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Private Sangenjaya Back-Alley Izakaya Experience Led by Tokyo Local

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    Stop At: Sankaku Chitai, 2 Chome-15 Sangenjaya, Setagaya City, Tokyo 154-0024, Japan

    Spend the evening in the funky and charming neighborhood of Sangenjaya (just 5 minutes from Shibuya).

    Explore the area's labyrinth of tiny lantern lit back alleys packed with tiny and hidden bars, restaurants and izakayas.

    Experience 3 different Japanese cuisines in 3 different izakayas during the course of the night with a local guide.

    Learn how to cook okonomiyaki and monjayaki in a local institution.

    Get friendly with the locals in a tiny but raucous Kushikatsu bar while enjoying delicious kushikatsu and trying the retro drink 'Hoppy'

    Try delicious seafood and nihonshu in hidden sake restaurant.

    Get the real taste of Japanese food culture away from the tourist crowds on this 4 hour all inclusive food and drink tour of one of Tokyo 'best kept secret' neighborhoods.

    Duration: 4 hours
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    Departure Point
    Sangenjaya Station, 2 Chome-15 Taishido, Setagaya City, Tokyo 154-0004, Japan
    Departure Time
    6:30 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Guided tour of Sangenjaya
    • Visit three off the beaten track izakayas where you'll experience a wide variety of dishes
    • Try a minimum of 10 delicious Japanese delicacies recommended by your guide
    • Dinner
    • Alcoholic Beverages - Experience an array of traditional drinks including beer, sake, shochu, hoppy and umeshu
    • Entry/Admission - Sankaku Chitai
    • Transport to and from Sangen-jaya station.
    • Gratuities (optional)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The legal drinking age: in Japan is 20. Soft drinks will be served to those under the age of 20
    • Dietary Requirements: Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements and we will make sure you are catered to.
    • Sharing: We will be experiencing izakaya the Japanese way and so sharing plates between the group. (Don't worry you will be full!)
    • Group Size: To keep things friendly and allow us access to some of the smaller and more unique places we prefer to keep group sizes from 2-6 people although we are able to cater to large groups to
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Smoking is permitted in most bars and restaurants in Japan and therefore we don't advise pregnant travelers to join this tour
    • There will be some light walking involved on this tour through narrow back streets so comfortable footwear is recommended.
    • Solo travelers are very welcome
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 25 July 2019

    My husband, college bound daughter and I had a great time with our guide Simon! It was the three of us and him. He took us to several different back alley places while giving us a bit of the history of the area and food....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank RWCtourist
    Reviewed 5 July 2019

    After seeing this tour advertised on the Guardian we thought we would give it a go, and this couldn’t have been a better decision. Simon is the most amazing host and all the restaurant and bars we went to we would never have experienced without...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Lizzy R
    Tokyo_Memories, Manager at Tokyo Memories, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2019

    Thanks guys!! Really had a fun time showing you around Sangenjaya. Hope you had a fab time around Japan.

    Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

    First off, Simon was an awesome guide! He taught us how to make our own okonomiyaki and took us to an izakaya where we learned about some interesting drinks and then we finished up at a sake bar. We had an absolute blast and after...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank JlelaYoung
    Reviewed 12 November 2018

    I booked this tour since I was alone my first two nights in Tokyo and I'm so glad I did. It turned out I was the only one who signed up, so Simon (who is British) contacted me and asked if I'd mind if a...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank jg4420142014
    Reviewed 9 November 2018

    My first night in Tokyo I wanted to do a food tour to get a feel for the night life. I couldn't have been more please with Simon. We went to 3 unique restaurants where he had connections at each. Had different foods as well...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank bubbagda
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