A night in Tokyo with a local: private & personalized

4 hr

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On this personalised experience, see another side to Tokyo when the city comes alive after dark. Experience the city’s nocturnal alter ego as you head out with a Local Host to the traditional drinking houses known as izakaya as well as the tachinomiya, yokocho and karaoke bars! Get ready for an unforgettable night in Tokyo, experiencing the local customs and exciting nightlife with a Local Host!
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WHAT YOU'LL DO

Why not start the night bar-crawling through Golden Gai, an area in Shinjuku lined with narrow alleyways and packed with tiny, slightly ramshackle but buzzing bars. From here, you could hop to an izakaya and then to a tachinomiya. These standing street front bars are synonymous with Japan’s nightlife and, here your Local Host can introduce you to yakitori (grilled chicken skewers), a classic accompaniment to a night out in Tokyo!

Once you’ve bar-hopped your way through this area, perhaps head to another yokocho, the historic alleyways that are steeped in tradition and dotted all over the city, where you’ll find more character than you thought could ever be squeezed in to such narrow streets! Next, you might want to join in the local 3am karaoke custom or go shopping instead. This experience is custom to your needs, wants and wishes, and so the choice is yours...
WHAT YOU'LL DO

Why not start the night bar-crawling through Golden Gai, an area in Shinjuku lined with narrow alleyways and packed with tiny, slightly ramshackle but buzzing bars. From here, you could hop to an izakaya and then to a tachinomiya. These standing street front bars are synonymous with Japan’s nightlife and, here your Local Host can introduce you to yakitori (grilled chicken skewers), a classic accompaniment to a night out in Tokyo!

Once you’ve bar-hopped your way through this area, perhaps head to another yokocho, the historic alleyways that are steeped in tradition and dotted all over the city, where you’ll find more character than you thought could ever be squeezed in to such narrow streets! Next, you might want to join in the local 3am karaoke custom or go shopping instead. This experience is custom to your needs, wants and wishes, and so the choice is yours!

End your night (or begin your morning!) like the locals do with a steaming bowl of ramen at 5am, or try another local staple at one of the many eateries which are open 24 hours a day. Throughout the experience, you'll get to know your Local Host, who can give you insider tips and ideas for how to experience the best of Tokyo by night, and recommend other yokocho, bars and eateries to visit during the rest of your stay in the city. 

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
• Enjoy an unforgettable night out in Tokyo with a Local Host! 
• Bar hop through the izakaya and tachinomiya in Golden Gai at your Local Host's favourite bars
• Visit an off the beaten path yokocho, the historic alleyways that are packed with local bars 
• Go to a karaoke bar with your local 
• End the night like the locals do queueing for ramen at 5am!
• Get tips and tricks for where else to party like a local in Tokyo

Important Details

Included
  • 4 hours in the city with a Local Host
  • 2 beers, high-balls or soft drinks
  • Private and personalised itinerary
  • Cover charge at one bar in Golden Gai or another area of your choice
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
Not Included
  • Food and drinks other than the ones included above
  • Rental fees to Karaoke venues or tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Cover charges to additional venues other than the one included above (please see "Important Information" section below)
  • What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Tokyo, Japan

Traveler pickup is offered
Once you have booked your experience, we will be in touch in order to finalise the meeting point details with you. We can arrange pick up from hotels and other locations in the centre of the city. Your meeting point must be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance. This is a walking experience, so your host will meet you on foot

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 4/16/2019 - 3/14/2020
Monday - Sunday:05:00 PM - 11:30 PM
3/15/2020 - 4/15/2020
Monday - Sunday:05:00 PM - 11:30 PM
4/16/2020 - 3/14/2021
Monday - Sunday:05:00 PM - 11:30 PM
3/15/2021 - 4/15/2021
Monday - Sunday:05:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • After booking, you will receive a short questionnaire, so you’ll be able to tell us more about your interests and preferences. Based on your responses you’ll be matched with a like-minded Local Host
  • Important Information
  • Please be aware that most bars, izakaya and restaurants have cover charges (or seat charges as the Japanese refer to) that range anything from 500-3000 yen.
  • Also it is important to be aware that public transport stops running after midnight so you might need to take a taxi back to your accommodation.
  • Meeting Point
  • Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.