Shinjuku Golden Gai is a restaurant district in Kabukicho 1-chome, Shinjuku, located between the Shinjuku City Office and Hanazono Shrine.

Its history dates back to after the end of the war when it opened as the black market Shinjuku Market on the east side of Shinjuku Station.

Later, the area was transformed into an area where cultural figures and celebrities such as writers, poets, cartoonists, and film and theater artists spent their time in discussions, and furthermore, during the peak of the bubble economy, the area showed a decline due to land acquisition.

However, the area has regained its liveliness and continues to exist as a place that retains the atmosphere of the 1950s, with long-established establishments as well as the younger generation opening shops with innovative concepts.

Golden Gai Shinjuku Guide
Golden Gai Shinjuku


nameShinjuku Golden Gai
business hoursVaries by store
business holidayVaries by store
feeVaries by store
residence1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
telephone numberVaries by store


Walking : About 8 minutes on foot from East Exit of JR Shinjuku Station
Walking: About 3 minutes on foot from Shinjuku Sanchome Station (Subway Marunouchi Line)


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