Tokyo, Japan – Day 9

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Ameyoko (アメ横) is a busy market street along the Yamanote Line tracks between Okachimachi and Ueno Stations. The name “Ameyoko” is a short form for “Ameya Yokocho” (candy store alley), as candies were traditionally sold there. Alternatively, “Ame” also stands for “America”, because a lot of American products used to be available there when the street was the site of a black market in the years following World War Two.

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Today, various products such as clothes, bags, cosmetics, fresh fish, dried food and spices are sold along Ameyoko.

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The last time I was here was almost 2 years ago.

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Cute ramen chef hard at work.

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yummy food, for some odd reason I felt Ippundo tasted better in Japan always. Of course, it is cheaper in Japan too.

Address:
一風堂 池袋店 アクティオーレ南池袋2丁目-26−10 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo

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Farewell dinner with my sister and brother in law as they were taking the midnight flight from Haneda where the rest of the family departed in the evening via Narita. Brought them to a local izakaya, called Hakata Mangetsu for some hot pot and yakitori.

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Egg roll stuffed with fish roe. A first try for all of us.

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Deep fried fish cakes.

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A mix of yakitori, this place is very popular with young people as the yakitoris were selling at 50JPY a stick (about S$0.80) which was very cheap.

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Innards and chicken hot pot.

Address:
博多満月 池袋店 新東第一ビルB11丁目-16−1 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo

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