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Tokyo Night Food Tour: Sangenjaya Back Alleys – Izakaya Experience

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・Pricing
Prices are set per person for a minimum of 2 people or per group size. There is a per person discount for each additional participant.

・Children
For Izakaya tours which takes you to Japanese bars are not suitable for Children 15 or under, please ask us about children’s paticipation.

・Large Groups
Large groups are welcome. We aim to offer an intimate experience so the tour may be altered to fit your group. Please contact us for more information.

・Solo Travelers
We happily welcome solo travelers. To offer the full  experience to solo travelers, tour price may vary.

Min Age : 15+
Home » Tokyo Izakaya Experience » Tokyo Night Food Tour: Sangenjaya Back Alleys – Izakaya Experience
  • Denentoshi Line Sangejaya Station
  • Engilsh
  • 4 hours
  • Local Bar and Restaurant
  • Private Tour

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Tour Details

Tokyo Food Tour

  • 4 hour guided night tour
  • Experience the back streets of funky Sangenjaya, a neighbourhood not often visited by tourists.
  • Try traditional foods such as kushikatsu, charcoal grilled meat, sashimi, grilled fish and more.
  • Cook your own okonomiyaki or monjayaki.
  • Chat with locals in a tiny standing bar.
  • Try traditional Japansese drinks such as sake, hoppy and umeshu.
  • Visit three izakayas specially selected by your guide.

The tour

Your guide will take you on an exploration of the back alleys of charming and funky Sangenjaya (5 minutes by metro from Shibuya).  Soak up the atmosphere of this unique local neighborhood rarely visited by tourists. Experience a night out the Japanese way.  During your Sangenjaya adventure you’ll check out the tiny bars in the lantern lit labyrinth of alleys.  Stop by for kushikatsu (deep fried meat, fish and vegetables on skewers) drinks and a chat with the friendly owner at a tiny standing bar.   Visit a teppanyaki restaurant where you’ll learn about and cook your own monjayaki and okonomiyaki. Finally visit a secret sake bar and enjoy a selection of sake, sashimi, and grilled dishes.  Get a real insight into Tokyo’s night life, taste delicious and rare Japanese  food and drinks, chat with locals and experience the charm of a wonderful Tokyo neighborhood.  The smells, tastes and sounds will leave you with unforgettable memory of your trip.

 

 

 

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Departure & Return Location

At Sangenjaya station (Google Map)

Meeing Time

Your guide will contact you before the tour to arrange the time that suits you best

Price Includes

  • Guided tour of Sangenjaya
  • Visit to three izakayas where you'll experience a wide variety of dishes.
  • Try a minimum of 10 delicious Japanese delicacies recommended by your guide
  • All food and drink included

Price Excludes

  • Transport to and from Sangenjaya station
  • gratuities

Additional Information

  • The legal drinking age in Japan is 20Soft drinks will be served to those under the age of 20
  • Dietary RequirementsPlease let us know if you have any dietary requirements and we will do our best to make sure you are catered to.
  • SharingWe will be experiencing izakaya the Japanese way and so sharing plates between the group. (Dont worry you will be full!)
  • Group SizeTo keep things friendly and allow us access to some of the smaller places we keep group sizes from 2-6 people. Tokyo Food Tour.

More Details

The Izakaya experience

Izakaya are a quintessential part of Japanese drinking culture and a trip to Japan would not be complete without a visit to one. What is an Izakaya? It is hard to define exactly but an Izakaya is often translated as a pub or a tavern.  An Izakaya is part pub and part restaurant and are essentially places where friends or coworkers gather over drinks and food for a good time.  They are located throughout Japan.  

Izakaya food

The food might be described as ‘small plates’ and can consist of everything from yakitori to sashimi to fried chicken or pickles and edamame.
Dishes are ordered and shared among everyone. This allows everyone to get a taste of everything that is ordered. It’s therefore a great where to sample a large variety of dishes accompanied by cold beer, hot sake and good conversation.

The yokocho

Yokocho are one of Japan’s best kept food and drink secrets.  Consisting of networks of small alleys crammed with tiny bars, restaurants and izakaya, they offer a unique experience and an insight into Japan’s after dark habits. You will find all walks of life crammed into tiny bars, sharing stories with strangers and the master/mama-san of the bar. These bars are not usually fancy but you’ll find all kinds of delicious food and drink on offer, the clientele friendly and the atmosphere unique.