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1-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This "Memory Lane" seems to be a throw back to old Tokyo with many small restaurants with counter seating around the cooking area down an alley near the Shinjuku train station. It was a bit hard to find but worth it to see all the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Perfect place to come if you're looking for a quick meal and drink made all the better with the variety of food sold by each vendor. Prices are a little higher compared to other areas of Shinjuku but is well worth it for the experience...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank sophiegardoni
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So minuscule street with tiny and typical restaurants, they are big as a wardrobe. There are japanese people and turists inside restaurants. Entrance fee (often around 300 yen) Is requested to sitting in restaurants, that serves almost grill food.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank valentina m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This small alley comes alive at night. Tiny counter seats stalls open for business in the evening. Choose the one you like to pop in for a drink and some skewers. The one we choose had an English menu. We were charged a base cover...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank RTJC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At a glance, Omoide Yokocho is definitely an alley that caters for tourists. It is colourful, packed with eateries and extremely cosy, and gives patrons an eating experience that both feels intimate, carefully constructed and yet still authentic. My husband and I chanced upon the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2019

If its your first time in Tokyo, then yes, definitely come through. Its a unique part of Tokyo with a good and interesting history and its definitely fun to go through all the tiny bars that are crammed. Its a hot and happening spot and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank DanBigBossMan
Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

Narrow colorful streets. Suitable for shopping and a night out. It's full of bars, club, and restaurants.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank emmgee8
Reviewed September 3, 2019

My husband and I had a great time at Omoide - we found a few casual restaurants / bars to hang and drink beers in after a long day of playing tourists. We love this area - lots of options for street food and drinking.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank somanymilesaway
Reviewed September 1, 2019

This is a small alley of eateries that give you a feel of old Tokyo. There isn't much here but eateries. I didn't like it as much, compared to Osaka's Hozenji Yokocho, which is bigger and has more attractions like a temple.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank philipplim
Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

They call this street Memory Alley, but the tour guide that brought us through here on our first evening in Tokyo said it was once called "piss alley". Not as nice! It is much cleaner I guess now. The street is small with many little...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank JameAndDare
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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
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October 6, 2018|
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Response from jeanfran_oist800 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure We went around 18h Its a festive place, you wanna be there at night!
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September 28, 2018|
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Response from Bryan W | Reviewed this property |
We were there pretty late (definitely after 10) on a weekday and it showed no signs of slowing down. Im guessing it’s syillmgoing at midnight.
April 10, 2018|
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Response from iaml0ved | Reviewed this property |
I paid cash on my visit, and most stalls and local shops I visited were cash.