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Downtown Yamagata City Bar Hopping

Join a guided pub crawl without tourists. Experience local bar hopping in Yamagata City!

Operation Period

All year round

Time Required

About 3 hours

Number of Participants



18,000 JPY– (tax included)

Going out to eat or drink in Japan can be intimidating. Izakaya (traditional style Japanese pubs) can be very difficult since the buildings sometimes don’t have windows, and of course few places have English menus or English-speaking staff—even in large cities. However, you don’t have to give up and go to fast food or chain restaurants.

Our local bar hopping guide will make sure you get to experience the exciting and delicious specialties of Yamagata Prefecture at three unique restaurants/bars. The guide will help you communicate with friendly owners and customers and explain background information about each dish.

Experience Contents:
・Guided tour to three local eating establishments.
・At each location, a set of food and drinks will be served.
・A special course made with the support of local restaurants in Yamagata City.

Starting from the front of Yamagata Station, your guide will walk you through the lively nightlife district. Visit three carefully selected eating and drinking establishments that introduce the flavors of Yamagata. We'll spend about an hour eating and drinking at each spot, so your stomach will be completely full when we finish! Local specialties that change with the seasons and handmade specialty cocktails or locally brewed sake are just some of the many Yamagata flavors you can experience in just a few hours! The first location on the tour also includes all-you-can-drink whiskey highballs!

Explore a cool modern izakaya atmosphere, a high-end cocktail bar, and a homey, traditional hole-in-the-wall spot. Soon you’ll be navigating Japan’s nightlife like a pro! Your guide can also provide tips and advice about Japanese drinking culture, from how to “kanpai” (cheers) to cultural norms and manners.

Don’t miss out on this truly one-of-a-kind, authentic Yamagata dining experience! If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. You will also have a drink menu (non-alcoholic drinks included as well) from which to choose from.

Experience Program NameDowntown Yamagata City Bar Hopping
Activity LocationDowntown Yamagata City
Time RequiredAbout 3 hours
Operation PeriodAll year round
Start Time18:00
Minimum number of participants2people
Maximum number of participants8people
Reservation Deadline3 days before by 17:00
Important notes regarding participation・This experience is available year-round and Activity Times are flexible.
・It is about a 10-minute walk from the meeting place to the first bar. From there, it is only about 1-minutes’ walk between bars.
・This experience is only available to guests aged 20 and over.
・Please let us know ahead of time if you have any dietary restrictions.
・Please send us a reservation inquiry for availability.
・Ordering additional food or drinks outside of the set course may incur additional fees.
・The set menu and drinks will be clearly explained at each place.
Price Per Participant18,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceExperience fee, food and drinks at each location, consumption tax, insurance.
What is not included in the price・ Any additional dishes and drinks.
・Anything not included in the above 'included' list.
Method of PaymentPay cash on the day or credit card in advance.
Meeting SpotYamagata Station
Meeting Time18:00
AccessFrom Sendai:
Take an hourly Japan Railways (JR) train from Sendai Station to Yamagata Station via the Senzan Line. Travel time: 1 hour 20 minutes. Alternatively, highway buses such as Yamako Bus operate every 30 minutes between Sendai Station and Yamagata Staton. Travel time: 1 hour 10 minutes.
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursOperated by a multi-lingual guide (Japanese, English).
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English