January 2010 Archives

On Sunday I went to see a manager of Sakura Hotel Hatagaya, Nory Kondo-san live concert held at Club Phase in Takadanobaba. He is a vocalist of Def Leppard tribute band called "Def Leppanda".

 

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There were 4 other tribute bands like DOKKUN (as DOKKEN), Crazy Train (as Ozzy Osbourne), SMG (as Michael Schenker Group) and chykse (as John Skyles) that performed for the night and it was so much fun. We enjoyed the privilege of two free drinks too!

 

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My colleague, Sakura Higuchi-chan and her friend sally-chan also joined the band as dancers!!!

 

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Me, Hideki-san, Nory-san, Sakura-chan and Sally-chan after the show 

 

In Takadanobaba there are numbers of live houses to enjoy various kinds of music ranging from Jazz to Rock.. For those of you who are interested in seeing local bands play in Tokyo, You might want to visit this local town!

 

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Nory-san otsukaresamadeshita.

UDON UDON UDON

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Have you tried UDON?

Have you tried some nicest hand-made UDON noodles with delicious broth??

 

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Just around the corner from Hatagaya station at south exit, there is a nice local UDON restaurant to try.

 

"MENKO YA" has been recognised as Japan's third most delicious hand-made UDON restaurant by gourmet reporters at TBS broadcasting company.

 

What makes their UDON so special????

 

All noodles are freshly hand-made every day in this little booth at the front of the restaurant.

 

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Their fresh noodles are so delicious and chewy, and you just dip them into the broth served separately along with other toppings.  

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There are 12 menus to choose from. They all look so nice!

 

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This is what I tried... "NIKUJIRU UDON" (juicy pork UDON). hmmm yammmy...For vegetarians they have a menu like OROSHI UDON with grated radish topping

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Friendly owner and staff members will always make you welcome!! Ensligh-speaking staff is also available.

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Try some real stuff in Hatagaya!!

 

Gochisousamadeshita.

 

For the first blog in 2010, let me introduce a cool bar to visit at night in Hatagaya area.

 

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Our hotel is located close to Shinjuku where you find lots of bars and pubs. But if you want to experience the real lifestyle of locals or have some quiet night visit `DETOX`.

 

 

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Only 3 minutes walk from us / a cool bar with a relaxing atmosphere inside  

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A wide range of drinks ranging from international beers to Sake!

 

 

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Are you a big fan of UMESHU (Japanese plum wine)??

Try this Green tea or Banana flavor UMESHU!

  

 

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Enjoy some nice drinks with nice relaxing music!!

 

Wish you all happiness in 2010!!