Places to Go
The Shinjuku West Exit shopping district is often called Omoide Yokocho (memory lane) or Yakitori Yokocho (yakitori lane.) The area got its start as a market where the shops were separated by a wall made of a single layer of wood in the chaotic aftermath of the Second World War when the Shinjuku area emerged as a transportation hub. Although the scale of Omoide Yokocho has gradually shrunk as the area around Shinjuku Station has developed, many small eateries and bars remain to this day.
- 1-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
- Hours of operation
- Varies according to the establishment