- Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.
Akabane Station, just north of Ikebukuro is perhaps often overlooked by tourists. It has some great restaurants however. Among them are some really popular yakiniku places. Here are 5 of the best located at a short walking distance from the Akabane Station!
Taco rice is a popular dish in Japan that originates from Okinawa. Simply put, it's taco filling on a bowl of rice with a few Japanese twists! Here's a brief presentation of what it is and how to make it!
Katsudon is a popular dish that is both filling and delicious. Usually very cheap, you often see students and business people alike flocking to katsudon shops during their lunch break for a satisfying quick meal. Here are some of the best places to try out katsudon in Tokyo!
Beer is pretty good in Japan and among the best brands Sapporo Beer definitely comes to mind. The company even has its own museum in Sapporo. The Sapporo Beer Museum is really popular, and for good reasons! You get an interesting history of beer in Japan, plus you can sample loads of beer at a really cheap price!
Yakitori, which is basically grilled chicken on a skewer is a popular thing to have in Japan while having a cold drink in the summer. The pieces are nicely prepared, usually with a soy-sauce based "tare" or salted while they grill. If you are looking for good yakitori places in the Akabane area, here's the information you need!
Akabane is located in the north part of Tokyo, just south of the Arakawa river. It is a major station with a center of its own. If you're near the station and feel like eating sushi, here is where you should go for reliably good and affordable sushi!
They've done it again. From the same company that has brought us the grasshopper ice cream in the past, comes their new creation consisting of shrimps on ice cream!
Looking for an interesting bar to go to? How about a horror-themed place where you can enjoy cheap food, drinks and sing karaoke? If that sounds appealing to you, you should come to Reien Bar in Akabane!
Shinagawa is a major station in Tokyo located to the south of the city. Shinkansen trains pass through the station so you'll find many tourists and people leaving on business trips there. It also has its fair share of good yakiniku restaurants! If you feel like eating grilled meat while you're staying or transiting in Shinagawa, here are some restaurants you should check out!
Although the mega city of Tokyo is pretty much built up and paved with concrete on every meter of surface it has, you can still find farmers selling their freshly grown fruits, vegetables and local products in the very heart of the city! Here are some nice farmers' markets you should check out!