It was a very informative tour and a good introduction to Shinjuku and Kabukicho. There were only three of us on the tour. We got to see quite a bit in two hours. On our walk through Shinjuku, we visited a video game arcade, a pachinko parlour, and a department store selling anime fashions. We also walked by a capsule hotel on our way to the Hanazono Shrine and Golden Gai.
In Kabukicho, we walked by numerous bars and all the neon signs. We had our photo taken by the arch marking the entrance to Kabukicho and walked by the famous Robot Restaurant. Last stop was for a snack of takoyaki.
The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this tour.
We throughly enjoyed the tour, our tour guide took us to all the right places and had all the knowledge that we enjoyed hearing about through the city. Thank you
great tour. got to see a lot of the great things that make Shinjuku such a popular area of Tokyo!
Great tour. Our tour guide was awesome can't remember her name. So many cool things in this area that you get to see, and get insight from a local. Highly recommended.
An excellent guide who walked us around the inner workings of Tokyo not generally visited by tourists. We were informed about the history and cultural elements of Shinjuku. We have been Tokyo a few times but have never explored these parts. Definitely worth doing.
Our tour guide was lovely and very well informed. We wouldn't have seen many of the places she showed us if we had tried to go by ourselves and if we had we wouldn't have known what we were looking at. My advice would be to take the tour and then go back to selected places later on.
Great tour, the guide was lovely and very knowledgeable also we had only just arrived in Tokyo, so it was reassuring to be taken down the alleyways and nightspots with a local.
My friend and I ended up having a private tour as no-one else on this trip. Our tour guide was great and went the extra mile after the tour had finished by helping me order a suitable gluten free meal in a restaurant nearby. I would recommend this trip as it showed us a different side to Tokyo that my friend and I would probably not have felt comfortable exploring ourselves.
This tour gets you out and show you even with a language barrier you can navigate this city especially by JR rail +Very helpful guide.
Our tour guide was a man named Take. He spoke about the history of the area and about Japanese culture. We asked him tons of questions. He was so great! Also, I asked him about where to buy kitkat bars and he took me to a few stores to see if they sold them. He also pointed out some good restaurants and karaoke places. Our guide was very knowledgeable, punctual and very polite. He had great English skills and was very easy to understand. I would recommend this tour to get familiar with this area. It can be overwhelming at first because it is very large.
I was so pleased I did this tour. We got to see a nightlife off Tokyo's that we would not have seen or experienced on our own. You get to see and do a lot in two hours! Highly recommended.
Great walking tour taking us to places we would otherwise not have ventured to. Small group (4) which made the walk very personalised . Recommend.
Great English speaking tour guide and a very interesting view of Tokyo
Chris Hord Australia
It was a wonderful tour to start our journey in Tokyo. If you are a foregin and want to know more about Japanese culture, this tour is your first choice. Our local guide took us to visit the major department stores, side street pubs, and some of the most popular entertainment centre. I don't want to spoil you what we have seen in this tour, but what I can say is that what you see in this tour will really surprise you about the interesting culture in Japan.
Great, informative tour. Experienced places, that you may not have found on your own. Mamaro was a knowledgable guide and had a good sense of humour.
David F USA
We enjoyed the tour and it did help us find out way around Shinjuku later. It was tough to hear our tour guide while walking and with all of the street noise.
This tour was good, I don't know what I expected but I didn't expect department stores to be highlighted and then we did a walk through of the Isetan food court. If you haven't been to the Kabukicho area before then this tour would be worth while.
We really enjoyed this tour. It was great to find tucked away areas that would be very hard to find on your own. Very informative and friendly.
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. By the end of the tour, you will have walked around the entire city of Shinjuku so wear good walking shoes. It was nice to see the city transform as day turned to night and the lights of this beautiful city came on.
Tour was great. We were the only couple so it was naturally very personal and easy to ask questions. We didn't know what to expect but for tourists it was easy going and showed a side of the city which was both populated and also local....in terms of the walk through the dept store and ally ways full of small eateries and bars. Good value for money also.
Definitely a trip worth doing to get a look into the inside alleys of Shinjuku and Kabukicho. It would have been nice to have a guide who is more interactive and sharing bits of interesting information. Fluency in English seemed a bit of a problem and maybe this hindered greater interaction
Daniel United Kingdom
After arriving in Tokyo early in the morning, we wanted to check in to our hotel and then get to know the area we were staying in. This tour was fantastic, our guide was friendly and informative and showed us all the different areas. The tour was a great introduction to Tokyo!
My guide was quite nice but this is one of the few tours I could have done without. It was nice to visit the areas at night and it showed me some new places but overall not my cup of tea. It might be worthwhile for others so don't let me discourage you.