For anyone looking to experience authentic Japanese cuisine or unwind with a few drinks, old-school alleyways known as yokocho are the place to be. The latest addition to Tokyo's dining scene is Shibuya Yokocho, which opened to the public on August 4th, 2020 . Boasting 19 eateries, this alley will enable patrons to try a variety of authentic, local cuisines from all over Japan, ranging from Hokkaido in the north all the way to Okinawa in the south. The Shibuya Yokocho alley can be found on the first floor of MIYASHITA PARK, a multi-purpose complex that’s equipped with commercial areas, parking lots, and lodging spaces.
※Until further notice, open hours are from 11:00 to 23:00
Dine & Drink
Japan features 47 prefectures with diverse culinary cultures. If you're curious about soul food from different regions but don't have time to travel around the country, Shibuya Yokocho has you covered. The 100-meter-long alley is filled with eateries from all corners of Japan: Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Yokohama's China Town, Hokuriku, Kinki (Kansai), Tokai, Chugoku, Shikoku, Okinawa. Korean cuisine is also represented in the alley. All of the eateries can be found on the same floor, so you can easily hop from one place to another. From fresh seafood and casual local eats to one-bowl dishes and noodles, you can find all sorts of tasty food. Local alcoholic drinks such as sake and shochu (Japanese vodka) are also available in the alley.
Eateries from all corners of Japan
Each shop has different BGM, with digital signage displaying TV commercials and landscape videos representing each regions
Unique Alcoholic Beverages
In just the 100meter long alley, this is a great place to enjoy different unique regional sake and shochu without the hassle of travelling all over 47 prefectures. These sake and shochu in a rare cups representing each region would be an ideal first drink and say "cheers!" or in Japanese, "kanmpai" to start your night with.
Plum Wine served in a baseball cap shaped cup (Hiroshima Toyo Carp baseball team)
Be like a sumo wrestler and drink from this huge sake cup served at Rikishi Meshi Man
Lemon sour served in pachinko dollar box
There are many different ways to enjoy this gastronomic treasure trove. For example, it'd be fun for ramen fans to compare ramen from three different cities: Sapporo, Onomichi, and Hakata. Sapporo ramen features miso broth, Onomichi ramen is made using soy sauce and chicken broth while Hakata Ramen is based on a pork bone broth. The toppings and types of noodles also vary, so although it's the same dish, they all taste unique to one another.
Clockwise order from top left: Kujo Onion Ramen (Kyoto), Tokyo style ramen, Hokkaido Miso Curry Ramen, Onomichi Ramen
Alternatively, if you are looking for a Japan-themed entertainment restaurant, you can try a sumo stew diner owned by a former sumo wrestler. Sumo stew, also known as chankonabe, is a staple for sumo wrestlers to help them gain weight and increase their stamina. It’s an interesting way to gain insight into why they are so powerful!
Chankonabe (sumo stew)
Shibuya Yokocho Alley is on the 1st floor, South side of RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK
Tokyo Metro Shibuya Station
Miyashita Park South 1F 6-20-10 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo, Japan
Once getting out of the B1 Exit, cross over to the other side to go to Shibuya Yokocho Alley