Private Shimbashi Izakaya Tour With Sake Sommelier (Tokyo)

Organized by Satoru Iitoyo
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Experience Details
Experience Location
3 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 6 guests
Gluten-free, Private Experience
Eat, drink & be merry on this Shimbashi izakaya & salaryman tour led by a sake sommelier! Visit hidden izakaya, learn about Japanese food & culture. Enjoy izakaya dishes, seafood, skewers, sake.
Spend 3-4 hours with Satoru, a certified English tour guide, an expert in Japanese cuisine, a certified sake sommelier, and accredited by the Tokyo Tsukiji Mekiki Association
Eat, drink, and spend time in places that Japanese people do instead of typical tourist spots. These are locales you might not discover without the guidance of someone well-acquainted with the best
Spend the night as a Japanese salaryman, learn about Japanese drinking culture, and explore the Shimbashi area.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Spend the night as a Japanese salaryman in Tokyo! This private izakaya and salaryman experience in Shimbashi will take you off the beaten path, away from the typical tourist spots. Itinerary: ※The itinerary is different from the YouTube video. Izakaya 1: Enjoy classic izakaya dishes, seafood specialties, sake, and other alcohol Izakaya 2: Enjoy classic izakaya dishes, pork skewers, shochu, and other alcohol If you’re still hungry or thirsty, you have the option to visit a third location (an exclusive bar in Ginza) that serves small plates and alcohol Leading this izakaya charge is Satoru, your guide. An international sake sommelier, certified English-language tour guide, Japanese food enthusiast, and accredited by the Tokyo Tsukiji Mekiki Association (meaning he knows his fish and seafood). He’ll take you to spots frequented by Japanese people seeking a bite after work and friendly locals who frequent the watering holes of Shimbashi. Once inside, Satoru will teach you about Japanese food and izakaya culture, plus he’ll recommend the perfect sake pairing for your bites. Begin your journey at the first izakaya, where you’ll delight in classic izakaya dishes, relish seafood specialties, and complement the flavors with a selection of sake and other refreshing drinks. This izakaya is an neighborhood favorite, with all seats being filled in the blink of an eye – But luckily, your guide, Satoru, knows all the right people! Continue the adventure at the second izakaya, where more classic izakaya fare awaits. Enjoy grilled pork skewers (yakiton), explore the nuances of shochu, and indulge in an array of carefully curated drinks. Should you find yourself still hungry or thirsty, an optional third location awaits—a hidden gem in Ginza. This exclusive bar offers an intimate setting where you can enjoy small plates paired with a variety of exceptional alcoholic beverages.
Izakaya foods and drinks at two designated locations
Guided tour of Shimbashi
Transportation to and from the experience location
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
JR Shimbashi Station: North ticket gate (outside) in front of SAZA Coffee shop window. Optional pick-up service is available for an additional fee (guests staying at 4-5 star hotels in central Tokyo).
There are no vegetarian and vegan options available.
Gluten-free options can be accommodated, but advance notification is required.
Reservations will be confirmed based on the understanding that ALL guests do not have any food restrictions and will be served the standard Japanese menu.
Please note that necessary changes due to guests' food restrictions/preferences may incur additional costs, which guests will be responsible for covering on-site.
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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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: 2024年6月24日
¥ 38,766
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals