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December 7, 2016

Multicultural Takadanobaba

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This "college town" district of Tokyo is off the tourist track, but it's got a lot of youthful energy and a multicultural feel--with unique attractions nestled in the backstreets. Get to know a corner of Tokyo offering a special urban flavor!

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Ruby Mohinga: somen noodles in fish broth. Dan bauk: bone-in curried chicken over pilaf. And much more of the cuisine of Myanmar. Lunch is a great deal: unlimited helpings of salad and rice.

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Fuji Store Stocked with spices, beans, instant noodles, snacks and much more from Myanmar. Even a large selection of beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages!

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Japan Myanmar Culture Center (JMCC) Established in 2002 to promote cultural exchange between Japan and Myanmar. Myanmarese language classes are offered year-round at all levels. Events to try traditional harp and dance, wear traditional folk costume, and more held at various times of year.

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Yogen Café Cafe run by Protestant church. Customers can request what are said to be messages from God – words of encouragement and comfort, that give hope for your next step in life.

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rforest Salon offering crystal bowl music performances played on seven bowls of varying sizes. 1,500 yen for 20 minutes.

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Dogen Serves roast beef ramen made with kuroge wagyu beef. 980 yen for the regular serving; 2,000 yen for the "ultimate" with 4x roast beef (200g).

Further Info

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1) Ruby
Address: 3-8-5 Takada, Toshima-ku
2) Fuji Store
Address: 2-19-7 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku
3) Japan Myanmar Culture Center (JMCC)
Address: #403 Grace Takadanobaba, 3-13-6 Takada, Toshima-ku
4) Yogen Cafe
Address: 4-2-38 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku
5) rforest
Address: 4-2-33 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku
6) Dogen
Address: 4-10-14 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku

Others

Tsumami-Kanzashi Museum
Address: #401 Hills ISHIDA, 4-23-28 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku

Reporter

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May Pakdee

Nationality:
Thailand
Occupation:
Model
When did you first come to Japan?:
1998
Reason for coming to Japan:
Family matter. I graduated from university in Japan and keep living here.