Sendai Back Alleys Izakaya Bar Hopping Tour

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Experience Details
Experience Location
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 4 guests
Vegetarian, Learn etiquette, With 3 drinks
Discover Sendai izakaya bars and local drinking culture in the back alleyways of Bunka Yokocho and Iroha Yokocho on a night out in Sendai.


Discover the nostalgic nightlife loved by locals in Bunka Yokocho and Iroha Yokocho while hopping between different local izakaya bars
Experience Japanese culture as you eat and drink at each venue, trying new or local foods that maybe you’ve never tried before!
Discover your new favorite dishes and learn to order like a local
Enjoy a great night out in Sendai with tips and tricks from your friendly guide
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

The capital of Miyagi Prefecture, Sendai is a city in the Tohoku region with its own heart and drinking culture. To discover the best of drinking like a local in Sendai, this Sendai Izakaya Bar Hopping Tour is an amazing way to get to know the nightlife of the city while you eat delicious Japanese food! During this local izakaya walking tour, you’ll jump in and explore the backalleys of Bunka Yokocho and Iroha Yokocho, two nostalgic drinking locations in Sendai that will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time and right into the Showa Era, lined with hundreds of tiny izakayas that only seat about 8 people at a time. During the tour, you’ll visit 3 of these tiny Japanese pubs and bars (on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Japanese National Holidays, you'll visit 2 instead of 3.) No need to feel intimidated by going out on your own, join this Sendai Izakaya Bar Hopping Tour to have an amazing night out in Sendai with a local guide. Not sure what to order? Your guide can give recommendations, tips, and useful phrases to help you have a great drinking experience in this compact city! During this bar hopping tour, you’ll experience different styles of Japanese izakaya on offer in Sendai. Discover the Tohoku region of Japan from a deeper perspective, and experience Sendai nightlife like a true local. With a drink and new foods to try at each Sendai izakaya, you can become a local izakaya expert! Discover Sendai like a local and jump on a Sendai Izakaya Bar Hopping Tour for a night you’ll never forget. On Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, izakaya tend to be very crowded, so you will visit two instead of three during the tour. You will still enjoy a total of 3 drinks and the volume/quality of food will be the same.


A 2.5-hour bar hopping and food tour of 2 or 3 izakaya venues
An English-speaking local guide
1 drink and 1 meal at 3 spots (weekend tour includes 3 meals and drinks at 2 spots)


Additional food or drink purchases

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Your guide will be waiting for you in front of the entrance of McDonald’s Sendai Aobadori (a 1-minute walk from the Aoba-dori Ichibancho Station on the Tozai Subway line, or a 10-minute walk from Sendai Station).


Please note that the legal drinking age in Japan is 20 years old.
Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking.
On Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Japanese National Holidays, this tour includes going to 2 izakaya instead of 3. The amount of food and drinks included will be the same as in other days.

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

Bustling to the west of JR Sendai Station, Downtown Sendai covers the Chuo-Dori main street and intersects the lively Ichibancho area. Sendai’s Downtown is home to the longest shopping arcade in the Tohoku region, Ichibancho Shotengai. Lined with its iconic trees, this covered arcade connects through to a number of other malls, filled with high-end boutique clothing stores, local restaurants, cheap souvenir shops, and cozy bars. To the south of Aoba-dori Ichibancho Subway Station are a number of cool drinking spots, like the nostalgic alleys of Iroha Yokocho and Bunka Yokocho.
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Earliest available date: December 31, 2024
¥ 19,800
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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