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Sendai Nightlife with Local Sake Bars

Shunsuke W.

5.00(3) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
2 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

In Sendai downtown area, there are small alleys lined with more than 100 shops, restaurants, and bars.

This area was developed right after WW II, and it still has the atmosphere of good old days of Japan.

Izakaya (Japanese traditional bars) in this area serves good local sake and fish.

You can drop by some izakaya and enjoy the local specialties.

Meeting Point

Sendai Station or anywhere you like around Sendai downtown

Exploring Iroha-Yokocho Alley and tasting sake and local cuisines

Tasting sake and some snack at a traditional bar in Bunka-Yokocho Alley

Ending Point

The last bar we visit or anywhere you like around Sendai downtown

What to Expect

You can enjoy a nightlife in Sendai by visiting small sake bars.

There are many small and good bars which only locals know.

Sendai has many popular local sake brands.

Since samurai period, Sendai is nationally famous for its high-quality rice.

Sake in this region are often made from only fermented rice and water, without adding extra alcohol.

You can enjoy the rich flavor of rice itself.

You can also enjoy Sendai's local cuisines.

Sendai is also known for its excellent fish port.

You can enjoy fresh and tasty fish with sake.

Many bars offers other local cuisines like Gyutan(grilled beef tongue), too.

We will visit two alleys, which are Iroha Yokocho and Bunka Yokocho(Yokocho means alley).

The two alleys are jest next to each other.

Iroha Yokocho is popular with locals for its nostalgic atmosphere.

Bunka Yokocho is relatively small, but it has good and comfortable bars loved by locals.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up around Sendai downtown

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), the cost of sake and snacks.

We will use Sendai City Subway from Sendai Station to the desdination.

The fee of subway is 200 yen.

Important Information

I recommend you bring some Japanese Yen, because some bars don't accept credit cards.

In general, one cup of drink usually costs from 400 yen to 1,000 yen.

One snack costs from 300 yen to 1,000 yen.

We will visit three bars.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

How many bars will we visit?

The guide will take you to the three most recommended bars.

You can visit more or less, depending on your interest.

How much would be the cost of sake and snacks at each bar?

It depends on what you order.

In general, one cup of sake costs from 400 yen to 1000 yen.

One snack costs from 300 to 1000 yen.



William K.

Jun 9, 2019

Customized Half Day Sendai Tour

My wife is a true Hanyu Yuzuru’s fan and that’s the main reason why we decided to spend half day (on our way to Akita) in Sendai to visit his birth place and hometown. If triplelights allow us to give Shunsuke a six stars rating, we are more happy to do so. Shunsuke diligently planned a special tour to make sure my wife can experience her “Yuzuru” experience, Shunsuke even went beyond and helped my wife to get the limited Yuzuru subway pass two months before we arrived. He understand our group is traveling with an elderly and pre arranged taxi service besides using the subway. Shunsuke is very communicative, patient, courteous and accommodative. We decided to schedule another half day trip with him when we travel back from Akita to Tokyo. Anyone who is interested in exploring the beautiful Sendai should hire Shunsuke.

Shunsuke W.

Thank you for the great review. I had a great time with you and your family, too. Hanyu Yuzuru is a hero to Sendai people. I am so glad that he attracts many fans to Sendai.


Murat T.

May 3, 2019

A Very Memorable Tour in Matsushima Area

Shunsuke was a great tour guide with a lot of experience, he planned our tour carefully and also took into account my preferences about what to do along the way. I wanted to see the cherry blossoms and he took me to a park on the hills of Matsushima where the view of cherry blossoms together with the view of Matshusima Bay area was amazing! I wanted to try some of the local food and he took me to a local restaurant for a great sushi course and famous local oysters. Of course, we also visited all the important monuments in the area, even witnessed a real buddhist wedding ceremony in Zuiganji Temple! Every step along the way, he told me about the importance and the history of the places we visited. I really enjoyed the tour and also learned a lot from him. I would highly recommend Shunsuke as a tour guide to anyone planning to visit Matsushima area..

Shunsuke W.

Thank you very much for a great review. I am glad that you I enjoyed the tour in Matsushima. You were interested in many things in our local town, which made me happy. I also had a great time with you.


Revance victoria V.

Apr 29, 2019

The View is Great and Nice Tour Guide

Very Welcome..and Have The Right Time To See Wonderful Scene...Great Job

Shunsuke W.

Thank you very much for the great review. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. I also had a great time with you and your family.

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