Just a minute walk from Yokosuka Naval Base’s Womble Gate, popular Nepalese-Indian restaurant Gorkha Palace offers a home to American sailors and local Japanese with its tasty fare and casual atmosphere.
Japan takes the cake when it comes to themed dining. From cat cafes to geeky maid bars to izakayas modeled after elementary school classrooms, there’s no limit to the intersection of food and amusement, especially in Tokyo.
With so many things to see and do in Tokyo, it can be overwhelming trying to decide what to do in a day. If you want to skip the crowds and experience something new, why not try your hand and learn about Japanese food at a Tokyo cooking class?
Just a 5-minute walk from Hardy Barracks, Kourakuen is a very popular Chinese restaurant among the local salarymen. Although you may not be able to read the name in kanji, many people can recognize the chain-restaurant by its red-brick ball logo.
Summer in Japan gets scorching and steamy. Mid-summer Temperatures often reach 95 F or higher depending on the region. Along with beer, watermelon and soomen (cold udon noodle), kakigoori (shaved ice) is a popular cold food that cools us down during summer.
Even in Japan, Chinese food is a popular choice for eating out. And for those stationed at Camp Zama, Shinryu Hanten, a 10-minute drive away, has been satisfying those Chinese food cravings for 22 years.
Look down the main alleyways of most major Japanese towns and you will probably find one or two small shops with red lanterns, or “akachochin,” at their entrances. The scene is likely to be accompanied by the aroma of skewered “yakitori” chicken over hot coals and the sounds of merrymaking.