In a previous article I had I had referred to in how Tokyo’s (and thus Japan’s) drinking landscape had changed, or split rather, to take account of the fact people just aren’t as flush with disposable income as they were twenty years ago, especially young people. As with the fashion industry with the spectacular rise of Uni Qlo, and the spread of 100 yen stores like Daiso.
On a whirlwind trip of the sites along the Yamanote Line, you could comfortably give Meguro, Gotanda and Osaki the slip. This is also true of Shinagawa, which strikes me as place very grudgingly built around a major station and a waterfront.
With a little bit of money and time however, especially the right time, it’s worth a look.
The next station heading anti-clockwise is Ebisu, and the Yebisu Beer Museum.
If you were on a drinking tour around Tokyo, it’s natural to think a Beer Museum would be the one indispensable site. The opposite however would be much closer to the mark. It should be the first place discarded if you are pressed for time, for very little at all would lose very little if the only beer museum you ever saw here was the one flowering in the soil of your imagination.
This is the third, well second-and-a-half, in the series of a recommended whirlwind and wet tour of Tokyo using its Yamanote Loop Line. This one looks at how to get from Harajuku to Shibuya. Continue reading
Below is a brief summary of the more popular free entry clubs in the Roppongi area. It is more or less a summation of previous longer entries, links to which are attached. Continue reading
Gaien Higashi Street Part 2 – Gas Panic
More Roppongi than Roppongi, this bar is the inspiration for all the meat market bars in and around the main strip. If you come here, leave your best behavior in the locker with your coat. Continue reading
The Roi Building – First Bar
First Bar is a largish club which provides alot of the Roppongi promise with a lot of the Roppongi hassles.
Going to a beach near Tokyo in the summer won’t be your most memorable seaside experience, but it sure beats most things you can do that season. Here’s a guide to Yuigahama Beach, near famous Kamakura. Continue reading