Kagurazaka

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神楽坂 Wiki知識 その1

“Kagurazaka” Wikipedia Vol.001

神楽坂は江戸城の真北、外濠にかかる牛込橋を挟んで位置する、古くから格式の高い街として知られてきました。

20世紀前半には、数多くの芸者衆を抱える東京でも有数の花街として栄え、その名残を色濃く残すこの街には、今でも数多くの人々がその情緒を楽しむためにこの街を訪れています。

The main road of Kagurazaka was once at the outer edge of Edo Castle, opposite the Ushigome bridge over the castle moat, and has always been busy because of this privileged location. In the early 20th century, the area was renowned for its numerous geisha houses, of which several remain today. Currently, Kagurazaka is experiencing a popularity boom due to its traditional, sophisticated atmosphere on the edge of modern Shinjuku ward.

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神楽坂は国内でも屈指の日本料理の街です。

老舗の「料亭」が今でも裏路地に点在し、嗜好を凝らした数々の美しい会席料理を頂くことが出来ます。

伝統的な日本情緒を残しながらも、神楽坂は都内でも有数のフランス料理店の集積地として有名です。

Kagurazaka is also widely regarded as an important center of Japanese cuisine. Several old and famous “ryotei” are to be found in the winding back streets, often accessible only by foot. These ryotei provide expensive “kaiseki” cuisine, which is generally regarded as the pinnacle of Japanese food. Ryotei also allow diners to invite geisha to provide entertainment during the course of the evening.

While it retains a traditional Japanese atmosphere, Kagurazaka now boasts a significant French presence with many French expatriates living in the area due to the proximity of l’Institut Franco-Japonais de Tokyo.

Source: Wikipedia, IMR edition.

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