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Shinjuku Golden Gai

Kabukicho, Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3200-8044
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tiny bars” (138 reviews)
“cover charge” (128 reviews)
“bar hopping” (24 reviews)
LOCATION
Kabukicho, Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinjuku
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+81 3-3200-8044
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"tiny bars"
in 138 reviews
"cover charge"
in 128 reviews
"bar hopping"
in 24 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 24 reviews
"interesting area"
in 12 reviews
"most places"
in 21 reviews
"unique experience"
in 25 reviews
"ramen"
in 16 reviews
"few drinks"
in 17 reviews
"night life"
in 12 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 16 reviews
"walk around"
in 15 reviews
"fun night"
in 11 reviews
"bartender"
in 82 reviews
"tourists"
in 125 reviews
"champion"
in 15 reviews
"drinking"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This area was the old black market during the war. It is a network of small alleys filled with tiny bars - the smallest I’ve ever seen! Most had 5-10 seats and weren’t much bigger than a bedroom. We visited 2, both operated and bat-tended...More

Thank EdsGirlBoston
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely recommend Champions bar located here. Cheap, fun and awesome atmosphere!!! Great place to meet other tourists

Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very cool area away from the flashing lights of shinjuku. Most of the bars charge 500-800 yen in cover, and it is worth it. Small, cute places and friendly staff at the different bars

Thank Iah123456
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We first visited this area with a personal guide on a 3 hour walking tour and that was a great way to learn the ins and outs of this area (check out Satoko from Gaijin tours). The little bars were unique and like nothing I’ve...More

Thank mmlkosmin
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Might be best visited at night when the darkness cover what has to be described as one of the dirtiest areas we have seen in Tokyo. Rubbish all over the place. Felt like Kuta comes to Shinjuku. I’m sure there is an audience for this...More

Thank Wayne N
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved our visit here. It felt like something a little different than just going to a regular bar in a busy area. Definitely worth a visit on your trip

Thank rachplum
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This alley was cute. A bit pricey but the quality wont dissapoint. Food was fresh and tastes great. Fun hang out place for a quick drink!

Thank Bomilly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a few beers here recently. You can walk around the alleys looking into the small bars. Most do not like foreigners as the cover charge is either 2x the amount than for locals (or no cover charge for local). Eventually settled in bar and...More

Thank AsiaTravelHero
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint, Quirky, Crowded - authentic "Old School" Japanese Food & Drink at its best. We had an excellent night in a tiny, packed-out Karaoke Bar - excellent service and cheap drinks!

Thank L5240GXterrym
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Narrow alley with many small eateries, mainly beer and Yakitori. Be early or theese tiny reastaurants will be full. Excellent food and cosy establishments.

Thank Claes W
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Mysteryoza
August 2, 2018|
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Response from BorderlessTraveler | Reviewed this property |
It is Ok for pregnant person. It’s just the bar are very small and cramped but there are many bars in Golden Gai. If you are planning to take the subway, one of the Shijnjuku Sachome station entrance is very close to Golden... More
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innashku
December 14, 2017|
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Response from Angela W | Reviewed this property |
Tokyo is the safest city I have ever traveled. I am in my late 50’s and had no problems on my own - people are friendly and helpful.
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August 14, 2016|
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