Bar Hopping

Local Bar Hopping in Unknown and Popular Spots all over Tokyo with Okawari Bar Crawls

Bar hopping between eclectic little gastropubs offering a whirlwind of creative foods and drinks, from horse meat shu-mai to oolong shochu, all while clinking glasses with locals in Kichijoji. Come pub crawl with us!

Kichijoji is widely known as one of the best places to live in Tokyo, but many don’t know of its local reputation for eclectic little bars and gastropubs, making it one of the best locations for bar hopping. Some are so off-the-grid that even Google Maps doesn’t know of their existence! Let us give you the perfect pub crawl that only we can do.


Most of these tiny bars are located in Harmonica Yokocho (or Harmonica Alley), which started as a flea market after World War II. Now, Kichijoji and Harmonica Yokocho are home to 1950s themed pubs, record-scratching bartenders, horse meat cuisine, and even a bar where the staff drink with you! Bar hopping in Harmonica Yokocho is for sure the best way to explore the winding maze of historic pubs and eateries in Kichijoji.

Each Harmonica Yokocho bar only seats a few people, with some of the smallest seating only seven. No sooner will you have sat down and ordered a drink than you’ll be drawn into the exuberant atmosphere, conversing with talkative locals. Whether or not you speak Japanese, Harmonica Yokocho is the perfect place to strike up a conversation with your neighbors at the bar counter, because even if you don’t know Japanese, our bar hopping tour guide is happy to interpret. Soon, you’ll be cracking jokes and saying “kampai!” like a local.


Bars in Golden Gai are known in particular for the artistic affinities of their patrons making them exciting for a bar hopping experience. Golden Gai is well known as a meeting place for musicians, artists, directors, writers, academics and actors, including many celebrities. Many of the bars in our pub crawl only welcome regular customers, who initially should be introduced by an existing patron, although many others welcome non-regulars, some even making efforts to attract overseas tourists by displaying signs and price lists in English. Some bartenders are foreign.