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Address: Shin Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
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Lots of delicious restaurants, cheap shops and accomodations. Very close to Shinjuku so if you want to visit attractions there you can book accomodation here cheaper. I stayed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shin Okubo Korea Town is close to Shinjuku's kabukicho and you can visit there to try Korean restaurants and k-pop karaoke bars.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of delicious restaurants, cheap shops and accomodations. Very close to Shinjuku so if you want to visit attractions there you can book accomodation here cheaper. I stayed here three nights and walked every day to Shinjuku.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in several parts of Tokyo during our trip, including Shin Okubo. It was a good location and I enjoyed a bit of the the crowded street culture in the evening. We stayed in a residential area a street back from shopping street and it was very quiet.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

The visit to Korean town was such a downer. The streets were lined with stores , with bright lights, cheap and nasty. It was a dull experience and I couldn't wait to leave. We had our dinner there, the food was greasy and not very palatable. To make matters worse, smoking was permitted in the restaurant ( in fact, most... More 

Thank bollywood_11
Potato Point, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We had a great Korean meal here and a chance for my husband to speak a little Korean again. We were fortunate be be here when the full moon festival was on, so saw the floats in the stree parade.

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Midland, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We only ate at a couple of places in Korean town and were not impressed with either. We should have done more research.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Korean restaurants, cafes and groceries if that's what you're looking for in Japan. The usual BBQ offerings and so on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

I visited here with my friends, and we're all into kpop and korean culture. To summarize, we couldn't have been happier! Lots of korean restaurants (I recommend visiting other restaurants than the ones at street level, they seemed to be a bit tourist baits-y. Look up, there are plenty of options above your eye level!) and little boutiques filled with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Restaurants in this area is averaging 10-20% cheaper than those in Shibuya. Some restaurants even offer all you can eat grill meat for less than 3000¥ per person. Drinks are pretty cheap too. Lots of pharmacies selling cosmetics and skin care stuff. I will not purposely come here to shop or eat unless I am nearby.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Nice area with some restaurants that looked cool. If you go to small alleys you can find more restaurants and small shops. Not the most specific area in Tokyo but if you're staying close at least walk it through.

Thank Samppa R

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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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