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Golden Gai Food Tour (Shinjuku) with Arigato Japan

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HIGHLIGHTS

Dine with locals in one of the most charming areas of Tokyo

  • Visit authentic local eateries and izakaya (Japanese style bars)
  • Try roasted meat skewers, tonkotsu ramen, sushi and more!
  • Explore the areas of Omoide Yokocho, Kabuckicho, and Golden Gai.
  • All Seasons

  • 3 hour total

  • English

  • Age Any

  • 2 〜 8

YOUR HOST

Anne Kyle

Anne is the founder of Arigato Japan. She was born and raised in the Philippines. Anne majored in Airline Business Administration and Tourism. She has traveled around 50 countries between 2006 and 2017. After living in Japan for almost 20 years, Anne founded Arigato Japan in February 2016 with tours in Tokyo, realizing her true calling to help make the experience of visitors to Japan the best possible.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Start your tour by walking through the busy streets of Shinjuku heading straight for Omoide Yokocho (literally “Memory Lane”) as our first stop. Omoide Yokocho is rightfully named as it is littered with rustic bars from the 1950s. Anyone of the older generation will feel as if they stepped back in time to the middle of the 20th century. From there we will make our way to Kabukicho, Asia’s largest, yet safest, red light district. Learn more about this very famous area as your guide explains to you Japanese izakayas, the amazing world of karaokes and Robot restaurant as well as other hidden gems of Kabukicho. You will enjoy two delicious famous foods. First, Tonkotsu Ramen with a pork broth simmered for hours and hours delivering a very creamy, savoury taste! We will also explain the history, and manners for eating different types of ramen. Next we head to Golden Gai. You will sample some very local sushi that you will surely enjoy! After this, we move into Shinjuku’s Golden Gai neighborhood known for being Tokyo’s most popular spot for unique izakaya, tiny bars, and pub-nightlife. Golden Gai is filled with over 200 small pubs, stalls, and karaoke bars where most are only big enough for five to seven people. Boasting the most densely packed nightlife area in the world, Golden Gai will be a glimpse of Tokyo you will never forget and we look forward to having a cold-one with you in this historic place.

  • Head to Shinjuku and gather at the meeting spot.

  • Visiting areas like Omoide Yokocho and Golden Gai is like taking a step back in time.

  • Try fresh local sushi and learn how to eat it like a local.

  • Learn about the different types of ramen and try some yourself!

DETAILS

  • Duration

    3h

    (17:00 〜 20:00)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

  • Participants Guests

    2 〜 8

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age

    Any

  • Conditions

    Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.

PRICES

  • Adults(12+)

    ¥17,700

  • Children(4~11)

    ¥10,850

  • Infants(~3)

    Free

Included in the Price

Guide, Food, Drinks

NOTES

  • Things to bring

    Just yourself!

  • Meeting Point

    The easiest way to get to the meeting point is to take the JR Yamanote Line. Once you get to Shinjuku Station, please find the JR East Exit (not Central East Exit), and take the exit for Kabukicho. Meet in front of the police box.

  • Additional Info

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Children: ¥10,850 Infants: Free

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