When you want to get a real feel for the local nightlife scene, check out Buri.
If you’ve never been to a standing bar in Japan, this one will be fun. It’s very popular and you’ll easily find a happy, upbeat party to join and enjoy.
They actually have quite a wide variety of sake to choose from — and they’ll even serve them semi-frozen like a slushie!
This is totally one of those places you’d never, ever, ever think to go into unless you were a local. It’s just too “normal” looking on the outside.
But the inside… it’s actually hard to describe. On the one hand, it’s homey. It has a nice, at-home vibe that makes you feel very comfortable.
On the other, it goes off the weird cliff a little. The lights and streamers hanging from the ceiling give it an almost retro, albeit strange, disco-era feel to a degree.
If you look at the photos on Google Maps you’ll see exactly what I mean.