- Time: 2 hours
- Fee: ¥35,000 (about US$233)
- Expenses: about ¥1,000 per person
When night falls and the lights come on, Tokyo becomes a magical place. It’s filled with secret corners, hidden alleys and an endless number of intriguing restaurants, bars and clubs. Needless to say, having a guide to show you around and explain what you’re seeing is the best way to experience Tokyo by night. This tour takes in both traditional and modern Tokyo nightlife districts.
You’ll start on the east side of Shinjuku Station where you’ll experience the neon madness that makes Tokyo famous. After wading through the sensory overload of Kabukicho, Shinjuku’s raciest entertainment district, you’ll find yourself in Golden Gai, a warren of tightly packed little bars that is something of a world unto its own. If you feel like it, you can duck into one of these joints for a quick drink.
Next, you’ll jump on the train for 20 minutes and find yourself in a completely different nightlife zone: Kagurazaka, an atmospheric collection of traditional restaurants and bars located along pedestrian-only lanes on Kagurazaka Hill. It is known as one of the high-class evening entertainment towns where many novel writers, politicians, secretly meet their friends and acquaintances over dinner. You will stroll the back alleys where you might like to come back the following day for lunch which are served in a reasonable price with an ambience of a traditional Japanese restaurant only known to the local regular clients.
For the last 20 minutes or so of your tour, you have the choice of stopping at a real local izakaya where your guide can help you order drinks and dishes typical of a Tokyo izakaya. Or, your guide can accompany you onward to wherever you’d like to end your tour.
Please note that this is not a food tasting tour. We do not stop during the tour to sample food during the tour. However, near the end of the tour, as mentioned above, your guide can take you to a local izakaya in Kagurazaka. You can stay on there for dinner if you’d like.
This tour takes about two hours. Please note that we do not offer this tour on Sundays.
As with all our other tours, this tour is completely private. We do not put groups together.
The walk costs ¥35,000 (about US$233) per group (NOT per person) plus expenses that average about ¥1,000 per person (snacks, sundries, etc).
To book a tour, contact us.