In?the busy city of Shinjuku, there are many bustling restaurants and Izakaya (絮????絮?, Japanese style pubs), but?once in a while, how about drinking at quiet bars?
Shinjuku Golden Gai (??医???眼?若??????活??) is a cluster of moody bars.???It is composed of a network of six narrow alleys, connected by even narrower passageways which are just about wide enough for a single person to pass through.
Many regulars gather up every night, but of course, new comers are welcomed too.
This street is a little similar to Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho (??医?????????堺┴???), another?cluster of bars in Shinjuku.? However, there are big differences.? Omoide Yokocho is typically Japanese, full of Yakitori bars, but Golden Gai is more international.? There are bars whose consepts are Jazz, Russian, flamenco, etc.
Also, there are bars concentrating on music and drama.? In the old days, many cultural figures, such as writers and acters, used to assemble here.
Golden Gai is a pretty quiet area, but not so far from Shinjuku station.? With more than 200 bars, you will surely find your favorite.
Shinjuku Golden Gai (??医???眼?若??????活??)
Location: Eastern Shinjuku
Website: http://www.goldengai.net/ (Jap)