Everyday (except holiday periods)

Back-alley Night Izakaya Hopping in Sendai

Eat and drink like a Sendai local!

Highlights

Ready to become an Izakaya Master??

Join us for a night of eating and drinking like a Sendai local down the atmospheric back-alleys of Bunka-yokocho and Iroha-yokocho!
 
Undiscovered by most visitors to the city, a step down these alleyways is a step back in time to retro post-war Showa Era Japan. Follow your nose down the lines of hundreds of tiny izakayas (Japanese pubs). As most only sit around 8-10 customers at a time, it can be a little intimidating to enter on your own, but on this tour, you’ll be joined by a local guide! Let them introduce you to all the best places and help you navigate the language barrier as you eat, drink and chat to the friendly locals.
 
On this tour you’ll enjoy a drink of your choice and a plate of local food at three different styles of izakaya. Discover new favourites and learn to order like a pro!
 
※Due to the overcrowded nature of Izakayas on tours departing on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, the number of Izakayas we visit will be reduced from 3 to 2.  You will still be able to enjoy a total of 3 drinks and the volume/quality of food will be the same as if you were visiting 3 izakayas. Thank you for your understanding.

OUTLINE

What’s Included

- Walking tour of Bunka-yokocho and Iroha-yokocho alleyways.
- Visit to three different izakayas of different styles, enjoying one drink and one plate of local cuisine at each.
- Private guide to teach you the tips and tricks of navigating a local izakaya!

Not included

- Any additional dishes and drinks.
- Anything not included in the above 'included' list

MEETING PLACE

TOUR COURSE

18:00

Your guide will be waiting for you in front of entrance of McDonald’s Sendai Aobadori.  1 minutes walk from  Aobadori-ichibancho Station on the Tozai Subway line. 

They will be holding the ‘Tohoku Local Secret Tours’ sign:

**The booking will be automatically cancelled if you do not arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes after the start time.**

After a quick introduction you will head towards the atmospheric alleyways of Bunka-yokocho and Iroha-yokocho. 

18:10

Enjoy a walking tour through the alleyways, learning about the history of the area and keeping an eye out for some bars to return to later.

18:15

First izakaya!  Enjoy your choice of drink and a plate of tasty local food!

19:00

Head to a different style of bar and enjoy a second drink and some more food!

Not sure what to order?  Your guide will be there to give recommendations and teach you some useful words and tips for navigating your izakaya experience.

19:45

Last stop!  Make it count – choose a different drink and pair it with something you’ve never tried before!

20:30

End of tour! 

Congratulations! You are now a qualified izakaya master!
Head home with a full stomach or return to your favourite bar and continue the adventure ~ 

TOUR DETAILS

Where
Your guide will be waiting for you in front of entrance of McDonald Sendai-Aobadori shop.
Time
2.5 hours
Size
2~4 persons. Up to 4 people are one guide.
Price
19800 yen
Sign-up Deadline
By noon of the previous day
Cancellation Policy
Up to three days prior, no cancellation fee.
Two days prior: 20%
Day before: 30%
On the day: 100%

**The booking will be automatically cancelled if you do not arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes after the start time.** Tour guests may be mixed.
Note
If the minimum number of participants is not met the event will be cancelled.

TOUR PLAN

Basic Plan

Price 19800 yen

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Are you looking for a ‘deeper’ kind of travel?

At Tohoku ‘Local Secret’ Tours we can also suggest custom-made itineraries to meet your travel needs!
You want to experience what’s unique to Tohoku. You want to visit the places where the locals go; the places not listed in guidebooks! You want to meet and interact with local people. You want to take your time exploring Tohoku so you need a guide, or perhaps an English-speaking driver...
...whatever you need for your Tohoku travel, we have it covered!
Feel free to contact us with any inquiries. We will respond within two business days after receiving your message.

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