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Shinjuku Golden Gai

Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3200-8044
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
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“small bars” (93 reviews)
“cover charge” (113 reviews)
“cool area” (13 reviews)
Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3200-8044
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Golden gai consist in few block of tiny tiny bars (when i say tiny...it sits max 8 ppl each bar)..everybar have a different moto...but totally worth the visit...ita like been in a movie.. you may think is dangerous...but no..its Japan...so its very safe. The mafia...More

Thank Gustavo I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very unique experience. What I imagine much of Tokyo to have been like 100years ago. Pity its next door to the red light district.

Thank Tom N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shinjuku has little treasures of drinking places. Especially here. Super chill but there is a seat charge but think of it as a tip before you sit down. Some places don't have a seat charge so look around.

1  Thank maximillian t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really cool place to take a beer if you are allowed to enter. It's obvious that some placed only want Japanese people inside. How ever you can find bars that accept foreigners. Be prepared to pay a bar fee to entre thou.

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the few areas that are pre-WWII Tokyo as most burned. It is cool, and bit weird, and lots of fun. Little tiny bars with a variety of themes in about a two block area. Well worth stopping by a couple for a drink...More

Thank Reg S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was really cool to walk through and see all the tiny bars. We didn't stop in any as they didn't seem like tourist bars which is a good thing really. 🙂 it's fun to visit for the atmosphere but think if tourists are looking...More

Thank Cait F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went here during my birthday week last year. At first we were having a hard time to find a lively bar but manages to go in, In one that plays old school music . The bar that we went in can...More

1  Thank Shinobi-san
Reviewed 1 week ago

You get the right vibes on which ones visitors can go in to. Found a nice bar without charges, very cosy and did food as well. Just nice to walk around to see how small some of them are. Looks a lot better at night...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place to visit, so many tiny bars to choose from in the one area. It's hard to know where to visit as most places have a cover charge and some can charge quite a bit for drinks. Certainly worth a look as it...More

Thank Stuart788278
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area was a great little find in Shinjuku. If you go on a night that is not too busy you can sit down at a super tiny bar and enjoy a drink, maybe a chat with some locals or possibly a bartender who might...More

Thank Julian D
Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and
contains the busiest train station in the world. To
the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo
Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the
east, there’s a district with long-established
department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku
Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the
Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for
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August 15, 2016|
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Response from Flykuku | Reviewed this property |
Everyday....late...8 and later...
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August 5, 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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