GirlGI | Girl Gone International GirlGI Issue 4 - Page 24

DRINKING SHIBUYA’S NOMBEI YOKOCHO (Drunkard’s Alley) Nonbei Yokocho is a district of tiny bars and restaurants next to the train tracks near hachiko. The alleys look like Tokyo before WWII with tiny buildings packed together side-by-side. Restaurants and bars here may only have three or four seats but people move around, spill onto the pavement and make it work! There’s definitely a unique charm to this place. It’s actually where I’ve met some of my best friends in Tokyo over the years. There’s a tiny curry house in one of the dens – you’ll know it by the heavenly smell wafting down the alley! 1-25-10 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo