Harmonica Yokocho actually started out as a black market in the post-war years but has since transformed into a small network of about 100 bars and restaurants.
Ameyoko / Candy Alley
Ameyoko runs along and under the rail tracks between Ueno Station and Okachimachi Station to the south. One of the capital’s most famous night markets with enough souvenirs to keep any traveller entertained.
Yurakucho Sanchoku Inshokugai
Literally translating as “Yurakucho Fresh Produce Drinking & Eating Town”, it’s a big name for what is a…
A small warren of yakitori and ramen restaurants located just north of Shinjuku Station which translates as “Memory Lane” but is more commonly known as “Piss Alley” in English.
Run-down rows of drinking alleys filled with dilapidated bars that has become icon of the Showa era. This places is not just for tourists: many Japanese musicians and celebrities also frequent the cubbyhole-sized establishments.
Small, narrow alley a short distance from Shibuya station that is home to many kiosk-sized bars. A good place to make friends with the locals over a beer or strike up a conversation with the bartender (some speak English).