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Shinjuku Nightlife Walking Tour & Golden-Gai Bar Crawl provided by Gaijin Tours

Shinjuku Nightlife Walking Tour & Golden-Gai Bar Crawl

Shinjuku Nightlife Walking Tour & Golden-Gai Bar Crawl
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 59199P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guid service
Exclusions
  • Exclude your food, drinks and table charges. Please cover your guide food and drinks as well.
  • Entry/Admission - Shinjuku Golden Gai
Duration
2h
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guid service
Exclusions
  • Exclude your food, drinks and table charges. Please cover your guide food and drinks as well.
  • Entry/Admission - Shinjuku Golden Gai
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Shinjuku Golden Gai, 1-chōme-1-6 Kabukichō, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0021, Japan If you desire to drop you off at the Shinjuku station then your guide will take you to the station.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • Start
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Shinjuku Golden Gai
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Kabukicho District
  • 2
    Omoide Yokocho
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Shinjuku Golden Gai
    1-chōme-1-6 Kabukichō, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0021, Japan
    If you desire to drop you off at the Shinjuku station then your guide will take you to the station.
    See address & details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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David H
2 contributions
Jan 2020
Uri was a terrific guide and good company. Piss Alley and Golden Gai was a good opportunity to see behind the veil of the formal Japan and visit some amazing (tiny) bars. Highly recommended.
Written January 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paradise01120193169
Thank you for the nice feedback, I hope you and your son had a very pleasant time here in Tokyo. Please, don't take so long to revisit us next time 😉
Written January 26, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

barnol87
Sheffield, UK17 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We visited Tokyo in May/June and booked 2 tours with Satoko. The first was a night tour of the Shinjuku area in which we were shown all the main spots including Piss Alley, Kabukicho, and Golden Gai. Satoko as a guide was very informative and friendly, we visited a number of bars and enjoyed food, alcohol, and good conversation! The bars visited were where the locals go to drink and it was an awesome experience all round. I would highly recommend the tour if you are looking to get a real feel for the working class nightlife and drink the night away with the locals who were all super friendly! Satoko also recommend some more bars to check out by ourselves once the tour was over.

The second tour we did was a morning tour of the fish market. This again was a great experience, we learnt a lot and tried some weird and wonderful food! We toured the outer market first and then the inner one where we chatted with some of the workers and store owners.

You can really tell Satoko is very passionate about Japanese culture and I would highly recommend taking both tours if your in Tokyo. We exchanged information and hope to keep in touch.
Written June 13, 2018
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kimthism
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
May 2018 • Couples
Satoko was an amazing guide! She showed us in's and out's of Shinjuku. Our favorite part was when she took us to her favorite bars where only the locals would go. This was by far our favorite tour that we booked in Japan. Highly recommend!
Written May 28, 2018
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nelson1190
1 contribution
May 2017 • Friends
Originally it was only the Golden Gai tour I had booked, but Satoko was marvelous! Her immense knowledge of the culture and surrounding area, made for an exceptional experience. The many bars can be intimidating at first, but Satoko eliminated that feeling right away, through the interactions we got to have with the locals, through her! It was a special and fun moment, and it made bar hopping fun and easy for the duration of the trip. The professionalism, knowledge and upbeat personality Satoko displayed, had me booking the Tsukiji fish market tour with her, when I returned to my hotel, later that night! Yes, she left that great of an impression on me. Oh, her English is good too! Satoko loves fish and knows a ton about the fish market, the largest in the world. This is one experience you can't miss, regardless if you are a fan of fish or not. I had a whole itinerary planned, but tweaked multiple times, as I found Satoko giving my trip more excitement and fulfillment then an itinerary could ever do. This is because we then spent another day renting bicycles and riding all over the many districts and cities of Tokyo, including the likes of Shinjuku, Shibuya, Bunkyo, Harajuku, Aoyama, Chuo, Akihabara and many more! Akihabara and Harajuku were marvelous experiences, as Satoko knowledge of those areas, helped us fully enjoy what they had to offer. If you want a meaningful experience in Tokyo, Gaijin Tours is the place to book! Thank you Satoko!!
Written June 5, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mihkel P
Tallinn, Estonia5 contributions
Oct 2019
We visited with my friend Tokyo in October and managed to book two tours, Shinjuku Nightlife and Meiji - Harajuku - Ginza in beforehand. The tours were very interesting, exceeding our expectations so that we tried to take also some more from Gaijin Tours. Unfortunately that was a little too short time and we were still lucky enough to have just one more tour. In overall - the tours were perfectly balanced, the guide Satoko took into consideration our wishes also. We were provided with many interesting facts, we visited places what were nearly impossible to be found by ourselves.

Now about Satoko. She is so professional and expert in guiding and at the same time very charming and sweet young lady - the best ever guide we have met! We got all the answers to our questions, even when we just had mentioned something (e.g. looking for some solution for our next days logistics), she sent that same evening an email with sufficient information and links. Very highly recommended tours and guide!
Written November 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mmlkosmin
Philadelphia, PA18 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
My husband was the smart one to book two tours with Satoko and so glad he did. We did the 3 hour walking tours of the Shinjuku area and Tsukjii Fish Market.

Satoko was very well versed in the history of the areas, answered our questions,
told us interesting facts and information that only you can get from a personal guide. She took us to her favorite places, showed us the good bars and restaurants, and which places to not visit which was very helpful when we went back to these areas later in the week.

The fish market was so much better with a guide as we were lucky enough to see the fish monger carve up a 320lb tuna obtained at auction that morning. Satoko helped us identify so many items in the 400 plus vendor market, guided us which vendors to sample from and led us to a wonderful sushi lunch.

The tour price was some of the best spent money of our trip. If you haven’t used a personal guide before, I highly recommend this lady.
Written August 13, 2018
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Kevin L
4 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
I booked another fun night out with Satoko. We walked around Shinjuku and she gave me a good refresher on the area. Then off to Golden Gai. We stopped in to say hi to the bars I visited 2 years ago and then ended up in a new bar (4c's Bar) drinking and learning about whiskey.

If your a solo Traveler and your Japanese is basic then Satoko is a good guide/companion to have. I was able to have a good conversation with the Bar owners and the locals because of her. I will definitely book her again on my next trip to japan.
Written July 20, 2018
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SC12685
Cleveland, OH12 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Satoko led us around the Shinjuku area giving telling us stories about the Kabukicho and Golden Gai area and took us into her favorite bars where we tried local meals and Shochu (Japanese liqhor). The whole evening was incredibly fun and memorable and I would recommend anybody coming to Tokyo to see the streets from a local's perspective. Would highly recommend this tour!

We even went out with Sotoko another night to the "Gay-town" area as its called to some LGBTQ clubs and it was a blast! She knows the best spots.
Written May 17, 2018
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Brenton F
3 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Sakoto was a great guide. She lead us around the main area of Shinjuku recommending places and giving us detailed historical backround facts of the area. After this she lead us into the golden gai area taking us on a walk through and descibing many different bars, taking us into two of her favourite bars where we tried sake for the first time and enjoyed a local meal. The whole evening was excellent and I would recommend anybody coming to the area to book in and see the streets from a locals perspective.
Written February 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Francisco G
Dallas, TX14 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
The level of detail and consideration for the client is impressive. Satoko's tour was well organized, engaging, and certainly entertaining.
Satoko's demeanor was polite yet curious and friendly, which made it easy to strike up a conversation.
Through her efforts, I was able to dine, drink, and speak with locals.
After visiting the first stop, it was evident that Satoko had crafted an intimate and immersive experience.
My only regret is not having enough time to do more tours with her. I recommend Satoko without hesitation.

Bonus: The day following my tour, Satoko assisted me in retrieving a personal item I had forgotten at one of our tour stops. She met me in Shinjuku, personally accompanied me to the bar to retrieve my lost item, and had tea with me afterwards :)
Written December 26, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Mtr1955
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The best of Tokyo with the best guide
Last year we made four day tours with Satoko to discover Tokyo and it was a fantastic experience. She has a great k
paulvario
paulvario
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Great experience
Gave Gaijin Tours my wish-to-see list and they quickly shaped it into a practical plan. Of course, you can't see a
heylizzie
heylizzie
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I've used Gaijin Tours 3 times, and highly recommend it.
Satoko was originally recommended to me by a coworker who had a positive experience. The Tsukiji market tour she ga
TJ H
TJ H
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An amazing tour experience for first time travelers to Tokyo!
Haruka did an amazing job organizing our tour. She is very professional and very knowledgeable about Tokyo. It's ni
CarmeloMauro
CarmeloMauro
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We visited Tokyo through the eyes of a local :-)
We highly recommend Satoko. This was our first trip to Tokyo and Japan, we asked to see the city authentically and
YarraVictoria
YarraVictoria
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A perfect way to be introduced to Tokyo
I am so glad I found Satoko to be our guide on our very first day in Tokyo. We were given the best lesson in using
Luca A
Luca A
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Experience Tokyo with Satoko
When you are in Tokyo for the first time, it can be helpful to first take a guide to find your way into the city. O
Luv2FlyAway
Luv2FlyAway
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Our guide knew every inch of Tokyo!
Of all the tour guides we worked with during our month-long trip to several countries, Satoko was absolutely our fa
Traveler580639
Traveler580639
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Springtime in Tokyo
Satoko guided my wife and I around Tokyo and showed us so many unique and interesting places that we could never ha
Wicksy2013
Wicksy2013
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1/2 day tour and Food and Drink Tour
Our family of 4, including our 18 and 20 year old sons had the pleasure of having Satoko as our personal guide on 2
Carolinewales76
Carolinewales76
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Fantastic Tokyo day tour with Satoko
We were keen to see as much as possible on our short trip to Tokyo and Satoko excelled at this. We had a fabulous d
Inspiration806633
Inspiration806633
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Wonderful tour around Tsukiji Market
Haruka was very professional throughout the tour of tsukiji market. She provided detailed explanation of how certai
Monicamunch
Monicamunch
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First visit to Tokyo
As this was a special place for me I wanted to ensure we had a one on one tour guide. After much reading ad researc
leannes362
leannes362
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Excellent Guide and Amazing Experience
Satoko is an amazing guide. She was very prompt in replying to my enquiry and sent me a clear itinerary via email e
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S B
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The best tours in Tokyo!
This tour service gave me an amazing and unforgettable experience in Tokyo. I got to see everything from Kabukicho'
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