Places to Go

Shinjuku Golden Gai

East Area

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Golden Gai is a district of eateries and bars located in Shinjuku. No more than 6,600 square meters in size, Golden Gai is filled with short wooden row house-style buildings, into which more than 200 bars, clubs and places to eat are squeezed in. Among the truly unique establishments is the Bundan Bar (“Literary Bar”), a bar historically frequented by cultured people, including writers, editors, movie directors and actors. Thanks to its rich history, Shinjuku Golden Gai a source of subculture and underground art in Tokyo.

Facility overview

1-chome Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo,
Hours of operation
Varies according to the establishment