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The Five Izakayas to Enjoy Nostalgic Showa Period

The Five Izakayas to Enjoy Nostalgic Showa Period

Translated by MATCHA

Written by LIFE STYLE, Inc.

Tokyo 2015.07.04 Bookmark

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Reunions, or meeting old friends - for the mood of nostalgia, we recommend Izakayas that offer a taste of Showa.

Showa is a period in Japanese calender, approximately refers to the first half of the twentieth century until its end. To Japanese, "Showa" represents a period of "nostalgia" and "old comfortableness".

The restaurants we recommend this time are decorated by all the things from the Showa period: traditional Japanese snacks, yellowed poster, chatty owner and old folk songs - even your alcohol may taste different than usual under this unique atmosphere.

Ningyo-cho Dagashi Bar

Dagashi, meaning Traditional Japanese Snacks in Japanese. The is a Dagashi Bar in Ningyo-cho where you can eat them in unlimited supply. As felt from the atmosphere, there are a lot of dagashi, along with Showa posters on the wall.

The first floor is counter seats; while on the second floor there are four tables. The tininess itself fosters a Showa-mood.

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Address:2-11-4 Ningyo-cho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Tel:03-3639-5434
Official HP:Ningyo-cho Traditional Japanese Snacks Bar

Hanbey

The is the place you automatically link with Showa Ikazaya. Despite is popularity comes from its cheap drinks, there are many nostalgic items including monochrome TV and antiques. With dishes like Japanese skewers and deep-fried food, you can relive the atmosphere of the Showa period.
There are many Torys Poster around, and of course Torys Whiskey can be tasted as well.

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Hanbey

Address:2F Joe 3 Building 2-14-2 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Official: Hanheiwe

Shibuya Sanchome Tavern

This place is a more stylish restaurant, a bit different from the above two. The lunch hour is very popular; while for dinner, they offer dishes like skewers and intestines cuisines that go perfectly with alcohol.

The huge window and beautiful interior feel a bit off with the Showa mood; but with its food menu and poster, you can still feel the nostalgic atmosphere.

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Shibuya Sanchome Tavern

Address: 3-17-2 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tel:03-5468-3877

Ichidai, Red Lantern Tavern

As seen from the interior, the place is decorated with toys and dagashi from the Showa period; but the selling point of the place is its Italian cuisine that comes with a favour of Showa.
You can enjoy stylish menu like home-made pizza and pasta here. Enjoy the Italian cuisine and immerse into the mood of time-slip.

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Ichidai, Red Lantern Tavern

Address:B1 Tarui building 3-6-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel:03-3588-0593

Moya 母家, Chicken Skewers, Ikebukuro

The last one is Moya at Ikebukuro. Because of its delicious chicken skewers, the place has a lot of fans.
Different from the above places, you cannot find a lot of nostalgic items here. However, the quality of the cuisine itself, simple but delicious, is like a Showa Izakaya directly transported from Showa period to present days.
For those who would like to have a taste of the atmosphere of the Showa period, this place is recommended to you.

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Moya 母家, Chicken Skewers, Ikebukuro

Address:1F Moya母家 Builidng 1-12-6 Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Tel:03-5950-0377

The Showa Ikazaya that you don't normally visit, but the places where you can have a different experience. The displayed daigashi, the antique, the friendliness of the staff, the nostalgic folk songs...

For those who want to experience something different from the nowadays Japan, these Showa Ikazawas are for you. Different from those expensive places, the budget is around 2000-3000 yen; so this is the place for every traveller.

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The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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