Things to do in Araki-Cho, Japan

2018.06.22 NEW
Why Nishi-shinjuku Deserves a Spot on Your Tokyo Travel Itinerary
During my second trip to Japan back in 2008, I stayed in Nishi-shinjuku, which served as the hub for
2018.06.18
AMS+, a bar that feels like home
Quiet, laid-back, unassuming, cozy... these are some of the words that I would associate with AMS+
2018.06.15
A Bento in the Park: The Perfect Shinjuku Lunch Break
When I worked in the Nishi-shinjuku skyscraper district, I always enjoyed taking lunch breaks with m
2018.06.13
Watch the World Cup live in Shinjuku, Arakicho!
With the World Cup starting on Thursday you may be wondering where to watch live matches - read on
2018.06.11
American Bar & Cafe Mates: A Fusion of Western Culture in Araki-Cho
When you live in Japan for as long as I have, you often find yourself on the prowl for good western
2018.06.07
Experience Czech food, beers and culture in the center of Arakicho
Did you know that I was half Czech? Yes, it’s true! My mother was born in Prague and grew up there.T
2018.06.05
Araki-Cho Running: Sprinting in Shinjuku
According to statistics shared by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, more than 35% of Tokyo is cover
2018.05.31
Let's explore Arakicho, a feudal residence that became a gourmet town
If you are staying at the Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan, or if you are looking for a new neighbourho
2018.05.25
H2 International Bar: Connecting Shinjuku to the World
When I first visited Japan in 2007, like many visitors, I was mesmerized by all of the amazing thing
2018.05.24
Araki-Cho Running: Circling the Akasaka Palace
Are you looking for a flexible running course filled with urban greenery and pristine city streets?
2018.05.21
Tokabenizaru, a tiny but famous ramen restaurant, that comes with an unusual topping: finely cut rock seaweed
If you are in the Arakicho area by yourself and feeling hungry, ramen is probably your best choice f
2018.05.17
A walk around ‘Your name’ real-life locations and related places in Yotsuya, Tokyo (Part 1)
Did you know that most Tokyo locations that can be seen in ‘You name’ are real places that you can v
2018.05.10
Bar C-Shell: Fostering Communication through Pop Culture and Fine Spirits
Yu Makiura, owner and operator of Bar C-Shell, is on a mission. For him, a bar is much more than a p
2018.05.10
Toryu: Bringing the Flavors of Imabari to Araki-Cho
Even for those of us fortunate enough to live in Japan, it’s not often that we make it out to the ci