Asakusa by day can be full of people, unsurprisingly Tokyo’s most popular tourist destination for its traditional shops and for being home to the historical Sensoji Temple. Come evening, Asakusa’s streets morph into a different world, a sight of twinkling lights with its streets laced with lively bars. Foodies will find restaurants galore and some hole-in-the-wall cheap thrills in Asakusa at night, ranging from top-quality fine dining experiences to delicious encounters of street foods. In this spectacular evening food tour, you’ll explore a different side of Asakusa when bar hopping in Asakusa at night! Ready yourself as you visit one of Tokyo’s liveliest late-night spots where you’ll spend a night that you’ll never forget.
Before the tour starts, your local guide will let you take your time grabbing a photo opportunity in front of the picturesque backdrop of Kaminari Gate and Nakamise Shopping Street. Once you’re good to go, the izakaya bar hopping tour begins! First stop, an izakaya that specializes in okonomiyaki and monjayaki, two favorites among locals and tourists. Filling and delicious, this savory pancake dish is made normally with flour, cabbage, and other ingredients available at hand. Here, you’ll be taught how to cook your own okonomiyaki and monjayaki, but worry not because you’ll be guided by a local who knows best!
After you’ve had a filling dinner, the second stop will be at a popular izakaya in Hoppy Street. Most locals dine and drink here and everyone is strongly recommended to try the iconic drink called Hoppy. It’s a special Japanese drink which tastes quite like beer but even better! To cap off the eventful night, the third and final izakaya stop is located near Asakusa Station where you’ll have a few last drinks and food if you’re still feeling hungry. Memorable and one for the books, this izakaya bar hopping in Asakusa will surely appeal to the young and anyone who’s young at heart.
Highlights of the Izakaya Bar Hopping and Food Tour in Asakusa at Night:
- A 3-hour izakaya pub crawl that covers some of the best backstreet lively bars in Asakusa at night
- With 3 food stops, belly up as you try authentic izakaya dishes and try local drinks you won’t find anywhere else!
- Get yourself cultured as you mingle with fellow tourists and locals over some Japanese sake
- A 3-hour food tour in Asakusa at night with a local guide
- Bar hopping to 3 local izakaya bars
- A serving of Japanese sake at the last bar
- Sake cup as a gift to take home
- Meeting in front of Kaminarimon Gate
- Eat monjayaki and okonomiyaki at a local izakaya
- Visit an izakaya in Hoppy Street
- Drinking with friends and locals in Ninja Bar
- Return to Asakusa station
- Transportation fees to and from the event
No minimum people required. Solo travelers, friends, couples and family, all are welcome!
Asakusa: Easily explored on foot, Asakusa is the center of Tokyo’s low cities. With its famous Sensoji, a Buddhist temple built in the 7th century, Asakusa is overflowing with a rich history and is a center for traditional culture. Asakusa used to be Tokyo’s leading entertainment district with a number of kabuki theaters, where the area was also a major red light district. However, most parts of Asakusa were destroyed during the Second World War, but it has since grown into one of Tokyo’s most visited tourist spots. Here, you’ll find the grand Nakamise Dori, a bustling shopping street which strings a line of local stores for snacks and souvenirs. Asakusa is also home to numerous temples and shrines, with shopping districts and other attractions such as parks, public baths, and museums. It’s the kind of place that will make you feel like you’ve been part of it from the start.
Meeting Location and Meeting Time:
The meeting point of this Izakaya Bar Hopping and Food Tour in Asakusa at Night is in front of Kaminarimon Gate Sensoji, which is a 3-minute walk from Ginza Line Asakusa Station Exit #1. From there you will find a guide holding a sign that says “Tokyo Bar Hopping.” Please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour starts. The tour takes about 3 hours on average.
Please keep in mind to remember these few rules so you can enjoy a flawless and enjoyable night:
- There’s a strict rule that only a person 20 years of age can drink alcohol
- Do bring cash since some of the restaurants and izakayas don’t accept credit and debit cards
- Do remember that you don’t need to pay for the guide’s foods and drinks
- You might need to buy at least one item from the menu during the tour since it’s a strict rule to some izakayas (most izakayas cost between 1000 yen to 2000 yen)
- Bookings are open until 4 hours before the tour