Absolutely no English is spoken, although we found one with an English menu, but the barkeepers are friendly and welcoming…
I’ve been before and thought it was a good way to end a week of sightseeing in Tokyo and Kyoto, so we ended up there one evening after returning from Kyoto and sat down on the stools outside.
The tables are beer crates with a piece of wood across the top. There is a canopy of sorts, but essentially you are sitting out in the street with the trains rumbling overhead on a regular basis. We ordered our beers and some Yakitori sticks and were just enjoying the first ones, when the heavens opened and it poured with rain..
The barkeepers managed (no idea how !) to cram all the patrons (including 3 gaijins) into the tiny indoor bar space and we spent a really fun evening, drinking beer & sake, eating Yakitori sticks and waiting for the rain to stop..
Not entirely sure when that happened, although I have a photo on a train – time stamped 10:30pm.. so a good night was had by all..
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