Bar-hopping in the center of alternative youth culture Koenji, Tokyo

Enjoy drinking in the center of alternative youth culture with GuruGuru Guide!

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    After enjoying shopping, join our guide on bar-hopping and experience the nightlife in Koenji!! ※※ ※※ In this tour, our unique GuruGuru Guide will take you to two Izakaya bars. You can chit chat while experiencing the live music in some underground bars. Feel free to ask your guides about local travel tips as they themselves are all travellers. ※※ ※※ Koenji is a famous town which is known not only for the vintage clothes stores and live music venues but also for cozy Izakaya bars! It takes about 8 minutes by train from Shinjuku.If you want to discover another drinker’s paradise near Shinjuku, Koenji is one of the best options! ※※ ※※ Just after getting out from the station, you will find a variety of retro spots such as a popular green-grocer among the locals, aged food samples showcased in some old cafes. Even if you visit Koenji for the first time, you might feel nostalgic there. ※※ ※※ In the shopping street, you will come across old stores as well as newly opened sweet shops by the young generation. The best part of Koenji is that tradition and modernity co-exist. ※※ ※※ Koenji is a popular residential area for musicians, actors and artists, and has a lively shopping street. There are various good, cheap and unique Izakaya bars. Here you can choose from a variety of Izakaya bars that offer 100 Yen small dishes and the shops where the locals gather until midnight. ※※ ※※ The overpass at Koenji Station known as “Japanese India” has a chaotic atmosphere, is famous for its drinking spots. Here, you may enjoy alcoholic drinks, delicious Yakitori (Grilled Chicken Skewers) and fresh tuna. Ask your guide about their favourite Izakaya bars! ※※ ※※ You shouldn’t miss out on the hidden bar where you can drink while listening to Jazz live music. You will enjoy a special bar hopping experience in Koenji where many musicians live. ※※ ※※ In this tour, you can choose from different guides such as photographers, artists, musicians, etc as all our guides are travellers themselves. Pick up your favorite guide and enjoy one of a kind bar hopping experience in a relaxed atmosphere in Koenji! ※※ ※※ Lastly, we would like to inform you our original 5 measures against COVID-19. ※※ ※※ 1. Try to wash our hands frequently ※※ ※※ 2. Let the guides wear a mask during the tour ※※ ※※ 3. Dish out the food on small plates in a restaurant ※※ ※※ 4. Keep suitable social distance (e.g. sitting at the counter seats, talking side by side) ※※ ※※ 5. Avoid going to crowded places as much as possible ※※ ※※ For more travel & safety tips in Japan, please visit the link below. ※※ ※※ <JNTO official website> ※※ ※※

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    Basic information

    • Location


    • Time

      2 hours and a half

    • Transportation

      By foot

    • Total number of participants


    • drinkers


    3 dishes + 4 drinks or 4 dishes + 3 drinks

    Points to consider

    ・Drinking under the age of 20 is prohibited / No need to pay for the guide's food and drinks!

    What to prepare

    Get hungry enough!

    Cancellation policy

    ・Cancellations made within14 daysprior to the tour will incur charges.

    ・If you feel uneasy or suspected to be infected due to the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (n-Covid19), you can cancel it for no charge. Please notify us on


    Meetup at JR Koenji station

    Please chat about the exact meeting point with your guide in advance.

    1st Izakaya bars which GuruGuru guide recommends(60min)

    Let's enjoy drinking&eating in Japanese local Izakaya bar's atmosphere!

    2nd Izakaya bar and chat more with GuruGuru guide(60min)

    Good chance to get some travel tips throughout Japan!

    Thank you for joining us! See you again!

    Meeting place for this plan

    JR Koenji station

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