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Do you wanna go to deep Japanese style bars/restaurants? Yes there is a famous area for all traditional bar fa …

Do you wanna go to deep Japanese style bars/restaurants? Yes there is a famous area for all traditional bar fans!

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Omoide Yokocho is located on the western side of Shinjuku Station. This is a small laneway lined with small yakitori bars. As well as the traditional grilled Yakitori (chicken skewers) there is also a selection of Japanese cuisine available at the over 65 restaurants within the some lanes which cross each other to make up Omoide Yokocho. There are over 65 small restaurants and bars, where most serve yakitori using the traditional coal burner grills. At the winter time you will find the restaurants serving oden, which is a soup like broth which is used to cook a variety of vegetables and fish. This is easy to choose what you want as the food is simmering away and you point to what you want and this is topped up with the soup.

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Omoide Yokocho started just after WWII in the late 1940s, early 1950s. In the 1990s there was a fire which almost demolished this whole area though the community rebuilt the area. It is quite common to see scores of Japanese business men enjoying a meal and some beers here together after work. The stores most of them don’t have any English menu and the owners also don’t speak as well but you can easily point some pictures! Omodie Yokocho is located right next to the train tracks on the western side of Shinjuku Train Station. So it’s quite easy to come by after your sightseeing in Tokyo! Interesting? Please check it out!

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Station

Shinjuku, Nishishinjuku

Open

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