Harmonica Alley

Narrow alleys lined with tiny shops, restaurants and even fortune tellers are common in big cities like Tokyo. These alleys are known by their Japanese name: yokocho. Some of these, like Omoide Yokocho¬†in Shinjuku focus on one specific type of shop while others are more eclectic. Harmonica Alley, outside the north exit of Kichijoji station…

Hello Old Timer

Call it Japanese-Cajun fusion or Neo-Southern-Washoku, but no one disputes the food at Hello Old Timer is just plain delicious. Off the beaten path in Ekoda,¬†10 minutes west of Ikebukuro on the Seibu line, Hello Old Timer is a place you go searching for simply because there is nothing else like it in Japan or…