Shinjuku’s Omoide Yokocho is an atmospheric, narrow lane filled with 60 or so bustling, open-fronted, hole in-the-wall restaurants, each seating only a handful of customers.

Even at these small yakitori joints, you can embrace the Japanese concept of omakase, where you leave your meal in the hands of the chefs.

Then sit back and relax while you are served a continuous stream of tasty skewers of chicken, pork, and vegetables.