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Tokyo Izakaya Food Tour

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Duration
3 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 8 guests
Language
English
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With 1 drink
Experience the local nightlife of Nakano, Koenji, and Asagaya on an alternative night out with this Tokyo Izakaya Food Tour!
Highlights
Enjoy the casual nightlife of Nakano, Koenji, and Asagaya while eating and drinking at small local Tokyo izakayas
Visit 3 drinking venues which range from izakayas and local bars, tachinomi standing bars, and a yakitori grilled chicken restaurant where you’ll enjoy a delicious charcoal grilled dinner
Drink like a local and taste the flavor of Japan, have your drinks recommended by the owners of the bars where you can taste Japanese whisky, nihonshu (Japanese rice wine), or perhaps a craft beer!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
+
Host will donate 7 meals
Experience Details
The alternative western districts of Nakano, Koenji, and Asagaya are undeniably cool places to hang out during the day. Kind of nerdy but wholesome with its local vibes, Nakano is a miniature hub for all things manga and anime related, a stomping ground for otaku culture. Koenji is the cooler suburb a little way along, filled with edgy live music venues and vintage stores a-plenty. Meanwhile, Asagaya is an unassuming residential hub, where locals hunt and gather, meeting friends and going about their day in the Asagaya Pearl Center (the main shotengai shopping street). As the evening ticks on, these western districts of Tokyo offer some awesome alternative nightlife. Get a taste of the food and drinking culture in suburban Tokyo and jump on a Tokyo Izakaya Food Tour to experience a night out like a local. You’ll meet at JR Koenji Station, then plot your plan of attack over a drink with your friendly local guide. Prepare yourself for an authentic night out in the western suburbs, where you’ll enjoy some delicious food with some casual drinks at some locally-run Tokyo izakaya bars. Or, you can opt-in for an all-out nomihoudai drinking extravaganza, an all-you-can-drink experience to start off the evening right! See where the night takes you, as all itineraries are totally flexible depending on the interests and needs of your group, keeping everyone’s food preferences and drinking ability in mind. You’ll be in safe hands for an amazing alternative night out during a Tokyo Izakaya Food Tour, but be warned: this is an affordable night out, not a glamorous one. In fact, it’s a genuine night on the town for locals, where small bars and Tokyo izakaya in the outer suburbs are unashamedly grungy and small. But still, they offer an intimate atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else! Soak up this immersive experience, as it’s your chance to see another side to Tokyo during this amazing, personalized Tokyo Izakaya Food Tour.
Inclusions
A 3-hour Tokyo Izakaya Food Tour visiting 3 local venues
An English-speaking local guide
5 tasty snacks from local vendors
One drink included
Exclusions
Transportation fees to, during, and from the event
Additional food and drink purchases
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point of this Tokyo Izakaya Food Tour is at JR Koenji Station. Please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour starts. The tour takes about 3 hours on average.
Remarks
Please bring some extra cash for any additional purchases
As per Japanese law, only adults aged 20 years and over may drink alcohol
Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing

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Spreading as far as Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama, the mega-metropolis of the Greater Tokyo Area functions as the country’s futuristic capital, featuring the latest in art, technologies, food, and pockets of every subculture imaginable.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
+
Host will donate 7 meals