Are you looking for the place for drinking tonight? Especially you wanna try to stay in the very local and deep area? Ok, today I introduce the area which is called Shinjuku Golden Gai. Yes, the area is definitely in Shinjuku (about 5-7min from the main station).
Golden Gai is an architectural wonder tucked away in a corner of the giant centre of commerce and entertainment that is Shinjuku. The twentieth century wasn’t an era that was kind to Tokyo’s architectural heritage and most buildings that didn’t fall down in the great earthquake of 1923, or burn down during wartime air raids, became a victim of Japan’s ‘economic miracle’ of the second half of the century, when almost the whole city was redeveloped in concrete. Golden Gai doesn’t contain any grand buildings or monuments, but is simply a tiny fragment of old Tokyo that has miraculously survived, albeit hemmed in and dwarfed by high rise developments all around. It allows a glimpse of what the city was like in the recent past a unique record of a way of life that has nearly been bulldozed off the map.
The place consists of six tiny alleys. Each building is only a few meters wide, and built almost touching the one next door. Many have a steep set of stairs leading to a separate establishment, or a tiny flat, upstairs. Some establishments are so small that only five or six customers can fit in at one time and that’s only if they don’t mind literally rubbing shoulders with one another. But this is all part of the appeal of Golden Gai! Let’s spend great night here with your friends or family! Interesting? Please check it out!
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