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Shinjuku Golden Gai Tours

Famous for its architecture and nightlife, this small neighborhood in the heart of Tokyo is comprised of narrow alleys and passages lined with roughly 200 informal bars, clubs and food stalls. Old school buildings are just a few feet wide, some of the most popular bars seat only five or seven people, and streets are so narrow that travelers must walk single file. 

Despite these cramped quarters, Golden Gai is a popular destination for visitors to Tokyo and draws local artists, musicians and writers to local watering holes. With the highest number of bars per square meter in the world, this lively spot is the perfect place to pop in for a drink, meet some locals and experience the girt (and charm) of Tokyo night life. Travelers say most bars charge a cover, but once inside, drinks are cheap and strong.

Practical Info

Golden Gai is a short walk from the East Exit of Shinjuku Station. Most bars don’t open until after 9 p.m., so the area is relatively quiet during the day. 

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Kabukicho Izakaya Food Tour and Golden Gai Experience in Shinjuku, Tokyo, null
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Kabukicho Izakaya Food Tour and Golden Gai Experience in Shinjuku

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Enjoy an izakaya tour with food at one of Tokyo's most popular spots. Go back in time and see Shinjuku's Drunkards Alley (Nonbeiyokocho) with small bars from ...  Read more

Location: Shinjuku, Japan
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.00
Explore Tokyo's Nocturnal Playground with a Local, Tokyo, Food Tours
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Explore Tokyo's Nocturnal Playground with a Local

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See another side to Tokyo when the city comes alive after dark - we promise it’s alive and kicking 24 hours a day! To experience the city’s nocturnal alter ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.37
Shinjuku and Kabukicho Evening Walking Tour, Tokyo, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Shinjuku and Kabukicho Evening Walking Tour

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Take a walk on the wild side with an evening tour through Shinjuku, Tokyo’s famous entertainment district, and get a local's look into the best shopping and ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.67
Nocturnal Walking Tour of Shinjuku, Tokyo, Walking Tours
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Nocturnal Walking Tour of Shinjuku

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On this 2.5 hour walking tour, you will discover the fantastic part of Shinjuku, the biggest ward of Tokyo. Enjoying the neon lights, local atmosphere and ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.37

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