Shinjuku Golden Gai, Shinjuku

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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. Using our world travel planner, Tokyo attractions like Shinjuku Golden Gai can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Located a few blocks from Shinjuku Station, this mini-bars/pubs resort offers a variety of drinks and meals at very high prices (well tourist). Is it worth it? Definitely, Yes. Very picturesque is the way in which bars, all of them just for four or five people, very steep stairs, bars have organized some above others... a little "turbid" If you're not used to seeing something... but is also full of people , above all tourists. I recommend taking one or two beers in different bars. They tend not to accept other means of payment other than cash, average prices for a drink range the ¥ 1,000.00 (about ten dollars more or less), it is expensive but it is very picturesque and who serve you are very friendly and throw you the city that you'd not find in another if data Uncle. The site is secure and the bars are open until quite late.
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  • We're an easygoing party type couple but this place left us under-whelmed. We couldn't see one reason why you pay over the top for a drink in a dingy dirty hovel when you can walk 200 metres and drink...  more »
  • The Mrs and I came here to check it out . It is an awesome place to explore and learn the small bar culture . Very friendly and fun place to experience . Awesome place .  more »

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