Episode 32: "Snack" bar-hopping tours

Have you ever been to a "snack" bar?

Three Kyodo News reporters -- Yamaguchi-san, Toma and Horiuchi-san -- talk about a recent feature article on "snack" bar-hopping tours for English-speaking tourists. Listen to their own experiences at the local pubs and hear them discuss what makes them unique to Japanese culture.

Article mentioned in the podcast:

FEATURE: "Snack" bar tours giving tourists a taste of after-dark Japan

Kyodo News presents a bilingual podcast for English learners about the ins and outs of news writing and how to translate tricky Japanese phrases into English. Have fun listening to journalists discuss recent articles as they occasionally go off on unrelated tangents.

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Members of a "snack" tour listen to their guide at a bar in Tokyo's Ningyocho district on Oct. 28, 2023. (Kyodo)