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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!
Finding halal restaurants in Japan can be challenging. As a popular tourist spot, Akihabara is big and diverse enough to have a couple of good joints that serve halal foods. If you are visiting the "electric town" and looking for halal food, here's where you should go!
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.
Suntory is a very large brewing and distilling company group in Japan. Famous for its many excellent whiskey brands, Suntory has made open to the public 2 of its 3 distilleries. If you are interested in whiskey and in actually visiting the facilities rich in history and tradition, this article may be of good help!
Suntory Yamazaki Distillery located in Osaka prefecture is a popular tourist spot in the area. If you are a whisky lover, be sure to make it a place to visit while you are in the Osaka-Kyoto region. It is one of Japan's oldest and most reputable commercial distillery, and you can bye some of its famous whisky too. Here is more on the distillery museum.
Chita Distillery is the lessor known sister distillery of Santori's Yamazaki and Hakushu Distilleries. Its products are nonethesless outstanding! Whisky buffs surely recognize the sophistication of the rare type of grain whisky made at the Chita Distillery. Here is more on the products and place!
If you love Japanese whisky, Hakushu Distillery is the place to go. Located in the town of Torihara in Yamanashi Prefecture, the distillery is surrounded by forest and is on the slope of Mount Kaikoma. So not only do you get to learn about Japanese whisky and taste it, but you also get to enjoy a beautiful setting! Here is more on the famous distillery.
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!
Akihabara is a unique place for its amazing concentration of video game stores, idol goods, gadgets stores, and many more things of the otaku culture. You may find yourself spending hours exploring the area. But where should you go to eat? If you have a craving for okonomiyaki, a type of Japanese savory pancake, here is where you should go! Many of the restaurants are across the bridge of the Kanda River to the south of Akihabara Station.
If you are visiting Akihabara, here's a place you might want to visit: it's called the Gundam Cafe. Most anime fans will probably know it, for it's one of the most popular anime series in the world. The Gundam series feature robot warriors that have become iconic of the genre. Here's more on the only official Gundam Cafe!