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Shinjuku Golden Gai, Shinjuku

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#8 of 34 in Neighborhoods in Tokyo
Neighborhood Tourist Spot
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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Tokyo abounds with excellent places to stay, from luxury affairs to humble budget-friendly lodgings. Its glittering skyscrapers house numerous international four- and five-star hotels, both in the populous cultural hotspots of Shinjuku and in the business centers of Akasaka and Shinbashi. Meanwhile, hostels catering to the shoestring traveler lie scattered throughout the city. For a memorable, distinctly Japanese experience, seek out a ryokan, a traditional bed and breakfast with tatami floor mats and sliding screen doors.
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  • Nothing to see in the day. Lots to see at night. Cover charge to most of the 200 bars (packed into half a dozen narrow lanes - each only seating six to eight people). But soooo worth it. Great fun!  more »
  • This place is very unique. Not sure if there is similar in any other countries but this place have several small bars whee people sit at the bar and enjoy their drinks. Most of the bars can only host ...  more »
  • The bars are small and they charge extra for sitting it is not possible to get seat in bar if you are travelling with group of 4 as most of them have maximum 5 to 6 seating capacity I didn't find it a...  more »