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Shin Okubo Korean Town

Shin Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #12 of 53 Attractions in Shinjuku
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Love the environment since since I am fond of Korea, nothing much to see if you already been to Seoul.

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Kita-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I learned to really like korean food. My friend took me here. The first time I ever ate Korean. I really think Ill eat korean food more.

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Chatan-cho, Japan
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is the spot for the hard core Korean fans. If you're in Tokyo and you need your Korean food, cafe, coffee or K-pop fix. This is the spot to come. I feel like stepped into Seoul with out having to get on the plane.

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Bogota, Colombia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Some of the most amazing fried chicken ever. And I'm from the south. Koreans know how to do chicken and so much more.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
41 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I stumbled upon this one day heading to Shinjuku station from my hotel. A small Korean area with fantastic korean restaurants and stores. It was a pleasant surprise. the food is fantastic and varied.

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Singapore, Singapore
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Main problem is, when all the way to Japan of course is for Japanese. The areas had Korean, Muslim and Thai restaurants, Thai massage. Nothing special, as the building and streets look the same as any other normal parts of Tokyo.

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Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Definitely a place for the Kpop lovers or Kdrama lovers, from cyclist to signboards, all in Korean Characters, restaurants, bibimbap, kimbap hawkers, stores open till midnight, lively Korean town. Every 10-20 steps you can see stores packed with Japanese Kpop fans, shopping to get their Kpop posters. Korean at the market, living their everyday life as if its Korea. Must... More

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San Francisco, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Every store is like another boy band exploded all over it. I had some kind of chicken soup thing, but I didn't really know what I was eating so it was kind of just confusion. It was good though! There's not much cheap food, but it all looks good. If you know anything about Korea, you'll probably love it.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Our hotel was only 1 minute walk away from Shin-okubo station on the JR Yamanote line. Theres lots to eat here. Theres also a Matsumoto Kiyoshi here for anyone who is interested in buying cosmetics, a couple of doors down from Matsumoto Kiyoshi (just in front of Shin-Okubo station!) is a 100 yen shop too :D Shin-okubo station is also... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

There are a lot of shops selling korean products. guess it would be good place for kpop fans. Besides, masks are sold very cheap here, might want to consider stocking up more masks here. Food are not as cheap as I thought it would be but if you would like to have korean food, there are a lot of restaurants... More

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