4h $ 107 up to 5 people
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Unique bar-hopping tour

by Michiko
(26) Reviews
4h $ 107 up to 5 people


  • Shinjuku Omoide yokocho (memorial lane)

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106.80 USD

total price for up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

Do you like to drink alcohol? Are you curious about Japanese unique bars which you can't find any other countries?
Why don't you join my unique bar-hopping tour? There are two types of bars. One is small old bars, but feel comfortable and nostalgy of 50's. You can have a conversation with the locals and salary men. The other is themed bars, one of the most famous bar is Robot Resturant in Kabukityo, Shinjuku. Ninjya Akasaka is also famous, all the staff in a Ninjya costume and shows you some Ninjya magics. Urei (ghost) in Kichijoji, Alcatraz E.R in Shibuya Penguin Bar in Ikebukuro and e.t.c.
The tour starts from one of small bars( Izakaya) in the memorial lane in Shinjuku and then I take you to the second bar you picked from the list .My time is limited, so you can stay or come back to your hotel is your choice.

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  • Shinjuku Omoide yokocho (memorial lane)


City Tokyo

Meeting Point At your hotel

Ending Point the last visit bar or your hotel

Duration 4 hours

Starting time 17:30 PM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 1 to 5
What‘s included
  • guide fee

What‘s not included
  • transportation fee ( you and guide)
  • drink and food with table charge for you and guide. See each budget on the list.

Frequently Asked Questions

what kind of bar can I go?

Please pick one from the list. budget per person
1, Robot Restaurant 7000yen
2, Ninjya Akasaka 6500 yen
3, Urei 2300yen
4,Alcatraz E.R 3000yen
5, Penguin Bar 3000yen
6, Awaodori 3000yen
7, one of the bars in shinjuku Golden gai 1500yen

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Michiko

National Certified Guide

(26) Reviews

Contact Michiko
Response Time 9 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello, I'm Michiko. I was born and grew up in Shinjuku, Tokyo, so I know the city very well.I may guide you to must see sites in Tokyo, such as Sensouji temple in Asakusa, Meiji shrine, Imperial Palace, etc.
Also, I will accept your special requests. For example, exploring unique bars, watching sumo wrestler's morning training in a stable and one day trip to Hakone, Kamakura, Yokohama or Nikko.
Please contact me!

Reviews ( 26 )

3 weeks ago |   by Carrie

“ A wonderful Tokyo experience! ”

From the day I selected Michiko, she has been responsive, informational, helpful and professional. I hired her for two days in Tokyo and she created 2 very full days including some of Tokyo's best sights. Her knowledge of history and details of the sights made them come alive. She was very considerate, always concerned with my desires and my energy level. I can highly recommend her.

1 month ago |   by Bruce

“ Great tours ”

She was ontime, took care of everything, led us to everything we had time to see. Ensured that we had a wonderful experience. Tours in Japan are a little expensive but she was well worth it. She handled everything including transportation, entrances and food. We never had to make any transactions.

2 months ago |   by Zavier

“ Definitely a worth it ”

It was a fun experience getting to know the drinking scene of Tokyo. The people you meet while doing it is just fantastic. I would recommend this to anyone. Michiko-San is such a nice lady. She tells you the history of the areas you go drinking at.

3 months ago |   by Abhinav

“ Excellent experience ”

Excellent guide. Gave us an outstanding tour. Very knowledgeable. Would recommend her anytime and will surely utilize her assistance next time we visit Japan.

3 months ago |   by Jessica

“ Great day with Michiko ”

Myself and my 8 year old spent the day with Michiko which was very informative and totally made us feel comfortable in a culture which is very different from our own. Michiko picked us up from our hotel and was on time. She taught us how to use the subway system and the took us to the places we had requested. She had a few itinerary options to save time. She was very patient and understanding to a young child's interest level. She had a very positive and sweet energy. I would book her again for sure, in fact I tried but she was not available. In addition she followed up with additional information after to make sure I had all the details to have a great trip. Highly recommend.

3 months ago |   by Janet

“ Very thoughtful and caring guide ”

I am so sorry to say that we missed our tour of Tokyo due to illness at the last minute. I immediately notified Michiko who sent a text a couple of times offering to do a shorter tour or assist in any way she could. So sorry we missed the tour,but she was lovely to work with and answered all my questions leading up to our tour. If we get back to Tokyo, you can be sure we will contact her.

5 months ago |   by Renee

“ Flexible Guide ”

Michiko was a wonderful guide for our group of six adults. She was able to adjust the tour according to our time and our interests. We toured the Tsukiji Market and she made arrangements at one of the sushi restaurants for us, which everyone enjoyed. Oishii! She also took us to Asakusa, Asahi Brewery, and Imperial Palace. Awesome day! Mahalo Michiko-san!

5 months ago |   by Calvin

“ My tsujiki guide ”

Michiko is a nice lady . I guess i book only 3 hours . so it was kinda rushing thru the stores . which we wanted to eat along the way. Michiko was kind enough to say no worries take your time . but she brought us to a very good shushi & shashimi restaurant ! super good ! thanks michiko .

6 months ago |   by Rosemary

“ Vacation in Tokyo ”

Michiko did an excellent job guiding my husband and me throughout Tokyo. From our early planning stages of this trip, we were very nervous energy because of the language barrier and the transportation system in Japan. However, Michiko spoke good English, took us to the bank, to nice restaurants, great tourist sights, and fabulous shopping centers. We would like to give special thanks to her and triple lights for the service you provide to tourists from foreign countries. We had a great time.

6 months ago |   by Christy

“ Fun day in Tokyo ”

I had a wonderful day tour of Asakusa with Michiko. She was a very knowledgeable guide and explained to me the local customs and history of the area. I did the tour on a layover of Tokyo and she made sure I knew how to get from the airport to the meeting point and even walked with me to the correct train platform for my return journey to the airport to make sure I didn't get lost. I really enjoyed my day with her and totally recommend her as guide for anyone on a trip to Tokyo.

6 months ago |   by Sandro

“ tokyo at night ”

great time!!! went to local japanese resturants and bar. fun time. recommend it

6 months ago |   by Amy

“ Unique Bar Hopping Experience ”

My husband and I had a totally unique experience with Michiko that I don't think could have been accomplished without a Tokyoite. It was our first hours in Tokyo and we got to experience a part of Shinjuku like a local. It was definitely a fun and memorable evening. We had a quiet pleasant time at our first stop in fancier izakaya and then went for a walk around Shinjuku to see Godzilla, sit with the robots for some pictures, Kabukicho, and Omoide Yokocho(Memory Lane). We then headed to another izakaya, I believe to be in Memory Lane, which we had to climb up a narrow steep stairwell to get to the upstairs area and were joined by two locals, total strangers which I hear is common, for an even more memorable night. Then off to Golden Gai to experience the drinking scene there. We are not big party goers and drinkers but enjoy an occasional drink with friends and so I think despite what the night might sound like it could be enjoyed by all. We got to experience the "Japanese" small plates, their beers, and shochu and the ambience. Thank you Michiko for an experience we will always remember.

7 months ago |   by Susan

“ Sunday in the Psrks with Michiko ”

Michiko is the most lovely guide. She is very knowledgeable and efficient, but gentle and easy going at the same time. We felt like we were with a Japanese friend leisurely strolling the Meiji Shrine and the cherry blossom filled Shinjuku Gyoen Park, learning many interesting things along the way. Michiko took us to Harajuku and helped us shop for a young girl's costume. She also took us to a beautiful department store to purchase our picnic lunch. We were most appreciative of Michiko's teaching us to use the subway. She is excellent and we hope to see her again as our guide on our next visit to Tokyo.

7 months ago |   by Grace

“ Tokyo thru an insider's eye ”

Michiko was a very good guide who gave us the insider's look into Tokyo- from the cool shops to go to in Harajuku, Pokemon center, Tokyo skyview tower and the best tonkatsu lunch in town. She guided us thru the dizzying Tokyo train and subway maze. We enjoyed the Imperial Gardens tour with the blooming sakura and the soothing zen gardens.

7 months ago |   by Greg

“ Good guide for a quick tour of major sights ”

Michiko conducted the basic highlights tour of Tokyo for me -- my one-day stop in Tokyo. Everything went smoothly. She is knowledgeable about the sights and easy to talk to.

10 months ago |   by KEVIN

“ Tour was great!! ”

The tour with Michiko was great. we spent a little time in one of the yakitori bars under the tracks of Shibuya. It was a nice hole in the wall type of place. I was able to eat good yakitori and drink good sake. The best part was that Michiko was able to help me communicate with the other customers that were eating there. The second place we went to was Alcatraz Theme restaurant. It was a very interesting place. I was able to try a lot of weird things. If your traveling solo or in a group, Michiko is a good person to help show you around.

1 year ago |   by George

“ "Custom tour" flexibility greatly appreciated - TripleLights is the best ! ”

We wanted to experience Shinjuko at night and other areas of Tokyo during the daytime. TripleLights let us have our way by taking a six-hour tour and dividing it into a 3 hr daytime and 3 hr nighttime tour, separated by dinner in a traditional, non-touristy Japanese restaurant. Michiko Muranaka, our guide, executed this tour beautifully for us. It would take too long to describe everything we did, but suffice it to say everything we wanted to accomplish was accomplished, and more. Seeing Shinjuko on a Saturday night was like being in Times Square...multiplied 5+ times with its tremendous neon signage and displays. Nothing else compares.

1 year ago |   by Scott

“ Great Evening Pub and Restaurant Tour ”

Michiko was a terrific addition to our Tokyo vacation! She met us as planned at our hotel and returned us to our hotel. Her command of English was very good, not perfect, but we never had any real language barrier problems. She knows Kubichiko and related areas like the back of her hand, made a handful of detours to facilitate some things we saw on the way (Godzilla!) and otherwise handled us and the Japanese pub owners with aplomb! We would definitely ask for her by name the next time we are in Tokyo!

1 year ago |   by Roman

“ Tokyo tour, Kagurazaka tour. ”

Michiko was very good, we enjoyed our two trips.

1 year ago |   by Vivian

She was an excellent tour guide and she helped us a lot in planning all the destinations we wanted to see.

1 year ago |   by George

Michiko was a wonderful tour guide! - I was only in Tokyo for a 30 hours layover. I wanted to see the city at night. She was very gracious in meeting me a little later then normal time at my hotel. She was very knowledgable in the city history and culture. I would highly-recommend her if you are visiting Tokyo!

1 year ago |   by Eduardo

Michiko is an excellent guide. She is very informative and extremely patient. We arranged for two tailor-made visits - a first for her! - and it seemed like she had years of experience on both! Highly recommended!!

1 year ago |   by Su-Anne

Our family of three had a great time with Michiko-san. She took us through Sumanachi-Ginza to experience local food, starting with a family-run tempura shop with forty years history. Michiko-san also recommended us to little shops with sushi, takoyaki so we could try a range of food along a 600M long street. Our final stop was Ikebukuro, where my son bought souvenirs from the Pokemon Center. Michiko-san is a very patient and thoughtful guide who made the day very enjoyable for our family.

1 year ago |   by Elizabeth

Michiko was so great to have as a tour guide for my first day in Tokyo! She is very kind and knowledgeable, and her English is excellent. Not only did we have a great tour, but she very graciously helped me learn the subway system and get a pass card, which was invaluable. She took me to her favorite Ramen restaurant in Asaksa which was my favorite meal of the trip! Seeing my interest in learning the Japanese alphabets, she gave me a fun little lesson on the boat ride. Without her commentary, I would not have understood half of what I saw. Wish we did more days! Arigato Gozaimashita Michiko-san!

1 year ago |   by Jan

Michiko is a very knowledgeable guide with a good sense of humor and We enjoyed her tours very much. The "missing" Star is due to a little language problem

2 years ago |   by Beth

Just back from our 2 week cruise around Japan, China and Taiwan. Michiko was a wonderful guide. We only had 5 hours and she managed to fit in a whirlwind informative tour of the important parts of Tokyo. Her command of English was excellent and her sense of humour was lovely. Right from the very start, she made us feel like we were being shown around Tokyo by a friend and not a paid guide. She was fun and easy to be around and we left her regretting not having longer in Tokyo with her. A huge thank you to her and next time we are in Tokyo we will be in touch... Highly recommend!

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