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Let's go on a bar crawl in Araki-cho on "Michilan Friday" !

Hosted by the Consul of the Tokyo Wine Lovers Group
Dining & Nightlife
Event Cover Photo
Took place 1 week 4 days ago
Fri 10 Nov 19:00 - 21:00

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Have you been to or heard of Araki-cho ?

It's a small quarter near Yotsuya-3chome with narrow alleys lined with bars, pubs, bistros or restaurants.
This area is known for its archaic atmosphere with history.

In the early Meiji-era it was a green field with water frequented by people, dubbed as "Hakone in Edo", because of its beautiful landscape with cascade.
The famous Hanami spot then developed into a Hanamachi (entertainment quarter) later on.
And today it becomes a little "Ponto-cho" in Tokyo, conserving the ambiance of Showa 30's.
("Ponto-cho" is a famous narrow street lined with traditional bars with atmosphere in Kyoto.)

If you'd like to open a door and step in a bar or restaurant which you haven't visited before in this quarter, now is the time.
The Association of Araki-cho Shotengai organizes a yearly event of 2 nights, which gives you an easier access to their bars, pubs, bistros or restaurants with reasonable price.

The event is titled "Michilan", with a play on words, whose phonetic sounds as "I haven't been to(見知らん)" in Japanese.
The participating shops vary (from "izakaya","sushiya"to "Bossanova bar", "sunakku" for those who are looking for a deep world), but considering the purpose of this group, I chose 2 french bistros for us to visit together, where they provide a fixed menu with wine.

I'd like to finish the tour after visiting 2 places as a group event, but feel free to continue crawling devided into smaller groups or on your own, choosing which places among the 33 to visit according to your taste and intuition.

I paste the translation of official information below.
(See bottom for Japanese text.)

The event itself is an open one, so anybody can go and enjoy individually, even if you don't register for this group event.

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Eating-Walking Drinking-Walking Event "Michilan Protected content
(Organized by the Association of Araki-machi Shotengai)

[Date and time]
November 9th (Thu) and 10th (Fri) 18: Protected content 00

[Overview]
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(2) The prices of the items are specially fixed simple and reasonable for the event, as Protected content , Protected content or Protected content .

[What to do]
(1) Find a shop you want to go as the starting place of your crawling.
(The sign of the event is posted at the entrance of the shop participating in the event.)
(2) After entering the shop, order ONE menu per person.
(3) Enjoy their speciality and when finish pay by CASH.
(4) Move to the next place and enjoy in the same manner.
(5) Continue untill you wish to finish.

[Attention]
(1) The opening hours are different from a shop to another.
Please check in the leaflet for details.
(2) When arrived, please tell that you came for "Michilan" event.
(3) When the place gets crowded, please think about the other customers.
(meaning, I guess, "Leave as soon as you are done".)

[Official Leaflet]
(Sorry ! Only in Japanese...)
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食べ歩き・飲み歩きイベント「ミシラン2017」
(主催:荒木町商店会)

【日時】
11月9日(木)10日(金)18:00~23:00

【概要】
(1)イベント参加の各店舗(全33軒)において、それぞれの店の自慢の逸品を味わっていただきます。
(2)いずれも、500円、1000円、1500円とわかりやすい価格設定になっています。

【愉しみ方】
(1)パンフレットから1軒目に行きたい店を探してください。
  (当日は目印として参加店の入口等に、共通のポスターが掲示してあります)
(2)入店後、お1人様につき1メニューを注文してください。
(3)自慢の逸品を味わっていただき、現金でご精算ください。
(4)次の気になるお店に移動して、同様に飲食をお愉しみください。
(5)何軒でもお好きなだけご利用頂けます。

【注意点】
(1)店ごとに提供の時間が異なります。詳しくはパンフレットをご参照ください。
(2)入店時に「ミシランで来店した」旨をお伝えください。
(3)混雑時は席を譲りあって頂くようお願いします。

【パンフレット】
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