Shinjuku Bar Hopping: Kabukicho, Omoide Yokocho & Golden Gai

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3 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 5 guests
Language
English
In this 3-hour private bar hopping tour, experience Tokyo drinking culture while feasting on delicious Japanese foods in Kabukicho, perhaps Shinjuku’s wildest district.

Highlights

Explore Shinjuku’s restaurant districts and experience izakaya culture at Kabukicho District
Enjoy 4 drinks and 3 foods in 3 izakaya bars (one in Omoide Yokocho and two in Golden Gai), and taste a variety of street foods, snacks, and signature drinks
See Shinjuku’s famous sights: Omoide Yokocho, the Godzilla head statue, Golden Gai, Hanazono Shrine, and more
Gain insider knowledge from an experienced tour guide
Easy access: Meet your host at a local cafe close to Shinjuku Station!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Join an expert guide and experience the nightlife, food and drinks in Shinjuku’s Kabukicho district, dubbed as the city’s “Sleepless Town”. After meeting your guide at a cafe near Shinjuku Station, you'll kick off the tour walking to Omoide Yokocho, a network of alleys crammed with tiny eateries and restaurants serving Japanese comfort foods and drinks. Here, you’ll enjoy street foods like yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) and bask in the nostalgic atmosphere of this iconic district as you get to know your guide over beer. Next, you’ll follow your guide to neon-lit Kabukicho, an entertainment district often referred to as the "Sleepless Town." Here you’ll find Golden Gai, a network of small roads home to over 200 restaurants and popular hole-in-the-walls. You’ll stop by two izakaya restaurants where you can wine and dine like a local. Enjoy beer, cocktails, spirits, or wine, paired with local snacks. You’ll end the tour with a relaxing stroll through the picturesque Hanazono Shrine near the iconic Isetan department store before saying goodbye to your guide with full bellies and high spirits! Experience flow: -Meet your guide at Tajimaya Coffee -Walk to the first izakaya in Omoide Yokochō (Memory Lane) for photos, dinner, beer, and sightseeing (1 hour) -Go to the Godzilla Head for photos, sightseeing, and a guided tour (15 minutes) -Visit Golden Gai for drinks and local snacks at the second izakaya (45 minutes) -Hop to the third and final izakaya in Golden Gai for drinks and a guided tour (45 minutes) -Visit Hanazono Shrine (15 minutes) -The tour ends at Shinjuku Station

Inclusions

Experienced tour guide
4 drinks and 3 different foods in a total of 3 izakaya bars
Karaoke (optional)

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional food and drinks

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Meet your host at Tajimaya Coffee near Shinjuku Station. A Google Maps link will be provided upon booking. Address: 1 Chome-2-6 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo 160-0023

Remarks

Please arrive on time. If you are more than 5 minutes late for the tour, you will not be allowed to participate and will not be able to receive a refund or reschedule.

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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Over 14 million residents call Tokyo home. Functioning as Japan's economic and cultural center, it's no surprise the metropolis often appears at the top of travelers' bucket lists. Here, you can find everything from traditional tea houses to futuristic skyscrapers.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals