Guided tours: The izakaya bars of Shinjuku Nishiguchi's Omoide Yokocho
What we'll do
On this tour, you'll be guided through Shinjuku Nishiguchi Omoide Yokocho, a deep alleyway full of izakaya bars that even Japanese people have a hard time stepping into. This side street is overflowing with so many wonderful shops, restaurants, and bars, you'll likely have a hard time deciding which one you want to go to. There are famous Japanese foods available, of course, but there are also local dishes that aren't very well known outside of Japan, so make sure to give those a try too. Having a WOW U mediator along to help will make it even easier to taste new kinds of Japanese foods.
・Meeting place: Toei Oedo Subway Line, Shinjuku-Nishiguchi Station, Exit B15. The subway line is directly connected to the UNIQLO Shinjuku West Exit (nishiguchi) store.
・There are a multitude of stations and train lines in Shinjuku, and it's very easy to get lost.
*There are other stations and train lines nearby, but arriving elsewhere will make it extremely difficult to find exit B15. We strongly recommend that participants in this tour plan to arrive at Shinjuku-nishiguchi Station on the Toei Oedo Subway Line.
- Price per person
- 2,700 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 4 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
・This tour includes guidance around Omoide Yokocho and help with your first order only.
・If you'd like your tour guide to dine with you, please let us know in advance.
※Tour participants will be responsible for the cost of the guide's meal.
・This tour requires a minimum of two participants.
※Solo travelers wishing to participate in this tour may do so if they pay the fee for two people.
※If the minimum number of participants is not met, the tour may be cancelled.
・There is a discount on reservations for more than four people, so please contact us.
・Please also make sure to contact us when making a large number of reservations.
・Transportation fees to and from the meeting place as well as any meals purchased during the tour are the individual responsibility of each participant.
・This tour can be held during the following times: every day from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
・In accordance with Japanese law, participants must be over 20 years of age in order to consume alcohol.
1Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho
The Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho (lit. Memories Alley) off the western exit (Nishiguchi) of Shinjuku station is filled with cozy bars and pubs. Just after the war when it was difficult to come by high-quality meat, the shops in this area used to grill offal. Today you can still find offal and chicken restaurants that are reminiscent of this period. There are also shops selling dagashi crackers. Rubbing shoulders with locals and enjoying drinks in the small restaurants is a unique Tokyo experience.
Photograph provided by Shinjuku Convention & Visitors Bureau