Shinjuku Golden Gai
Golden Gai isn’t hidden gem or a secret find: this jam-packed district is filled with both locals and tourists looking for a few drinks and a great time. When you arrive at this Japan landmark, you’ll find six alleys stacked with bars (literally — they’re stacked on top of each other). Half the fun is popping in and out of each spot, grabbing a drink with some strangers, and then wandering up or down a hidden staircase to drink some more. Pro tip: most of these bars fit five to ten people max, so not recommended for the claustrophobic!