food tours in Nagoya. By participating in a Nagoya Foodie tour you will make your stay in Nagoya one of the most memorable stops of your Japan trip. Why will it be memorable? Because of all the delicious food you will try, and the interesting tidbits about Nagoya and the Japanese culture you will learn about from our knowledgeable guides.

What's included in a Nagoya Meshi Food Tour

The Nagoya Meshi Food Tour is only one of multiple food tours that Nagoya Foodie is going to offer. Included in the Nagoya Meshi Food Tour are 3.5 hours packed with information about Nagoya and Japan, and 8 delicious foods to sample!

You will wander the streets of Nagoya and visit restaurants you could never find as a tourist.


How long is the tour? How much walking is involved?

The whole tour will take about 3.5 hours, maybe longer if you want to stick around at the last stop to spend some more time with the new friends you will make during the tour. You will have to walk about 3 kilometers (2 miles) but there are multiple stops in between where you can sit and rest for a couple of minutes.

How many people will be on the tour?

On every tour, there is a maximum of 6 participants and one guide. This ensures the tours are intimate and the guide can answer everyone’s burning questions and get to know every group member during the tour. A small group also makes it easier to visit the small cozy restaurants with limited seating that are so common in Nagoya.

I have allergies or dietary restrictions. Can this tour accommodate me?

We want as many people to be able to enjoy our tours as possible. Scroll up on the page a little to see what dietary restrictions this tour is adaptable for. If you are unsure about your special case drop us an email at

Is this tour a good fit for families?

A Nagoya Meshi Food Tour is an amazing activity for the whole family. Children until 12 years pay only 8.000 yen.

Some of the foods introduced on the Nagoya Meshi Food Tour might be a little bit strange so a sense of curiosity is definitely a plus to enjoy the tour fully.

What is not included in the tour?

The transportation to the meeting place and from the endpoint is not included in the tour fee. Your knowledgeable guide will be happy to help you find transport back to your hotel or to the next activity of the day.

While tipping is not a common practice in Japan, feel free to tip our guides if they did a great job.

What should I bring?

Since there is quite a bit of walking involved we recommend comfortable shoes.

Depending on the weather sunglasses and a hat, a rain jacket and umbrella would also be a plus.

We do provide one bottle of water and you will get something to drink at the 3 restaurants we visit throughout the tour, it still might be a good idea to bring something to stay hydrated especially in summer.

And of course most important of all: Bring a healthy appetite! It’s best to eat a hearty breakfast and skip lunch on the day of your tour.

Can I book a private tour?

Yes, we do offer private tours. No matter if you are alone or a big group of friends, we can accommodate you on a private tour. Check out the Private Food Tour page for more information.

What happens when it rains? Will the tour be canceled?

In general, tours take place rain or shine. Bringing an umbrella or rain jacket just in case is always a good idea.

We might cancel in case of extraordinary weather conditions like a typhoon or after natural catastrophes. You will get an email at least 2 hours before the tour in case it is canceled.

Can I cancel or reschedule the tour?

If you cancel more than one week in advance a cancelation fee of 10% will be charged. Within one week the cancelation fee will be 20% and cancelation within 24 hours of the tour will have a cancellation fee of 50% of the tour price.

It might, however, be possible to change the date of your tour at no extra charge. Make sure to send us an email early enough to inquire about changes.