Bars & Restaurants

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
2018.07.05
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
2018.07.02
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-
2018.06.11
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
2018.05.25
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
2018.05.17
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
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 place to serve up a few drinks. Makiura-san believe
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 city of Imabari, located in Ehime Prefecture on the
2018.05.09
Drink wine from test tubes, beer from beakers and cocktails from flasks? All this and more is possible at the Science Bar Incubator in Arakicho!
The Science Bar Incubator is a unique and original bar that was started by Mr Nomura, a former biology researcher. It is 100% science oriented. All av
2018.05.08
Thank you John Daub for introducing Araki-cho to your viewers on 'Only in Japan Go' !
【UPDATE】The live streaming from John Daub is over but you can still watch it on his Youtube channel by clicking on the links in this article. Enjoy!
2018.05.01
Matsushima Yakitori, a place to unwind while enjoying charcoal grilled chicken skewers and Japanese shochu
Sometimes it can be tough to find an empty table at dinner time in Arakicho, an area famous for its many gourmet restaurants. After being turned away
2018.04.26
VOWZ BAR, a Bar Managed by Real Buddhist Monks!
The editor-in-chief of the Japanese version of Tadaima Japan, Mr. Shigenobu, had invited me to discover two vegetarian friendly bars in Arakicho, his
2018.04.26
Talkin’ Loud, a sake bar in Shinjuku where the bartender will help you find your favourite "Nihonshu"
“I am longing for the taste of good sake but I also want to try something new” I confided to my friend Shigenobu-san, an Arakicho regular who knows al
2018.04.24
Vowz Bar: Spirits for the Spirit
Tokyo is famous for its themed restaurants and bars. From ninjas to zombies, this city offers up dining experiences beyond your wildest dreams (or nig