Tokyo Sake Tour with a Local Guide, Private & Tailored to Your Taste

Shinjuku City, Japan

From USD 189.22

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in Japan's sake culture on this private and personalized tour of Shinjuku. You'll explore Tokyo's exciting nightlife district in the company of a guide who has created an itinerary to suit your tastes. Whether you’d prefer to drink in a lively izakaya or a tiny standing bar, you'll sample various types of sake and discover the different ways to enjoy the drink.
  • Discover Tokyo's sake culture in Shinjuku's bars
  • Private experience, exclusively for your party
  • Itinerary is carefully tailored to your preferences
  • Enjoy six sake samples and a shared dish at each bar

What's Included

  • Private and personalised experience
  • 3 hours with a city Host
  • 6 sake samples and one accompanying dish to share at each bar
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
  • Food and drinks other than the ones included in the experience
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • 新宿 ダイビル
    Japan, 160-0022 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Shinjuku, 3-chōme243 新宿 ダイビル

    Shinjuku ALTA Bldg,3-24-3 Shinjuku,Shinjuku-ku,Tokyo 160-0022 JAPAN Upon booking your meeting point can be arranged (e.g. your hotel/accommodation), however this MUST be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance.

Pickup points

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Once you have booked your experience, we will be in touch in order to finalise the meeting point details with you. We can arrange pick up from hotels and other locations in the centre of the city. Your meeting point must be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance. This is a walking experience. If you require a private vehicle please get in touch with our team for details and costs.

What To Expect

Shinjuku Golden Gai (Pass By)

Sake Bar Otonari (Pass By)

Shinjuku Station West Exit Parking Lot (Pass By)

Omoide Yokocho (Pass By)

Ohsawa Japan Shinjuku (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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8 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-6 of 8 reviews
Great guide, tons of fun
Richard_T, Aug 2023
Hiroto did a great job showing me around Shibuya and lined up two unique spots to taste local beers and plenty of sake.
Not worth it
Jane_R, Apr 2023
Hello, This tour was extremely problematic. First of all Viator should not offer a sake tour before 5:30. I signed up for a late afternoon tour and found out 30 min before the tour that almost nothing was open. Then our guide, Marc, had basically no knowledge of sake. He brought us to a cute bar which had quite a bit of sake and we were able to try several types but were not given any information at all. We then went to a few other bars/restaurants for bites. The food and atmosphere was fun but it was more of a food tour. Not a sake tour! Do not book hoping to learn anything!
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hello Jane, Your expectations for a sake tour are completely valid, and we understand your disappointment in not receiving the knowledge and experience you were looking for. We apologize for the timing oversight and are currently in the process of reviewing our products to ensure appropriate starting times for such tours. Our team hopes that you'll consider joining us again in the future, and we're committed to ensuring a much more satisfying and educational experience next time. Warm regards, Ruslan and the City Unscripted Team.
Perfect start to my trip in Japan!
Brian_D, Mar 2023
Our guide was knowledgeable about places to go off the beaten path and flexible. We were able to try a large variety of sake as well as try a number of different Japanese foods and snacks. He met us on time and left us off in the perfect spot to continue our night. Overall great experience.
Great Personalized Sake Tour
Arlene_B, Jan 2020
We highly recommend this tour. Sami took us to several locations for sake tasting which always included some type of food to go with it. And the final spot allowed you to taste a huge variety with as much as you wanted! Sami was a font of info and provided us with lots of specifics about sake and many other things about Tokyo. At our request she even took us to the Hachiko statue which thrilled our daughter. All in all a really great experience.
Super Fun - But Nothing Learned About Sake
itrac, Jan 2020
While this was definitely a bang for our buck (lots of sake!), I wish we could have learned more about sake. Our tour guide started the tour with "I don't know anything about sake. I don't drink it much." Great...? I was glad that we went still, we went to a lot of cool places that we wouldn't have otherwise known about, but it really just felt like a really expensive walking "open bar" as opposed to learning about sake & culture, which is what I thought the price would have covered
Sake Tasting Tour
Jennifer_B, Dec 2019
We enjoyed the Sake Tasting Tour through Viator. Sami was our guide and she did a truly exceptional job. We visited several local restaurants/bar in the Ueno area of Tokyo. Not only did she order us an array of sake, but she paired the sake with a variety of traditional Japanese dishes to try, many of which we would have never known how to order on our own. It was a true tasting experience of Tokyo. This is highly recommended!

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