For in truth, the traditional Japanese izakaya is neither a bar nor a restaurant, but perhaps best described as somewhere in-between.
In Japan it will always be easy to find places to eat and rest. But what if you’ve got a much larger family of perhaps six to ten people? For a vacation that’s more fun than stressful, it’s important to think things through and take a couple of things into consideration.
The Japanese style bar, or izakaya (居酒屋), is a common destination for the white collar workers. By the end of the day, the crowds look for a place to enjoy the happy hour time. For that purpose, the izakayas in Ginza and Yurakuchou are the best choices around.