Bar-hopping in the street of Nippori, Tokyo

Explore one of the popular retro & chic areas among drinkers in Tokyo

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    Want to discover a new drinker’s paradise near Ueno, don’t miss out on Nippori!!

    In this plan, our unique GuruGuru Guide will take you to 2 Izakaya bars which are highly recommended by them. You can enjoy drinking & eating in a Japanese local Izakaya bar's atmosphere! It's also a good opportunity to get some local travel tips in Japan!

    Nippori is located in the east of Tokyo and a neighbourhood of Ueno. It has various charming Japanese old style Izakaya bars where you may enjoy eating & drinking in a relaxed atmosphere.

    Nippori Station is the first station that the Skyliner from Narita Airport stops so it’s a convenient location for tourists! One of the highlights of Nippori is that the atmosphere completely changes between the east and the west side of the station. The west side of the station is called Yanesen area where you will find many temples and cemeteries, and on the east side of the station, there is a textile town.

    Fortunately, Nippori didn’t get adversely affected from the Great Kanto Earthquake and air-raids. So many buildings from Edo to Meiji, Taisho and Showa Eras are still there due to which this area became a special historical spot in Tokyo.

    Nippori lies across Yanaka, Sendagi, Nishi-Nippori and Higashi-Nippori. This area has various kinds of old and new things. You will find not only long established Izakaya bars but also newly opened cafes and bars.

    After all the charm of Nippori is the locals! There are various people such as those who live from their parents’ generation, people who got attracted to Nippori and start a business. You will discover many Izakaya bars that friendly staff welcome you and you might become a regular customer there :)

    In Suzuran Street, there are some small local Izakaya bars and also trending bars. When you can try out the popular bars, you need to book the seats in advance. If you join our tour, your GuruGuru Guide will arrange everything in advance so you could feel free to enjoy it! You can also try various drinks such as sake and craft beer with Japanese small dishes (snacks) depending on the mood of the day!

    In this plan, 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 the great encounters with the locals and one of a kind of bar hopping experience in the retro town, Nippori!

    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 plan

    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.

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    Basic information

    • Time

      2 hours and a half

    • Transportation

      By foot

    • Location


    • 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 Nippori Station

    Our cool GuruGuru guide welcomes you!

    Discuss about the exact meeting point with a guide in advance

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

    Eat local food and drink sake and other alcohol drinks at old style Japanese Izakaya bars

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

    Don't miss the chance to get some travel tips throughout Japan!

    Say sayonara at JR Nippori station!

    Meeting place for this plan

    Nippori Station

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