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Memory Lane (Omoide Yokocho) Tours

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Memory Lane (Omoide Yokocho)
Located in Tokyo’s popular Shinjuku ward just north of the world’s busiest rail station, you’ll find a small alley called Omoide Yokocho. The historic alley, known locally as Memory Lane or Piss Alley depending on who you ask, is in fact one of Tokyo’s more authentic and atmospheric dining destinations.

Don’t let the negative nickname deter you. Today, it’s a bit of a misnomer anyway. In 1999, the entire alley was destroyed in a fire. It has since been rebuilt in much the same way and with the same old world Postwar Tokyo atmosphere, but with one notable exception. The alley now has bathrooms. The nickname “Piss Alley” harkens back to the days when no such facilities existed.

As you walk down the narrow alley, you’ll see tiny bars and restaurants tightly packed together on either side with the occasional tattered red paper lantern lighting the way. Most of these establishments consist of a small kitchen and a counter with several stools for patrons to sit. You might find one or two tables in the larger ones. Yakitori is the specialty, but you’ll also find stands selling offal stew and grilled organ meats -- both staples of Japanese street food.
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Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Tour in ShinjukuHalf-day Tours

Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Tour in Shinjuku

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Seeking out the well-concealed back-alley bars of Tokyo's Shinjuku district is notoriously tricky for outsiders. Take the guesswork out of your trip on this guided tour that takes you barhopping to Izakaya bars in two different alleyways—a small group of no more than eight people means that you can easily access tiny bars with just a few seats. Between drinks and snacks (included) your guide shares insights into local culture in this atmospheric part of the city.
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Private custom day in Tokyo: secrets and highlights of the city with a localCultural Tours

Private custom day in Tokyo: secrets and highlights of the city with a local

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Spend some time with one of our hosts exploring the neon-lit city of Tokyo together. Maybe you’d like to discover the highlights of the neighborhood you’re staying in, or simply stroll through the lantern-lined lanes of Tokyo’s older districts. Action-lovers might be keen to catch a sumo match, or alternatively, get sky high and enjoy sushi with a view. There's no place quite like Tokyo, trust us. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded local host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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Izakaya Food Tour in ShinjukuFood Tours

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Izakaya Food Tour in Shinjuku

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Enjoy classic Japanese experience at our selected restaurants. Local food & drinks as we journey through Tokyo’s busiest area in Shinjuku.- 7+ mouth-watering Japanese food tastings, enough for a full dinner meal, served from three selected restaurants.- Drinks to taste great Izakaya style dinner. You may also choose your drinks (Beer, Sake & other drinks). Non-alcoholic beverage also available. - Explore Shinjuku visiting famous must-see spots as well as hidden gems. Enjoy unique views of Tokyo’s neon town, Kabukicho. Please let us know if you have any food restrictions beforehand.
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Sake tasting experienceCultural Tours

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Sake tasting experience

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You’ll explore Shinjuku with one of our friendly hosts, sampling different varieties of Japanese rice wine - better known as sake! Whether you’d prefer a tiny izakaya (traditional Japanese bar, which actually means ‘stay in sake shop’) or a standing bar (a tachinomiya) where only 10 can squeeze in at a time, the choice is yours! Discover the different temperatures, varieties and ways of enjoying sake with your host!Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You'll also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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Discover Tokyo's weirdest placesCultural Tours

Discover Tokyo's weirdest places

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Allow your host to introduce you to the quirky underbelly of one of the world’s most wonderful and outlandish cities as you go to places like the Museum of Parasites (informative, and slightly crawly, we admit) or the crazy, committed cosplay districts like Akihabara. Head to a themed snake cafe where you can cuddle up to a slithery friend over coffee and if that's not for you there’s also hedgehog and owl cafes! Round off your time in Piss Alley which despite its misleading name, is actually a super eccentric alleyway home to many izakaya pubs!Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You'll also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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Tokyo bar hopping tour "Be a LOCAL tonight" SHINJUKU hidden GEMS!

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Japan is a rare country that uses both the Christian era and the Japanese era.Showa (After 2nd World War) ~ Heisei ~ Reiwa (This will be Olympic era)We'll visit Hidden Reiwa Izakaya & Showa Izakaya tonight!Please enjoy to Japanese traditional food & drink with our history in LOCAL hidden places!You will definitely understand our big change.There're uncountable Izakaya in Shinjuku.But mostly for only touristy places sadly.Shinjuku became famous tourist spot already as u know.There're many looks like local Izakaya but it's just looks like.They don't have any tradition, history and great Japanese chef.It’s really hard to find great Izakaya in Tokyo even Japanese now.So many foreigners can't experience REAL Japanese Izakaya.We really wanna tell you how delicious Japanese food and great deals!Our places are absolutely different taste, level & atmosphere.(We chose best ones from over 500 shops)Best Izakaya have to be combines amazing atmosphere and tasty for us.We are sure about we can change your mind about what’s Izakaya.Don’t experience just surface of Japan. Please enjoy Real Japan.Eg..Whale Sashimi, Horse Sashimi, Chicken Sashimi, Sake with puffer fish fin with fire, Wasabi & plum Yakitori (skewered chicken), alcoholic Bubble tea, sparkling Sake, alcoholic Matcha tea, Sea cucumber Sashimi, fried fish borne..exWe may go to Izakaya that tourists can't enter usually.If you still can drinking after tour time is over..Let's go drinking together as a friend!?lolCheers our friends!
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Explore Shinjuku with Sake & Local FoodRail Tours

Explore Shinjuku with Sake & Local Food

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Eat your way through the fun Shinjuku neighborhood with this small group food tour. You'll get to visit a total of three izakaya restaurants popular with locals where you'll get to try all sorts of local specialties, from raw fish to chicken skewers to takoyaki, all served with local beverages.
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Evening Walking Tour: Shinjuku&Kabukicho with Experience Japanese style Sake BarNight Tours

Evening Walking Tour: Shinjuku&Kabukicho with Experience Japanese style Sake Bar

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Wander the neon-lit alleys of Tokyo’s Shinjuku and Kabuchiko areas after dark on this nocturnal adventure with a guide. Your visit to these two intriguing Tokyo neighborhoods, among Tokyo’s busiest for food and nightlife, allows you the chance to sample hole-in-the-wall restaurants, enjoy the quirky bars of the Golden Gai and explore Kabuchiko’s infamous red-light district.
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Kabukicho Izakaya Food Tour and Golden Gai Experience in ShinjukuHalf-day Tours

Kabukicho Izakaya Food Tour and Golden Gai Experience in Shinjuku

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With the world’s highest number of bars per square meter, Tokyo’s Shinjuku Golden Gai neighborhood is a must-visit for travelers with a vibrant spirit. This walking tour of Shinjuku Golden Gai and Kabukicho showcases the best bars, restaurants, and food stalls the districts have to offer. Feast on Japanese dishes like Ramen, and yakitori (skewers), and delve into the area’s rich history with your guide. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people, making for an intimate experience.
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"Crazy Ramen Hopping" with SHINJUKU explore!

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We gonna hop to 2 our favorite CRAZY Ramen shops (which is we chose from more than 500 Ramen shops) and explore Shinjuku city! It’s gonna be all of different type of Ramen and awesome taste only. We'll take photo for you also in great places where is only locals know.We have to order 1person 1Ramen in Tokyo usually. But only our guest can get special CRAZY Ramen which is half size to hop. We wanna work for every Ramen lovers will be enjoy many kind of Ramen during Japan trip as far as possible! And also Ramen chefs are exciting to meet up you are Ramen lovers!We can eat Ramen in all of the world now. Tokyo has many Ramen shops also. So it’s easy to say you like Ramen. But it’s not real one sadly. Ramen is really deep. You can understand our point easily when you eat our favorite! Some other Ramen are OK. However our favorite ones are absolutely different level. Best Ramen are has to be made from very studied and combined beauty & tasty! You have to join us definitely if you are Ramen lover! We are sure about we can change your mind about what’s Ramen. And please ask us all of question about Ramen & try to secret menu if you like!We will be happy if you are starving when we meet up!LOLLet's eat too much & have fun too much my friends!
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Tokyo by Night Photography TourCultural Tours

Tokyo by Night Photography Tour

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Let's take a memorable picture with your own cameraman!You can enjoy this tour with English speaking photographer and guide. You will go to Omoidyokocho, which has historic atmosphere, and then explore some photogenic spots in Shinjuku and Shibuya area. Your tour guide will tell you good spots. This Shinjuku Photo Tour will enable guests of all ages to join a photoshoot that will be fully customisable and allow their best portrayals on the camera. These places and our guides will provide you with unforgettable solo trip, honeymoon, and family travel moments taken with a camera.
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Shinjuku Kabukicho evening highlight walking TourWalking Tours

Shinjuku Kabukicho evening highlight walking Tour

Let’s explore the biggest business and drinking town Shinjuku!We will give you a 90-mins brief introduction to the area, where you will see modern Shinjuku with many high buildings and neon lights and also, tiny local Izakaya bars and small narrow streets which make you feel like time traveling to Tokyo in the 1950s, without getting “Lost in translation”. After meeting, we will take you to Omoide Yokocho (“Memory lane”) , narrow streets full of Yakitori(skewers) shops and restaurants. Then, we will explore Kabukicho-area, one of the safest red-light district in the world with Robot restaurants and Godzilla head. Last spot will be our highlight “Golden-gai” where more than 200 tiny bars crammed into the miniature backstreets. You can enjoy the unique atmosphere. After this experience, you may continue enjoying Shinjuku nightlife by yourself by following your guide’s recommendations. Please be advised that some local spots accept cash only.
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Shinjuku Izakaya and Golden gai bar hopping tourCultural Tours

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Shinjuku Izakaya and Golden gai bar hopping tour

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Shinjuku is known for its great restaurants and bars. On this action-packed evening tour, you’ll explore Shinjuku’s highlights, and taste delicious food and drink along the way. With its many narrow side streets, it can be easy to get lost, but you won’t have to worry about navigating as a guide will lead the way. Try yakitori (skewered vegetables), Sake, Japanese whiskey, fresh fish, and vegetables as you visit Shinjuku’s hidden gems.
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Ebisu Local Food Tour: Shibuya's Most Popular NeighborhoodCultural Tours

Ebisu Local Food Tour: Shibuya's Most Popular Neighborhood

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Explore one of Shibuya’s most interesting and laid-back neighborhoods—Ebisu, on this action-packed food tour. You won’t have to worry about getting lost as you’ll have a guide to navigate and take you down alleyways and side streets that locals love. Visit multiple restaurants and food stalls, and enjoy trying Japanese specialities, as well as a beer, sake, or soft drink.
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Personal Travel and Vacation Photographer Tour in TokyoPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Personal Travel and Vacation Photographer Tour in Tokyo

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Enjoy the personalized service of a vacation photographer during your stay in Tokyo. Don’t bother with selfies or pestering the locals to take your photo. Your professional photographer spends time capturing your travels in a contemporary style, ensuring you return home with wonderful photos to share with friends and family.
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Private Tour - From the Classic to the Secret Photo Locations in ShinjukuPhotography Tours

Private Tour - From the Classic to the Secret Photo Locations in Shinjuku

Tokyo’s Shinjuku district is home to the world’s busiest train station, so it can be overwhelming as a visitor to find your way through the crowds. This tour is your shortcut to finding the best photo locations in Shinjuku. You’ll discover secret spots that you wouldn’t find alone, as well as the classic sites, such as the Godzilla statue, and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observation Deck. Traveling with a guide means you’ll learn about the area’s history as you explore.
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Private Tokyo Photography Walking Tour with a Professional PhotographerCultural Tours

Private Tokyo Photography Walking Tour with a Professional Photographer

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Avoid the disappointment of leaving Tokyo with below-par photographs on this private walking tour with a professional photographer. Choose a day or night tour, or a combination of both, and visit Tokyo's top sights as your guide teaches you how to make best use of your camera's settings so that you can capture them perfectly.
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Tokyo life after 5-Foods & Drinks

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Come along with me to discover the best late-night food and drinking spots in Tokyo! I'll take you along to some of the most authentic local izakaya (Japanese gastropubs), like tachinomiya (standing bars) or yakitori (chicken skewer) bars in Shinjuku.You'll visit places that only locals know about and experience Shinjuku nightlife like a local.Outside of the overcrowded and touristy areas of Shinjuku, you can really get to know the local atmosphere of the city and experience Japanese drinking culture for yourself Prepare yourself for some tasty grilled Japanese dishes, paired with Japanese sake, beer, and other drinks.So, what are you waiting for! Let's go and meet a lot of colorful and exciting people.Let's explore the best places to enjoy your night life in Shinjuku!
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Shinjuku Night TourFood Tours

Shinjuku Night Tour

Take a trip down Memory Lane! On this 3-hour night tour, we will start off in Shinjuku’s Omoide Yokocho, which literally translates to “Memory Lane” because of its nostalgic feel that transports you back to the 1950s. While here, you will experience the retro charm of Japan as you enjoy our satisfying selection of authentic and delicious dishes. Afterwards, we will make our way to Golden Gai, beloved for its nightlife and historical architecture. As we navigate our way through the tiny alleyways and hundreds of small shops that are reminiscent of the early 20th century, we’ll stop at a ramen shop that serves up some of the tastiest ramen in all of Tokyo.
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This is a great choice for first-time visitors to Tokyo. Get your bearings, pick up travel tips, and see multiple neighborhoods on one tour. No need to worry about getting lost, a guide takes care of the navigating so you can focus on the sights. See the popular Shibuya Crossing, learn where to find good nightlife spots in Shinjuku, and discover the skyscrapers and shops of Roppongi.
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Private Tour - A Tour of the Cyberpunk Town, KabukichoPrivate Sightseeing Tours

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Godzilla, ninja and the Japanese nightlife! Kabukicho is not just any downtown, it is Japan's most famous downtown shopping district. The town, with a cyberpunk vibe and colourful neon lights, has become the subject of many movies and video games. On this tour you will spot Godzilla lurking behind buildings, try on samurai armour and pose with a Japanese katana sward, and drink cocktails in a ninja themed bar. The best thing about this tour is that you can visit the kinds of places you would not get the chance to visit on a group tour. Visit the stimulating town, Kabukicho, full of modern entertainment as well as good old bars, and enjoy Japanese nightlife, safely, with your very own otomo tour guide.
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Licensed Guide Shinjuku Dramatic Tour Day Time (tokyo)Cultural Tours

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You will surely be surprised at such a nature of the city. In addition, we will introduce pop culture shops that are comparable to Don't you think Shinjuku is a night town only? Actually, Shinjuku in the daytime is also exceptional. and Harajuku.
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Shinjuku Evening Walking Tour With a Local GuideCultural Tours

Shinjuku Evening Walking Tour With a Local Guide

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You can learn the culture and history of Shinjuku from national government licensed guide interpreter, so-called, licensed guide for 2 hours.More over, we offer a secret site to Kabukicho at night, which can not be an ordinary tour. That is exactly what is the main dish of a dramatic tour.
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