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Shinjuku Golden-gai

Travel Guide - Shinjuku Golden-gai

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Shinjuku Golden-gai (Shinjuku Golden Street) is a small district in Shinjuku Kabuki-cho where number of tiny bars and restaurants are lined up like matchboxes along narrow streets.
This area was originally developed as a black market operated by gang and Yakuza groups after the World War II. Also many prostitutes were moved here from Shinjuku 2-chome at the same time by the order of General Headquarters of the Allied Forces. After prostitution became illegal by the Anti-Prostitution Low in 1958, this area has developed as a drinking area like today.
The name "Golden-gai" was made around 1965 when many musicians, artists, directors, writers, and actors gathered here for drinking. Golden-gai became popular especially when two novelists, Ryuzo Saki and Kenji Nakagami, both were patrons of Golden-gai, won the Naoki Prize and the Akutagawa Prize respectively in 1976. Also this area became popular again in 2002 when the scenery of Golden-gai appeared on an advertising poster for Hikaru Utada's album "DEEP RIVER".
Even today, many local people and tourists visit here to enjoy drinking in the distinctive, nostalgic atmosphere of Golden-gai.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Varies according to the shop / facility

ClosedClosed

  • Varies according to the shop / facility

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 7 minutes walk from Shinjuku Station on the JR lines, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (M08), Toei Oedo Line (E27), Toei Shinjuku Line (S01), Keio Line (KO01), or Odakyu Odawara Line
  • 3 minutes walk from Shinjuku-sanchome Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (M09), Fukutoshin Line (F13) or Toei Shinjuku Line (S02)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1-1, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0021

TweetsTweets

NeighborMix SPOTIT @getspotit - 2019-01-16
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Hwoarang @Kickingplayboy - 2019-01-13
// A very empty Golden Gai, Shinjuku, Tokyo on New Year's Day. https://t.co/5XXEE2tbc3
NeighborMix SPOTIT @getspotit - 2019-01-11
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Jacc(h)o(ta). @goldphased - 2019-01-10
❝ Shinjuku Golden Gai. ❞

And all I do is sit and think about you
If I knew what you'd do
Collapse my veins wearing… https://t.co/DZqjFrFvij
Jacco de su novia Ari. @goldphased - 2019-01-10
❝ Shinjuku Golden Gai. ❞

And all I do is sit and think about you
If I knew what you'd do
Collapse my veins wearing… https://t.co/DZqjFrFvij
Jacco el molesto. @goldphased - 2019-01-10
❝ Shinjuku Golden Gai. ❞

And all I do is sit and think about you
If I knew what you'd do
Collapse my veins wearing… https://t.co/DZqjFrFvij
𝔲𝔩𝔱𝔦𝔪𝔞𝔱𝔢💧𝔴𝔬𝔯𝔯𝔦𝔢𝔯 @jockonimus - 2019-01-09
@animalglue Wait are you in Shinjuku near Golden Gai district?
𝙶𝚢𝚖⚙️𝙻𝚒𝚏𝚝 𝙰𝚗𝚟𝚒𝚕𝚜⚙️𝙲𝚛𝚢𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚍 @jockonimus - 2019-01-09
@animalglue Wait are you in Shinjuku near Golden Gai district?
NeighborMix SPOTIT @getspotit - 2019-01-08
Q: Could you show me the way to Shinjuku Golden Gai?
A: Let's get NeighborMix SPOTIT. https://t.co/HMAhsO0bDv
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MarkeLucio @BardoSalty - 2019-01-07
@twomad_ Harajuku is a district full of cosplay shops and cultural coffees.
Meiji is a specifically famous shrine p… https://t.co/BdmDU5Pv2J
ALO JAPAN @alojapan - 2019-01-06
Let's enjoy the golden light by @masainthemorning here in ##Shinjuku! We hope ...
#Japanartphotography… https://t.co/vpPDRTVF7q
Japan Travel @JapanTravel - 2019-01-06
Let's enjoy the golden light by @masainthemorning here in #Shinjuku! We hope that everyone will have a bright start… https://t.co/Ha6Z2TAviW
Timothy Davis @timfdavis - 2019-01-06
@godnojoe Golden gai - ha ; have you been to the shinjuku original ?
ellome @ ALA I guess?? @automatonprince - 2019-01-03
@HolySpacePug @myclue Fun fact golden gai is in shinjuku it’s a few streets of Hella Bars tho some are not for fore… https://t.co/Pobes64Hhk
ellome @ sacanime I guess?? @automatonprince - 2019-01-03
@HolySpacePug @myclue Fun fact golden gai is in shinjuku it’s a few streets of Hella Bars tho some are not for fore… https://t.co/Pobes64Hhk
ellome @💀 SOLOMON 💀 @automatonprince - 2019-01-03
@HolySpacePug @myclue Fun fact golden gai is in shinjuku it’s a few streets of Hella Bars tho some are not for fore… https://t.co/Pobes64Hhk
💜🎂TaeTaeMyMochi💜🎂🎊 @taehyungmymochi - 2019-01-02
@annab_n Akihabara (all the gadgets and the talking toilet seats 😂), Tokyo Tower, Shinjuku (that famous crossing, l… https://t.co/E4yf6kzCEQ
Jason Lee @jsonlee71 - 2018-12-31
@vedgerestaurant looks like you’re in Shinjuku... try the restaurants in golden gai area.
Matthew Woodward @OnTheRails - 2018-12-31
Late to the party, but catching up on the late and very cool Anthony Bourdain in Tokyo. Delighted that he managed t… https://t.co/xd7DMMhdeM
NeighborMix SPOTIT @getspotit - 2018-12-31
Q: Could you show me the way to Shinjuku Golden Gai?
A: Let's get NeighborMix SPOTIT. https://t.co/HMAhsO0bDv
https://t.co/5E1VnYmSLf
David Savage @flazkavacid - 2018-12-30
@Alyatirno If you’re in Tokyo, on a Saturday night, then you must go to Ebisu and check out What the Dickens. It’s… https://t.co/cfyhWv50ae
James Shields @shieldsjames - 2018-12-30
@minliangtan For a gamer, Akihabara, Square Enix store/cafe in Shinjuku, and I hear the Pokémon store is good (neve… https://t.co/QN7Mb9SpRB
James Shields @ CES2019 @shieldsjames - 2018-12-30
@minliangtan For a gamer, Akihabara, Square Enix store/cafe in Shinjuku, and I hear the Pokémon store is good (neve… https://t.co/QN7Mb9SpRB
Jonathan Sprung @jasprung - 2018-12-30
@JimmyHavoc Go to Golden gai in shinjuku! So many tiny bars
Tin @binlaninja - 2018-12-30
The alleyways of Golden Gai, Shinjuku. https://t.co/9CpJpH0Ptm
𝙍𝙞𝙩𝙨𝙪𝙠𝙖 𝙀𝙢𝙞𝙮𝙖 ✿ @EmiyaRitsuka - 2018-12-30
@AvalonNEET // same same 😭😭👌

At least we got golden symbol too

That means we literally clear pt 1 of the story~~… https://t.co/4OTOw2RdKY
𝙍𝙞𝙩𝙨𝙪𝙠𝙖 𝙀𝙢𝙞𝙮𝙖 ✿ @EmiyaRitsuka - 2018-12-30
@AvalonNEET // same same 😭😭👌

At least we got golden symbol too

That means we literally clear pt 1 of the story~~… https://t.co/4OTOw2RdKY
北村灰色 @DumDumGumNumB - 2018-12-29
Shinjuku Golden Street shaking in another world, shaking https://t.co/qMdG3T1CRo
NeighborMix SPOTIT @getspotit - 2018-12-28
Q: Could you show me the way to Shinjuku Golden Gai?
A: Let's get NeighborMix SPOTIT. https://t.co/HMAhsO0bDv
https://t.co/5E1VnYmSLf
matt @nishinotuoin - 2018-12-28
HAD SO MUCH FUNNN :((((( GOD SHINJUKU GOLDEN GAI is the BEST more kwento to follow
NeighborMix SPOTIT @getspotit - 2018-12-25
Q: Could you show me the way to Shinjuku Golden Gai?
A: Let's get NeighborMix SPOTIT. https://t.co/HMAhsO0bDv
https://t.co/5E1VnYmSLf
Devon Newberry @devonversus - 2018-12-23
@GambleMike Also Golden Gai area in Shinjuku. Lotta small/intimate bars that are very cool

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