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Shinjuku Golden Gai

Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3200-8044
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“small bars” (76 reviews)
“cover charge” (92 reviews)
“bar hopping” (18 reviews)
Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3200-8044
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Reviewed yesterday

Really cool to see such tiny bars crammed into a small area, all with different decor but we walked through on a very quiet night and felt way too awkward and not welcome to go into any of the bars and have a drink. Even...More

Thank daiadore
Reviewed 2 days ago

We wondered the Golden Gai during one of our nights in Shinjuku. Plenty of options to pick from even if not all our tourist friendly. We stopped by one of the smaller ones right near the center and had a great evening of drinking with...More

Thank themanofec
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tons of great bars and we met some great people, danced and drank all night and definitely want to go back! The fact that each bar ca only fit max 10 people inside was why it was so charming, staff so friendly in most the...More

Thank ciararadburn
Reviewed 2 days ago

Cool place with a lot of tiny bars. In one we were alone with the bartender and in another we sang karaoke with a group of others. Some had entrence fee and some did not, but there were signs outside so you knew before you...More

Thank cbwallberg
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Golden gai I believe is one of the oldest areas in Tokyo. It's more like a narrow lane/alley lined by several tiny bars on both sides. Each bar can only accommodate somewhere between 3-29 people. Each bar seemingly changes daily out here and you won't...More

Thank kapur2
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is quite the experience. Most people will not find it or know about it, but it is definitely worth a look. We walked thru daytime and nighttime. Come out the east exit of the JR Shinjuku Station. That is Shinjuku-dork. Walk across one block...More

Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had so much fun walking up and down the streets and alleyways in the Golden Gai. Small bars and restaurants line the roads both upstairs and downstairs. Some charge covers, so check the board outside of each before you go in. There are all...More

Thank Hameed S
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I would end up here every night. We loved the small bars, intimacy and uniqueness of this area. Some places had a cover, but if the people looked interesting and inviting we didn't mind paying. We met locals, other travelers and business...More

Thank bikingmom
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good location easy access to transportation and a very centralised location. However this hotel is located in kabukicho red light area.Having said that the ambience isn't extreme, id say its very mellowed for what it is. I find it absolutely safe and non disturbing ....More

Thank SKarpane
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a cool place to see. Its really popular among locals and tourists. Its also really similar to omoide yokocho in shinjuku. I loved both.

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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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What time do things get going here? Is this ideally a Weekend outing? Or is it fun-fun-fun all week long?
August 14, 2016|
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Response from Flykuku | Reviewed this property |
Everyday....late...8 and later...
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Which train station is closest to this area? What is the best way of getting there?
August 4, 2015|
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Response from ぱん駄 上 |
It's easy to go, I think that it is good to come out to JR Shinjuku Station east exit. Other Shinjuku Line Sanchome Station Please come aimed at Shinjuku.
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December 16, 2014|
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Response from ぶりお | Reviewed this property |
すいません。ゴールデン街は年末年始行った事がなく、わかりません。ゴールデン街に行ってみて、いい店が開いていなかったら、ゴールデン街から近い「医食同源 痩身膳」をお勧めします。お店なんですが、京風?で飲み放題が安くつけれて、お魚料理が中心のフードも美味しく、前に聞いた時は年末年始もあいてると言っていました。ビルの中に姉妹店含め3店舗入っていますが、「医食同源... More
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