Time of year
When we were by ourselves we explored this area. Some of the bartenders are not so friendly to non-Japanese. Luckily our guide Mac from @MactionPlanet took us to better places in Tokyo where there were no tourists and only friendly local people!
Strolling around the Shibuya area one will almost certainly find the narrow alleys lined up with numerous food stalls, bars, small restaurants, some of which do not "accept" foreigners (I would like to believe because of a strong language barrier). On the other hand there are…
Had a great time here. It’s a small area with small bars but big on character. It’s right near the crossing but a world away from the chaos and crowds although I’m assuming some nights it probably gets mad and messy. Don’t bother going during the day as everything is closed or…
This was the happiest of accidents. We walked around Shibuya then went searching for sake on a cold, rainy night. We found Drunkard's Alley and were fortunate enough to get an empty bar. What a great way to drink! The coziest of bars seating only five. It made the sake taste…
Lovely alley way we stumbled across purely by accident! Sat in one mini-bar and had a variety of skewers (try and find a menu in English unless you are very brave). Got confused about the drinks so accidentally had a whole bottle of sake - made for an interesting night. Food a…