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Shinjuku Kabukicho and Omoide Yokocho Evening Tour

Nightlife

Chiaki K.

4.94(35) reviews
Tokyo
English
2 hours 30 min
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

This is the evening walking tour of Shinjuku downtown, which is the biggest amusement district in Tokyo. You can see many interesting spots like the basement food floor of a department store, Hanazono Shrine, Golden Gai, Kabukicho streets, pachinko parlors, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Observatory and Omoide Yokocho.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

Food Floor of the Isetan Department Store

Japanese department stores usually have food floors at the basement floors, and they’re called “Depachika”. It is a unique place where you can find a variety of delicious Japanese and international food.

Hanazono Shrine

The magnificent Shrine is dedicated to the god of entertainment and has mysterious Golden-Gai streets just behind it.

Golden Gai

It is a small area composed of a network of six narrow alleys, connected by even narrower passageways. Over 200 tiny shanty-style bars and clubs are squeezed into the area.

Kabukicho streets

The area is famous as one of the busiest entertainment district in Japan.

TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku Building

A life-sized Gozilla head looks out over the city from the eighth floor of the building. There is a big pachinko parlor at the second floor. You can see how popular pachinko is in Japan.

Omoide Yokocho

"Omoide-Yokocho (Corner of Memories)" at Shinjuku West gate used to be a black market after the Second World War and now you will find many small and old stalls of yakitori, ramen and casual Japanese food along a narrow street.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

It is famous among tourists for its free observation deck on the 45th floor which provide good panoramic views of Tokyo and beyond. It is open till 9:30pm.

Ending Point

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Guide's transportation fee, Hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

Your transportation fee, Admission fee (if any)

Important Information

If you stay in the central area of Tokyo or Chiba, I will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel or anyplace you like.

We will take public transportation and walk a lot so please wear comfortable shoes.

I will leave you at Omoide Yokocho where you can have street food like YAKITORI, after showing how to go back to your hotel if you’d like.

This tour doesn’t include food or drink.

In this tour, we will take public transportation and walk a lot, so please wear comfortable shoes.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatory is closed mainly on the first and third Tuesday.

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

Reviews

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Cheryle M.

Nov 2, 2022

What a great time !

I had a fabulous time this morning with Chiaki. She was on time and waiting in the foyer when I came down. She was extremely pleasant and very easy to talk to and knowledgeable. We wandered around the Tsukiji Outer Markets and Chiaki clearly explained all the food products being sold. From there we walked to the high end Ginza area and had lunch in a roof top garden. We then made our way to a beautiful park Harma-Riki gardens. After spending the morning with Chiaki I felt confident to use the rail system and find my way around.

Chiaki K.

Hi Cheryle, thank you for your wonderful review! We spent this beautiful autumn day together and it was fun! I really enjoyed being with you. I hope you have a good time traveling in Japan. By the way, I was able to come back home without getting lost because of your kind reminder. I’m glad to hear that you didn’t get lost, too. Thank you again!

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Christina S.

Oct 30, 2022

Tokyo with a fantasia local guide

My mother and I booked a day tour with Chiaki and had such a fabulous time we booked her again for a second night tour of Tokyo! I could not recommend more highly and will be letting family and friends know to book her when visiting Japan. She speaks good English and was very knowledgeable. A lovely introduction to Japan and it’s fascinating culture!

Chiaki K.

Christina, thank you for your great comment! I'm glad that I was able to introduce Tokyo to wonderful women like you. Walking Shinjuku downtown with you was fun. The drama “Midnight Chef” became my favorite program now. I hope you have good time in Kyoto. Happy birthday to you and your mom! Thank you again!

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Paul C.

Oct 19, 2022

Shinjuku Tour

Chiaki was wonderful! We capped our first full day in tokyo with an evening tour of shinjuku with Chiaki. She was very attentive and informative. Agreed way to start our vacation. And now we know how to use the subway. Thank you Chiaki!

Chiaki K.

Hi Paul! Thank you for your great comment. I'm really glad that I was able to spend time with a wonderful gentleman like you. Your wife is so sweet and being with her was fun! I hope your knees are OK and you have a good time in Japan! Please take care!

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Jessica H.

Oct 15, 2022

Very helpful

Chiaki knew her way around the fish market. She was able to point out different types of fish and show us around the entire fish market. It was very nice meeting her.

Chiaki K.

Thank you Jessica, for your review! We spent just a short time together but enjoyed Tsukij market. I hope you and JJ will get nice souvenirs and go back home safely and smoothly. Thank you again!

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