The famous Kabukicho and other eating and drinking districts are located on the east side of Shinjuku Station, Tokyo. Shinjuku Golden-Gai in particular is a town that people created for their livelihood after World War II. Since then, this town has been carried over to the present without being redeveloped. There are about 290 small drinking establishments lined up here, which is very rare. Recently, bar hopping, or Shinjuku bar hopping, has become popular among foreign tourists.
It is fun to hit the small, unique bars. However, Kabukicho also has its dangers. Crimes such as snatch-and-grab attacks targeting drunken people occur more frequently in Kabukicho than in other parts of Japan. Financial troubles are also common, with some drinking establishments charging unreasonable prices. Bars, especially those where street touts take you, are often dangerous places.
If you want to enjoy Shinjuku Bar hopping, we highly recommend taking a tour. Knowledgeable local guides will take you to the most enjoyable and safe places to visit.
Shinjuku Bar Hopping tours
There are many tours available every day. Here are some of the most popular tours. The price of the tours are from US$90 to 150 per person.
Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Tour in Shinjuku
This is one of the most popular tour. Over 1,000 people have enjoyed this tour. This tour visit Omoide Yokocho, Kabukicho, and Golden Gai. It stops at 3 different izakaya bars.
Private Shinjuku Bar Hopping Tour with Guide
In this tour, you are taken to a maze of Kabukicho, Omoide Yokocho, Golden Gai, etc. A standard tour for the area.
【A place only locals know about】shinjuku Bar Hopping/pub-crawl
This tour does not take places, which are full of foreign tourists. Rather, this tour takes you to an izakaya, where only locals visit.