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 review 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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Pongala Curry, Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan

Pongala Curry is a small chain of Sri Lankan curry restaurants – 2 in Tokyo and one in Osaka. The one I visited in Tokyo is in the north Ark Hills building next to the InterContinental hotel.

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Craft Beer Bar iBrew, Shimbashi Station, Tokyo, Japan

On the ground floor of the building immediately outside the east entrance to Shimbashi Station is a small standing bar with room for around 20 people standing up around the small bar.

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