Japan ~ The Land of Rising Sun ( Tokyo Part 1)

 



 Shinagawa



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25 minutes away from Shibuya by subway, this place is a suburb / residential area .A great city if you want to relax after visiting the busy and colorful streets of the major cities in Tokyo.

  • From Oimachi Station, near JR line

You will see a whole block full of local restaurants just before the 7/11 convenient store

Food: ¥ 200 –  ¥ 500

Tip: From the exit of Oimachi Station, turn left and go straight. Across the road, you will find Shinagawa’s version of Piss Alley of Shinjuku and Drunk Alley of Shibuya. There are local restaurants and bars that open late in the afternoon and closes at 11:00 pm. Very prominent during evening time, you won’t miss it.

  • From Nishio-oi Station in front of Mc Donalds

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Food:  ¥ 150 –  ¥ 300

Accommodation in Shinagawa and view from our room on the 8th floor


 



 Shibuya



  • Hachiko Statue

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Location: Shibuya station entrance “Hachikō-guchi”, meaning “The Hachikō Entrance/Exit”

Tip: New statue of Hachiko, reunited with his master, is at Todai-Mae (University of Tokyo campus)

  • Shibuya Crossing

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Location: In front of the station’s Hachiko Exit

  • Center Gai 

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Location: Japan, 〒150-0042 東京都渋谷区宇田川町24-4

  • Nonbei Yokocho or Drunkard’s Alley

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Location: 1-25-10 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku Tokyo

Food:  ¥ 150 up

Drinks:  ¥ 200 up

  • Katsu, Seibu Shibuya Restaurant

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Location: 21-1 Udagawacho | 8F, Shibuya 150-0042, Tokyo Prefecture

Food:  ¥ 100 –  ¥ 500 per plate

Discovered this by accident. We were walking around Shibuya looking for a place to eat when UA saw a poster of a conveyor belt sushi. Went up the building and wallah!! a long line of locals and foreigners waiting .

  • Gyoza no Osho Shibuyahachikokuchi

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Location: 1-27-1 Shibuya Shibuya Tokyo

Food: ¥ 300 for 6 pieces of gyoza

We were not able to take pictures of the place because we got distracted by 3 drunk Japanese men in a suit who invited us to try the gyoza while they were queuing. They helped us order takeaway by bugging the counter. Arigatou gozaimasu 3 drunk Japanese-men-in-a-suit for your recommendation, it was the BEST GYOZA EVER!!!!!!




Shinjuku



Tip: From the exit of Shinjuku station, a few step to the right you will find Meiji Jingu Shrine and its garden and Yoyogi Park

We were unable to visit the shrine and the park because it closed at 4:30 pm so we took a couple of pictures by the bridge outside it.

 

  • Takeshita Street

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Location: Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, 神宮前1丁目

 

  • Harajuku

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Location: Harajuku, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan

Tip: Most restaurants here will not let you used their bathroom not unless you are their customer. And there are no public restrooms available

  • Kinokoniya Area 

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Location: 3 Chome-17-7 Shinjuku, Tokyo 163-8636, Japan

Looking for the main building where they sell pipes and tobaccos. Got lost several times.

  • Shinjuku Terrace City  Illumination

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Location: Outside the South Exit of JR Shinjuku Station

  • Piss Alley ( Memory Lane, Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho)

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Location: Japan, 〒160-0023 Tokyo, Shinjuku, 西新宿7-13-12

Food:  ¥ 50 –  ¥ 300 – Yakitori / noodles / vegetables

Drinks:  ¥ 100 up

 

  • Kyushu Jangara 九州じゃんがら

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Location: Jingumae 1-13-21, 1F & 2F, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture (Harajuku Station, Meiji Jingu-mae Station Exit 3)
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Food: ¥ 280 up – sushi , ¥ 600 up – Ramen

 

  • Haunt Coffee Stand (Captain Helm)

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Location: 千駄ヶ谷2-37-8 1F Shibuya, Tokyo

Drinks: ¥ 400 – ¥ 1110

Got lost for about an hour looking for this place. Asked help from a Japanese guy who was about to go home and he gladly helped not only by pointing us to the right direction but also walking us through the complicated alleys and streets of Shinjuku.

Coffee was not that good but the ambiance was nice and quiet. They also had pillows and blankets to keep the customers warm and comfortable. Inside their store had clothes for sale both branded and local brands. A place that bikers and artists meet each other for a good conversation.

 

 

  • Segafredo

Location:  Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae, 1 Chome−1314, 原宿クエスト1階

Coffee: ¥ 150 up

This place provides charging / smoking room and restroom only opened by a code provided at the cashier after you bought your coffee




Ueno



  • Ameyoko Street

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Location: Market street along the Yamanote Line tracks between Okachimachi and Ueno Stations

This place is known for its cheap shopping area. Most of the stores open in the morning and close early at night so better go there at daytime so you can ask for discount prices.

  • Jumbo Doner Kebab

Location: Along Ameyoko Street

Price: ¥  500

Kebab was very delicious. Tables and chair provided outside the street. Owner very friendly

  • Izakaya

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Location: Along Ameyoko Street

Drinks: ¥  200 up

Food: ¥  150 up – yakitori

Drinking with the locals and getting drunk with your best friend and boyfriend ( who doesn’t drink) is the best experience you gotta try in Tokyo.



 

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