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Shin Okubo Korean Town

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Address: Shin Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
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Little Korea in Tokyo

The place probably has a very large Korean population. There are many many Korean restaurants in the area, and there are many Koreans and Chinese too. It is a nice place to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The place probably has a very large Korean population. There are many many Korean restaurants in the area, and there are many Koreans and Chinese too. It is a nice place to live in, but probably not so interesting for a tourist, other than a nice place for hotels.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Walked up and down the street for over 5 blocks and just so many stores and restaurants to look at. K-Pop #1 thing everywhere. Restaurants plentiful and great choices. We even saw the K-Pop group "Excite" and took a picture of them!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We stayed for a week in Koreatown and loved it. Busy enough to be fun but quiet enough to sleep. there are almost too many places to eat, either Korean or Japanese. Recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We visited Korea town along with our niece who enjoys Korean Pop (K-pop). For her this is THE location in Tokyo as the majority of shops stock all the K-pop goods and play the music. The cafes also have themed K-pop decor or video screens playing songs. The area itself is quite small, being just one Main Street and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

About 15 minute walk from Shinjuku Station. Korean Town has a lot of small restaurants and shops to chose from. Food is pretty good and they are very nice and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I live just north of this neighborhood and make a point to walk down once a month for Korean food. It's can be pricier than other places around Tokyo, but the number of options, quality of food, and atmosphere here are unbeatable. Find the narrow pedestrian street that runs north-south perpendicular to the main drag for all the best places.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

We had our 2 teenage boys with us & stayed in the Hundred Stay Hotel - very convenient place to stay & close to 2 train stations - Okubo & ShinOkubo. We had very good experiences with all the eating places, massage & train stations. However, on our last night, we ate at a Korean restaurant called "Deijjing" (or something... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I spent 5 days at a Shin Obuko area hotel area hotel and I truly enjoyed the experience. There were plenty of restsursnts, shops, bars, and activities. It is perfect for young single people or couples. It can get a little noisy at night, but it did not bother me at all. I would not recommend this area for older... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A Korean town in Japan, lots of restaurants in the area. Not sure if all Japanese don't eat breakfast or they all eat at home. The only place that was opened at 8 am for breakfast is a McDonald without seats, or a Raman place that served rice for breakfast. So we ended up eating rice for breakfast. This part... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

This really is an amazing place, However, you really need to have a Korean speaking person with you to make the best of it. I have a Korean speaking friend who has family in Yokohama who suggested stores/ restaurants and that made all the difference for us. If you go as a couple, or as a family, alone just speaking... More 

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Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
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