Gotemba Food and Nightlife Izakaya (Pub) Hopping

Spend an evening exploring the food and local stories of this hidden gem at the base of Mt. Fuji

Cultural Experience

Evening Food tour and culture tour

5 days a week (no Wed. & Sun)

Starts promptly at 4:30 pm

Mt Fuji Area

Yoshiwara, Fuji City, Shizuoka

Spend an evening in this small city, an easy stop out side of Tokyo. Our nightlife tour is all about enjoying an evening of food and drinks with a local! You will have a chance to create an  original cocktail  or mocktail using Japanese spirits inspired by the ingredients of Shizuoka and Gotemba City!  Then you will head off to visit local izakaya (pubs) for an evening of hopping and trying local special dishes. Craft beer fans can try some local brews in a unique local bar. All the while we are exploring you can learn about the history and revitalization of this charming town at the base of Mt. Fuji. Gotemba has a lot to offer and you can also add this evening tour on to our daytime experience and spend a few days in this off-the-beaten-path location! 


Gotemba is a place that celebrates relaxed living, and friendly service. While traveling around Japan this is a great experience to learn more about dining and drinking culture and customs and connect with locals along the way!

We will visit 4 stops and you can try delicious foods special to the area. This tour is best for adults, but if you are traveling with your family be sure to contact us for a customized experience. 


Minimum of 2 guests, Solo travellers please email us.

Tour Highlights:

  • 3 hour nightlife tour in Gotemba
  • Uniquely fun cocktail experience using local ingredients and craft spirits.
  • Enjoy an evening of local food and drinks
  • Explore the town and visit an interesting shrine with a beautiful history and a connection to Japan’s most famous movie director
  • Try some tasty craft beers special to Shizuoka
  • Your local expert will share tips and tricks for drinking and dining culture in Japan that you can use throughout your travels

Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case.

We have a strict policy about starting our tours on time. This is to protect the enjoyment of all our guests and restaurant partners. We are sorry to say that if you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided. We are also unable to accommodate meeting up in any of the food stops once you’ve missed the start of the tour.

Dietary Restriction flexibility: This tour is not flexible for dietary restrictions.
Please keep in mind, however, that we cannot make an allergy-free or dietary restriction food guarantee since food is prepared in kitchens that do not belong to Arigato Japan. Also, some stops may not have a viable substitution, but we will make every effort to compensate at different stops throughout the tour.

Tour Schedule:


5 days a week  (Mon-Fri)
Meeting Time Frame 16:15- 16:30 am
Start Time 16:30 pm
End Time 19:30 pm

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22,000 Yen / Person

I enjoyed this evening bar hopping tour around Mt Fuji, learning local customs and trying regional dishes! CHEERS!

Elisabeth Harris

April 2021


Tour Details


Meeting Location

Meet up point: Gotemba Tourism Office




1940-10 Niihashi, Gotemba-City, Shizuoka [MAP]

静岡県御殿場市新橋1940-10 (9:00 – 17:00)


Access: Gotemba Station


There are a few different ways you can come to the meeting place. And this city is easy to reach on a day trip or overnight stay from Tokyo.


Our guide will be at the meeting place 15 minutes before start time holding an “Arigato Japan” sign.


We suggest wearing comfortable shoes as there will be walking involved.


Please let us know if you have any questions. Should you have any difficulty in finding the place, you may reach us at

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