Things to do in Arakicho, Japan

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
Meet Chie, the Wandering Singer and Mangaka of Arakicho, Shinjuku
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
2018.07.05
Sushi Yachiyo: A sushi restaurant with more than 100 years of history
While sushi may be wherever you look in Tokyo, it makes sense to seek out quality at a great price….such a combination can be found at Sushi dokoro Ya
2018.07.04
The Akasaka Palace: Tokyo’s Hidden National Treasure
During my early years in Japan, I realized that cycling was an excellent way to explore Tokyo and get a feel for how its patchwork of wards connect wi
2018.07.02
Ringo no Hana: an Izakaya in Shinjuku Serving Aomori Soul Food
Aomori is the name of an area and its main city, in the Northern part of the Honshu island. It is not the kind of place usually visited by the first-
2018.06.22
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 the Tokyo portion of my trip. Upon arrival, I was
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+ While researching good spots for watching live spo
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 food. Living abroad inverses your status quo—what
2018.06.07
Dashenka: 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.This is the story of the first time I visited Araki
2018.06.05
Shinjuku Running: Sprinting through Toyama Park
According to statistics shared by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, more than 35% of Tokyo is covered in woods and forests. Shinjuku is no exception
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 neighbourhood to explore in the center of Tokyo, follow me on
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 things that I experienced. From the pristine, futuristi
2018.05.24
Shinjuku Running: Circling the Akasaka Palace
Are you looking for a flexible running course filled with urban greenery and pristine city streets? Whether you are a beginner or seasoned sprinter, t
2018.05.17
A full guide to ‘Your name’ real-life locations in Yotsuya (Part 2)
After visiting Suga Shrine and other 'Your Name' locations,, how about a little rest in a nice old-fashioned coffee house? Garage coffee is a good pl