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If you walk through Shin-Okubo, you can find lots of shops with K-pop and J-pop merchandise –therefore, you co …

If you walk through Shin-Okubo, you can find lots of shops with K-pop and J-pop merchandise –therefore, you could spend hours and hours in these kinds of shops! If you love Korean cosmetics, you should hop over to Skin Garden, a huge department store with all brands of Korean cosmetics! You can even find a small Korean food market in there, from all types of different Korean food and sauces to snacks, sweets and special seasonings.

For lunch, you could try any Korean barbecue place but a special recommendation is Macchan(味ちゃん). You can enjoy awesome traditional Korean cuisine and indulge in some Korean distilled spirits or beer or soft drinks!

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After lunch, you could head to the Hanryusabou(韓流茶房), where you can have some traditional Korean tea and sweets in this very calm traditional style café(where you can find out several cats inside)!

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Later at night, when you finish shopping for Korean cosmetics and K-pop merchandise, you could go to a Karaoke bar and sing your favorite Korean or Japanese songs. After all, singing is always fun when you are with your friends and everyone who is a K-pop lover, jamming to their favorite songs.

 

Even if you don’t know who the many faces exhibited in the storefronts are, have never tried kimchi before or just happened to stumble upon Shin-Okubo randomly – the many different aspects of day to day life in Tokyo that you can witness while walking the colorful streets of the neighborhood are sure to leave an impression. You can surely taste nice meal, shopping, and exoticism here! Please check it out!

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Shin-Okubo

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