Ikebukuro is a booming area of Tokyo known for many things. One of my friends recommended a particular noodle shop, "Hakata Fū Ryū" that offers a free refill of noodles, so that's where I ended up. Nothing sounded better than a belly full of warm, homemade noodles on a cold day!
If you ask around, people would probably lament that the cost of living in Tokyo is high. This boils down to the question - with a limited budget, is enjoying Tokyo ever possible? One of my greatest joys when travelling is to indulge in good food. If your budget is not catered towards the high-end restaurants, is it still possible to enjoy a good meal in Tokyo?
While Kobe may be most famous around Japan and around the world for its beef, there are many other fantastic food options in the port city. Aside from Kansai’s regional staples like okonomiyaki and takoyaki, Kobe also has many delicious ramen shops.
You can get there by using train or bus to Ueno, and stop at Ueno-okachimachi or just Ueno. Underlined that this is not the Ueno Park, if you are apparently get lost to Ueno park just take a walk for 7 or 10 minutes to get to the Ameyoko-cho. From any gates you enter that market, Ameyoko with all the long alley of shops will welcome you.