Shinjuku Golden Gai Food Tour - in Tokyo - LikeALocal Guide

Shinjuku Golden Gai Food Tour


188 USD

We love this charming nightlife tour! You will get a chance to enjoy many kinds of sushi and yakitori (skewers) as well as classic RAMEN! (on everyone’s MUST TRY LIST) Throughout your adventure, you will have the chance to try different Japanese foods.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English


  • This tour has a wonderful “hidden gem” atmosphere.
  • Try different local dishes at 4 food stops
  • Enjoy Shinjuku’s Golden Gai neighborhood known for being Tokyo’s most popular spot for unique izakaya (local pubs), tiny bars
  • Get a chance to enjoy many kinds of sushi and yakitori (skewers) as well as a classic bowl of delicious Ramen.
  • Learn why this district is one of Japan’s most famous entertainment areas.

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Walking through the busy streets of Shinjuku heading straight for Omoide Yokocho (literally “Memory Lane”) is our first stop. Omoide Yokocho is rightfully named as it is littered with rustic food stalls and bars from the 1950s. Many of these spots still stay true to their roots, serving roasted giblets with beef and pork, which was a staple when food was scarce after World War II. We will have a drink and some skewers in one of the most charming parts of Tokyo. 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, you will sample some very local sushi that you will surely enjoy! We will end our tour with a ramble through the back drinking alleys at Golden Gai where you can continue on and choose the cozy bar of your choice.

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What’s included & not included

  • One Drink Included
  • Try local dishes at 4 food stops
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Hotel pick up not included (can be arranged for an additional charge)
  • Gratuity
  • Transportation costs
  • Additional drinks or food (not included but possible to purchase at guest expense)

Meeting point

Red post box outside of the police station (Koban) in Shinjuku East Exit新宿警察署 新宿駅東口交番 (3-38-1 Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan)

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188 USD
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
  • Pay by credit card or PayPal

Tour operated by: Arigato Japan Food Tours