Welcome to Japan's #1 Sustainable Tourism!
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 with 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.
Foodie Adventure Japan feels strongly about spreading goodness through our tours – for everybody! All Foodie Tours are carefully curated with an emphasis on including small business or family-run shops while avoiding larger chains whenever possible. We try to reduce the trash as good as we can and make an effort to be earth-friendly.
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, working at a Ski Resort in the snowy mountains of Niigata in 2013.
Thinking outside the box and offering new approaches to problems with a can-do attitude, is one of Gizem’s strongest assets. Feeling strongly about environmental conservation, inclusion of marginalized communities and seeking win-win situations, she enjoys assisting remote areas with finding practical ways of positioning their assets and increasing sales.
Gizem is also 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.
Favorite Thing About Living in Japan: The people, the natural beauty, the never-ending adventure of exploring & of course, the food!
Favorite Place to Visit in Japan: I am a huge fan of every bit of beauty Japan has to offer. I fell in love with Niigata & Nagano for snowboarding and Okinawa for living the best Japanese life!
Our Tour Captains
Hello hello! My name is Jackie and I’m an engineer turned science teacher that has been living in Japan for four years. I am an avid traveler, reader, and explorer. I live to eat amazing vegan food around the world, and you can find me corgi spotting around Tokyo! What I love about Japan is how I could explore this city for the rest of my life and never see everything. It’s always exciting and new but also comfortable at the same time.
I am a vegan blogger, podcaster, and runner. I grew up moving between Japan and the States (Maryland), and am now living in southern Tokyo. I love kabocha, craft beer, and reality TV. I’ve been living in Japan for 9 years! I love that everything is so high quality and reliable and that it’s safe! Fluent in English & Japanese.