Exploring Yokocho Alleys: a Guide to the Back Streets!

Yokocho alleys are areas of narrow lanes on the side of a main street were there is a high concentration of pubs, bars and other kinds of eateries. They were originally roughly built local market places during the reconstruction phase post WW2. Yokocho alleys are extremely interesting to visit for their quaint atmosphere, authentic foods and good drinks!

Exploring Yokocho Alleys: a Guide to the Back Streets!

Do You Know Ebisu Yokocho in Tokyo?

Ebisu is a chic neighbourhood in Tokyo with many exquisite restaurants (sushi, French, etc.). It is also famous for its garden place, which is lit up during Christmas time. But, Ebisu is also famous for Ebisu yokocho; a down-to-earth, lively and fun place to have a drink and a bite to eat... for cheap! I would say your Japanese experience isn't complete without having visiting Ebisu Yokocho at least once!

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Ebisu Yokocho: A Lively Alley In The Fancy Area Of Ebisu!

Ebisu is known for being a fashionable area. If you go there, you'll see plenty of upscale restaurants and boutiques. However, not everything is expensive. Very close to the station, you can even find the Ebisu Yokocho, which is a lively yokocho alley packed with reasonably-priced taverns.

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Amazake Yokocho: An Eating Tour Guide Of The Famous Alley!

Amazakake Yokocho is a place of historical and cultural significance. The street has been a bustling area since the Edo period and nowadays, many stores sell Japanese traditional snacks. It's a nice place to stroll through and while trying out many different foods at different addresses. Here is more on this famous area.

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Harmonica Yokocho: A Cool Yokocho Maze Hangout In Kichijoji!

Kichijoji is a booming town in which you'll see new shopping malls, an abundance of fashionable clothing stores and trendy restaurants and much more. Harmonica Yokocho is not the type of place you would expect in such an area. The contrast between the old-fashioned yokocho atmosphere and the rest of the city makes the Harmonica Yokocho alleys all the more interesting. A must go place if you visit Kichijoji!

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Sapporo Ramen Yokocho: Is This Place Even Real?! A Dreamland For Ramen Lovers.

Imagine a yokocho alley made up entirely of ramen restaurants. Sounds like a dream? Well, your dream can come true in Sapporo! The Sapporo Ramen Yokocho is a famous alley not just for its concentration delicious ramen but also for being the originator of the miso ramen! Here is more on this famous spot!

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Hozenji Yokocho Alley: A Glimpse In The Past Of Osaka With Lots Of Great Foods!

Hozenji Yokocho is a beautiful historic street in Osaka. So many people visit the area to see a quaint cityscape and to eat delicious foods. If you go to Osaka, this alley should definitely be on your list. Here is more on Hozenji Yokocho.

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Eating Tour Guide of Ameyoko in Ueno!

Looking for an interesting eating tour in one of Tokyo's most famous shopping streets? Ameyoko is your answer! The area is also known as Ameya Yokocho for it has the characteristics of the typical yokocho alleys where you find heaps of cheap bars and eateries. Here are some great shops to stop at for a tasty treat while you stroll in the area!

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Omoide Yokocho: An Area Of Cheap Yokocho Alleys Right Next To The Shinjuku Station!

Omoide Yokocho is one of the most famous areas of old-fashion back alleys in all of Japan. You'll find plenty of tourists there, as well as business men and women converging into the ramshackle zone of cheap bars and eateries before heading back to their homes late at night. This is definitely an interesting area to explore! Here is more on Omoide Yokocho.

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Golden Gai Alleys: Shinjuku's Rows Of Bars And Eateries Stuck In A Time Warp!

Golden Gai is without a doubt the most famous collection of Yokocho alleys in Japan. Despite being in Shinjuku, one of the main business districts of Tokyo, the area has resisted modernization and has now become an extremely popular spot for drinking and exploring an old-fashion townscape. Here's more on this wondrous, charming place!

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