Shinjuku Izakaya and Golden gai bar hopping tour

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5 reviews   (4.60)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Tokyo, Tokyo

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Let’s enjoy the night life in the biggest business and drinking town Shinjuku!
You will see modern Shinjuku with many high buildings and neon signs and also, tiny local bars and narrow streets which make you feel like time traveling to Tokyo in the 1950s, without getting “Lost in translation”.

After meeting, we will take you to “Memory lane”, narrow streets full of small Yakitori(skewers) shops and restaurants and enjoy beer and Yakitori as our first spot.
Then, we will move to the east part of Shinjuku as most of the businessmen there do after 5PM for the night life.
We will explore around Kabukicho-area, one of the safest red-light district in the world with Robot restaurants and Godzilla head and enjoy the 2nd Izakaya. Then, move to our highlight “Golden-gai” where more than 200 tiny bars crammed into the miniature backstreets, enjoy the unique atmosphere and have the last drink there.

*This is a group tour and all type of group is welcomed including solo-traveler.

What's Included

Dinner(3 alcohol drinks and 6-8 foods)

Local and professional guide

What's Not Included

Additional food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transportation fee to meeting point

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 90

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Minimum numbers apply (2 people). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered full refund and notified 7 days in advance.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regular temperature checks for travelers.
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Minimum drinking age is 20 years We will serve soft drink for person who is less than 20 years old.
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Omoide Yokocho
You will start the tour from Shinjuku west gate station on 17:00. Shinjuku is known for the biggest business and drinking town in Japan. So many business person are walking on the street. 

At first you will visit Omoide Yokocho, where is traditional and local Izakaya street. There are so many restaurants and bars in narrow spaces. That street is made after WW2. So you may feel humanity. Surrounded by Japanese business person, let's eat Yakitori, skewered chicken and beer. 

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Then you move to Kabukicho, the biggest red light district and see Japanese nightlife. There are so many glittering board and neon signs on the street, We pass by Godzilla building, Robot restaurant show, narrow backstreet and learn Japanese night life. After that move to local Izakaya and try fresh fish and vegetable cuisine and drink Sake.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Robot Restaurant
We could visit Robot restaurant in our customized itinerary. If you want to include, please let us know.

• Admission Ticket Free

Shinjuku Golden Gai
We could visit Shinjuku Golden gai in our customized itinerary. If you want to include, please let us know.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

We explore Shinjuku area.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Best night of our trip
Vacationer597228, 01-12-2022
Tak was an amazing guide! I would highly recommend this tour. Golden Gai was a highlight of our trip.
Great food, great Guide!
LISA_O, 30-11-2022
Tak made this tour sensational. He was so full of knowledge and great stories.. and he was funny and very just a trove of wonderful knowledge. My travelling partner and I had recently just taken a tour at another company and the tour guide was nice but not experienced/fully fluent in away. that was easy to interact with Tak was so easy to listen to and the food was delicious! We would recommend all our friends and ask for Tak specifically!
A great introduction to Shinjuku
Georgia R, 23-05-2019
This tour was a great way to learn about those little hidden gems and a bit of history behind Shinjuku. Food places were great and very authentic and the tour guide was so friendly (thank you Tak).
We had Amigo as our tour guide and...
KarenP_T, 12-03-2018

We had Amigo as our tour guide and he was great! My friend and I were the only ones on the tour and Amigo really customized it to what we wanted to do. We started with yakitori in Piss Alley and then Izakaya in Kabukicho and ended with drinks in Golden Gai though Amigo also offered to take us to either ramen or dessert if we didn't want to continue on to Golden Gai for more drinks. There's really no set destinations or menu I think they basically have a budget for the amount they can spend so it's fairly flexible. Amigo also told us about the sake distillery process and introduced us to a Hoppy and liquor mix which is apparently a Tokyo thing.

Not needed.
261trin, 08-09-2019
The guide wasn't bad, but I couldn't help but think that everything we did, could've been accomplish with a YouTube highlights video.

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