Eating and drinking establishments in all metropolitan areas of Japan are as diverse as the cuisine and bar scenes in cosmopolitan cities worldwide. Unlike in most industrially developed countries and until recently, per capita alcohol consumption in Japan had steadily increased since the end of the World War II. For the last several years, however, it has fluctuated around 6.5 liters a year, indicating that a plateau consumption level was reached. There is no shortage of drinking holes throughout Japan, however.

The Japanese restaurant and bar scenes offer tourists a taste of Japan’s unique and diverse culture. The restaurants and bars often have unique themes and decorations, and serve a variety of Japanese cuisine and imported beers. Visitors can enjoy the relaxed and sociable atmosphere, as well as the delicious food and drink.

One of the most popular Japanese restaurants for tourists is Sushi Gen. The restaurant has a sleek and modern decor, with walls adorned with colorful sushi rolls and kimonos. The sushi is fresh and delicious, and the setting is perfect for group dining. Another popular restaurant is Izakaya Den-Jin, which offers a range of delicious Japanese dishes and cocktails. The restaurant has a cozy, traditional setting, and is perfect for a relaxing evening out.

The nightlife in Japan is also popular with tourists. Many bars and clubs have a lively and entertaining atmosphere that is perfect for socializing. Some of the most popular clubs include Nishi-Ogikubo’s Dune and The Gate. Dune is a sleek and modern nightclub, with a range of interesting cocktails and DJ tunes. The Gate is a popular bar and nightclub, with a stylish and contemporary decor. The bar offers a range of delicious signature cocktails and a lively atmosphere.




Akasaka Imahan, Akihabara Star Kebab, Alishan Organic Center, Andersen Bakery Group, Asakusa Imahan, Atsuta Houraiken


Baird Beer, Benzaiten-Daifuku, Body & Soul, Brewpubs and Beer Bars


Chez Iguchi, Chez Matsuo, Chibo Okanomiyaki, Chikiriya, Chikuyotei, Chinese Cafe Eight, Chinya, Chinzan-so Japanese Restaurant, Club Concierge


David’s Deli, Desperados


Edosan, El Cafe Latino, English OK


Footnik Sports Bar


George’s Soul Bar, Good Honest Grub, Gogo Curry, Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Guru Navi


Happo-En, Happy Cow’s Guide to Vegetarian Cuisine in Japan, Hard Rock Cafe, Hobgoblin Tokyo, Honke Owariya Noodle Restaurant, Hooka Hooka Tei


Ichiryu, Isegen


Japan Restaurant Association, Japanese Cuisine Pictures, Japanese Pizza Page, Jicoo Floating Bar


Kanawa, Kawori French Cuisine, Kayanoya, Kibune Kawadoko Kyo-ryori Hiroya, Kichiri & Co., Kintan, Kizakura Sake and Beer Museum, Kyo Kaiseki, Kuruyama, Kyoto Kitcho, Kyoto Rokusei, Kyoto Tsuruya


Loves to Cook, Luxury Japan at Club Concierge


Meiji Kinenkan, Mimiu, Misokatsu Yabaton, Muc Coffee Roasters, Muginoho


Nadaman, Nataraj Indian Restaurant, Neboke, New Tokyo Restaurant, Ningyocho Imahan


Onigiri Burger, Outback Steakhouse




R2 Supper Club, Restaurant Alaska, Restaurant Susaki, Rokusei, Rouran’s Chinese Tea Shop, Ruby Jacks Steakhouse & Bar


Sakura Cafe & Restaurant, Seiwasou, Seryna Honten, Seventh Heaven, Share the Soup, Shimauma Burger, Shooters Nagoya, Starbucks, Stonefield’s, Sukiyaki Chinya, Sukiyaki House Kitamura, Suma-Kagetsu, Sushizanmai


Takeman, Tankuma Kitamise, Tempura Daikokuya, Ten Kichi YaThe Aldgate British Pub, Tempura Tsunahachi, The Drunken Duck, The Meguro Tavern, The Red Rock, Tokyo Chikuyotei, Tokyo Food Page, Tokyo Loose, Tokyo Smoke-Free Restaurants, Torisho, Two Rooms Grill & Bar, Tsurutontan, T.Y. Express


Yokohama Kawori, Yokohama Restaurant Guide, Yoshinoya D&C


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