Drink Like a Salaryman: Izakaya & Snack Bar Tour in Tokyo

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Experience Details
Experience Location
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 5 guests
Japanese, English
Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Near station, With appetizer, With 3 drinks, byFood Original
Drink, nibble and sing the night away like a Japanese salaryman would in this unique nightlife tour that will take you to a classic izakaya and a snack bar in Shimbashi, Tokyo.


Explore an authentic side of Japanese nightlife! Enjoy snacks and drinks at an izakaya and a snack bar in Shimbashi, Tokyo
Get to know the local culture: enjoy games, quizzes, challenges, and get ready to dazzle with your karaoke skills
This tour includes 5 drinks in total (2 at an izakaya and 3 at a snack bar) as well as light bites and snacks
Interact with locals, including a snack bar Mama-san, make lots of fun memories and receive a special souvenir
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Japan's office workers (also known as salarymen) work hard and party even harder. For instance, after a long work day, they might head to a bar to relax with a few beers and end up singing their worries away with coworkers at karaoke. For the most part, outings like these remain alien to outsiders, but this unique tour allows you to experience a night out like a salaryman. You'll go straight to the heart of the action in Shimbashi, the salaryman capital of Tokyo and a bustling district packed with bars and entertainment options, where you'll stroll the alleyways to tucked bars to enjoy drinks, light bites and karaoke with locals in authentic eateries. After meeting your host, your evening will start at an izakaya bar, where you'll be greeted with a toast, a selection of skewers and other small dishes paired with drinks. Get to know your host and other participants and take part in interactive quizzes to test your knowledge of Japanese drinking culture. Next, you'll take a short walk through the captivating night streets until you arrive at a Japanese snack bar. Welcoming you into this retro bar will be a hostess affectionately referred to as "Mama-san." The bar's timeless decor and retro music will transport you to a different era, a perfect setting to play games, sing karaoke, and enjoy three drinks with snacks. In true snack bar fashion, the exact snacks are completely up to whatever Mama-san provides, so expect the unexpected! Once the tour ends, you'll receive a special custom souvenir to remember this unforgettable experience. This evening experience in Shimbashi is perfect if you want to enjoy a vibrant night out away from crowds and tourist traps and close to the heartfelt camaraderie that defines Japanese nightlife.


2.5-hour izakaya and snack bar tour
A knowledgeable guide
5 drinks in total (2 at an izakaya and 3 at a snack bar)
Izakaya light bites (typically 3 skewers and 2 other dishes) and snacks at the snack bar (exact food contents may vary)
Karaoke, games and quizzes


Transportation to the meeting point and from the drop-off point

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Meet your host in front of the Shimbashi Station police box 10 minutes before the experience start time. More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.


Vegetarian and pescatarian options can be accommodated. Please inquire.
Please note that the minimum drinking age in Japan is 20 years old.
Please note that the host may not always be able to accommodate solo travelers.
Tour starts on time. If you arrive late due to unforeseen circumstances, please contact the host using the provided emergency number.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

Over 14 million residents call Tokyo home. Functioning as Japan's economic and cultural center, it's no surprise the metropolis often appears at the top of travelers' bucket lists. Here, you can find everything from traditional tea houses to futuristic skyscrapers.
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Earliest available date: July 29, 2024
¥ 18,866
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals