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Shinjuku Golden Gai

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4.3 (9266)

1-chōme-1-6 Kabukichō, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0021, Japan

Festive, popular city district famed for its narrow, winding alleys & numerous snug taverns.

hourglassDuration: 01h00min

phone+81 3-3209-6418
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daytime
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4.3
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Darío Di Franco a week ago

Lovely place. Small alleys, even smaller bars. Lights, crazy signs, tasty beverages, lovely people. What else can you ask for? You can take terrific pictures too. Lovely and small place to see in 5-10 minutes, unless you get into one of the bars and start drinking and mingling and realize that 4 hours have passed 😉🐙🍶

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darshini shah 3 months ago

This is a street, actually a labyrinth of streets filled with micro pubs that can house 10-13 people. It’s packed warm cozy and fun. A great place for tourists to meet others and share their travel experiences over great beer/whiskey/gin. Once you sit, you don’t feel like leaving. The bartenders are awesomely warm :)

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Chelsea Getchell 3 months ago

An assortment of narrow alleyways and taverns cuddled up into a festive night-life district. Most bars here have a cover charge and the flux of foreigners is intense. Things you should know: I. SERVICE You'll notice all taverns charge you a cover fee before entering the door II. QUALITY Quirky area with utmost character. It's worth walking through. III. CAPACITY If you want to meet a diverse array of travelers and make friends, this is the place to be.

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Christopher Leong 4 months ago

The drinking bar and social district. Multiple small alleyways offering various theme bars. A very tourist place now, mostly welcoming tourist and expect medium to high table charge. There are some Japanese / member only bars and this is expected. However I’ve felt the area has become a lot more of a tourist spot than local.

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Ronak Soni 4 months ago

Japan trip is not complete without visiting this place. There hundreds of tiny bars measuring 6ft * 10ft. I would recommend to start the bar hoping journey by ordering Soju, especially Ice breaker if available. I loved this place as interaction between different groups in tiny bar is inevitable which makes the night interesting as you meet new people and befriend them. Some places have cover charge but do not worry about it, the bill will more or less the same compared to places which do not charge cover charge. It is recommended to spend 3 hours to enjoy 4-5 places. Using a public transport is recommended but be mindful of the time of last train.