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Shin Okubo Korean Town

Shin Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
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Shin Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are K-Pop fans and you are in Japan, don't forget to visit Shin Okubo. You will see lots of store who sells K-Pop merchandises along the streets. Come around 9 AM, several stores are already open but there are not much visitors.

Thank neesha_belle
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This part of Shinjuku is very lively, Korea town feel with lots of stores selling K pop merchandise, great place for window shopping for stuff like cosmetics, mobile phone cover, showpieces, gift items, bags etc. There are several places to have coffee, ice-creams and shakes...More

Thank geetikasharma2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

Its the perfect place for every kpop fan out there - shops playing BTS and filled to the brim with every bit of merch a kpop fan would want!

Thank Sophie F
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

So this place is where we were staying using Airbnb. We stayed here and went for dinner and couldn’t find much Japanese food. Then we realized that this is little Korea. It was a fascinating place to check out

3  Thank Kelly K
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Not impressed....the side streets are overflowing with trash...a guy was puking on the street by where we were staying...men gawking at my teenage daughter and making comments...who, by the way, was dressed more like a tom boy with baggy pants and shirt with a loose...More

1  Thank rubiicela
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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Location - near Shinjuku so that's good. (Takes some walking but if you don't mind the walk then location should be perfect) Food - lots of restaurants but mostly Korean. I find Korean food more expensive than Japanese food here though (there's a Yoshinoya right...More

Thank georginag5
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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

The Okubo Korean Town is gorgeous! Such a fine historic look of “old” Japan. While there was been some change over the years, it definitely still had its charm.

Thank Mrlaceyma
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Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

If you are sick of Japanese crusine while in Japan, drop by this places to have some Korean food. But why would you do that?

4  Thank XavierShoot
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

Worth visiting if you want to try Korean food or intend to buy Korean products, otherwise it's just another crowded district.

Thank JonDoe04134
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

There’s nothing much to see around here but might be ok to have a look after takeshita st if you have more free time. Lots of korean restaurants and some korean supermarket. There are kpop store thats sells kpop merchandise. My daughter spent alot of...More

1  Thank Burrr888
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Shinjuku
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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Wang Y
August 28, 2017|
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Response from Gett B | Reviewed this property |
Hi! You'll have no problem finding other cuisines in Shin Okubo. But as it's known for, you will find a lot of Korean restos around the area and a lot of K-pop merch!
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Nader E
September 11, 2016|
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Response from Bamelajane | Reviewed this property |
Definitely for men as well
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