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)
0.6 km from Shinjuku Station Marunouchi Line (M8)Shinjuku Line (S1)Oedo Line (E27)Yamanote Line (JY17)Chūō Line (Rapid) (JC5)Chūō-Sōbu Line (JB30)Odakyu Odawara Line (OH1)Keiō Line (KO1)Keiō New Line (KO1)
Address: 1 Chome-1 Kabukichō, Shinjuku-ku, Tōkyō-to 160-0021 [map]
Hours: 5.30pm until late

Four alleys filled with tiny bars – each with their own style! For starters, try Albatross. Note that some places have seating charges.