In Yokohama, there is a very conventional downtown called Noge area. We can see
very old apartments, and every small places are the small Izakaya bar. Some are
very traditional style, some are very harmonized with new culture and old style.
Some of the high class people also enjoying their time as they used to. They
also allow us to enjoy with very low price, but some of the places have so good
My friend Makino-san also have a bar called “Red Bar”. He also used to worked at
French restaurant. But he decided to focus for his life with his bar.
He knows wine and grappa very well. He always produce us a surprise with their
collection of them.
In Tokyo, it is also fun to find a good quality thing like exploring. But in Tokyo
costs too high normally. I understand it is caused by the cost of the land, and
also they have the money also to enjoy the high mood.
Tokyo also have the places too in Shinjuku too. They also have the customer
with high class people.
In old time, we Japanese used to enjoy the conversation with the person who sit next
to us. But we don’t know when, we easily started to refuse to do that.
I understand we also do not like the person too sticky with drunken. If you know
how to slip out or with saying “Gomennasai Nihongo Wakarimasen”, Please
try to visit there. If they could speak English, maybe you know the way!
I think there is worth trying to enjoy drinking in downtown place
like Noge. I promise you can find something new and humanity at there.
Especially, you should go Akai mise “Red Bar” to see Makino-san. He can leads you
to the real wine road and he knows which place has the good meals too! Very rare
wine like this Radikon costs just 1,000 yen!! He has so nice collections like these.
See you then!!
One glass: 1,000 yen cash on
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 20:00-27:00
Address: 1-8 Tomoe sou bld. Miyagawa-cho Naka-ku Yokohama city Kanagawa Pref.