Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
Housed in a Bauhaus-style mansion from the 1930s, this museum is one of Tokyo’s more adventurous. In addition to cutting-edge...
Follow the steps up to find the tombs of the famous 47 rōnin – soldiers without a samurai – who followed their master Ako to death...
Glide through the exhibition space in borrowed slippers while perusing earthenware dedicated to the elaborate yet austere tea ceremony....
Tachikui (stand-and-eat) noodles are a longstanding (forgive the pun) Tokyo tradition, but tachikui sushi…well, that’s new. So is the...
3-26-20 Takanawa · interesting places nearby
A bit of a ramble, a bit of a gamble (if you don’t speak Japanese), Shinatatsu is a collection of seven rāmen shops and five donburi shops lining the trackside arcade beside Shinagawa Station. Shops don’t have English menus, so you may want to pick up Shinatatsu’s picture booklet or ask for explanations of the different varieties before you purchase your meal ticket from the vending machines. Among them, Tetsu serves tsukemen – plain noodles that you dip in soup, which is all the rage right now. Donburi toppings (beef, tempura, sashimi etc) are a little more easily decipherable.