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About Us

Welcome to Foodie Japan!

Foodie 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 Tours 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.

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!