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.
Shinjuku is one of the biggest entertain and drinking town in Japan. When I worked at an advertising agency, I drank every day with colleagues and business partners. In 2013, after 8 years in advertising, I took a year-long trip around the world, visiting 26 countries, to find inspiration. Many locals showed me deeper areas. When I returned home, I started a travel agency to share local perspectives with travelers. I think you'll enjoy the town while walking, and learning how Japanese think and live. (Our friendly team will introduce Shinjuku!! Hiro, Taku might be go with you.)
We'll meet at Shinjuku Station and then walk to Omoide Yokocho, Kabukicho—the big entertainment district—and an izakaya and bar in the small area of Golden Gai.