Tokyo Local Food and Drink Izakaya Barhop

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Japan

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Tour description provided by Viator

Experience the local bars of Tokyo's Ueno, Shinbashi, or Ikebukuro neighborhoods like a local and experience a side to Tokyo that visitors rarely see on this 2-hour tour. With a local guide, visit three traditional izakayas, small, local bars that serve drinks and small plates of Japanese food. Sample typical drinks and cuisine and perhaps get to know a few of the regulars.
Decide on the neighborhood you want to visit and the time you want your 2-hour bar-hopping tour to begin. Meet your local guide at a nearby train station and together make your way to the first izakaya, away from the typical tourist spots. Whether it's a street-seating or standing-only bar, or even a bar so tiny you have to squeeze in, enjoy tasty snacks and drinks (two drinks and one dish, or one drink and two dishes) ordered by your guide from the Japanese-only menu. Learn about local tradition, culture, and food, and enjoy what is sure to be a memorable experience. At the end of the tour, accompany your guide back to the nearest station where, full of cheer and feeling a little more like a local, you say goodbye.Please note: The starting time is flexible and can be arranged upon your request. However, there may be waiting time to secure seats later in the evening, as most local bars do not take reservations.

What’s included

  • One drink and two dishes, or two drinks and one dish at each bar
  • Tour guide

What’s not included

  • Additional food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from bars


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour