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Shinjuku Golden Gai

Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3200-8044
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
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“small bars” (80 reviews)
“cover charge” (96 reviews)
“bar hopping” (18 reviews)
Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3200-8044
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited Golden Gai a few times as our accommodation was close by. Tiny little bars and restaurants, (I mean tiny -often only sitting 5 or 6 people). Good atmosphere though as you get to get up close and personal with locals or other tourists at...More

Thank CinnaG
Reviewed 3 days ago

Make time to stroll through this area, close to the rail lines. Lots of great eateries, great atmosphere at night.

Thank ekym0m
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A myriad of bars in a maze of narrow walkways. Some are tiny with only a handful of seats; others are upstairs hidden away; some are larger with karaoke; others with a cover charge; some for Japanese only. Worth a wander, find yourself a spot...More

Thank LauraEvans88
Reviewed 3 days ago

A must visit place at Kabukicho Shinjuku, with tons of small bars and some diners for late eating. This place resembles the look and feel of the scene in the Japanese manga / TV drama "Shinya Shokudō" (Midnight Diner), which you can discover the more...More

Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots of tiny bars and restaurants some foreigners friendly with English menus. Great to see the tiny alley restaurants and take in the experience some tours for the red light options but they do not focus much on foreigners

Thank DJS1950
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got here from our Shibuya tour and it was the last stop. They have a lot of bars!!! Most of them charge tourists with a 500 yen cover which it's ok whatever. Go to Jim Bean, it's the most touristy place, has karaoke and...More

Thank mikeccarlos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this area. We stopped for a drink but I could have been just as happy walking the alleys for 20 minutes and taking some pics or video.

Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank Jay E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 5 or 6 clients and very...More

Thank Alexandre S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 attractive

Thank Girishtrivedi
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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What time do things get going here? Is this ideally a Weekend outing? Or is it fun-fun-fun all week long?
August 15, 2016|
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Response from Flykuku | Reviewed this property |
Everyday....late...8 and later...
Erica T
Which train station is closest to this area? What is the best way of getting there?
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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