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Golden Gai Landmarks & Historical Places / Shinjuku

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Golden Gai is a collection of approximately 180 bars that can fit maximum ten people to one side of kabuki-cho. The area got its beginning as a red-light district, but eventually turned into bars where intellectuals, artists and hipsters mingle. For a long time Golden Gai had a reputation for being unfriendly to foreigners, but recent changes in ownership have injected new energy to the area, and many bars are now welcoming.

Categories Landmarks & Historical Places , Bars
Nearest Station Shinjuku
Address 1-1-8 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours Depends on the bar -- most start opening in the evening.

2 Reviews for Golden Gai

  • Golden Gai
  • (2011-02-08)
  • Had a great time "bar hopping" here one night with some friends. We had a great time going from place to place and experiencing such a variety of styles.

  • Golden Gai
  • (2009-01-09)
  • Many of these small bars have seating charges which they will only tell you about after you've finished. Going in for just one beer might not be as economical as you originally planned. Each bar has its own sort of theme or style as decided by the owner. There are foreigner friendly bars, and they are fairly obvious, what with their English signs out front. The most scenic way into the area is... Read More

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