2. Tokyo: Shinjuku Drinks and Neon Nights Nightlife Tour
Shinjuku, Tokyo’s entertainment area, is where locals go to grab a bite and a drink in the evening, therefore you will have the chance to experience the most populous metropolitan area in the world's local nightlife. The evening will kick off at a Japanese izakaya-style gastropub for the happy hour. As this is a favorite pastime of many Japanese, you will spend some leisurely time chatting with your fellow tourmates over drinks and snacks.
Meander through Omoide Yokocho, a collection of alleyways full of tiny bars and eateries. Get a peek at the different type of food joints the locals usually eat at, from yakitori restaurants and soba shops to cafes and bars. Should you like to come visit again on your own time, Omoide Yokocho can be a great place to sit and eat elbow-to-elbow with the businessmen and see how they unwind after working hours. Later on, you will reach Kabukicho, an area full to the brim with over 3.000 shops, restaurants, nightclubs and karaoke. Awash in bright neon lights, Kabukicho is one of Tokyo’s most photogenic areas. With streets filled with people and music blaring from every corner, you are sure never to have a boring evening in Kabukicho.
The evening will end in Golden Gai, a compact neighborhood full of tiny bars that can usually only seat six to eight people at a time. It is here in Shinjuku’s most popular drinking spot where you will stumble upon one of your guide’s favorite bars and say kanpai (cheers!) over more drinks. From here, your guide can either give you directions back to your hotel, your next destination or leave you chatting through the night with new friends.