This warren of tiny alleys began as a black market following WWII. The narrow two-storey wooden buildings remain the same, though...
The chequerboard stage here has hosted the feedback and reverb of many a Tokyo punk over the last 35 years. The music is loud and...
A rooftop night market that spans the Asian continent, Asia-yokochō has vendors dishing out everything from Korean bibimbap to...
Tokyo’s most notorious red-light district, which covers several blocks north of Yasukuni-dōri, was famously named for a kabuki theatre that was never built. Instead you’ll find an urban theatre of a different sort playing out in the neighbourhood’s soaplands (bathhouses just shy of antiprostitution laws), peep shows, cabarets, love hotels and fetish bars. It's generally safe to walk through, though men and women both may attract unwanted attention – best not to go alone.