Izakaya Hopping in Noge, Yokohama: Explore the Authentic Drinking Scene in Yokohama’s Cozy District



Take a train at Tokyo Station, and in just over 30 minutes, you’ll arrive at Noge, a perfect destination for izakaya hopping!
Noge in Yokohama, Kanagawa, is famous for its lively izakayas and charming retro-style streets, offering a unique and nostalgic experience with traditional Japanese dishes and diverse drink selections.
This time, I explored three izakayas, and every dish was amazing! Stay tuned as I unveil the recommended drinking spots in this charming neighborhood. Please refer to this page for your travel planning!

*Please note that information and prices listed are subject to change.

Travel Itinerary

Sakuragicho Station (桜木町駅)

Got off at Sakuragicho Station and let’s start the izakaya hopping adventure!
I’ve always wanted to visit Noge, so I’m really excited! ✨

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Sakuragicho Station is located at 1-1 Sakuragicho, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. It is also used as a starting point for a nighttime stroll through the city. Around Sakuragicho Station, there is a path leading to Minato Mirai, where you can enjoy beautiful scenery. The area in front of the station is also well maintained and is used as a comfortable meeting place.

Noge Naoji(野毛 なおじ)

The first stop is Noge Naoji, a store located at the end of the street!
You can enjoy skillet-fried dishes here!
There are many women among the customers, making it a great place for beginners in izakaya hopping.
Oroshi Ponzu with Daisen Chicken from Tottori Prefecture for 390yen – goes great with beer!



Drink Menu

Happy Hour: a common offering at many izakayas in Japan, features discounted drink prices during specific hours throughout the day.

Enjoy Happy Hour until 7:00 pm!

Food Menu

There are so many recommendations, it’s hard to decide what to order.


Savor the delicious eggplant dish

Stir fried squid liver: 630yen

The squid’s texture combined with the richness of the liver is so good!
The stir-fried shiitake mushrooms are also flavorful and delicious!

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Noge Naoji is a Japanese-style pub located in Miyagawa-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The fried pan dishes is popular, and there are many couples and female customers. This restaurant is an excellent choice for beginners exploring the charms of Noge.

Motsushige(もつしげ 野毛小路)

For the second stop, I came to Motsushige, which, as the name suggests, offers a wide variety of motsu (tripe) dishes!
A popular spot in Noge that attracts crowds throughout the day!
The specialty, salted motsuni (tripe stew) for 530 yen, is remarkably free from any strong odors and boasts a plump, a very good texture and delicious✨
I also recommend adding homemade spicy miso sauce to change the flavor!


Drink Menu

Meal Menu

Menu also found on the wall

Brown rice tea with green tea: 430yen

With tea bags in
The tea taste is really nice!

Homemade spicy miso sauce

Beef tongue sashimi: 430yen

Very fresh✨
Goes even more perfect with the refreshing onion-lemon flavor
This dish tends to sell out quickly, so consider yourself lucky if you get the chance to try it!

Add cabbage as a side dish!

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Motsushige is a Japanese-style pub located in Noge-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Motsuyaki and hormone are especially popular. Their specialty, salted motsuni, has a plump texture and is so good. The shop draws a crowd from midday, and while there may be a bit of a line at times, it is well worth the wait!


For the final stop, I came to Mugen in Tabemono Yokocho (Alleyway), a hubspot where eight shops are gathered!
Kushi Katsu for 130 yen: freshly fried and very hot



Meal Menu

Drink Menu

Horumon (grilled tripe) Kushi: 130 yen

Tender tripes with sweet sauce!
A great dish that goes perfectly with beer!

Miso Kushi Katsu: 130 yen

Pork cutlets with miso sauce!
It’s wonderfully juicy and pairs excellently with beer!

The T-shirt worn by the shop staff was quite unique, featuring the humorous statement: “Everyday is like a hell.” lol

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Mugen is one of the izakayas located in Noge Tabemono Yokocho in Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The kushikatsu are very popular and are freshly fried and hot. The interior of the shop has a retro taste with a yatai (food stall) atmosphere.

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