France-Tei, Aqua City Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan

After a quick ride on the Yurikamome, formally the Tokyo Waterfront New Transit Waterfront Line, from Shimbashi to the island of Odaiba via the Rainbow Bridge I arrived at what I can only describe as a a mixture of a mega shopping centre and a themepark.

I had a quick walk around and was mostly underwhelmed so I decided I’d grab a bite to eat before heading back to Shimbashi.

There were many, probably hundreds of restaurants, to chose from. As I was walking around Aqua City Odaiba I found a small restaurant by the name of France-Tei. Turns out they are a chain of 25 restaurants around Japan.

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Echigoya, Omoide Yokocho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

You might have heard of Omoide Yokocho by another name – Piss Alley – charming hey!

Piss Alley is a small area adjacent to Shinjuku Station in Tokyo with about 70 small eating establishments crammed into a space not much larger than a soccer pitch.

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Yona Yona Beer Garden, Ark Hills, Tokyo, Japan

For the second year running I was in Tokyo in late August, and the Yona Yona popup beer garden was again in action in the Ark Hills shopping centre next to the InterContinental Tokyo ANA.

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Torigen Kanda Higashiguchi, Tokyo, Japan

After a couple of beers at TAP x TAP and Craft Beer Market Kanda I headed off to find dinner with my phone in hand.

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Craft Beer Market, Kanda, Tokyo, Japan

After TAP x TAP I proceeded to the Kanda outlet of the Craft Beer Market chain. Probably no further than 200m from TAP x TAP if you don’t get lost.

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