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Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Tour in Shinjuku

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Shinjuku City, Japan

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Seeking out the well-concealed back-alley bars of Tokyo's Shinjuku district is notoriously tricky for outsiders. Take the guesswork out of your trip on this guided tour that takes you barhopping to Izakaya bars in two different alleyways—a small group of no more than eight people means that you can easily access tiny bars with just a few seats. Between drinks and snacks (included) your guide shares insights into local culture in this atmospheric part of the city.
  • Visit hidden Shinjuku bars you'd never find alone
  • Small-group tour, limited to eight, ensures an intimate experience
  • Includes drinks and snack plates in a selection of bars
  • Get insights into local life and culture from your guide: No fear of committing etiquette mistakes
Dinner
Hopping 3 local izakaya bars with a local guide
Alcoholic Beverages

Departure Point

UNIQLO, 1-chōme-1-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-0023, Japan

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 15 years but only those who are 20 years or older can drink alcohol.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY MagicalTrip Inc.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Tour in Shinjuku?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Tour in Shinjuku.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Tour in Shinjuku?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Tour in Shinjuku.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Tour in Shinjuku?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Tour in Shinjuku.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Tour in Shinjuku?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Tour in Shinjuku.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Tour in Shinjuku?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Tour in Shinjuku.

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Traveler Tips


  • "This tour does not include food and all of the bars expect you to try their food." See review
  • "This was a 3 hour tour and though expensive found it interesting and well worth the money as Shin our guide was knowledgeable and other people on tour good company." See review

Reviews

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306 Reviews
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star-5
Fun night and good food/drinks
GinoW
, Mar 2020
The tour was a lot of fun. The places we visited were very nice and the dishes and drinks were also very tasty. The tour guide also was able to give good recommendation of which drinks and dishes to try and was able to give a good atmosphere.
star-5
Easy way to check out Tokyo nightlife
brigidduddy
, Feb 2020
Great time. Interesting mix of bars and the "snacks' were both tasty and more than enough for a meal The tour guide and fellow participants were very friendly and lots of fun. It was a helpful way to experience the night scene.
star-5
Awesome night tour
jyilpet
, Jan 2020
I did this the first night in Tokyo to get an idea of th bar scene in Shinjuku. I ended up being the only person on the tour... Which was awesome! Got a private tour of Shinjuku at night. It was a great introduction to Shinjuku. I highly recommended this tour my guide Koki was great and so friendly. We shared a love of travel and he also went above and beyond to point out places!
star-5
Izakaya Like a Local
chrisw37172020
, Jan 2020
My husband watches a lot of YouTube of people traveling to different cities and eating in small, local eateries, where they don't have an English menu. That's what he wanted to do while we were in Tokyo and that was the kind of experience that he got on this tour. Our guide, Keina, was a young, hip 20-something local. She spoke very good English. She told us a lot about what life is like as a 20-something in Tokyo and what the culture is like. On our way to our first stop, she took us down an alley that was filled with small izakayas. We would've never found this alley on our own; it might have taken a few trips to Tokyo before we ever found this cool alley. While we didn't stop there on this tour, we went back ourselves the next night and ate at one of the izakayaa where they did have an English menu. Our first stop was a a yakitori izakaya. Our second stop was at a restaurant that offered more seafood options. Our last stop was at a sake bar. The amount of food doesn't sound like a lot, but we were all full after this tour. No one was hungry. We also felt like the amount of drinks we got were plenty of drinks. . I wouldn't have known where to start to find small local eateries, given the limited amount of time we had in Tokyo. Moreover, we would have had a very difficult time trying to order at any of the places we went to because they didn't have an English menu or a menu with pictures on it. It was definitely worth it to have a local guide us through the many restaurants of Tokyo!
star-5
Super fun bar tour
Leesa P
, Dec 2019
We had a great tour with Shiori. She was very friendly and energetic. She brought us to 3 different bars and had good food as well. She gave us wonderful recommendations on what to do in other areas of Tokyo as well as where to get good Ramen and sushi. She was an excellent guide.
star-5
okyo Bar Hopping Tour in Shinjuku - Explore the hidden bars in food alleys
Tourist02389850217
, Dec 2019
A very interesting food experience with a very nice tour guide. The tour guide took me to few good places that food were made differently from which I had known before.
star-5
Third time taking this tour
helmutb897
, Nov 2019
This is the third time taking this tour in Tokyo. Every time I visit it allows me an opportunity to get out to places that I would never find and have a local experience. Each time the tour leader has been great and I have enjoyed meeting a number of interesting people.
star-5
Hidden bar tour
Neil C
, Oct 2019
Shin was our host and he was superb. Took us to 3 different bars and the food was good and range of drinks nice. Some of places were we drank Sake at end was a great find and would go back. Would have been nice to have eaten in the smaller unique places but with numbers may not be possible. This was a 3 hour tour and though expensive found it interesting and well worth the money as Shin our guide was knowledgeable and other people on tour good company.
star-2
Not worth it
371sylviag
, Sep 2019
I was really surprised by how unmagical this tour was . The food was very average and the venues had no atmosphere. It actually almost felt like they just chose restaurants who really needed the money because they didn't have many other customers. Our guide was very lovely and sweet but unfortunately she wasn't able to get the group connecting well. lots of quiet awkward moments. I wouldn't recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Hello, Thank you for joining our tour and taking the time out to leave us such a sincere feedback. We extend our sincerest apologies on behalf of our team for not being able to provide an experience that is good enough to reach your expectations. We are choosing bars/restaurant that are popular among locals to give our customers a local experience. And, the fact is the places you went to on the tour have good reputations on Japanese foodie website. So it’s very sad to hear you couldn’t enjoy the food. But, of course, we need to try to improve the quality of the tour to give the best experience to everyone taking this tour. So we appreciate your feedback and are trying to figure out how we should make our tours better right now. Magical Trip
star-5
EXCELLENT INTRO TO TOKYO!
Cassie R
, Mar 2019
This tour was a great way to see the back streets of Tokyo and to make friends. It's so cool to start a tour with an awkward collection of strangers and to conclude the tour as friends.

Product code: 63670P1

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