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Shinjuku Golden Gai

Historic nightlife area in Tokyo's Shinjuku City, known for its narrow alleys lined with tiny bars and cozy izakayas.

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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!

WillHarris 2 years ago

Looking for a night out on the town? Golden Gai is one of the most bustling neighborhoods in Shinjuku- and that's saying something. Made up of hundreds of eclectic tiny bars, in an array of quirky themes, Golden Gai is the perfect destination for nightlife lovers looking to get a taste of the effervescent scene in the city.

madeleineray 2 years ago

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