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Shimokitazawa local neighborhood walk and bar hopping provided by Ellista

Shimokitazawa local neighborhood walk and bar hopping

Shimokitazawa local neighborhood walk and bar hopping
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Group size:
8
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Group size:
    8
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Ranking among popular spots such as Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Asakusa, Shimokitazawa is a must see when you visit Tokyo. Located just two stops from Shibuya/Shinjuku, Shimokitazawa is a cutting-edge town famous for vintage clothing shops, secondhand record shops, theaters, and live music clubs. It is a town full of young people, and once-young people who dreamt of opening their shops in this one of a kind town. With unique bars and restaurants which have been in business for many years, Shimokitazawa is ideal for drinking and enjoying the Tokyo nightlife.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • 5:00pm: Meet at North exit of Shimokitazawa Station. Your guide will be waiting for you, holding a banner so you can spot us easily! • Suzunari Alley: This is an alley integrated with a small theater. There are about 15 unique bars, creating a deep Showa period atmosphere. • Flash Disc Ranch: Among many record shops in Shimokitazawa, Flash Disc Ranch is known for its large selections and relatively cheap price. • Mother: Mother is a restaurant bar which has been in business for over 40 years. You can enjoy the artistic culture of Shimokitazawa while enjoying a good drink. Above locations are only samples. Your guide will take you to more fun places to experience the Shimokitazawa culture of music and vintage clothing.  7:00pm: End of tour. After the tour, your guide can introduce you to other places according to your interest. Enjoy a local walk and a distinctive Shimokitazawa night life.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • 5:00pm: Meet at North exit of Shimokitazawa Station. Your guide will be waiting for you, holding a banner so you can spot us easily! • Suzunari Alley: This is an alley integrated with a small theater. There are about 15 unique bars, creating a deep Showa period atmosphere. • Flash Disc Ranch: Among many record shops in Shimokitazawa, Flash Disc Ranch is known for its large selections and relatively cheap price. • Mother: Mother is a restaurant bar which has been in business for over 40 years. You can enjoy the artistic culture of Shimokitazawa while enjoying a good drink. Above locations are only samples. Your guide will take you to more fun places to experience the Shimokitazawa culture of music and vintage clothing.  7:00pm: End of tour. After the tour, your guide can introduce you to other places according to your interest. Enjoy a local walk and a distinctive Shimokitazawa night life.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 60845P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • English speaking guide
  • Snacks & Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Transportation to and from the tour location
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Location Name: North Exit of Shimokitazawa Station Location Address: Approximately 9 minutes from Shinjuku Station by Odakyu Line 6 minutes from Shibuya Station by Keio Inokashira Line
  • Shinagawa, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum number of guests: 2
  • Tour may be cancelled should it not reach the minimum number of guests. In this is the case, the tour can be rescheduled, or a full refund will be made.
  • Guests must be 20 years of age or older
  • There will be a significant amount of walking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • English speaking guide
  • Snacks & Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Transportation to and from the tour location
Departure details
  • Location Name: North Exit of Shimokitazawa Station Location Address: Approximately 9 minutes from Shinjuku Station by Odakyu Line 6 minutes from Shibuya Station by Keio Inokashira Line
  • Shinagawa, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum number of guests: 2
  • Tour may be cancelled should it not reach the minimum number of guests. In this is the case, the tour can be rescheduled, or a full refund will be made.
  • Guests must be 20 years of age or older
  • There will be a significant amount of walking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

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Phillip S
Calgary, Canada1 contribution
Sep 2018 • Solo
I have never been on a tour before, it was quite the new experience for me. The tour was quite relaxing, being able to see new areas, meeting new people, seeing beautiful scenery, and going to bars that I would have not thought to go to. The tour guides were friendly, polite and well-versed in knowing the areas. Talking about the history about each place we went added to the experience, I am glad that my friend recommended this tour for me. I would recommend this to my friends and family to go see and enjoy!
Written 15 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ayumi T
1 contribution
Jan 2019 • Solo
It was a truly awesome evening I had! The tour guide was very friendly and welcoming. This was definitely worth to join if you have the interest to feel the culture and the local atmosphere of Tokyo.
The guide took me a classical record shop, a vintage clothing store, a beautiful church, a theatre... all place is quite interesting and very 'local', it must be very hard to find those places if I visited Shimokitazawa by myself.
The bar hopping was the highlight and enough to satisfy my hunger with YAKITORI.
It was an unforgettable evening! Would highly recommend!

ビル街を彷彿とさせる東京ですが、味わい深い下町としての側面もあるのだなぁと、新たな発見がたくさん詰まった素晴らしいツアーでした。ガイドの方もとても親しみやすく、質問にも丁寧に答えて下さり、充実した時間を過ごすことができました。下北沢は噛めば噛むほど旨味のある街なのだと学びましたので、またぜひ参加してみたいです!
Written 25 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mangoLove22
1 contribution
Oct 2018 • Solo
I was joining the walking tour in Shimokitazawa and bar hopping. It was a really interesting experience. Shimokitazawa is only a view stations away from Shibuya but it has a totally different vibe. Especially for vintage and fashion lovers a must. The tour guides were very nice and speaks good English. They showed me places I may never find by myself. They also explained many things about Japanese customs and culture. Very local atmosphere and the tour ended in a bar with delicious food. I had the feeling I would discover the neighborhood with friends rather than booking a tour. Highly recommended for solo travelers!

Note:
After a few days I decided to book the Odawara castle tour too, definitely want to wear that awesome samurai costume 😉
Written 6 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Ellista
MeaganAUS
MeaganAUS
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Very accurate name – live like a local for an afternoon!
I highly recommend this tour for any visitors wanting to go past the fancy tourist attractions and learn more about
Declan S
Declan S
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A Gastro-Historical Tour of "Local" Tokyo
A great day to spend a half-day exploring the byways of Tokyo. Our guide Harumi - who was educated in Ireland and h
tomorrow_cozy
tomorrow_cozy
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Dress up like a samurai, visit a traditional Japanese castle, 1.5 hours away from Tokyo
On this Ellista tour, we visited the castle town of Odawara, which has a very rich history. We got to tour the cast
Olivier D
Olivier D
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Great tour near to Tokyo
It was a very great tour, from Fujisawa to Enoshima. We have been able to see Mt. Fuji from great views spots. We
DCtaveler5
DCtaveler5
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Great window into Shimo-Kitazawa gems
Very nice local walking tour designed to educate as well as foster a communal bond! Yuuki is very bright and animat
LizSan2018
LizSan2018
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New view into Shimokitasawa
I really enjoyed walking and talking with Yuuki. Shimokitasawa is a neighborhood with a lot of nice things to do.
aimeeame
aimeeame
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Interesting experience
I never thought the area was for me but this local walking tour totally gives me a different perspective about Shim
Andy G
Andy G
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Experienced the youth hip-popular overflowing culture ambience of Shimokitazawa with reliable guide
First time in Shimokitazawa, The tour helped me to grasp the information around the area. With the lovely, fashiona
Daramany P
Daramany P
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A must do in Japan
This tour brought us to the best little shops in this small town and we fell in love. From vynil shops that had a w
Shin E
Shin E
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Frinedly guide and experienced deep Tokyo:)
Really great! I could have experienced deep Tokyo thanx to friendly and kind guide Ai-san and Yuki-san. Actually I
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