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Rockabillies, Dogs in Turtlenecks and Soothing Nature at Yoyogi Park

Whenever someone visits Tokyo, I’m quick to recommend slotting Yoyogi Park into their Shibuya or Harajuku plans. I’m convinced there’s no better tonic for the weary urban traveller, particularly when the sun is shining. Now, I know what you’re thinking, you’ve seen...

California Cuisine from a San Francisco punk rock veteran in Shibuya

*Note: This restaurant is no longer operating* “Tonight there’s gonna be a jailbreak...” Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy croons as the waitress hands me a Rolling Stones vinyl LP album jacket. It’s not a hip hidden record bar, but...

Touring Harajuku – Walking the Big Two Part 2

Between Shibuya and Shinjuku is the sprawling greenery of Yoyogi Park that dominates much of the city center. The park is home to the famous Meiji Shrine, which is sure to make the list of any traveler visiting Japan. Equally famous is...