Nothing pairs better with a night of bar hopping than a satisfying bowl of ramen! So, on this tour we will hop between two izakaya (Japanese-style pubs) and then cap off the night with an extra special bowl of noodles at a hidden restaurant. The first izakaya is modern, while the second is traditional, allowing you to get a feel for the variety of watering holes in Shinjuku.
There is an enormous variety of izakaya in Shinjuku, crammed into every corner. But since Shinjuku became a major tourist hub, it has become harder to find the truly authentic Japanese pubs and izakayas from among all the chain shops. Those chain izakayas may look like traditional spots from the outside, but they don’t have the tradition, history, or culinary offerings of some of the older bars.
The two izakaya bars we will visit are full of character and fantastic deals. From over 600 different Japanese bars that we have visited, these are the best! Join us on a bar hopping adventure into the nightlife of Tokyo. Don’t just visit generic bars, come along with us and we’ll show you the truly deep and local experiences hidden among the generic chains.
We’ve scored the best deals, so you can get the most bang for your buck while trying the most unique Japanese bar foods. Drinks and yakitori are less than $1 while sashimi are just $2! You can even try delicacies like sake with fugu (pufferfish) fin, sea cucumber sashimi, horse meat sashimi, chicken sashimi, and more!
The two izakaya each have their own special theme and charm. We may also end up chatting with friendly locals and restaurant staff, as they love to meet travelers and speak with us in English or Japanese.
2 hour local bar hopping tour in Shinjuku Kabukicho (Tokyo’s red light district)
Insight into Japanese drinking culture and etiquette tips from an expert
Special Japanese sake called “Hire Zake” (grilled pufferfish fin sake)
Unique sashimi: horse sashimi, whale sashimi, and even chicken sashimi!
Chatting & clinking glasses with locals and fellow travelers, drinking classic beverages like whisky highball & umeshu plum wine
Welcome drink will be on me which is our SOUL drink at the beginning of the tour!
First Izakaya: First drink, table charge & 3 types of welcome unique Japanese food
Second Izakaya: First drink & table charge
Hidden souvenirs (we hope that you can enjoy Japanese food even after returning to your country)
Explore the REAL city of Shinjuku with a local guide.
Dinner at the 2nd bar (you may make your own food purchases)
Meeting Point and Meeting Time:
We will meet at the Tourist Information Center in Shinjuku (新宿観光案内所). Please search for it in Google Maps. I will be standing between the tourist information center and smoking area.
Please note that the legal drinking age in Japan is 20 years old, and nonalcoholic drinks will be provided for underage guests.
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