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Shinjuku Golden Gai, Shinjuku

(3.7/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
Famous for its eclectic bars and architecture, Shinjuku Golden Gai provides visitors with a slice of authentic Tokyo nightlife. Though this area contains only six alleyways, with a few additional narrow passages interconnecting them, it boasts over 200 bars, clubs, and restaurants. Many of these shack-like spots commit to a particular theme, such as jazz or punk rock, while others cater specifically to movie buffs, artists, musicians, or celebrities. Put Shinjuku Golden Gai into our Tokyo travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tokyo.
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  • Want to go somewhere different for a drink before dinner or just to take in the atmosphere? Then definitely walk the Gilden Gia. This area is filled with bars no bigger than the average bathroom. Deco...  more »
  • Really lovely pubs where there is plenty of interesting Japan!!! Must be able to enter Japanese shops have to pay for the privilege, and per capita. We had to visit the full big bar and for the privilege. Boiled peas so delicious quinoa sika,. However, it should be necessarily order 1 drink per person
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  • Clientele in the area is multinational. Not sleazy at all. Enjoyed the small bars. It's more a after-dinner place, though some bars serve finger food .