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Shin Okubo Korean Town

Shin Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #15 of 55 attractions in Shinjuku
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Dublin, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Not much to see and do there, some place to eat Korean food. If you like Korean food it is the place to go for it.

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Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I have been going to Koreatown for 18 years, but it really started to boom and become wildly popular in the last few years. It is a fun place to go and have a great inexpensive meal(bibimbap, chijimi, kimchi and chap chae) as well as street food. From the Shin-Okubo station come out and turn right. The two streets running... More

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Baltimore
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157 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I didn't necessarily visit Japan so that I can see the other ethnic "towns". Shin-Okubo Korea Town is not large, but it does have decent, cheap eats. It's not too busy and there's really not much to do.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Nice place where u can find cheap hotels and supernice corean food! Go at least once to test corean food!

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Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

If u are into the Korean culture and want to find some good Korean food and all things Korean whilst in Japan, this is the place to go. This place is where the kpop fans gather for meals and kpop merchandise. An interesting place to visit whilst in Japan... ^^

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Santorini, Greece
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Safe, lots of restaurants, rather cheap, good transportation links! No need to stay elswhere if you are on budget!

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