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Cafe Crawl Through Tokyo's Coffee Scene

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.Shibuya City, Japan

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Experience hosted by Jack

3.5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This experience is to showcase Tokyo's growing independent coffee scene, show guests some really cool cafés you may not find on your own, and to let you drink some truly delicious coffee. Whether you take your coffee black or white, this experience can cater to you.
Too often on holiday, tourists will settle for big café chains, giving their money to another mega corporation instead of the local community, and drinking something they can have in their home country. Finding independent cafes in Tokyo can be intimidating for visitors, and I hope to change that by showing you some great places to go!

We will start the morning in Harajuku, Tokyo's alternative and high fashion capitol, at a café with plenty of black and white coffee to chose from alongside a light morning snack. Then we will move through the Omotesando neighbourhood, checking out Tokyo's fashion and food scene as we walk to our next location. Our next stop will be a distinctly Japanese cafe that specialises in premium roasts. They have plenty of beans to take home as a souvenir. Finally, we will end at another well-rounded café in Aoyama, and I will walk you back to Shibuya which is well connected to the rest of Tokyo.

Along the way, I will teach you what I can about modern Tokyo, coffee, fashion, cafes, and more!
Price includes light snack (at first stop) and one drink up to ¥1000 at each café.
This experience is to showcase Tokyo's growing independent coffee scene, show guests some really cool cafés you may not find on your own, and to let you drink some truly delicious coffee. Whether you take your coffee black or white, this experience can cater to you.
Too often on holiday, tourists will settle for big café chains, giving their money to another mega corporation instead of the local community, and drinking something they can hav…

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What's included

  • Food
    A selection of different light "breakfast" choices, mostly small breads or...
  • Drinks
    Speciality black ( (hand drip, pour over, single origin and blends) and whi...
From ₹3,260
/ person
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Meet your host, Jack

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 3 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a writer and aspiring barista who has been living in Japan for almost seven years now. I spend my weekends exploring the third wave coffee scene in Tokyo while I work on my writing, and love trying different coffees and finding new secret places in the city. I have also explored independent coffee makers and cafes in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Nepal - and hope to continue to explore many more around the world! I have lived in the UK, the USA, and Japan now, and love meeting people from around the globe. I want to teach more people about independent coffee shops, supporting local farmers, and overall, drinking better coffee! Someday I hope I can open my own café, but until then, I will keep visiting other ones and learning all I can.
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Instagram - @tokyocoffeecowboy
I am a writer and aspiring barista who has been living in Japan for almost seven years now. I spend my weekends exploring the third wave coffee scene in Tokyo while I work on my writing, and love trying different coffees and finding new secret places in the city. I have also explored independent coffee makers and cafes in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Nepal - and hope to continue to explore many more around the world! I have lived in the UK, the USA, and Japan now, and love meet…
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Where you'll be

During this experience, we will go to three different cafes in the Harajuku/Shibuya area.

The first will be a large café with an expansive menu of different coffees, along with a wide selection of brunch options.
The second will be hidden stand full of high quality black coffees with a minimalist Japanese design.
The third will be a great local favourite with a well-rounded coffee menu, snacks, and a great vibe.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Kris
December 2019
Great tour! It was very immersive in the coffee culture here in Japan. Jack was very knowledgable in the local coffee shops and was able to cater to our groups tastes. He was also very personable and easy to talk to which made the whole experience way more wholesome. Theres no way we would have found these coffee shops on our own.
Great tour! It was very immersive in the coffee culture here in Japan. Jack was very knowledgable in the local coffee shops and was able to cater to our groups tastes. He was also…
Steven
November 2019
Excellent cafe tour visiting local places in Shibuya. All of the coffee was great, the food was tasty, and the tour was thoughtful. So helpful getting us going on our coffee journey in Tokyo! Jack was an fantastic guide and we’d recommend him to any coffee lover
Excellent cafe tour visiting local places in Shibuya. All of the coffee was great, the food was tasty, and the tour was thoughtful. So helpful getting us going on our coffee journe…
Jessica
October 2019
Jack took me to off the beaten path coffee shops that I would not have discovered on my own. He also gave him tips on finding other unique coffee shops and experiences. He shared cultural tips and interesting personal stories. I really enjoyed the experience.
Jack took me to off the beaten path coffee shops that I would not have discovered on my own. He also gave him tips on finding other unique coffee shops and experiences. He shared…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Because we will be walking to the different cafes, wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Tokyo is very humid in the summer and cold in the winter. Bring an umbrella for rainy weather, and a bottle of water. If cafes do not have space, we will relocate to another nearby café.

What to bring

Camera

Bottled Water