Golden Gai

tokyo, japan


Golden Gai

tokyo, japan

Famous for: Food and Drinks, Bars and Pubs, Nightlife
Golden Gai is an architectural wonder located in Shinjuku in Tokyo and is famous for its neon-lit nightlife. Packed with bars and high energy, this is the place for locals and could be intimidating for few newbies. If you are looking for a nightlife in Tokyo then this is the place for you.
About Contact Location
About Contact Location
event_available When to visit: january - december
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00:00 - 23:59 Everyday
hourglass_empty Duration: 1.5 hours
account_balance_wallet Entry Fee: Free
Golden Gai is famous for its nightlife and feel of Old Tokyo, located in Shinjuku. This area has six tiny alleys, lined with 200 shops. The buildings here seem very old and every building house many bars and pubs. 
Many of the Pubs and restaurants are themed, some hospital-themed, S&M club or green-grass-covered walls. Few of the known names are Tachibana Shinsatsushitsu, Happy Bar, Hair of the Dog, La Jetee.

Few Local favorites are: Albatross , Death Match in Hell, Bar Darling, Bitter Orange, Kenzo’s Bar, Ace’s

1. If a bar has signs saying ‘no foreigners’, ‘no tourists’ or ‘regulars only’, do not enter these bars as a tourist you won't be entertained.Well there are many friendly alternatives.

2. Prohibited on Golden Gai Alleys:
Shouting, Loitering and Singing
Taking Photos/Videos without permission
Climbing on buildings and fences
Source: Gzzz
How to Reach
From Shinjuku Station, take the East Exit. Walk ahead to the Shinjuku Ward Office, then turn right. You will arrive at Golden Gai in under three minutes from leaving the station.


local_phone +81 3 3200 8044
6:26 PM Local Time


6 1 1 Chome Kabukichō Shinjuku-ku Tōkyō-to Japan 160-0021
City center: Tokyo
Nearest airport: Haneda Airport

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