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Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

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Adam K
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
What a great way to see Shinjuku for the first time. Our guide was amazing and created the perfect walking tour for myself and 4 adult(ish) kids. All adjusted in real time as we went - from finding excellent ramen to the perfect bar. So good.
Written 19 February 2024
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Courtney T
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
Highly recommend you add this tour to your next trip to Tokyo! Couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide and experience. We had such a great time with Ryuto as he showed us around the area and adapted the tour to suit. Having that local experience at our finger tips was invaluable and we definitely wouldn’t have been able to recreate such an awesome night without him. Thanks Ryuto!
From Court, Ollie, Anna and Shane
Written 27 December 2023
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Luke C
El Paso, TX13 contributions
This experience was wonderful, from start to finish! My tour guide, Sarah, was very knowledgeable of the area and was able to give me both historical and current info about the area that enhanced my experience while in Tokyo.
I went and had Japanese BBQ for the first time, and the spit was perfect. I got to try all sorts of new foods I've never had! The walk through Shinjuku afterwards was great as well. But the true crown jewel of this experience was the fact that Sarah had been listening when I mentioned I was a metalhead, and brought me to a bar specifically tailored to my community! I went there many times during my two weeks here, and this is all thanks to Sarah and this tour!
So thank you a thousand times over, and I will ALWAYS strongly recommend this tour for anyone looking to explore the Shinjuku area!
Written 10 October 2023
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Jo C
Box Hill, Australia3 contributions
We had a great time on this tour. I wanted to show my 14 year old Shinjuku at night with the comfort of a guide and Louie was a perfect host.
Written 13 September 2023
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Andre N
Gaithersburg, MD2 contributions
I expected more from this tour than a quick walk through the alley and Kabukicho. We only visited one restaurant (with disappointing food recommendations), and zero drinks were suggested (and we had to pay out of pocket). A bar crawl should have lots of bars, with significant history of drinks provided.
Written 12 July 2023
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Dear guest, We are very surprised about your review. Our tour description, that you can read before booking it, explains in detail what the tour is about. In addition to it, and as we always do, we had also messaged you about the content of the tour with clear and detailed explanations. We have asked your guide about your tour. She is a guest-oriented and sincere guide with many good reviews. She explained the history of each significant point and nightlife culture including the social problems of the area. She tried to explore what was of your interest, and recommended and suggested several food and drink experiences. You turned down all of her suggestions. It is indeed a bar hopping tour, but we adapt to the customer's requests, so if you prefer to stop and eat before getting to the bar area we will do so. Please note that stopping to eat something takes time from the bar crawl and the tour in general. All customers have loved this private, friendly and unique experience.   We are always honest, reliable, and responsible. We are proud and confident in our professional guide's skills and deep knowledge of the history, society and life of Japan. We strive to provide great tours so that customers can have a great time and memorable experiences. We are sorry if you didn't get the experience you were looking for. We will try to explain even better what our tour is about.
Written 15 July 2023
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Sascha
5 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Uri was a truly fantastic guide! We could not have asked for a better guide! He was extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of Shinjuku. He was also like an old friend we enjoyed hanging out with! He took us to some really cool places and knew some much about them. He is great at conversation and helping you to feel comfortable in Japan, especially in local bars/places where you might feel nervous to enter as a foreigner. He definitely took us to bars/places that we never would have spotted on our own. His English is perfect, he is funny and so much fun to spend time with! We already miss him a lot! :) The best highlight of our trip!!
Written 5 June 2023
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Tammy
Latham, NY3 contributions
It was nice to have a local showing us the nightlife and areas where to go. Also great she could speak for us and help make the experience great. Having the experience and guiding us was so key.
Written 2 June 2023
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Patrick S
Seattle, WA18 contributions
May 2023
Was a great experience! Celeste took us all around Shinjuku. Was able to experience Golden Gai and all that it offered. We tried three different bars, we would not have not existed if for not Celeste's expertise. We did this excursion the same day that we landed, which was awesome, because we visited Shinjuku again later on our vacation and were able to Navigate ourselves throughout Shinjuku and all its glory. Thank you for the wonderful experience!
Written 17 May 2023
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Melissa N
4 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
You will not regret booking this tour! Our guide Ryuto (aka Louis) was the dream tour guide! Open and knowledgeable, he made it feel like you were on the tour with a friend. My partner and I started on the tour with just the two of us, but ran into people Louis had taken on tours earlier in the week, and ended up drinking with a whole group - so much fun. Louis then took us to a number of great little bars - places we never would have gone to or even known were there without him guiding us - places only the locals knew about. This night was one of the highlights of our trip! Thanks Louis! We’ll be recommending you to any of our friends heading to Tokyo.
Written 1 May 2023
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Phil G
Denver, CO9 contributions
Celeste was great! She took us to some cool spots and gave us tips on what to do the next day. We chatted about her life as an expat in Japan. It was like having a local friend for the night. Recommend.
Written 7 April 2023
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