The Midnight Diners: Special Sakura Edition!

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Duration
5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 10 guests
Language
English, Spanish
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Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Tabehoudai, With sake
The beloved Midnight Diners bar-hopping tour now with a sakura twist!
Highlights
Enjoying a drink under the beautiful sakura trees in Inokashira park
Bar hopping tour of Kichijoji and Harmonica Yokocho
Insight into Japanese drinking culture and etiquette tips from an expert
Delicious Japanese cocktails, like oolong-hai, whisky highballs, and umeshu plum wine
Chatting and clinking glasses with locals and fellow travelers!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
+
Host will donate 7 meals
Experience Details
Want to experience the hit Netflix series "Midnight Diners: Tokyo Stories" in real life? Then this Izakaya experience is the best way to see them all and live the true local experience in Tokyo. And for a limited time, enjoy a special seasonal version of the Midnight Diners tour! Come along with us and enjoy the beautiful cherry blossom trees followed by bar-hopping in Kichijoji. We will meet at Kichijoji station and walk around Inokashira park. You’ll be able to view the gorgeous sakura blossoms around golden hour, the perfect time to take photos. Having a drink while enjoying the trees is classic hanami, or flower viewing, a super popular pass time for Japan during the spring. After the sun goes down, it’s time to hit the bars! Kichijoji is widely known as one of the best places to live in Tokyo, but many don’t know of its local reputation for eclectic little bars and gastropubs. Some are so off-the-grid that even Google Maps doesn’t know of their existence! Most of these tiny bars are located in Harmonica Yokocho (or Harmonica Alley), which started as a flea market after World War II. Now, Kichijoji and Harmonica Yokocho are home to 1950s themed pubs, record-scratching bartenders, horse meat cuisine, and even a bar where the staff drink with you! Bar hopping in Harmonica Yokocho is for sure the best way to explore the winding maze of historic pubs and eateries in Kichijoji. Each Harmonica Yokocho bar only seats a few people, with some of the smallest seating only seven. Soon, you’ll be cracking jokes and saying “kampai!” like a local. The trilingual tour guide is something of a local celebrity; every few minutes, somebody recognizes him and calls out his name or claps him on the back. Having lived in Kichijoji for the past couple of years and gotten to know the owners and bartenders of some of the most eccentric and friendly bars in Tokyo, he’s the perfect tour guide to take you bar hopping in Tokyo’s most livable neighborhood, Kichijoji.
Inclusions
A drink to enjoy in the park
5-hour park and bar hopping tour in Kichijoji’s Harmonica Yokocho
All-you-can-eat is available for around for 1.5-hour (maybe longer if we tip) at my favorite bar
Insights from a knowledgeable trilingual (English, Japanese, Spanish) guide who calls Kichijoji home
Insider info about the local Tokyo nightlife scene and bar hopping in Kichijoji’s Harmonica Yokocho
Exclusions
Must pay for your own drinks at the Japanese bars
Each drink costs about 500-700 yen
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Near the park exit of Kichijoji Station
Remarks
The minimum drinking age is 20 years in Japan, so this bar hopping tour is only available for those who are 20 years of age or older.
Not wheelchair or stroller-accessible.
The tour starts strictly on time. The tour will start even if guests arrive at or after the departure time, and no refund shall be given.

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Earliest available date: March 25, 2024
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
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Host will donate 7 meals