Are you interested in?
- Explore the small alleys and lanes of Golden Gai Street and stop by an izakaya, Japanese-style bar, for a complimentary drink
- Walk through the candlelit Hanazono Shrine
- Hear the risqué stories of the Kabukicho red light district
- See the historic wooden shacks of Omoide Yokocho
- See the department stores catering to the latest trends and subculture fashion
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Departure & Return
Departure PointKeio Plaza Hotel, 2 Chome-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan
Return DetailsOmoide Yokocho, 1 Chome-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan
What To Expect
Meet up with your guide in the early evening at the Keio Plaza Hotel, continuing to the shopping section of Shinjuku, where you can explore the area’s mish-mash of trendy boutiques and fascinating shops of subculture fashions. Then head over to the Suehirotei Vaudeville Theater, one of the country’s most prestigious, before proceeding to the Hanazono Shrine, to admire its candle-lit interior and architecture, which dates to the mid-17th century.
From there you’ll continue on to the Golden Gai, a fun-filled area on the eastern edge of Shinjuku that’s home to hundreds of miniscule bars, each of which can hold no more than a handful of patrons. Stop by an izakaya, Japanese -style bar, and enjoy 1 complimentary drink. Then continue your walk with a visit to Kabuchiko district, home to a warren of streets packed with Japanese “salary men” in dark suits on the prowl food, drink and other pleasures of the night. The air is thick with the chants of touts looking to lure customers behind the closed doors of this area’s many risqué establishments.
Conclude your wanderings with a stop at Omoide Yokocho a picturesque street lined with traditional wooden shacks that are home to a variety of restaurants and bars. It’s a taste of old-world Tokyo from the 1940s, a time when the area’s dimly-lit streets were filled with black marketeers and intrigue. Feel free to enjoy drinks or dinner at one of the many restaurants at your own leisure. Your tour concludes back at the Keio Plaza Hotel.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- A small amount of walking is involved approximately 1.5 miles (2.5 km)
- Infant are free of charge provided no food and drink included
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- As you walk the place with many people, please follow the instructions of the guide by all means.
- By a weather condition or the business situation of the visit point, the order of visit point and trips may be changed.
- Please note that there is not the non-smoking section to the bar.
- During the tour, the group will drop by a bar at Golden Gai and have a drink. Aside from that, all food and drink costs are not included in the price of the tour.
- According to Japanese law, customers under 20 years of age are not allowed to drink alcohol. Orders will be accepted for non-alcoholic drinks only.
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms