Izakaya (Japanese-Style Food Bar) in Asakusa


Orangebird takes us to an interesting journey at a traditional Food Bar called Izakaya in Asakusa Prefecture in Japan.

After our long and interesting Shitamachi trip we decided to unwind at one of the local Izakayas just outside the Senso-ji Temple. As we walked along the streets passing old buildings we could hear people yelling out, “Kanpai!” (Cheers!) from various bars.

Sitting at a low table on Tatami mats (Zashiki) is an older, but still common way of drinking in Japan. The table are lined up very close to each other making it very easy to startup a conversation with the table next yours. It’s a great way to meet you new people and make friends, but be careful not to drink too much!

written by orangebird on 2009-07-01 in #world #locations #tokyo #asakusa #lomography-journey-shitamachi #japan #izakaya


  1. majorted
    majorted ·

    nice to see the Japanese love to get their drink on as much as the Euros or the americans!

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Looks so yummy !

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