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Kabukicho Izakaya Food Tour and Golden Gai Experience in Shinjuku

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USD 146.00
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With the world’s highest number of bars per square meter, Tokyo’s Shinjuku Golden Gai neighbourhood is a must-visit for travellers with a vibrant spirit. This walking tour of Shinjuku Golden Gai and Kabukicho showcases the best bars, restaurants, and food stalls the districts have to offer. Feast on four Japanese dishes, including Tonkotsu Ramen, and char grilled chicken, and delve into the area’s rich history with your guide. Small-group tour limited to 10 people.
• Walking food tour of the Shinjuku Golden Gai and Kabukicho districts in Tokyo
• Learn why the area is one of Japan’s most famous entertainment areas
• Try different Japanese local dishes that everyone will love
• Enjoy Shinjuku’s Golden Gai neighborhood known for being Tokyo’s most popular spot for unique izakaya, bar stalls, and pub nightlife
• Get a chance to enjoy many kinds of sushi and yakitori (skewers), as well as a classic bowl of delicious Ramen
• Spot Godzilla, the world-famous Killer Kaiju
  • In-depth food and nightlife tour of Shinjuku and Kabukicho
  • Sample delicious local treats like fresh ramen and sushi
  • All food costs included, along with one complimentary cocktail
  • A small-group size means plenty of time for questions
What to Expect
Meet your guide in Shinjuku, one of Tokyo’s trendiest neighborhoods. The food and fashion hub boasts the world’s highest number of bars per square foot. You’ll skip the tourist traps and head to the time-warp enclave of Omoide Yokocho (“Memory Lane”), where you can devour authentic menus preserved from post-war Japan alongside local clientele. Learn about Tokyo’s world-famous nightlife trends in the entertainment district of Kabukicho, where you’ll see everything from robot bars to karaoke clubs. Sample delicious classic dishes like ramen noodles and sushi and head to Golden Gai—the densest concentration of bars—to wind down the action-packed food adventure with an included nightcap.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Shinjuku Station East Exit Police Box, 3-chōme-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-0022, Japan
Departure Time
5:00 PM
Return Details
Shinjuku Golden Gai, 1-chōme-1-6 Kabukichō, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-0021, Japan
  • Local Guide
  • One drink included
  • 4 Food Stops
  • Entry/Admission - Shinjuku Golden Gai
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink, unless specified
  • Transportation costs
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Accepts Single Travelers
  • Adults 20 years old and above only
  • Karaoke After Party available
  • Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case.
  • Not recommended for Vegans
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Pescetarian and Vegetarian friendly
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was absolutely delicious, especially the beef yakitori! Shaun was extremely informative and really made sure we had a great time. I loved it and would recommend it to everyone

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mkaras1989
ArigatoJapan, General Manager at Arigato Japan Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

WOW what a kind thing to say! So happy you had fun and enjoyed. We work hard to try to give every guest a memorable and delicious experience. Thanks for sharing your feedback.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did this tour on our second day in Japan. After finding the meeting spot ,which is a challenge as it is outside the huge Shinjuku station that is a very confusing place we started our walking tour with Ryan. We visited...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank traceaus
ArigatoJapan, General Manager at Arigato Japan Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this kind review. So glad you enjoyed. We really love when people take our tours early in the trip because we try to share a great overview and help me understand more about Japanese food at the start of their...More

Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

Thank you to Ryu for a really fun evening around Shinjuku. We love Japanese food but have always been intimidated to try some of the local restaurants and izakaya as we don't speak Japanese. Having Ryu there got us over the threshold and we'll definitely...More

Thank Craig W
ArigatoJapan, General Manager at Arigato Japan Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2019

Thank you for this lovely review. We are so happy you enjoyed and tried new things. We will pass you comments on to Ryuichi, I know he will be happy to hear this!

Reviewed 10 July 2019 via mobile

We had such a great time on this tour! If you can request Alex! He was extremely informative, energetic, and knowledgeable. He thought us all about Japanese food customs and historical food context. Highly recommend!!

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ArigatoJapan, General Manager at Arigato Japan Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2019

Thanks for the lovely review, Alex is a superstar, but we also work hard with all our guides to make sure our whole team is ready to share amazing experiences in Japan. We are so happy to hear you had a great time.

Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful night with Shaun showing us the best traditional Japanese cuisine. I had the most delicious sushi that I have ever tasted! Shaun could answer every question I had about Japanese food, customs and the language. We learnt some useful phrases in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Rozzierevival
ArigatoJapan, General Manager at Arigato Japan Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2019

WOW what a lovely review, we will pass on the info to Shaun, I am sure he will be so happy! Glad you enjoyed the tips, and customs info that we share! <3

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Simon D
26 April 2019|
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Response from bonnieke | Reviewed this property |
Agree w Melissa- very small unique places. Any way to break the group down into smaller groups ?
Chris Z
12 February 2019|
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Response from lavpet | Reviewed this property |
We met them at 4:45PM for a 5:00PM start time.
17 December 2018|
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Response from Venusleo1 | Reviewed this property |
No. There was just one mushroom stick(kabob) at the first place, the ramen shop was pork broth ramen and the sushi restaurant was chef’s choice.
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