Sendai Sake Bar-crawl

Pair the finest local drops with local food!


Home to some of the highest quality rice and spring water in Japan, it is no surprise that the Tohoku region is a paradise for lovers of good Japanese sake! Discover new favourites as you hop between local sake-bars, pairing your drink with tasty local food as you go.


Choosing which sake to order can be a head-scratch-inducing business, but on this tour you will learn how to decipher the labels, how to order like a pro and, of course, how to appreciate the many different varieties of Japan’s national drink! 


Your guide will take you to three different sake-bars recommended by Sendai locals. You will enjoy a glass of sake and a plate of local food at each stop! Once the tour ends, feel free to continue on drinking – your guide will let you in on some more local recommendations. 


What’s Included

- Walking tour of Bunka-yokocho and Iroha-yokohcho alleyways
- Visit to three different sake-bars, enjoying one glass of sake and one plate of local cuisine at each.
- Private English speaking guide to teach you the tips and tricks of navigating a local izakaya!

Not included

- Any additional drinks and dishes
- Anything not included in the above 'included' list

Meeting place



Your guide will be waiting for your in front of GAP store, Sendai (just outside of Aobadori-ichibancho Station on the Tozai Subway line). 

They will be holding the ‘Tohoku Local Secret Tours’ sign: 

After a quick introduction you will head towards the atmospheric alleyways of Bunka-yokocho and Iroha-yokocho. 



Enjoy a walking tour through the alleyways, learning about the history of the area and keeping an eye out for some bars to return to later! 



First stop! Choose from the varieties of local sake on offer and enjoy one glass with a plate of local food. 

Not sure where to start? Your guide will be there to help you decipher the sake labels, give you recommendations and teach you the difference between different varieties, so you can order like a pro!



Time to put your newfound knowledge to use at the next sake bar! Try a different variety and see how it compares with another plate of tasty local food. 



Third and last stop! Choose a bar that caught your fancy during the walking tour or leave the choice up to your guide ~ it’s hard to go wrong. 

Order your own glass of sake like a pro and see what delicious dish will be served with it. 



Your guide will be waiting for you in front of the GAP store in Sendai City.
1~8 persons
9800 yen (※approx. $90 USD)
Sign-up Deadline
By noon of the previous day
Cancellation Policy
Up to three days prior, no cancellation fee.
Two days prior: 20%
Day before: 30%
On the day: 100%
If the minimum number of participants is not met the event will be cancelled.


Basic Plan

Price 9800 yen (approx. $90 USD)

Are you looking for a ‘deeper’ kind of travel?

At Tohoku ‘Local Secret’ Tours we can also suggest custom-made itineraries to meet your travel needs! You want to experience what’s unique to Tohoku.
You want to visit the places where the locals go; the places not listed in guidebooks!
You want to meet and interact with local people. You want to take your time exploring Tohoku so you need a guide, or perhaps an English-speaking driver...
...whatever you need for your Tohoku travel, we have it covered!
Feel free to contact us with any inquiries. We will respond within two business days after receiving your message.

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