Most working class Japanese people spend their time going to an izakaya to drink, relax, and have a good time after a long day at the office. While tiny, intimate izakaya could be a bit intimidating at first, these little gastropubs are actually the perfect place to go if you want to spend some time with friends or co-workers and have a drink or two. What’s unique about izakaya bars is that you can always order small servings from their menu and share them with your company. There’s always something for everyone, ranging from sushi to fried potatoes to yakitori and salads. Based on their best catch of the day, their menus change but you’re always assured to have the best one! Learn about ramen and izakaya culture in a private Ramen and Izakaya Tour in Shinjuku!
You’ll be guided by one of Tokyo’s best ramen experts, who’s been in the business for well over 10 years. As a ramen writer, he’s been to over 1300 ramen shops and written two books about it, and has even appeared on TV to talk about ramen. Clearly, your guide knows his stuff, and can shed insight on the drinking culture in Japan as he leads you to some of the tastiest ramen and best drinking spots in Shinjuku. With experience leading tours for chefs, other food writers, and food enthusiasts, you’ll be in safe hands during this private tour.
After enjoying a fantastic bowl of ramen, you’ll visit one of the best izakayas in town. The vibe inside is light and friendly and you can always talk to everyone, so you can meet locals and make new friends. Get served some delicious small plates that go perfectly with Japanese sake or a glass of beer, and snack while having lively conversations with your friends and your guide. Spend the rest of the evening sharing great stories and laughs, and then cap off the night with a cheer: kampai!
A private Tokyo yakitori and ramen tour with a ramen expert
Discover a different side of Shinjuku while learning about ramen and drinking culture in Japan at local izakayas
Experience eating ramen and izakaya food like a local at some of the best shops in Shinjuku
Enjoy the atmosphere where you’ll meet and clink glasses with locals, and shout “kanpai!”
A 3-hour private Ramen and Izakaya Tour guided by a ramen expert in Shinjuku
A delicious bowl of ramen
Izakaya cover charge
Some drinks included
Meeting Point and Meeting Time:
The meeting location in Shinjuku will be organized after booking. Your ramen expert will be in contact to meet on the day in a convenient spot that suits you.
Please remember to be on time