Explore The Creative Koenji Neighborhood

Discover the unique beast that is Koenji with one of our friendly hosts by your side. Removed from the central crush of people, Koenji is Tokyo’s former punk neighborhood and still contains many relics from the 80s pre-boom Japan. Wander this retro area, visiting Shinto shrines, shopping at curio stores and snacking on the readily available street food (yakitori is our personal favorite). You can also enjoy some music with your host at one of the famed ‘live houses’ in the area, sipping on a craft beer whilst you get to know each other.

Within 24 hours after booking you’ll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you’ll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Tokyo, Japan
* Trip Category: Private & Custom Tours >> Private Sightseeing Tours




Discover the unique beast that is Koenji with one of our friendly hosts by your side. Removed from the central crush of people, Koenji is Tokyo’s former punk neighborhood and still contains many relics from the 80s pre-boom Japan. Wander this retro area, visiting Shinto shrines, shopping at curio stores and snacking on the readily available street food (yakitori is our personal favorite). You can also enjoy some music with your host at one of the famed ‘live houses’ in the area, sipping on a craft beer whilst you get to know each other.

Within 24 hours after booking you’ll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you’ll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: 東高円寺二万電圧 – 20000V, 1-chōme-7-23 Kōenjiminami, Suginami City, Tokyo 166-0003, Japan

You could rock out to punk, hardcore and noise bands on stage at 20000V- Koenji is the former home of Tokyo’s punk scene – but if it’s too early in the day, you can always come back!

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalized experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Bus to Narita Airport, 1 Chome-8 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan

Discover the cool and wacky hipster culture of Koenji as you browse vintage stores along Azuma street with your host

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalized experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: えほんやるすばんばんするかいしゃ, Japan, 〒166-0003 Tokyo, Suginami City, Kōenjiminami, 3-chōme−44−18 1F

See why Koenji is famously known as the town of books as you wander into the bookstore of all bookstores: Ehonya Rusuban Bansuru Kaisha

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalized experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Koenji-ekimae Post Office, Japan, 〒166-0002 Tokyo, Suginami City, Kōenjikita, 2-chōme−20−20−7 高円寺駅前郵便局

Read, drink and snack at Cocktail Shobo, a quiet little “book bar” were you can indulge in dishes often inspired by fiction

Read, drink and snack at Cocktail Shobo, a quiet little “book bar” were you can indulge in dishes often inspired by fiction

Pass By: COFFEE AMP THE ROASTER, 2-chōme-20-13 Kōenjiminami, Suginami City, Tokyo 166-0003, Japan

Sip on artisanal coffee at specialist coffee store Coffee Amp and chat to your host about all the other cool things you can do in Koenji

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalized experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences