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Bar Hopping in Kokubuncho SNACK

Experience SNACK culture, a uniquely Japanese night life entertainment usually off-limits tourists!

Operation Period

All year round (except weekends)

Time Required

2.5 hours

Number of Participants



19,800 JPY– (tax included)

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-Go bar hopping to two hidden "snacks" with a local guide.
-Enjoy talking and drink alcohol like one of the locals.
-Learn tips and tricks about the best way to experience a Japanese SNACK.
※Note: No food is included on this tour.

Want to become a SNACK Master??

Join us for a night tour of drinking like a Sendai local down the neon street Kokubuncho!

Ready to become an Izakaya Master??

Join us for a night of eating and drinking like a Sendai local on the neon street Kokubuncho! Only around 8-10 customers can fit into most restaurants at a time, so it can be hard to walk into these places by yourself. Don't worry because on this tour you’ll be joined by a local guide! Our guide will introduce you to all the best places and help you with Japanese as you eat, drink and chat to the friendly locals.

On this tour you’ll enjoy a drink of your choice and chance to talk with Japanese ladies working at the SNACK, at 2 different styles of SNACK.

The most vibrant area in Sendai is characterized by neon signs, lively conversations and a warm atmosphere. Kokubuncho is basically divided into three areas. The first is the area where cheap stores and pachinko parlors gather. The second is the area where there are better restaurants and bars than the first, and there are traditional Japanese restaurants that are a little more expensive, and most of the customers are office workers. The last is the so-called pink zone, where there are bars where women serve customers, host clubs, hostess clubs, etc. In most cases, the entrance fee is a flat rate, and after the time has passed, the entrance fee will be charged again. Also, while you are in the store, you will be forced to order alcohol and food one after another, so if you go to this type of store, you need to be prepared for running over your budget (* Don’t worry about that for this tour!).

Explore the biggest night town area in Northeast Japan, Kokubuncho! Enjoy a walking tour through the alleyways, learning about the history of the area, and chatting with friendly Japanese staff in this fully-guided experience!

Experience Program NameBar Hopping in Kokubuncho SNACK
Activity LocationKokubuncho area, central Sendai
Time Required2.5 hours
Operation PeriodAll year round (except weekends)
Start Time19:45
Minimum number of participants2people
Maximum number of participants3people
Reservation Deadline5 days before by 17:00
1 Participant19,800 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the price- Short walking tour of Kokubuncho.
- Visit 2 different snacks of different styles, enjoying one drink and conversation with ladies at each.
- Private guide to teach you the tips and tricks to understand a local SNACK!
What is not included in the price- Any additional dishes and drinks.
- Anything not included in the above 'included' list.
Method of PaymentCredit Card (VISA, AMEX, JCB, Master)
Cancellation PolicyUp to 3 days before: no cancellation fee.
2 days before: 20%
1 before: 30%
On the day: 100%
Meeting SpotStarbucks in Kokubuncho
Meet outside in front of the Starbucks Kokubuncho (Hotel Grand Terrace Kokubuncho)
Meeting Time19:45
Access--By Public Transportation--
3-minute walk from Hirosedori subway station (Namboku line), West Exit 5.
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursOperated by a multi-lingual guide. Multi-lingual guide: Japanese, English, Chinese are available. Other languages are available upon request.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English/Chinese (Simplified)/Chinese (Traditional)