Most working class Japanese people spend their time going to an izakaya to drink, relax, and have a good time after a long day at the office. While it could be a bit intimidating at first because of its frosted glass and quiet exterior, izakaya is actually the perfect place if you want to spend some time with friends or co-workers and have a drink or two. What’s unique about izakaya is that you can always order small servings from their menu and share them with your company. There’s always something for everyone, ranging from sushi to fried potatoes to yakitori and salads. Based on their best catch of the day, their menus change but you’re always assured to have the best one! Learn about ramen and izakaya culture in a private Ramen and Izakaya Tour in Shinjuku!
You’ll be guided by one of Tokyo’s best ramen experts, who’s been in the business for well over 10 years. As a ramen writer, he’s been to over 1300 ramen shops and written two books about it, and has even appeared on TV to talk about ramen. Clearly, your guide knows his stuff, and can shed insight on the drinking culture in Japan as he leads you to some of the tastiest ramen and best drinking spots in Shinjuku. With experience leading tours for chefs, other food writers, and food enthusiasts, you’ll be in safe hands on during this private tour.
After enjoying a great bowl of ramen, you’ll visit one of the best izakayas in town. The vibe inside is light and friendly and you can always talk to everyone, so you can meet locals and make new friends. Get served some delicious small plates that go perfectly with your sake or a glass of beer, and snack while having lively conversations with your friends and your guide. Spend the rest of the evening sharing great stories and a laugh, and then cap off the night with a cheer, kampai!
Highlights of a Ramen and Izakaya Tour in Shinjuku:
- A private Tokyo yakitori and ramen tour with a ramen expert
- Discover a different side of Shinjuku while learning about ramen and drinking culture in Japan at local izakayas
- Experience eat ramen and izakaya food and drinks like a local at some of the best shops in Shinjuku
- Enjoy the atmosphere where you’ll meet and clink glasses with locals, and shout “kanpai!”
- A 3-hour private Ramen and Izakaya Tour guided by a ramen expert in Shinjuku
- A delicious bowl of ramen
- Izakaya cover charge
- Some drinks included
- Transportation fee to and from the event
No minimum people required. Solo travelers, friends, couples and family, all are welcome!
Shinjuku: A multifaceted economic hub of Tokyo, is a spectacle of progress and a meeting point of business, travel, and entertainment. Adorned with skyscrapers, Shinjuku is also a transportation hub, hosting various bus stations, subways, and is named as the busiest railway station in the world. With hundreds of shops, restaurants, and bars, Shinjuku is always alive, day or night. It’s also home to the Golden District, which consists of the tiny bars in the Golden Gai, the intimate local drinking holes in Omoide Yokocho, and the razzle-dazzle of Shinjuku’s resident red light district, Kabukicho.