Yakitori Alley

This was one of the places that were higher up on my "to-do" list while we were in Japan. It's called Yakitori Alley. This little alley way is tucked away in Shinjuku. A unique narrow alley will red lanterns dangling, full of smoke and the aroma of animal parts over a fire. There is yakitori restaurants in almost every little shack you peek your head into and most of them look very similar, serving similar food... Skewered meat; which is the definition of yakitori. Some of my favorites are chicken hearts, chicken skin, chicken gizzards and pork tongue.