Things to do in Araki-Cho, Japan

2018.12.14 NEW
Doromamire Izakaya in Shinjuku: Yakitori, Sake and Veggies
There are so many izakayas in Tokyo, that to stand out, having a memorable name and a clear concept are absolute musts. Doromamire, a name sounding li
2018.11.05
From Arakicho to Tokyo Tower: Enjoy a Scenic Run Filled with History
With its maze-like streets and skyscrapers as far as the eye can see, navigating Tokyo can be intimidating. However, if you take some time to explore
2018.10.11
Yotsuya Mensho Suzy House [UPDATE] Shinjuku Tsukemen
A few months ago I wrote about Yotsuya Mensho Suzy House, a very unusual tsukemen, or dipping noodle, store in Shinjuku, that serves slices of lemon w
2018.10.04
Chanko Nabe Shinzan 心山 in Shinjuku - Eat like a sumo wrestler!
"I'm so hungry, I want to eat till I'm bursting! At the same time, it must taste great and not break the bank" I explained to my friend Shigenobu-san,
2018.10.01
Everything you need to know about Shinjuku’s ‘Kabuku‘ bar-hopping festival
Arakicho and Sugidaimon are located in a part of Shinjuku loved by Tokyo knowledgeable gourmets who also like a good drink. However, it’s often diffic
2018.09.28
One day in Tokyo’s secret gourmet town
“If you spent the whole day in Arakicho, Tokyo’s secret gourmet town, where would you eat breakfast, lunch and dinner?” my Tadaima Japan colleague Mis
2018.09.07
Beer, etc...Belgian Beers and More in Arakicho, Shinjuku
“If you don’t like beer, try Belgian beer” is something I often find myself saying. The main reason is that among the hundreds of different kinds of B
2018.08.23
Soba House Konjiki Hototogisu (new location 2018) - a Michelin Restaurant near Shinjuku Gyoen Park
What is the number one ranked ramen restaurant in the Shinjuku area? There are several ranking sites for ramen but recently the “ramen database” (in J
2018.08.14
3 great bars for watching sport events in Arakicho, Shinjuku
A team of Tadaima Japan writers, namely Anthony and myself, have combed the bars of Arakicho in the heart of Shinjuku city, in search of the best plac
2018.08.08
Let’s Explore Arakicho: Empty Fields Turned into a Temple District in the Heart of Tokyo.
The Teramachi district, in the heart of Tokyo, consists of many temples, and the famous Suga Shrine featured in the “Your Name” movie. In this walking
2018.07.31
From Tocho to Arakicho: A One-Day Shinjuku Itinerary
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tocho, for short) is one of Tokyo’s most iconic landmarks and tourist attractions. It’s famous for its fre
2018.07.30
Enjoy ramen and “chazuke” in one meal at Tai Shio Soba Toka
So after I finish the noodles I have to pour the leftover soup on top of the rice, is that correct?” The staff behind the counter confirmed that it is
2018.07.19
Toriro - the all-you-can-eat karaage place in Arakicho, Shinjuku
“There is a karaage all-you-can-eat lunch spot nearby!?!” Anthony exclaimed disbelievingly after he heard about a new place I had discovered in Arakic
2018.07.18
[VIDEO] Exclusive Interview of Chie, the Singing Mangaka
Chie is a 'Nagashi' artist: she wanders the streets of Arakicho and plays her traditional instrument in the local bars to entertain the customers. She
2018.07.10
3 Shinjuku Museums to Visit on a Rainy Day
Be it a brief squall or a torrential downpour, bouts of rain are a fact of life when traveling in Tokyo. Therefore, it's best to have backup plans in