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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  • The area is special since it shows how small and humble were once houses in Tokyo which now have been replaced by skyscrapers. Many small bars, maximum capacity 10 people. Ideal place for mparotsarka and easy to drink a drink and meet new people.
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  • Few foreign tourists are filled in on the street, but still, the stores! Shop said I don't like to be full for a long time with 1 glass of beer rises and foreigners dislike Japan's unique itineraries (charge)! Hey mitsukaranaide I contact! Still ground-floor shop grew into easy-to-store!
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  • Lively at night and even busier on weekends. The sports bar is there and is nice for a drink and food, you are as safe in this prefecture as you are in you'r home. Worth a look and a good laugh someti...  more »

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