Izakaya Food Tour in Shinjuku

Shinjuku City, Japan
Izakaya Food Tour in Shinjuku
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the Tokyo nightlife just like a local. This small-group experience takes you on a tour of the Shinjuku district's many izakayas, informal Japanese watering holes. You'll enjoy at least seven classic Japanese dishes at three different izakayas, accompanied by drinks, and experience Shinjuku at its most atmospheric: after dark.
  • Discover the izakayas of Shinjuku on a guided tour
  • Small-group tour (maximum 10 guests): A more intimate experience
  • Enjoy at least 7 different dishes at 3 izakayas
  • Soak up the atmosphere of neon-lit Shinjuku after dark

Sample Menu


Yakitori skewers






Yuzu Sorbet

What's Included

  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Mister Donut Shinjuku Yasukuni Street
      1-chōme-2-1 Kabukichō, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0021, Japan

      The starting point is MIster Donut Shinjuku Yasukuni Street. We may change the starting point. Please check a separate email that will be sent to you a week before the tour date.

    Start time

    05:00 pm

    End point

    • Softbank Nishishinjuku
      Japan, 160-0023 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Nishishinjuku, 7-chōme810 オークラヤビル

    What To Expect


    1 hour 55 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Kabukicho District

    1 hour Admission Ticket Free

    Shinjuku Golden Gai

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Omoide Yokocho

    5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    My dad and I had an absolute blast on this food tour. Our guide, Chizuru, was friendly, knowledgeable and always made sure everyone had enough to eat. She followed up sending us restaurant recommendations for our trip tailored to our personal preferences. We both recommend this tour!


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    Stuffed and satisfied 🤤
    monroedavidm, Oct 2023
    Such an amazing tour! Andrea was amazing, super knowledgeable, clearly passionate about Japan and the culture. Stopped at a yakitori izakaya with multiple types of yakitori, a sashimi izakaya with sake, a takoyaki snack, and a kushi katsu izakaya. Sooooo much food and drink included and everything was delicious. Loved meeting the other members of the tour and made lots of friends. Thank you Andrea!!
    A Great Foodie Tour!
    Shawna_G, Oct 2023
    Trying new foods that I likely would have never tried back home. And made some new friends along they way.
    Fab night out with food and drink
    Grant_R, Oct 2023
    Fantastic guide (Andria) and great verity of food and local drinks..Met great people and great laughs. Highly recommend this tour. 10 out of 10.
    One of a Kind Experience!
    Donna_S, Sept 2023
    The food tour was absolutely amazing. I tried dishes that I would never have known about thanks to this tour. Our tour guide was friendly and very informative. You definitely have to do this when visiting Tokyo!
    Eating our way through Tokyo
    Bettina_B, Sept 2023
    Yuki was an amazing guide. He instantly got the group of mostly strangers chatting with each other, so we had a great time. The food was wonderful. You begin with a little snack on the street and then stop at three different restaurants. Each restaurant includes an alcoholic beverage and an assortment of food. You will not end the tour hungry. Yuki provided interesting insight everywhere we went, including the fun bits. Thank you for a fantastic time. I would definitely do this again.
    Shinjuku crawl
    Robert_D, Sept 2023
    Overall the tour was better than expected. Andrea our guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating to individual needs. With four unique stops and plenty of food and drinks it was a great value as well.
    First time in Toyo
    Alan_G, Sept 2023
    Learning about food scene and food culture in Tokyo. This is the best way to understand the food of the area and what you would like to try when you go out to a restaurant.
    Delicious and fun
    Devin_B, Sept 2023
    Joe was a great tour guide. So much fun to be around. The food that we tried in the tour was some of the best I have had so far. I would rebook this tour just for the food and the company alone.
    Good food
    Maria_M, Sept 2023
    All the restaurants had great food and drinks, and our guide Joe showed us plenty of cool things around the area and other restaurants that we could hit up on other nights. Definitely ate our fill too, didn’t leave hungry
    Great food tour
    Karl_B, Sept 2023
    Great food tour. Excellent food choices and super nice guide. More drink choices earlier on the tour would have been good as we were all hanging for a beer and didn’t get one until at least an hour into the tour.
    Must do food tour!
    Meri, Sept 2023
    My dad and I had an absolute blast on this food tour. Our guide, Chizuru, was friendly, knowledgeable and always made sure everyone had enough to eat. She followed up sending us restaurant recommendations for our trip tailored to our personal preferences. We both recommend this tour!
    Excellent & authentic food tour!
    Tyler_C, Sept 2023
    This is an excellent food tour! Our guide, Andrea, brought awesome energy and stories. Every stop on the tour had more locals than tourists, and there wasn’t an English menu in sight (read: it felt very authentic). We’d choose Ninja Tours again in a heartbeat.
    Fun and delicious!!
    Eddie_G, Aug 2023
    We got very lucky. Not only was our guide fun and knowledgeable and a great host, the others in the group were a jovial group. The food destinations were a great mix of venues and types of food and drink. We got a wonderful snapshot of places and the histories as well.
    An incredible Tokyo experience!
    Claire_H, Aug 2023
    This was such an incredible tour! We were able to visit places we never would have found on our own and the food was spectacular. Chizuru was so knowledgeable and fun (and a great photographer on top of that!) I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a new way to explore Toyko.
    Gavin_C, Aug 2023
    A great night out and a great experience of Tokyo. Got to try foods that we never would have found. Everything was highly thought out and organised. Our guides Sato and Andrea were excellent. Sato’s enthusiasm for his home area made the night really special. Not to be missed
    Fun food tour in Shinjuku!
    Kasina_E, Aug 2023
    Great walking tour of Shinjuku area and delicious food! Chizuru was so friendly, very attentive, and shared lots of information about the dishes we ate, the izakayas we visited, and the areas we walked through. So glad we spent one of our evenings in Tokyo on this tour!
    Delicious, unique experience!
    Mike_Y, Aug 2023
    Chizuru was fantastic: she has great energy, was extremely knowledgeable, and speaks immaculate English. She took us to the BEST secret gems in Tokyo. We had some of the best food of our lives and left very full.
    Very cool and unique experience
    Harry_S, Aug 2023
    My wife and I signed up for this food walking tour on our honeymoon. Joe took us around to four different Izakayas and also showed us a lot of Shinjuku and the nightlife scene. We saw a lot of different things and tried a lot of different foods that we wouldn’t have been able to unless we did this tour. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a fun, unique, and local experience
    Delicious food!
    Albert_D, July 2023
    Sato did a wonderful job as our guide! This was our second food tour we have done in Tokyo and I was pleasantly surprised that the experience was completely different. The food was delicious and the drink pairings were perfect. Highly recommend to anyone who is a first timer in Tokyo or has been previously.
    Must do in Tokyo!
    PhuongKhanh_D, July 2023
    150% recommend this activity if you’re a foodie who’s coming to Tokyo. My sister and I were tired of the summer heatwave in Japan, but we felt recharged after the food tour. Our guide, Joe, was super helpful, friendly, energetic and attentive. We left the tour with full stomaches and happy hearts. Thank you Joe!

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