Beneath Driver Lane is a funky little bar with a speakeasy vibe in the basement of the building next to Penny Blue on, you guessed it, Driver Lane, off Little Bourke Street opposite the old GPO.
My fourth trip to Japan took place in the northern hemisphere autumn in October.
The weather was still very pleasant with only a couple of days that were cold and wet while there were also warm days thrown into the mix.
I flew into Narita from Melbourne on a Monday evening and rather than taking the train as I have done in the past I chose to take the limousine bus that would drop me right at my hotel, the ANA InterContinental Tokyo. If I’d taken the train I would have had to change to the Ginza subway line at Ueno and then walk about 500m to the hotel. My guess is that the bus saved me 30 minutes or so.
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.
After my offal yakitori I headed pretty much next door to the Ottotto Brewery.
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 review less than 100 metres away.