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1-1-6, Kabukicho, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3209-6418
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All reviews tiny bars cover charge narrow streets most places bar hopping interesting area few drinks unique experience ramen great night night life walk around a lot of fun bartender tourists champion drinking
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to eat, drink and have a laugh! Most places are reasonably priced but watch out for cover charges, ideally go with a group to take over one bar for a night you wont forget!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jamespw1992
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this small area, As you walk down Yasakuni Dori past the Kabukicho, you will come upon a walkway. It is tree lined and landscaped. As you get in about 200 meters or so, there is an opening to your rght. walk in and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small alleyways, tiny bars, crowded seating areas - its all part of the Tokyo charm isn't it? Sure its expensive and aimed squarely at fleecing the tourists, but its so Japanese you just have to do it. If you're in the area, go grab a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LeeDJones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to stroll through here. Bars look old and traditional despite located in the middle of the city.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank anazr2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is so unusual and a definate must while visiting Tokyo. Those "pubs" are tiny, so you keep moving to a different one. Always very friendly owner or people to chat who are already there.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Astencijo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time. Visited the Albatross bar. Hosts are great and we had a lot of fun. Bars tend to be small typically 5-6 people. Look for bars that don’t charge a cover

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 524raye
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really cool and interesting area in Tokyo. Maybe it was the day I went but a lot of the bars were empty. Because the bars are tiny with most of them seating less then 10 people and in some cases less than 5 quite...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Bomchickawaawaa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What used to the the trendiest “artistic” corner of Shinjuku but has become pretty touristy. A small section of tiny alley ways offering drinks and their version of bar snacks - both hot and cold foods like edamame and kebab skewers! Good food and nice...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank lizziw2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large collection of very small bars. Like 3 seats. All packed into one area. Many charge a fee to enter. Worth it to do once. Or twice.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lucycan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the bars have an entry fee. The street is quiet and a bit removed from Shinjuku, and the bars are small and relatively quiet. Personally I didn't think it was worth it.

Date of experience: February 2019
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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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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
December 14, 2017|
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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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