Yokocho Alleys in Tokyo!

Step into the narrow streets of the red lanterns and neon signs, so called yokocho alleys, where you can find yourself back in the 70s of Japan. In such exotic and retro ambience of the Showa times, you may find many hidden Yakitori and ramen shops, the izakayas and bars where you can also find many locals pleasurably drinking beers and Japanese sake. Yokocho is definitely one good place to experience the deeper understanding of the localness of this country.
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Here is an interesting back alley called Omoide Yokocho in the heart of Shinjuku. As you walk by, you will find yourself going back to the good old Showa times in Japan where you will be greeted by rows of small Yakitori and ramen shops and bars under the traditional chochin lanterns.  There are many shops with tiny entrance doors that fit no more than 10 people but once you get the seats, you will be greeted to have the delicious skew of Yakitoris that would never go wrong.

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Ebisu Yokocho is a completely indoor drinking alley to have yakitori (grilled chicken), yakiniku (grilled meat), and some fish based dishes along with the cool Ebisu beer and a variety of exceptional Japanese sake. The place has an unique retro ambience of Showa times where you would find the seats made of wood and a bunch of big old red lanterns that you cannot miss out in yokocho alleys.

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Ameya Yokocho, so called Ameyoko in Ueno is perhaps one of the most famous streets for discount shopping in Tokyo.  You may find not only cafes, fruit stalls, bars and restaurants around the area where you can enjoy the experience just by watching and eating, but also clothes, shoes, plants, and even antiques. It may be crowded with people especially on the weekends, but definitely worth a visit if you like street markets to buy eccentric local products in a bargain price.

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When you come to Golden Gai at night, you will find innumerable small bars stretching along the narrow streets welcoming for your arrival.  The area is not completely modernized and you may find some sceneries of the good old times of Tokyo which is definitely something worth to see.

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Kurobe Yokocho, surrounded by the chic black fence where it is located 3 minutes from the Tokyo Station, serves a variety of cuisines from Japanese, Okinawan, to  even Korean.  Picrumb has introduced some of the nice restaurants around Kurobe Yokocho in the past that includes Shigenoi where it serves great Oyakodon, Ryutan that serves exceptional Okinawan soba, the perfect Oden lunch in Rakan and delicious Kushikatsu in Kushihan that you might want to check out before going.

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What makes it unique about Izakayas and Yakitori shops in Yurakucho Sanchoku Inshokugai is they are all located under the train tracks where people call its area "gado shita (under the girders of a railway)".  Being under the train tracks makes the whole environment somehow look quite retro and exotic (as you can see in the pictures).

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When you visit Shibuya for the first time, you might encounter a famous scenery of a huge crowd of people at the scrambled intersection, known as one of the busiest intersections in the world surrounded by the most modernized buildings and youngsters with eccentric fashion.

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