Tokyo street food family dinner

Japan’s so-called ‘family restaurants’ are, as their name suggests, popular with families. Bright and child-friendly places that offer a reasonable variety of food at equally reasonable prices.

But what they don’t offer is character or an interesting experience, which is something that this family got by the bucket load.


Beauty in a tiny Tokyo bar

Coming of age in Britain, Japan’s comparatively carefree licensing laws were nothing short of a revelation when I first arrived in Tokyo. All-nighters suddenly became nothing special, and a similarly lengthy daytime session could pretty much start whenever. No infuriating breaks for archaic post-lunch closing either. And yet all that said, and no matter how much fun it can be, nothing quite beats the relaxed beauty of a few well earned beers on a weekend afternoon.

Beautiful Japanese woman in a small Tokyo bar