10 Best Tokyo Night Tours

shinjuku night tour Food & Drinks
Writer's Profile
Writer’s Profile

Bryce was born in California, but raised from the age of 3 near Seattle, Washington. He’s been living in Tokyo for about 7 years, and graduated from Temple University, Japan with degrees in economics and international business. He loves traveling of course, but also cooking, snowboarding, some video games as well. His biggest interest is songwriting/music production, more specifically electronic music… (think Skrillex, Marshmello, Daft Punk, etc.) He also has terrible humor as you’ll notice, but he hopes you’ll enjoy it!

This post may contain some affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase we may receive some commission, at no extra cost to you.

Are you ready for a hard day’s night? Well, you can skip the hard day part if you want, we will provide the night either way! This list of tours will have you experiencing Tokyo like a local in no time! Find all the best bars, restaurants, and other nightlife activities to do that you might miss otherwise!

1. Asakusa Local Food Bar Hopping Tour

Join our Asakusa evening tour for an authentic taste of Tokyo’s nightlife! Our tour combines education and fun, providing an ideal opportunity to mingle with locals and sample the best local foods and drinks. Learn about Japan’s famous Sake and indulge in some tasting before taking a leisurely stroll around the serene and enchanting Sensoji Temple at night. The tour takes you to traditional hotspots such as a Japanese Izakaya bar and a Monjayaki (savory pancake) restaurant, where you can shout Kanpai (“Cheers” in Japanese) and immerse yourself in the fascinating Tokyo culture with newfound friends.

▼Book here!

Best Guided Tours in Japan
We offer guided tours throughout Japan. Our friendly local guides will take you to the best spots in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka...

2. Shinjuku Local Bar Hopping Tour


Shinjuku is one of the largest drinking towns and business areas in Tokyo, where businessmen and women flock to unwind with colleagues and business partners over delicious food and drinks. Join our tour for a cinematic journey through Shinjuku, exploring places like Omoide-Yokocho for some savory chicken skewers, Golden Gai for tasty drinks at dive bars, and walking through the red-light district to visit an Izakaya. Let’s have a good time and enjoy all that Shinjuku has to offer!

▼Book here!

Shinjuku Bar Hopping Tour: Experience Tokyo Nightlife in Izakaya
Explore Shinjuku on this bar-hopping tour with a professional bilingual guide! Shinjuku is the biggest drinking town in ...

3. Shibuya Bar Hopping Night Food Walking Tour

Ready to explore Shibuya’s exciting nightlife but feeling lost? Fear not, because our guided tour will take you to the best Izakayas in town. With multiple stops for drinks and local dishes, you’ll soak up the authentic, youthful local atmosphere and avoid the tourist traps. Discover hidden gems that you’d never find alone and receive valuable tips from your knowledgeable guide on where to venture next. With signs in Kanji, finding the perfect spot for a drink can be a challenge, but with our tour, you’ll be sipping like a local in no time.

▼Book here!

4. Geisha Experience at Chaya in Tokyo

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of a Geisha with our cultural experience in Tokyo. This intimate encounter is perfect for travelers keen on learning more about Japanese culture. Enjoy a Geisha performance, complete with traditional songs, dances, and games, accompanied by refreshments such as tea and sweets. Discover the fascinating history and customs of the Geisha, and take your experience up a notch by upgrading to include a delectable lunch and unlimited drinks at a cost.

5. Sangenjaya Back-Alley Private Tour

Indulge in the genuine flavors of Tokyo on an exciting Izakaya tour of Sangenjaya, locally known as Sancha, a lively neighborhood that remains mostly unexplored by tourists. Most of the tours will take you to Izakayas, but this is one the ones that is arguably based around them! This cultural immersion is perfect for those seeking a glimpse into Tokyo’s way of life, while relishing authentic Japanese food that’s seldom found on tourist menus. Gain knowledge about the three Edo-era teahouses that lend Sangenjaya its name, and let your inner chef out by cooking Okonomiyaki (similar to Monjayaki). Venture into the bustling “Yokocho” (Yes, like “Omoide-Yokocho” we mentioned before) alleys, brimming with traditional Izakaya and cafes, and bond with your guide and fellow travelers over shared plates of sashimi, pickles, and more. 

▼Book here!

6. LGBT Tokyo Then and Now

Looking for a unique Tokyo experience that’s both informative and fun? Look no further than our LGBT-focused walking tour! Our expert local guide will lead you through the city’s most LGBT-friendly neighborhoods, bars, restaurants, and bookshops. Delve deeper into the past cultural and social issues faced by the community, and learn about the developments that have led to the thriving LGBT social scene in Tokyo today. Along the way, we’ll even stop at a Shinjuku restaurant to try some delicious locally loved dishes like Yakitori and Kushikatsu. Join and connect with like-minded individuals while discovering the vibrant LGBT scene of Tokyo. Dinner and two drinks are included in the tour as well!

▼Book here!

7. Private Tokyo City Night Tour

This tour is just for you! There are two different plans that you can choose from, one being more geared towards nightlife areas while the other focuses on traditional spots. Either way there is a great variety of things to do and you’ll definitely get a huge bite of Tokyo in just one night! We say “bite” because we know you’ll be wanting the rest! It’s even complete with transportation to and from your hotel, how convenient!

▼Book here!

8. Tokyo After 5: Private Evening Food & Culture Experience

Another great private tour, but with more bites… Indulge in a food lover‘s paradise with this incredible experience! Japan’s language barriers can make ordering food a daunting task, but worry not, the guide will help you decide and order as well. Get ready to explore Tokyo’s exciting hotspots, including the upscale Ginza district and the renowned Yakitori Alley. Sink your teeth into Yakitori, Monjayaki, and Japanese sweets. And of course some locally brewed beer and sake! You’ll be able to visit those places that tourists may miss and Get to learn about the history of Japanese food. The tour includes multiple food tastings and one local drink, so prepare your taste buds for an adventure! 

▼Book here!

9. Japanese Snack Tour

Get ready to explore the bustling district of Shinbashi on our tour! This lively area is popular among salarymen and women, and boasts an abundance of restaurants and Izakayas. We’ll take you to a Japanese Izakaya and a Japanese snack bar where you can immerse yourself in the authentic night culture of Japan. The snack bar has a similar atmosphere to a European pub and is a must-visit for any traveler looking to experience the local scene. Our tour includes food and drinks at the Izakaya, as well as snacks, drinks, and even Karaoke at the snack bar. Join us for an unforgettable night of food, drinks, and fun!

▼Book here!

Best Guided Tours in Japan
We offer guided tours throughout Japan. Our friendly local guides will take you to the best spots in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka...

10. Machi-Nomi Kita-senju

Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant night culture of Japan that’s usually reserved for locals only! Join our tour and gain exclusive access to three Izakayas, including hidden gems that you wouldn’t discover on your own. Mingle with the regulars and experience authentic cross-cultural communication, making it a night to remember during your stay in Japan. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore Tokyo’s nightlife like a local!

▼Book here!

Japan Wonder Travel Tours 

Japan Wonder Travel is a travel agency that offers guided tours throughout Japan. 
From private walking tours to delicious Food and Drink tours, we can help you organize the best tours just for you! If you want to explore Japan and learn more about the history and backstories of each area you are visiting, our knowledgeable and friendly English speaking guides will happily take you to the best spots! 
In addition, we can provide you with any assistance you may need for your upcoming trip to Japan, so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need some help! 

Tokyo Tsukiji Fish Market Food and Drink Tour
Explore the most lively and popular fish market in Tokyo and try some of the local’s favorite street foods and sake with one of our friendly and knowledgeable English speaking guides! 

tsukiji tour

Tokyo 1–Day Highlights Private Walking Tour (8 Hours)
There’s no better way to explore an area than taking a tour with a knowledgeable local guide. You will have the chance to learn about the history and interesting background stories of Tokyo, as well as discover some hidden gems which can be hard to do without a guide.

Asakusa Tokyo private tour

Mt. Fuji Day Trip Bus Tour from Tokyo
Experience the breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji by visiting the highlights of the area on our guided sightseeing bus tour! Departing from Shinjuku in central Tokyo, you can travel comfortably to all of the best spots in the area by bus.

mount fuji chureito pagoda

Kyoto Private Full Day Walking Tour
On this full-day private tour of Kyoto, you will be able to see the highlights of Kyoto in just one day and at the same time develop a deeper understanding of both the culture of the area and Japan as a whole.

Follow us on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and TikTok for more travel inspiration. Or tag us to get featured!

Happy traveling!

Stay informed of the best travel tips to Japan, the most exciting things to do and see, and the top experiences to have with the Japan Wonder Travel Newsletter. Every week we will introduce you to our latest content.


Other articles you might be interested in


Food & Drinks
Sponsored links
Share this article on your social media
Copied title and URL