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Sendai Alley Bar Hopping

Drink your way through three alleys in downtown Sendai

 Operation Period

All year round.

 Time Required

About 3 hours

 Number of Participants



9,200 JPY– (tax included)

*Even if the date and time are not listed or full on the linked website, please contact me directly by Email to see if I am available.

Alleys in Japan are very different than other countries. Alleys, called "Yokocho," ("sidestreet") are not dark or scary, but fun places to explore where you'll find some of the best local drinks and food in town! Sendai is well-known for its retro and more modern alleys squeezed between towering buildings or hidden just one street over from shopping arcades. On this tour you’ll walk and hear the history and stories of three alleys, discovering the charm of Iroha Yokocho, Bunka Yokocho, and Tohoku's playground Kokubuncho, home to nearly 3,000 bars and restaurants!

Let's go bar hopping Sendai style! Standard bars serve typical drinks and are good places to chat with locals. Or we can hunt down something particular, such as Japanese sake, local Nikka whisky, wine or cocktails. Of course you can buy some local Japanese or western food to pair your drinks with as well. I'll help you order and make recommendations if needed, so let's enjoy eating, drinking, and good conversation together!

Meeting location is Sendai Station or your hotel lobby (if downtown). The program fee covers guide cost only. Food, drink, cover charge, etc. for your group and for the guide are to be paid by participants (it is best to prepare cash as not all locations accept credit card). The tour will end at Hirosedori subway station, near our last stop, Kokubuncho.

Sendai has plenty of attractions you can enjoy throughout the day on your own, but you'll need a local guide to discover the best attractions after dark!

Experience Program NameSendai Alley Bar Hopping
Activity LocationIroha Yokocho alley, Bunka Yokocho alley, Kokubuncho.
Operator NameLicensed Guide MAI
Time RequiredAbout 3 hours
Operation PeriodAll year round.
Start Time19:30
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants4people
Reservation Deadline7 days before by 17:00
Important notes regarding participationYou must be 20 years or older to drink alcohol in Japan.

I can guide you daytime on weekdays, weekends or night walking tours in Sendai available after 19:30 or 20:00 on most days. *Even if the date and time are not listed or full on the linked website, please contact me directly by Email to see if I am available.
Price for group up to 4 people.9,200 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceGuide fee.
What is not included in the priceFood, drinks, table charge, etc. for your group and guide. Insurance for participants.
Method of PaymentPlease pay by credit card through the Triple Lights online form.
Expenses during the tour are best paid in cash.
About cancellations and changesIf you wish to cancel or change your reservation, please contact me immediately.
Requests for changes may not be available depending on the time and reservation situation.
Cancellation Policy Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
Meeting SpotJR Sendai Station, or your hotel lobby.
2F in front of the "Stained Glass."
Meeting TimePlease come by the agreed upon start time.
AccessJR Sendai Station, 2F Stained Glass
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursThe tour is led by a local guide.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English