Arakicho

2018.02.16
Cruz Burgers, a restaurant where you can enjoy excellent burgers and good imported draft beer
Did you know that one of Tokyo’s best Burger shops is located close to Arakicho? If you want to eat something more familiar or want to have a break fr
2018.02.16
One night at the Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan
The recently opened Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan is located right in the center of Tokyo. Not only does it have beautiful tatami rooms, it also has i
2018.02.16
My stay at Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan
You’ve probably heard about it: Tadaima Japan has opened its own ryokan at the end of last year in the middle of Araki-cho (Shinjuku district, in Toky
2018.02.15
Burg Holic: Take a Burger Break in Araki-Cho
Hamburgers and craft beer aren’t the first things that come to mind when one thinks of Tokyo. However, if you know where to look, Tokyo offers some ex
2018.02.10
Araki-Cho: a runner’s hub for exploring Tokyo
Anthony's other running articles ・Araki-Cho running: Shinjuku's most famous attractions in one run ・From Araki-cho to Tocho: How to jog all the way a
2018.02.10
The Shinjuku Historical Museum: a nicely arranged museum with interesting exhibits of Tokyo’s past
If you’re stuck in Tokyo on a rainy day, how about visiting a museum and learning about the history of Shinjuku? It might sound boring, but Shinjuku c
2018.02.05
Have you ever dreamt to be a sushi chef?
Sushi is probably the most famous Japanese dish in the world. During the last ten years, there has been a boom of Japanese cuisine worldwide, and sush
2018.01.30
Tempura dining ITOI, taste new kinds of tempura and compare sake from around Japan
If you have had tempura before you might feel you know everything you need to know about this dish introduced to Japan by the Portuguese half a millen
2018.01.24
Tonkatsu Suzushin, a restaurant where you can enjoy a great Tonkatsu in a traditional setting and friendly atmosphere
If you have a craving for Western food but feel you should eat Japanese during your trip, “Tonkatsu” とんかつ (literally pork cutlet), the Japanese versio
yotsuya oiwa inari tamiya shrine
2018.01.15
Oiwa Inari Tamiya Jinja, a shrine connected to one of Japan’s most famous ghost stories “Yotsuya Kaidan”
Japan has a tradition of ghost stories dating from the Edo period and if you’ve been here before you may have heard some of them. “Yotsuya Kaidan” or
2018.01.02
Dive into the history of Arakicho experiencing the U-shaped town
Tokyo is a city with elevation of the floor varying in different locations When you look at the map of Japan, you can spot the Kanto plain is wide an
2017.12.15
Sainenji, a buddhist temple that houses the spear of the famous samurai and ninja Hattori Hanzo also known as the “Demon Hanzo”
Sainenji temple 西念寺 was built by Hattori Hanzo 服部半蔵 in the year 1590 in memory of the first son of his lord, the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. Hattori Hanzo
2017.12.12
Where you can find the traces of Edo,Meiji and Showa period
The town was the residence of a powerful Japanese feudal lord in the Edo period Araki town, which is in between Yotsuya-sanchome Station of the Marun
2017.12.11
Enjoy the remains of the Showa period left in Arakicho
A town which continues to leave its history remaining, Arakicho In recent years, there has been some attention to the Showa period (1926-1989). Curre
2017.12.10
Explore the finest restaurants in the back alleys of Arakicho
How the alleys of Arakicho is formed “路地の名店” (finest restaurants in the back alleys) is a phrase used in Japanese. “路地” (roji, meaning “passageway”)