5 Themed Izakaya Worth To Visit in Tokyo!

In addition to its great collections of shops, restaurants, cafes, and nightclubs, Tokyo is also famous for accommodating many different types of Izakaya.

Izakaya is a Japanese style bar / restaurant, offering foods and drinks to its customers. Izakaya is a type of informal Japanese pub, and many people in Japan visit Izakaya for an after-work drinking.

In addition to the normal izakaya, you can also find many different themed Izakaya in Tokyo. Today we have selected 5 themed izakaya in Tokyo that are fun to visit, so make sure to check this article before you go to Tokyo!



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If you love horror movies, then visiting THE LOCK UP will be very interesting for you!

This izakaya is perfect to visit if you love something bizarre and scary, as the izakaya is designed with horror themed furnitures and decoration.

You will see many skeletons, guillotine, handcuffs, and prison rooms in this izakaya. Prison rooms? Yes, in this izakaya you will be eating in the prison rooms!

The food and drinks at THE LOCK UP also come in horror theme, you can find foods with skeleton themes, drinks with eyeballs, and desserts with skulls on it.

Basic Information

Address: 6F & 7F, 1-16-3 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Access: 2-minute walk from the East gate of Shinjuku Station
Phone: +81-3-5292-5516
Business Hours: 17:00 – 24:00
Average Price: From 3,000 Yen to 5,000 Yen per person



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If you wish to bump on ninja in Japan, and love to eat sushi, then visiting NINJA AKASAKA is a must!

These days, you can find ninja, the top-class assassins in Japan serving sushi in Akasaka!

The atmosphere of this izakaya is a little bit dark, just like the houses of ninja in old Japan. The waiters serve the sushi  and entertain the guests with black ninja costumes.

This izakaya has received many good feedback for their sushi pieces, and many Hollywood stars and celebrities visited this restaurant for its ninja sushi dining experience!

Basic Information


Address: Tokyu Plaza Akasaka 1F, 2-14-3 Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Access: 3-minute walk from Akasaka-mitsuke Station
Phone: +81-50-5570-6974
Business Hours: 17:00 – 25:00 (Monday to Saturday) and 17:00 – 23:00 (Sunday & National Holiday)
Average Price: From 8,000 Yen to 10,000 Yen per person



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Eating fresh sushi and sashimi is everyone’s dream, and when you are in Tokyo, why don’t you try catching the fish for your sushi and sashimi?

ZAUO is an izakaya where you can catch your own fish fresh from the water!

In this izakaya, you will be surrounded by fish ponds, where you can catch fishes like sea bream, flounder, horse mackerel, Ise lobster, etc.

If you want to try the fishing, you have to buy the baits for the fish, and this comes at a separate price from the fish itself.

Once you catch a fish, no matter which fish you caught, you cannot put them back into the pond, so make sure to catch the fish you like!

Basic Information

Name: ZAUO
There are a lot of branches in Tokyo, for more information about addresses, access from nearest stations, business hours, and phone numbers, please check the official website.
Average Price: From 4,000 Yen to 5,000 Yen per person
Official Website: http://www.zauo.com/en/


4. Kichijoji Yurei


If THE LOCK UP gives you that Western style horror atmosphere, Kichijoji Yurei offers you horror dining experience surrounded by Japanese ghosts and folklore creatures.

This izakaya offers you a spooky but funny dining experience with its unique menu and unique facilities. You can find menus in scary shape like the eyeballs sweets.

All of the staffs are dressed up in Japanese ghosts and folklore creatures costumes, and they will not just serve you the foods and drinks, but they will entertain you as well.

The most exciting part is that you can try sleeping inside the coffin with the white ghost costume as well!

Basic Information

Name: Kichijoji Yurei
Address: B1F, 1-8-11 Kichijoji Minamicho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo, Japan
Access: 3-minute walk from Kichijoji Station
Phone: +81-50-5592-1406
Business Hours: 17:00 – 01:00
Average Price: From 3,000 Yen to 5,000 Yen per person


5. Sengoku Buyuden

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If you are interested in the history of Japan during the Sengoku period, or you just simply love samurai, then you should definitely visit Sengoku Buyuden for its great interior, foods, and drinks!

In this izakaya, you can enjoy the ambience of the old times of Japan, and there are several Japanese armors displayed around the Izakaya.

The foods are also great, and make sure that you also order Chinmi Santen Mori (around 900 Yen), that comes in a Japanese castle shaped tableware!

Basic Information

Name: Sengoku Buyuden
Address: T-wing Building 4F, 1-6-2 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Access: 3-minute walk from the East Gate of Shinjuku Station
Phone: +81-50-5890-1582
Business Hours: 17:00 – 24:00 (Monday to Thursday), 17:00 – 4:30 (Friday, Saturday, and the night before Public Holiday), and 17:00 – 23:30 (Sunday & Public Holiday).
Average Price: From 4,000 Yen to 5,000 Yen per person 

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