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Hidden Dining Gems of Tokyo


Join LUCKYRICE Festival founder/Lucky Chow host, Danielle Chang, and Japanese culinary expert, Chef Marc Matsumoto, with American Express® as they take you on a gastronomic and cultural journey of Tokyo, Japan. Embark into the world's most populous metropolis, and discover the best of the dining, cultural, shopping, and entertainment options the city has to offer. This will be a special insider tour with Tokyo resident, Marc Matsumoto, host of Bento Expo on Japan's NHK World and blogger for PBS's "Fresh Tastes," as he highlights the extensive variety in Japanese food at some of his favorite restaurants.

The experience includes:

  • Meeting and interacting with top local chefs as you indulge in some of Japan’s most unique cuisines and dining concepts, such as yakitori, modern fusion, and kaiseki at various noteworthy restaurants including Tofuya Ukai

  • A guided tour of the world’s largest fish market, New Tsukiji Fish Market, with Marc Matsumoto

  • A traditional Japanese tea ceremony

  • Interactive Japanese cocktail experience with renowned mixologist Shingo Gokan and Danielle Chang at The SG Club featuring Rémy Martin XO 

  • A visit to Tokyo’s historical upmarket shopping district, Ginza, to explore Mitsukoshi’s unique food hall and marketplace

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WHERE: Tokyo, Japan

WHEN: OCTOBER 11, 2019 - OCTOBER 14, 2019 



This experience is exclusively for American Express Platinum Card® and Centurion® Members.

To purchase: Call 800-321-7787 and use your eligible American Express® Card.

Hours of operation: 8am –11pm ET, 7 days a week. Limited Availability.

Accommodations at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo are available at an additional cost.

Terms & Conditions:
American Express By Invitation Only®:
Transportation and accommodation costs are additional unless otherwise stated. The price indicated covers event costs only. All sales are final and non-refundable, and resale is prohibited. Payment must be made using an eligible American Express® Card. Details and prices are subject to change. Packages are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Availability is limited. Must be of legal drinking age to consume alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.

Earlier Event: September 26
Later Event: October 24