Friday, December 17, 2010
MUST TO VISIT #7: “Omoide Yokocho” in Shinjuku
Omoide Yokocho(思い出横丁) is drinking and eating place with a peculiar atomosphere near the Shinjyuku station. in Tokyo.
Omoide Yokocho (思い出横丁) literally meaning ‘memory alley’, is a narrow street with a cluster of small Yakitori bars, Ramen restaurants, and pubs.
This street is almost like a time-slip area where still remains Japanese good old day's atmosphere of 1950s, when the area was a black market and food stalls were abundant.
If you are looking for cheap beer and dinner, or want to experience typical, traditional style izakaya from 1950's, why not visit Omoide Yokocho?
Opening hours: vary by vendor (some are open all day, some open in the evening)
Website: http://www.shinjuku-omoide.com/english/index.html (Eng. under construction)