Virtual Tour Exploring Japanese Izakaya and Cocktails

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Virtual Tour Exploring Japanese Izakaya and Cocktails
Duration

Durations: 1 Hour(s)

Group Size

Group Size: 1+

Languages

Languages: English

Come as a foreigner, leave as a local, this phrase will be important to remember when stepping into my world. Immerse yourself in the local side of Tokyo and explore hidden Japanese bars where only the locals go.

From £ 21.52 per person

  1. Tour Overview

    Come as a foreigner, leave as a local, this phrase will be important to remember when stepping into my world. Immerse yourself in the local side of Tokyo and explore hidden Japanese bars where only the locals go.

    Your guide has delved into the world of Izakaya for many years. Whats an Izakaya you ask? The literal terms is "inside drinking shop" or just Japanese bars. They are unique and all over Japan, but difficult to enter because many are Japanese only. I call these places my second home and love connecting people with the local scene.

    Izakaya are known as Japanese pubs, or the literal term "inside drinking shop" Some are so off-the-grid that even Google Maps doesn’t know of their existence.

    We'll be diving into the area of Kichijoji, where many consider it a hot spot among Japanese locals. We will be at a private little Izakaya where it has a laidback vibe and can choose your own music as well!

    *Please note that you will only visit one Izakaya on this virtual tour.

  2. Tour Itinerary

    Day 1 :
    This experience is the best introduction to Japanese bars and nightlife. It can be intimidating to experience first hand, but with my expertise, I will be able to guide you through the ins and outs of a Japanese izakaya and what to expect. This will be a backstage access into the scene. We will start off with some basic introductions and I will go into the settings of an izakaya. I'll explain its history, what kind of people visit, and what food they serve. All this while I’m showing off the environment of the Izakaya. I'll go into brief details of what popular drinks they serve as well as the dishes. These include matcha-tea sake, whiskey highballs, yuzu-sake, and dishes like yakitori, Japanese fried chicken, beef skewers, and more. We will also make some unique Japanese cocktails so you can share with friends and I"ll also teach you a few Japanese phrases to learn and use once you make your way to Japan or just casually as well!
    Kushiya Yokocho

    Kushiya Yokocho is a simple and traditional izakaya, packed with young hip people. The food choices here vary from traditional bar snacks and dishes like tebasaki chicken wings, beef platter, yakitori skewers, and green tea sake or oolong sake. *Please note that Izakayas mentioned on the itinerary are sample. The location may be changed in some cases.


    Hanbey

    Hanbey is a traditional 50s style izakaya, set to imitate the Showa style look. This place is loud but energetic, where the staff wait to greet you with a smile and open arms. The food and drinks are insanely cheap, but delicious as well. One of the best places to check out in Tokyo!


    Onigori

    Onigori, aka the gorilla bar, is a funky new Izakaya. Where it takes the modern surfer look and turns it into its own. They specialize in a lot of their own unique dishes like spicy tofu, gyoza, and steaks. You can even choose from a variety of unique drinks only found here.


  3. What's Included

    English speaking guide
    Online experience through Zoom

  4. What's Excluded

    Food/Drink

  5. FAQs

    Please Note:

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not stroller accessible
    • Not suitable for pets
    • No public transportation nearby
    • Infants must not sit on laps
    • Infant seats unavailable
    • This is an online experience. We will share a Zoom link and password by email. Please ask for specific requests such as time. We can try to make adjustments.
    • This is an online experience. We will share a Zoom link and password by email.

  6. Cancellation Policy

    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 23 hours or less before event
    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 48 hours or less before event
    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 20% if booking is cancelled 7 days or less before event

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