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Address: Shin Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture

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a lot of Korean restaurant around there. u can sighseeing around until night have many restaurant until 5am.

u can sighseeing around until night have many restaurant until 5am. a lot of ppl no dangerous. Korean ppl stay around there so much.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

u can sighseeing around until night have many restaurant until 5am. a lot of ppl no dangerous. Korean ppl stay around there so much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Many reasonably priced eateries in Koren Town. A bit noisy near the train station - one can hear teh trains passing by overhead.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went there many time to join friends, but not my favourite place. I don't put a bad or good review, not really my target destination. My friends stood there because of the cheaper hotels and food. The only ramen shop was bad experience, so I didn't try more. If you like K-pop, you can find plenty stores. Animated during the... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A handy place to stay (we were at the excellent Hundred Stay Hotel), just a few hundred metres from Okubo station, only one stop away from Shinkuju. Head off the main drag and you'll find lots of small residential streets, and there are plenty of bars and small restaurants that crowd along the alleys bordering the railway tracks. Maybe not... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is one of my favorite places in Tokyo. Excellent choice of restaurants from around the world. Very busy on the weekends. You will like this place.

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Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Why not for a change go to Korean Town in Shin Okubo if you happened to be in Shinjuku. It is only one station from JR yamanote line . (170jpy) get out of the station you feel like its like mini version of Korea. You can enjoy cheapest dining,shopping. Specially for ladies dont forget to buy those Korean cosmetics creams... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Busy, crowded, noisy, disturbance to pedestrians. Go here if you like Korean food, stupid souvenirs from Korea, Korean music....

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Jsut one stop from Shinjuku Station. Nice, busy. Cheapest place for dining and drinking. Multi cultural place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

For the first time to visit. Enjoyed Korean atmosphere in Japan! Barbecue was tasty.Many many barbecue restaurants were there.You can choose any of them depending on your budget!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stayed right in Shin Okubo Korean town therefore we got the chance to eat lots of delicious Korean food. The town is fun itself, lots of supermarket, bar, shopping. It was fun to be in Shin Okubo Korean town, it's worth a visit especially if you love Korean food.

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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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