Shinjuku Golden Gai, Shinjuku

3.7
#8 of 34 in Neighborhoods in Tokyo
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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  • August 16, 2017
    neighborhood to do day and night, no problems of security, a small bar and a serene animation
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  • August 16, 2017
    We attempted a couple to stop into a few places in Golden Gai they seemed unfriendly to foreigners or had a cover charge. I recommend Memory Lane over Golden Gai.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Behind the hustle and bustle of the main streets in Shinjuku is Golden Gai, narrow streets with many eateries. It is quiet, always worth a visit, walk through, for not inviting us to go there eat
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