Golden Gai

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Area: Shinjuku
Access: 449 m from Seibushinjuku Station Seibu Shinjuku Line (SS1)
0.5 km from Higashi-shinjuku Station Fukutoshin Line (C12)Oedo Line (E2)
Address: 1 Chome-1 Kabukichō, Shinjuku-ku, Tōkyō-to 160-0021 [map]
Phone: 0195-75-1319 0195-75-1319
Hours: 5.30pm until late

Four alleys filled with tiny bars – each with their own style! Some have seating charges so keep an eye out, and some have no-foreigner signs, so keep yourself out! (This is to keep space for regular customers generally, don’t get offended). For starters try Albatross!

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