Local Bar Hopping in Harmonica Yokocho, Kichijoji
Shinjuku Izakaya Bar Hopping Tour
Shibuya Bar Hopping Food Tour
Izakaya Bar Hopping and Food Tour in Asakusa at Night
While Japan is mainly known for its impressive number of Michelin-starred restaurants and iconic dishes like ramen and sushi, drinking culture is also of huge importance. Not only is drinking an important aspect of socializing with friends, but Japan also has a culture of afterwork drinking parties, or “nomikai.” Going to bars and pubs with coworkers after a long day is a normal and accepted part of work culture.When we look at the history of drinking, it is actually not surprising that Japan is country that is fond of alcohol. Japanese often drank alcohol as a part of rituals, funerals, and dances, for example. Sake, which still plays a central role in traditional customs today, is also evidence of the cultural importance of drinking in Japan.There are so many drinking establishments all around Tokyo, some very affordable and others that are high-end. The variety of establishments and drinks is astounding, and the menu can be intimidating, so it is very helpful to have an experienced guide to show you around the best places for a drink.From sake to whisky to beer, Japan has it all! Whisky-based highballs, in particular, are quite popular among Japanese salarymen, and in recent years, Japan has been experiencing a boom of award-winning whiskies.So, check out the Tokyo drinking tours while you’re in Japan, to experience Japanese drinking culture firsthand! After a couple drinks (the best social lubricant), you’ll start to meet new people and feel at home in Tokyo. From a mixology course, to brewery tours, to izakaya pub crawls, there are so many opportunities to learn about popular alcoholic beverages and become familiar with Japanese drinking rules. In no time, you’ll be rubbing elbows with locals at the bar and pouring drinks for new friends!