ANA InterContinental Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

I like the InterContinental Tokyo hotel. This was my 5th stay at the hotel having stayed here in 2015, 2016, 2017 and at the start of this trip before I headed to Toyama.

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Masamune, Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan

The last day of my 4th Japan trip had arrived and after popping into Bic Camera in Akasaka I strolled back towards my hotel and along the way I knew I’d be heading past a restaurant called Masamune which specialises in tonkatsu, crumbed pork cutlets.

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Ottotto Brewery, Hamamatsucho, Tokyo, Japan

After my offal yakitori I headed pretty much next door to the Ottotto Brewery.

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Akitaya Toriyaki, Hamamatsucho, Tokyo, Japan

If you don’t go out of your comfort zone every now and then when you travel you are possibly missing out.

On a rainy Friday evening in Tokyo in the Hamamatsucho area I pulled up a map looking for yakitori and there was one with pretty good reviews less than 100 metres away.

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The Lower Right, Hamamatsucho, Tokyo, Japan

After Barley Wheat I wandered over to the Hamarikyu Gardens for a relaxing stroll and then I headed back towards Hamamatsucho to find a bar called The Lower Right.

As you go down the stairs the bar is on the right – hence the name The Lower Right.

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