Yatai food stall in Fukuoka Japan in the Tenjin district

Shotengai in Japan: Nostalgic, Atmospheric Streets Crammed with Cheap, Delicious Eats

On my first trip to Japan, I raced through as many tourist hot spots as possible and I was blown away by its ultra-clean cities. On my second trip, I stumbled on a grittier but equally enchanting side to Japan in its cute alleyways and everyday local shopping streets. Plus: the scrumptious snacks! I still love slowly savoring these ordinary streetscapes, like an ever-hungry rat, crawling hidden back lanes.

Here’s my story published in GaijinPot, Tokyo

Here are some pictures from my last trip:

A backstreet in Fukuoka
back street in Fukuoka Japan
A backstreet in Fukuoka
Fukuoka yatai food stall
Yatai food stall in Fukuoka. These stalls open about 6pm.
Fukuoka yatai stall
A yatai food stall in Fukuoka

You can read the full story here

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