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Shinjuku Golden Gai

Kabukicho, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3200-8044
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tiny bars” (138 reviews)
“cover charge” (122 reviews)
“narrow streets” (23 reviews)
LOCATION
Kabukicho, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinjuku
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+81 3-3200-8044
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"tiny bars"
in 138 reviews
"cover charge"
in 122 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 23 reviews
"interesting area"
in 12 reviews
"bar hopping"
in 23 reviews
"most places"
in 23 reviews
"few drinks"
in 19 reviews
"unique experience"
in 23 reviews
"ramen"
in 15 reviews
"night life"
in 13 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 16 reviews
"walk around"
in 13 reviews
"fun night"
in 11 reviews
"bartender"
in 79 reviews
"tourists"
in 123 reviews
"albatross"
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"champion"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We went here for the ‘top 10 guidebook experience’, and it was interesting to wander seeing the tiny little bars in the alleyways. Our first bar was called ‘suspicious’ which was an upstairs room. The next one was the 60s bar and neither the Barman...More

Thank Daniel M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tiny bars, some no bigger than a wardrobe, all crowded into a few alleyways side by side. Each one has a different look and feel, making it fun to walk around and decide where you want to drink (if you can fit). But such is...More

Thank SystemE
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Reviewed 4 days ago

this is not as it is suggested by the guide. This place is now aiming to strangers coming from other countries - so it is not "real" any more

Thank Ran N
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I fell for all the reviews and YouTube videos about this neighborhood. The words “vibrant nightlife” and “great yokocho foods” and thrown around like candy to describe this neighborhood. Well I’m here now and this place suck balls. Literally, It’s a sleazy whorehouse galore. It’s...More

2  Thank TomKat508
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to be introduced to the Shinjuku area! I really appreciated the guide’s historical knowledge.

Thank Marissa R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This strip is a must visit. So much fun to be had here. We hopped between 4 different bars and it was a very memorable fun evening.

Thank MelbourneAus7
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Immediately to the rear of our {Citadines Central] Hotel, these dozens of small [average around 6 -12 seats] bars, allow for lots of comparison of travelers' tales, and conversation with, some, English speaking Japanese. An average 500 Yen cover charge, and mostly quite fairly priced...More

1  Thank Kiwi-Pat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed nearby and ate here several days in a row. Visited night and day. It is just fun walking around and sampling the food. The eating places are cramped, but there are few places in Japan that seem to be built...More

Thank Scott N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you simply want to drink in cramped quarters and yuk it up with fellow tourists, then go. I would have loved to have bars jamming with music. With the sheer amount of bars there could be some with 60s, 70s, or 80s music or...More

1  Thank MortUSA_Polska
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish we were able to visit at night, but only had a late afternoon available. At 4:00 PM, very few bars were open. We found one that appeared larger than most I had seen in pictures. The bar looked like it could seat about...More

Thank FlyAtNIght
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innashku
15 December 2017|
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Response from Angela W | Reviewed this property |
Tokyo is the safest city I have ever traveled. I am in my late 50’s and had no problems on my own - people are friendly and helpful.
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15 August 2016|
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Response from Flykuku | Reviewed this property |
Everyday....late...8 and later...
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Erica T
5 August 2015|
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Response from ぱん駄 上 |
It's easy to go, I think that it is good to come out to JR Shinjuku Station east exit. Other Shinjuku Line Sanchome Station Please come aimed at Shinjuku.
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