Hi, my name is Shoto! I'm the creator of this bar hopping tour, and am also sometimes its guide.
I've lived in America and Myanmar for about eight years, during which time I always craved Japanese food, especially the kind found at izakaya bars! Since coming back to Japan, I've really become passionate about local izakaya foods, and this is exactly what I'd like you to experience during your stay in Hiroshima!!
You may be a little shocked at how many izakaya (Japanese pubs) there are in Hiroshima's drinking areas. To help you find the best spots, I've created this tour, along with my specially-recommended bar hopping map! With this map and a friendly local guide, you won't miss out on great, authentic izakaya in Hiroshima. There are a lot of delicious and genuine izakaya foods to be found around the Nagarekawa area, such as Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, horumon tempura, oysters, and much more! Of course, most places will have a vegetarian menu to choose from, too, so don't worry, animal-lovers!
If you're coming to Japan for the first time, going to an izakaya might be difficult because of some rules you don't know about or items on the menu you're not sure of, so our local guide will be with you to explain how everything works. Our guide will also share local stories with you, and you can, of course, ask any questions about Japan while sharing a drink! It's just like hanging out with a group of familiar friends.
We'll decide where to eat and drink based on the special bar hopping map, so let your guide know your preference and mood. Based on how the group is feeling, the guide will make some excellent choices! If you have dietary restrictions (allergies, non-dairy, etc.), feel free to let your guide know, and they'll definitely find something for you, don't worry!
The local people, especially when drinking at night, are super relaxed and friendly. Let's have a drink (or a lot of drinks) with them!
Our local tour guide will take you to places that would be hard to find or enjoy on your own. During the tour, you can indulge and enjoy the Hiroshima nightlife like a local!!
On top of that, this is a small-group food tour, so you're sure to have a memorable night, just like when going out with friends! (Please check our reviews on TripAdvisor!)
Solo travelers, friends, or couples...all are welcome!