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About Us

Welcome to Foodie Japan!

Foodie Adventure Japan is your unique guide through Tokyo taking you on a tour through the unknown, the quirky or the traditional side of this versatile city. On the hunt for the craziest bits & bites that Tokyo has to offer you’ll come along rainbow cotton candy, savory street food or monster ice cream.

However, our tours are not just about food – along the trendiest eateries you’ll find hidden temples, interesting facts and modern design. Dive deep into Tokyo’s history with us and learn to understand the soul and taste of this city.

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The Face Behind Foodie Japan

Gizem Sakamaki is the creative mind behind Foodie Adventure Japan.

Gizem is Turkish, born in Germany, married to a Japanese. She has been living in Japan since 2015, after falling in love with Japan during her Work and Travel Year in 2013.

Gizem is a polyglot with an ongoing interest in learning new languages. She speaks German, Turkish, English and Japanese fluently. Her mixed cultural background led to a broad understanding of intercultural communication, its difficulties and its advantages. Her love for languages and the unknown made her a passionate traveler and eater.

We booked the Harajuku Foodie Tour and it was an amazing experience. Gizem was a very friendly and competent host. She knows the area really well and showed us many hidden treasures which we would never have found without her. The food was delicious and we got to do a little shopping as well. It's also really helpful that she speaks Japanese fluently, since many people in Japan don't speak English. Fabulous experience!! Thoralf S.
A very personalised and genuine experience, combined with delicious food and awesome cultural/historical spots that wouldn't have been easy to find online. Thank you so much for a fun day! Alexander C.
I loved my tour around Tokyo with Gizem. She is really knowledgeable about the culture, traditions, and current trends in the city. She helped me cover as much as possible during the few hours I had and managed to customize and adapt the tour based on what I wanted to do and eat. I highly recommend Gizem and her team! Gabo M
We had such a great adventure with Giz! If you like sugar and colourful things then you will love her Instalicious Foodie Tour through Harajuku. We tried lots of delicious treats and saw many different sides of Harajuku. The time went by so quickly! Not only was it great tasting the food and taking some photos but we also loved being able to ask lots of questions and learn more about Japanese culture and customs! Sam H.
What a pleasant experience! I took the vegan food tour in Shibuya with Jackie. This was my first time explicitly eating vegan. She was very knowledgable and accommodating, and made sure all the guests enjoyed themselves. Highly recommended. Kevin K.
Gizem’s tour of Asakusa was such a highlight of my trip! She presented this usually very touristy area is such a different light, her tour was very unique! I got to learn about Japanese culture and traditions, try delicious gluten free treats from local artisans and take lots of fun pictures. Gizem was very attentive and knowledgeable. I would recommend her tours to anyone who wants to discover authentic part of Tokyo! Thank you Gizem! Masha E.
We booked the Harajuku Foodie Tour and it was an amazing experience. Gizem was a very friendly and competent host. She knows the area really well and showed us many hidden treasures which we would never have found without her. The food was delicious and we got to do a little shopping as well. It's also really helpful that she speaks Japanese fluently, since many people in Japan don't speak English. Fabulous experience!! Thoralf S.

Dive Deeper - Travel like a Local

Building on my three years as an Airbnb host in Tokyo and inspired by world-famous chef, local traveler and TV host Anthony Bourdain, I decided to share my love for Japan and its local food through food tours! These tours welcome everybody from passionate travelers to long-term Tokyoites, as I came to realize that Tokyo is a city full of never-ending adventures!

Explore Tokyo with me and my team on our down-to-earth, fun and fresh tours and dive deeper!