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added on : April 8, 2019

Exploring the metropolis with inside information

Enjoying the nightlife of downtown Tokyo often means visiting the wide, brightly lit streets of Shibuya, Shinjuku, or Roppongi. But the very best bars, pubs, and clubs are often hidden away, only accessible via elevators or narrow passageways. To find them, you need inside information, and luckily, local guides are ready to help out. Join a tour to be personally guided by a knowledgeable, bilingual native down the back streets into places you'd never know existed.

Magical Trip's barhopping night tour in Shinjuku

One of the more well-established tours is by Magical Trip. They take small groups of no more than six people into the hidden bars of Shinjuku to sample quintessentially Japanese food and drink like sashimi, tempura, and sake. It doesn't matter whether you're traveling solo, in a group, or in Tokyo for business—join the tour to meet new people and hear about the history of Shinjuku's different districts. You'll begin by climbing a rickety staircase in Omoide Yokocho, colloquially known as Piss Alley, and end by sharing sake in a stylish Kabukicho bar.

Hang Out Japan's local food-and-drink walking tour in Shibuya

Hang Out Japan's tours make Japanese sake a focus of the evening. The guide takes you to an all-you-can-drink bar that has a hundred different varieties of sake, many of them unique and surprising. Before that, you'll learn about Hachiko—the famous dog whose statue is a Shibuya landmark—and try traditional street food like takoyaki (octopus balls).

Magical Trip

Start times 17:00/18:00/19:00
Duration 3 hours
Meeting point In front of Uniqlo Shinjuku West Exit shop
Access Shinjuku Station | West Exit
JR lines
Dates Tours take place daily, except during the New Year period.
Other For updated information on opening hours, days closed, prices, and more, please check the official website.
URL Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Tour in Shinjuku

Hang Out Japan

Start time 19:00
Duration 2.5 hours
Meeting point Hachiko statue, right outside Shibuya Station
Access Shibuya Station | Hachiko Exit
JR lines
Dates Check the official website for the latest information.
Other For updated information on opening hours, days closed, prices, and more, please check the official website.
URL Hang Out Japan

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