Tokyo Bar Hopping in Shinjuku - Day Tour
Tour Length: 3 Hrs +/-
Starting time: 6:00 pm
Meeting Point: Shinjuku [Map]
Language: English (Native), Japanese (Fluent)
Tour Cost: $45 per person (USD)
+ Approximate Entrance/Activity Costs of: $9 per person (USD)
+ Approximate Transportation Costs of: $0 per person (USD)
optional Food & Drinks during tour: $10 - $50 per person (USD)
Click Here for Important Information & Details
- Guide Fee. A "Fully Escorted" native or fluent English speaking guide for the duration of the "Day Tour" to the destinations of the planned itinerary below.
What's NOT Included
Simply stated: ONLY the "Guide Fee" is included for our "Day Tours".
- Does not include any transportation costs.
- Does not include any entrance, activity, etc. fees.
- Does not include any meals or drinks.
Entrance fees, Activity Fees and Transportation fees are NOT included in the "Day Tour" price. You will pay these fees separately as the tour progresses and we have listed an approximation of what these fees may cost. We chose this method for "Day Tours" in order to keep "all options open" and give "fluidity" to the day tours. Please bring sufficient funds to cover these costs.
An absolute maximum of 6 people are allowed on this "Day Tour".
Our guides use public transportation (train, subway, bus, etc.) for all our "Day Tours". If you prefer to use taxi or a private car, please contact us first and we can make this happen. Any extra costs associated with transportation other than public transportation will be an extra fee.
Walking: Because we use public transportation there IS a lot of walking. You will be walking to and from stations and then walking around destinations. Furthermore, at some times public transportation can be crowded and you may have to stand while riding public transportation.
As stated above in "What's NOT Included", transportation costs are NOT included in the tour price. If you want to utilize a different form of transportation other than public transportation (Rental Car, Taxi, etc.), you will pay for those costs.
Food & Drinks
What you buy to eat and drink is totally up to you but some places do have "Sit Down" and or "Drink Requirment" fees (this cost is stated in "Approximate Entrance/Activity Costs").
Drinks: At a typical restaurant/bar 1 drink in Japan will run from 500 yen (about $5 USD) to 1,200 yen (about $12 USD). At higher end establishments 1 drink can run from 1,000 yen (about $10 USD) to 2,500 yen (about $25 USD).
Food: A typical restaurant meal in Japan can run from 800 yen (about $8 USD) to 1,500 yen (about $15 USD). However, of course depending on the level of the restaurant prices can vary greatly. Al-la-cart establishments like Izakaya, street stalls and little drinking shops can "seem" inexpensive but costs add up quickly if you order a lot (please watch your budget).
Meeting Point or Pick Up / Drop Off
This "Day Tour" specifies a "Meeting Point" in the description and our fee for this tour starts at this meeting point.
Pick Up / Drop Off - If you would like us to actually come to your hotel or place of lodging and pick you up / drop you off, we can do that. The fee is 2,000 yen per hour (billed in 15 min. increments of 500 yen) for the extra time spent getting to your place and then getting to the starting point + any extra transportation costs our guide will incur.
Please request this service on our contact form or by calling us and we can give an exact quote on how much extra it will cost.
- Tour itineraries & schedules are subject to change due to train conditions, road conditions, extreme weather, and other unavoidable events. If an "unavoidable event" occurs and we are not able to reach a destination, options will be given in exchange.
- There may be other participants, up the the maximum "Group Size" stated in Important Information & Details above.
- You do not pay for the guide's food and drinks, only your own.
- Must be over 20 years of age to drink alcohol in Japan.
- Tours start at the designated time. We will leave the "Meeting Point" 5 to 10 min. after specified time. If you are late, you may try to join us along the route.
- Experience 2 hard to find & lively food alleys in Shinjuku
- Eat with the locals & enjoy the back-ally atmosphere
- Hop through 2 or 3 hidden local bars and pubs with our experienced tour guide
Experience the hidden Food Alleys and Bars in famous Shinjuku!
After meeting up, our guide will walk you around the bustling and exciting Shinjuku district where we will ultimately end up in one of the hidden food alley gems of the area. Shinjuku has one of the biggest nightlife districts in Tokyo and it's neon signs, night-crawling characters and smells of grilling Yakitori will delight all your senses. Hole-in-the-wall traditional Izakaya bars and food stalls offer tasty Yakitori (grilled chicken), seafood, and vegetables cooking over coal fires and spilling their smoke into the alleys.
First you will visit an eatery in the back streets of Shinjuku where you can experience authentic types of Yakitori and have a cold beer. Next we will move back out through the city down to a famous drinking area where we will enter a couple establishments and enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere of cozy and friendly bars.
Please use the map to find the exact meeting spot. The guide will be holding a Japan Travel Packages sign or flag.
- It's a 3 minute walk from the West Exit of Shinjuku station
About the Guide
Brad is an American, Colorado native, who has lived in Japan for a total of over 15 years. He speaks fluent Japanese and has travelled all over Japan. Brad is also a professional entertainer in Japan (entertaining the Japanese) and has visited most every city in Japan including it's hotels, resorts, hot springs, amusement parks, castles, temples, etc. and has hob-knobbed with some of Japan's most famous celebrities.
About the Destinations
Shinjuku at night (Area): During the day Shinjuku is filled with businessmen and shoppers but at night it transforms into an eating, drinking and partying mega-city. From high-end restaurants to hole-in-the-wall eateries and drinking establishments, Shinjuku has everything.