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Kabukicho, Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3200-8044
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place never sleep. We stayed in Citadines Shinjuku which is directly next to Golden Gai. Location is about 10mins walk from Shinjuku Station. 6 lanes of mini bars with each bar would probably fit about 10customers. Some bars only serve regular customers because of...More

Thank Sze Yin M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had an amazing time at Golden Gai. I had a friend with me who's studying japanese which made it easier. We walked in to Open book bar(not so visible from the outside) and it was beautiful and dark, filled with books, it was a...More

Thank Olivis95
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So so so expensive they wanted 9,000 yen for 5 shots! And the bar owners can also be very racist so be cautious of what bars you head into, if they ask no foreigners to enter then be respectful of that as they would want...More

Thank sineadem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Japan! People place and food are spectacular in a city lauded for safety it is the best. Anthony Bourdain was its biggest fan and rightly so. There has it all and is cool to boot. My annual escape to the hippest city on...More

Thank Sherryn A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome place with plenty to see, eat and do! We loved walking around and exploring such a lively area! Close to public transit.

Thank TheMoretonAdventure
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here as part of a walking tour and will definitely go back next time I'm in Tokyo. Tiny bars serving just beer and yakatori...yeh, lots of tourists-but you come for something different,right?

Thank C D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went into a lovely little bar run by a man and a women whom have so for I think it was 40 years?! Amazing. Would go again for sure.

Thank Paris B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tipical tourist place. If you miss it actually you would not miss a lot. I went there by night and by day. Lot of small bars with overpriced drinks. Locals are almost not present there. So you'll get the point. During the day it was...More

Thank Rimtuti T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed wandering around the lanes and alley ways. There are loads of tiny bars, seating 6 - 10 people. It’s usually clear which welcome tourists. We found a bar without a cover charge and had a great time chatting to other travellers and...More

Thank Wombling_Free_7548
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was great to find a,free small bars with maximum of 8 people in. Got to speak to a lot of other tourists so great place to meet new people from al over the world, I think it's a must to see all the small bars....More

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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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Response from Rahul1968 | Reviewed this property |
Tokyo is very safe
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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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