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 more ordinary streetscapes, like an ever-hungry rat, sniffing and exploring hidden back lanes.

Here’s my story published in GaijinPot, Tokyo

Here are some pictures from my last trip:

An open-air yatai food stall in the Tenjin area in Fukuoka Japan
Yatai food stall in the Tenjin area of Fukuoka city. These stalls open around 6pm.
a backstreet in Fukuoka japan
A backstreet in Fukuoka
Backstreet in Fukuoka Japan
Backstreet in Fukuoka

You can read the full story here

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