Kabukicho and Shinjuku Golden Gai Night Tour

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Let's go to Tokyo's Kabukicho and Golden-gai and enjoy walking at night together!

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  • You can enjoy the Tokyo night life like local people.
  • Explore Kabukicho, the most famous and largest red-light district in Japan.
  • See Shinjuku Golden Gai, a unique bar area of Tokyo.
  • Eat Japanese local food for dinner! I can introduce you to delicious ramen, yakitor, takoyaki, okonomiyaki, udon, soba, tempura, sasimi, and many more!

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JR Shinjuku Station East Gate, outside the ticket gate.


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What you need to bring

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Meet your host :
Sally
  • English (Fluent)
  • 日本語 (Fluent)

Hi, I'm from Tokyo.
I'd like to introduce local life in Tokyo.
Let's enjoy Tokyo together!

I enjoy meeting new people, discovering new places, and always learning something new!
I love traveling in the world.
I have been to 52 countries.

I love the outdoors and an adventure all the time.
I like hiking, skiing and snowboarding.

I'm happy to guide you in Tokyo and outdoor ski adventures.
If you have any questions or would like further information for my tours, please send me a message!
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Reviews (44)

  • Michelle Michelle

    Best thing I did in Tokyo!

    Highly recommend this walking tour for anyone interested in learning more about Japan. Not only was the tour very interesting and educational, getting to know Sally and ask her questions about Japan was awesome. She is highly knowledgeable and very fun! Thank you for a great experience!

  • Jolene Jolene

    So informative and fun!

    Sally was so nice and accommodating! She was really knowledgeable and taught us about the area we were in! We had a great time!

  • John John

    Great tour, super interesting! Sally is a wonderful host!

    This is a super interesting and enjoyable tour. We enjoyed a typical izakaya meal, drinks in golden gai and learned all about the red light district, pachinko, host/hostesses, and a bunch of other strange/interesting/fun/funny parts of Japanese culture. Sally, as an intrepid traveler herself, is a great guide! Highly recommend.

  • Renee Renee

    Cool!

    Had a great tour with Sally – I was the only one there. We met at the train station at an easy to find location, despite the place being so busy. As for the tour itself she was really knowledgeable about the area and showed me a lot of secret, hidden spots. This includes the fantastic eel restaurant we went to afterwards, which I certainly would not have had the courage to walk into as it had no English signs. In addition to the guide fee one also needs to pay for all the drinks and food, so it was a pricy evening. But the food and conversation was phenomenal and definitely got my comfort level up for this area. <3

  • Surendra Surendra

    Fantastic Experience

    Sally was an amazing host, was punctual, very easy going and showed great interest. She was very knowledgeable about the areas we explored and was incredibly nice & accommodating. We got to see a whole host of things that had I been on my own, I never would have noticed.

    All in all, it was great and highly recommend this tour with Sally.

  • Marcello Marcello

    A very interesting experience on unusual aspects of the Japanese culture

    Sally is a very nice and experienced person which guided us along a fascinating tour among the hidden and true faces of kabuki-cho and golden gai. If you are tired of the usual and ordinary guided tours for the average tourists, if you prefer to directly feel the real social and cultural aspects of this peculiar portion of the city, Sally is the right choice!

  • Bryan Bryan

    Don't leave Tokyo without doing this tour!

    Highly recommended!!

    If you're trying to experience Tokyo without a guide, you are surely missing out. This is a culture with many layers, most of it hidden from you, and particularly in this area nothing is as it seems.

    I am not a tour person at all. I almost never book something like this. Fellow independent travelers, check your ego and book this -- you won't be disappointed.

  • Michael Michael

    Great Tour with a lot of Background! :)

    It was a great experience! I am glad i had the tour with Sachiko since she explained so many interesting facts about the area and specifics to different kind of business. I could ask all i want and she knew a lot of background about the area :) Thanks a lot for this nice and informative evening :)

  • Ian Ian

    Very informative, fun, and overall great experience.

    This was a fun, informative tour through the red light district. Sally guided me through where Golden Gai bars are and the best ways to see them. She also showed me where the best yakitori was across the street in "Piss Alley" and had a nice dinner together. Her recommendation of avoiding the pushy Nigerians around Kabukicho certainly came in handy! They were a nuisance later in the evening when I walked back solo and knew to avoid them as much as I could. Definitely recommend this!

  • Alex Alex

    Insightful

    After a few days in Kyoto we were surprised by the sheer volume of people in Tokyo. Sally (Sachiko) gave us a fantastic introduction to the bizarre yet awesome sights of Kabukicho and Golden Gai, culminating in a nice meal together. It's probably not a tour for kids tbh because it touches on the sex trade and is based around 'entertainment', but Sally is really kind, sweet and genuine that she'll look after you, whatever you want to get out of the visit. Thanks Sally.

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