The city is inconceivably massive, and that could be why the Japanese love their tiny, tiny establishments, snug places that always involve drinking, usually involve some eating, and that make Tokyo so interesting. To one side is the main street and to the other is a back street containing more eating and drinking establishments. The back street the east side, by the railroad line has several great places, including an izakaya I where I ate several times. Red lanterns are everywhere, the places looking in general, like dinners, one two with larger for here circular counters. Back in the s, perhaps it was unlicensed drinking spots, but not today. It may ruin things for you to know that much of the area was destroyed in a fire, and it was rebuilt to look the same ramshackle way.
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Starting out as an illegal drinking quarter in the late s, this narrow side street quickly became a prime spot for cheap drinks, yakitori and cabaret-style hostess bars. The atmosphere remained largely unchanged until , when a fire destroyed most of the restaurants and shops in the alley. Fortunately, the local government decided to rebuild the area exactly as it had been before. Visitors are hit with the smell of barbecue smoke and charcoal the moment they step into the alley. Yakitori is king here, served by almost all the restaurants, while nikomi — a thick, hearty stew made of beef tendon, intestines and vegetables — is a close second.
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Friday drinks have made a return in recent weeks. Months spent inside, the news that up to six people can meet outdoors and the sunniest May on record meant that millions have swapped pubs for parks. No, not sausages sizzling on disposable barbecues. This is becoming a problem for people like Emelda Marcos, who is fed up with strangers squatting where she sleeps. Marcos lives in the picturesque valley town of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
Every city has a dark side; Paris and Shanghai are no exceptions. After I moved to France from Shanghai in , I was amused by the need to "pay to pee" in Paris and the problem of people peeing on the street French call it "pisser dans la rue" , which prompted me to immediately write an article comparing public toilets in Shanghai and Paris. One year later, Parisians are currently discussing the subject after a short video about peeing in public recently went viral on the internet.