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Shin Okubo Korean Town

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Address: Shin Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW 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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Ebina, Japan
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Teeming with action, specially at night. Tons of restaurants, pachincos, pubs, stores to the left and right of Shin-Okubo Station. The right place to be if you want this kind of atmosphere. Known as the Koreantown as it has a good share of Korean stores, restaurants and joints.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Cozy area to stay which is close to Shinjuku. You can easily walk to busy Shinjuku and still stay in a quiet place. Korean restaurants all over and the Shin Okubu station takes you wherever you want around Tokyo.

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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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Address: Shin Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku

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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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