Learn about Japanese culture on stroll through Tokyo by night

An evening stroll through one of Tokyo's most popular neighbourhoods - Shinjuku

Duration : 60 mins     Max Size : 100     Destination : Japan  

Category : Destination & Culture Awareness     Recommended For : Workforces

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One of Tokyo’s most lively neighbourhoods, Shinjuku is part of nearly every tourist’s visit to Tokyo. Home to the world’s busiest train station with nearly 3.5 million people crossing through, every day, Shinjuku is a business district by day and an entertainment hub by night. Teams can join us on this exciting tour as we go through the busy streets and the narrow alleys of this neon town.

As a military capital that replaced Kyoto nearly 400 years ago, Tokyo had five main roads marked by several postal towns. These towns saw people gathering for food, drinks, rest and to meet other travellers. Although the place has broadly developed over time, it’s still known for all those very things – restaurants, bars, pubs and hotels. If that’s not all, the earthquake of 1923 and the War in 1945 led to the uprising of black markets for scarce goods, eventually bringing more and more people to the area.

Our presenter begins at a noisy intersection right outside the East exit of the Shinjuku station, one of nearly 200 exits. After taking in the light and sounds of this area, a common meeting ground for friends, through an underground tunnel, we cross the station that services 13 train lines, 3 subway lines and 50 platforms, to its Western side – the one that offers entertainment all night long.

As we pass through the red archway leading into Kabukicho, the adult-entertainment area, we are welcomed by the many neon-lit signboards advertising all sorts of things like drinks, WiFi plans, hostess bars and massage parlours. We then walk on towards Golden Gai streets, as our lively host lets us peak into the many little bars, look at menus and learn about table or bottle prices. This little area filled with 2-storey buildings that barely have space for a person to walk between them has over a hundred bars, yet is rarely frequented by anyone other than the locals. Yet, the place is a haven for photographers, artists and musicians.

If you’re a small group, this virtual tour is perfect to go see the little pubs in the nooks and crannies of the Shinjuku neighbourhood, something you may forgo in the real world. Yet, our digital experience lets you explore the area from the comfort of your home/ office.

Your Presenter

  Meg Yamagute

Meg is a Brazilian living in Japan since the last 14 years. She and her friends have been working on tours throughout Japan for the past few years meeting lots of interesting people from all over the world and having lots of fun! Now, they miss making friends. So, until it's safe to travel again, they are looking forward to meeting new people here and showing them their favourite spots around Tokyo and Japan.

How it works

The session accommodates upto 100 attendees. Price mentioned is based on the minimum booking size of 50 attendees, charged at £20 per person (For larger groups and bespoke requirements, please contact us). Once you book this experience, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to join the session.  Participants can log in from their residences or offices and access the tour via the link provided. Our expert tour guide in Japan will host a live virtual tour that is interactive in nature.

What you need

You will need a stable internet connection and a mobile device (ideally a desktop or laptop) to stream the session.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel and obtain a full refund for this session until 5 days before the date of the first session.

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