My Tokyo Guide
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Updated: May 13, 2019
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Number of Visits to Japan: 4
Have a drink with friendly locals in Ebisu Yokocho and then catch a show in the vibrant district of Roppongi. Indulge in some modern sake and try something different for dinner before hanging out in a Roppongi bar, making new friends until the sun rises.
Ebisu Yokocho(alley) is full of restaurants, visited mostly by locals, and the tourists who are there are the ones who know what’s up. We were pretty early so we didn’t see the alley in it’s peak time, unfortunately. We were told that by 8pm it gets really packed in there. From the food we ate, and the vibe of the place, we could already tell it would be a popular spot. Because it’s an alley & the vendors are able to share the facilities, the prices are very reasonable, which also makes it an attractive spot to visit by nightfall.
Ebisu Station to Roppongi Station on the Hibiya Line
One of the most unexpected surprises on our trip was Kaguwa Bar! ‘Kaguwa’ means aroma, or smell of Japan, and is a new age, non traditional show you can find in the Roppongi area. I really don’t want to spoil too much, but if you have time in Tokyo, I highly recommend this experience. Without giving away everything, it’s basically a drag show that puts a comedic spin on some of Japan’s traditional tales. For those who enjoy the novelty element, this is for you! You have to be over 18 to go, so it’s not for families.
※ The venue will be closed temporarily from April 15th due to planned relocation.
Hangout at club full of tourists Roppongi used to be considered the disco area in the 80s. Celebrating its 6th anniversary, we headed over to Club Esprit Tokyo, which a Bar in the Roppongi area for a place to hang out after midnight. It’s a chilled out place where expats and locals can mingle in an intimate environment.