Pull up a stool and enjoy a drink or two on an authentic 3 hour izakaya, bar and food experience along the JR Chuo Line in Tokyo's west. Bump shoulders with the locals in Nakano, Koenji and Asagaya as we enjoy a yakitori dinner and delve into the regions nightlife hot spots.

Standing Bar, Asagaya Tokyo.
Izakaya Lanterns, Suginami Tokyo
Asagaya Shimai Bar, Tokyo.
Quiet beers in an izakaya.
Sapporo Beer Kegs



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What to bring


3 hours.

Private experience.

From ¥12,000 per guest.


  • A visit to 3 local drinking establishments in the areas of Nakano, Koenji and Asagaya.

  • An authentic yakitori dinner.

  • 3 standard alcoholic drinks.

  • Public transport requirements.

  • Local guide.

  • Additional food and drink.

  • Camera.

  • An empty stomach. 

  • Your finest drinking hat.

Experiences are conducted nightly. Please enquire for availability.


  • Nakano

  • Koenji

  • Asagaya


  • Explore the vibrant nightlife and drinking districts of Nakano, Koenji and Asagaya by foot and rail.

  • Visit a minimum of 3 atmospheric local venues. Izakayas, yakitori restaurants, bars, 'tachinomi' standing bars, local drinking establishments; we'll see them all.

  • Enjoy a typical yakitori dinner and sample a wide array of alcoholic drinks unique to this great country.

  • Bump shoulders with the locals while enjoying a beer, Japanese whiskey, shochu or cup of 'nihonshu' (sake) recommended by the owner.


Discover the inner west-side of Tokyo on a casual 3 hour izakaya, bar, food and nightlife experience.

This experience is conducted in a small private group setting to ensure the evening is nice and personal and so we can physically squeeze into the 'Tokyo sized' drinking holes.


Meeting at JR Koenji Station, we'll introduce ourselves over a quick drink while plotting the venues we plan to visit for the evening.

Enjoy some great food over a few relaxed drinks or go all out and opt to visit one of the many affordable 'nomihodai' (all you can drink) izakayas to kick-start the evening.

All izakaya and nightlife itineraries are 100% flexible with your personal interests, culinary tastes and drinking ability always in mind.


  • The legal drinking age in Japan is 20 years old.

  • Smoking in pubs and bars in Tokyo is the accepted norm. If you have a strong objection to cigarette smoke, for the obvious reasons, please let me know in advance.

  • This is not a highbrow drinking experience. It is a genuine local night out in the suburbs of Tokyo where the lack of seating space, grime and smoke filled air all contribute to the immersive experience.

  • All establishments visited are classed as affordable. Should you wish to consume additional alcohol throughout the experience you'll no doubt retire for the evening with plenty of ¥ still in your pocket.

  • Please refer to DIG's FAQ and T&C pages for further tour specifics or feel free to contact me directly.


DIG Tokyo Tours is a sole operated Tokyo bike tour, street food and walking experience provider, based in the offbeat Tokyo neighbourhoods of Nakano, Koenji and Asagaya.


Only a stone’s throw away from the major Tokyo sightseeing hubs of Shinjuku and Shibuya, DIG aspires to provide the discerning traveller with an honest local insight into the neighbourhoods and communities on the inner west-side of town.


Each of DIG’s immersive and socially responsible small-group, family and private offerings are unmistakably unique to any other tour operator in Tokyo. So jump on a bike or join me on foot for a whirlwind Tokyo cycling tour or colourful street food voyage through the vibrant backstreets away from the tourist crowds.


Andy   (Owner Operator)


Departure Points

Bike Tours: Koenji Station, Tokyo City

6 minute JR train ride from Shinjuku Station.

16 minute JR train ride from Shibuya Station.

Food Tours: Nakano Station, Tokyo City

4 minute JR train ride from Shinjuku Station.

14 minute JR train ride from Shibuya Station.

Contact DIG Tokyo Tours

Company Address

3-9-10 Yamatocho, Nakano, 
Tokyo Japan, 165-0034

DIG Tokyo Tours is taking all necessary precautions to keep its guests and local community members fit and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. For any concerns regarding tour itineraries or specific health and safety measures feel free to get in touch. I hope to see you over this side of Tokyo soon, Andy!