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Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Tour in Shinjuku
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Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Tour in Shinjuku

By Magical Trip
Recommended by 97% of travellers
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About
Tour the back alleyways in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district and visit hidden Japanese bars. Save time researching and planning your trip by having a guide show you places that are usually difficult for tourists to find. Take the stress out of language barriers when your local insider guide recommends food and drink options (included) for you to try and helps you order.
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Ages 16-100, max of 8 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Cut the stress out of making reservations—your guide does it for you
  • Learn where to find hidden Izakaya bars in Shinjuku
  • A small group means more attention from your guide
  • Hassle-free Tokyo pub crawl without any language barriers

  • Full Dinner: 3-4 local dishes (you can choose from our menu)
  • 4 drinks (You can choose from our selections)
  • Photos during the tour (We'll send you after the tour)
  • Hopping 3 local izakaya bars with a local guide

Your evening begins by meeting your tour guide and starting the small group tour in Shinjuku’s popular food alley Omoide Yokocho. This is where locals typically hang out and have a drink after work in Tokyo. Sample both food and drink in the backstreet Izakaya bars, with lots of traditional dishes to choose from like sake, local beer, and Yakitori (grilled chicken skewers). After the first bar, the next stop is Shibuya’s Kabukicho alley to visit more bars and taverns. Taste Tokyo local cuisine, hear live music, play games and take part in quizzes. It’s a great way to visit Tokyo’s hidden bars, meet locals, and enjoy a stress-free evening out in Tokyo without any language obstacles.

Start:
  • 1-chōme-2-8 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan
    In front of Black pillar (Next to Uniqlo Shinjuku Nishiguchi shop) Your guide will be holding a red/orange sign saying "Magical Trip"
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 63670P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 15 years but only those who are 20 years or older can drink alcohol.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • You'll start at
      1-chōme-2-8 Nishishinjuku
      1-chōme-2-8 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan
      In front of Black pillar (Next to Uniqlo Shinjuku Nishiguchi shop) Your guide will be holding a red/orange sign saying "Magical Trip"
      See address & details
    • Pass by
      Black pillar of Kyu-Ome-kaido
    • 1
      Omoide Yokocho
      Stop: 60 minutes
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    • 2
      Kabukicho District
      Stop: 60 minutes
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      Godzilla Head
    • 3
      Shinjuku Golden Gai
      Stop: 40 minutes
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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      Sho is the best!
      Sho is amazing and so knowledgable about the bars and restaurants in Shinjuku. He went above and beyond to give us all an incredible night. The group got on so well that we went out for more drinks afterwards which was a fantastic experience. I have been to Japan many times and yet I still discovered new places on this tour, tasting delicious food in the company of some great people. One of the highlights of my trip to Japan, so much so that I was a little sad when the tour ended! Thank you so much to Sho for helping me to make lots of happy memories in Tokyo!
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      Amazing tour guide, delicious foods!
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    5.0
    5.0 of 5 bubbles1,239 reviews
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    315leighw
    Atlanta, GA5 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    I went to the incorrect door of Uniqlo and could not meet up with the group. I had no way of contacting them either, so I sadly paid $100 for nothing and could not receive a refund. I wish I could have attended; it looks great!
    Written September 15, 2020
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    Emily B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2019
    I traveled through Japan by myself in 2019 and had a great time bar hopping with Tommy and others in Tokyo! As a solo female traveler, I was a little worried about going out at night by myself but Tommy put me immediately at ease. He was a great tour guide and I highly recommend MagicalTrip if you want to experience parts of Tokyo that you might not normally see. So sad that I probably won't be able to go to Japan again anytime soon but once I can, I'm making sure to book another tour. Thanks Tommy and MagicalTrip!
    Written September 14, 2020
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    Jon H
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    We showed up 9 minutes late and the tour guide was not there. We contacted them through Facebook messenger as they didn't give us any way to contact them through the booking info they emailed us. The directions were horrible and yes we were a little late but only a few min. They refused to let us meet up with them, reschedule or give us a refund. I knew they were right there in that area and that we would bump into them immediately if we knew where to look. So we looked for them but couldn't find them because they didn't have a sign or anything. They said on Facebook messenger they didn't want to disrupt the experience of the other tour attendees but basically they stole our money. All of their responses were pre-written copies of their attendance policies. So I expect they regularly rip people off this way who are late or who can't make it because of the complicated train system.

    We ended up picking a restaurant at random and it was great. They served skewers upstairs and it was nice. For $40 USD we ate skewers and had a few drinks. It took a long time to be served but the food was great.

    I would skip this tour and instead go to that area and just explore on your own and save yourself $200. Btw, they said they waited for 10 minutes for us but they didn't. The meeting location was Uni Qlo right by Shinjuku station, one of the busiest train stations in Tokyo. So plan an extra hour just to figure out the train system if you are new, especially how to exit the train station which isn't obvious. The famous restaurants are right there by Uni Qlo. You don't need the tour guide. Just go and bring your Google Lens to translate everything. You'll have a great time no tour needed!
    Written January 28, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you couldn't join the tour. Yes, Shinjuku Station actually is the busiest station in the world. It's very hard to get by for whoever is not familiar with it, us Japanese included. Though very challenging it is, we ask all our customers to show up on time and instruct all our guides to wait for their guests up to 10 minutes but not any longer. Because we go to several bars on this tour and need to wrap it up within 3 hours, that's the longest we can wait. And since one of our strong suits is the connection with local spots, we NEED to be punctual with those restaurants. That's why we have this strict policy. And we think that we can expect some courtsey from guests as well since you're visiting Japan. We offer this tour for people who want to explore local bars that locals go and enjoy the atomosphere and everything so if you're happy with whatever the restaurant nearby the station that offers Japanese food, you sure don't need our tour. Glad to hear that you enjoyed our food, though. MagicalTrip Support Team
    Written April 23, 2023
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    Lyler
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    This is my second time doing a tour with the company. Despite barely making it to the meet up location I was able to find my tour guide Mami. No one else had booked so it ended up being just the two of us. She took me to some great bars with good food and drinks. We talked and chatted for almost the entire 3 hour gap. Since she studied in America we had a lot of stuff to talk about and converse with. I really enjoyed the scenery, the history, and the connections made throughout the entire experience. Doing Magical Trip for my first day in Japan has become my tradition to introduce me to places I'd never see or experience alone. Even if their service is considered a tour guide, it's way more than that. I look forward to using them again at some point.
    Written January 21, 2020
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    Evån L
    Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020
    We had a great night with our tour guide, Rai. We paid about $80 per person and went to three different bars. Included in that price was 2 drinks and a food item at each of the bars. We really enjoyed going out with Rai. It was nice to interact with a local since we don’t speak japan3se. We found some great spots that we ended up at again before our stay in Tokyo was over.
    Written May 10, 2020
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    Teresa M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Friends
    We recently went on a night tour guided by Joey, and it was an experience we’ll never forget! Joey was not only knowledgeable about the city's history and hidden gems but also incredibly friendly and engaging. He made sure everyone felt comfortable and involved, sharing fascinating stories and insights about the city.

    The tour was well-paced, allowing us enough time to enjoy each stop and take photos. Joey’s enthusiasm for the city was contagious, and his recommendations for things to do/see after the tour were greatly appreciated.

    If you're looking for a unique way to see the city at night, I highly recommend joining one of Joey’s tours.

    10/10 would recommend!
    Written February 16, 2024
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    Pouyan N
    Canton, OH5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’ve been to Japan twice, this was my third time and first time with my wife. While I try to do my research every time, some spots are just really tough to discover on your own, or order the right things. We went on a tour with Mana and a very small group of other tourists. Mana was incredible. She somehow managed to be both fun and educational. I can’t imagine a better way of exploring Tokyo as a tourist short have a best friend who lives there.

    We had an absolute blast trying the night dives and having local food. It started my love affair with umeboshi lol. One day, soon, this pandemic will calm down, and my wife and I will return to Japan. We will absolutely try the other Magical Tours options (we also did Asakusa magical tour on that trip and it was also great!).
    Written September 15, 2020
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    gklawrence
    Pingree Grove, IL7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kazuya was the best tour guide we could have asked for. He was informative, humorous, and genuine. He even showed us a local restaurant after the tour and helped us order some traditional Japanese dishes.
    Written February 26, 2020
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    Marco F
    Harlow, UK10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020
    Luckily I was the only one so it felt like a private tour. Misa has been a fantastic host and had great fun with her. I enjoyed the Karaoke experience, especially since Misa is a real singer/artist so it felt special to me.
    Written March 8, 2020
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    Noel C
    Pattaya, Thailand7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went on this trip on Oct 22nd and it was a fun nite. Our group was small only 6 of us which seems to be the norm as some of the places we want were very small. Our guide Mr Sho was a blast, very funny, entertaining and with great english. This is a great way to see some of the lovely small bars tucked away in back alleys that you might never find. I would recommend this tour to anyone, definitely worth it and if you are lucky you will end up with Sho san. P.s. if he wishes you luck in the afterlife, just thanks him and carry on 🤣
    Written October 22, 2022
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