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Shin Okubo Korean Town

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Address: Shin Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
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Nice area to spend the afternoon

Really cool little area north of Shinjuku to try Korean food or buy Korean goods/foods/ merchandise. If you can find it go to 'Dejingland' on the main road. Best Korean food in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typical busy district with several Korean restaurants/food outlets and other k-pop and Korean shops. Apartment rentals here seems to be cheaper than those in Shinjuku

Thank new88
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really cool little area north of Shinjuku to try Korean food or buy Korean goods/foods/ merchandise. If you can find it go to 'Dejingland' on the main road. Best Korean food in Tokyo.

Thank jackmoore93
Orinda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just north of Shinjuku is Korea Town. A street with multiple Korean restaurants, bbq's, diners, grocery stores, cosmetic stores and kpop stores.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a wonder down the main road and side streets if you're into Korean food or K Pop culture. Lots of nice restaurants, Korean grocery stores and small shops selling everything K Pop (posters, trinkets, CDs etc) . If your Tokyo itinerary it short though you could probably pass this for other surrounding spots.

Thank Sean Q
Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Korean-style face-shrinking and massage spas. Good prices. I asked if I could come in inked and they said no. Don't ask. Just go.

Thank Amya M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Hungry? Please go there and have dinner 5 times in you can. There are so so many small and nice restaurants there.

Thank Saskia v
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Our hotel was in this location. We loved the area as it was close to Shinjuku. There does seem to be a lot of short stay hotels and prostitution. Great area nonetheless.

Thank John Z
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here during our trip to Tokyo. It was great having such delicious food right at our door step. Will def stay in his area again when we come back to Tokyo

Thank Neilly S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We wondered around late afternoon Friday and stumble across a cafe Du Riche (I think) next to Showbox. It is an entertainment venue for your boy bands I think. About 20-40 teen girls were there off and on and then the bands came out for photos. It was amazing people watching!

Thank SydneyNancy13

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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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