Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho
Japanese old style restaurants and bars district in Shinjuku. Especially there are a lot of Yakitori(baked chicken) restaurants there. It seems like 50-60years ago Tokyo alleys. Now there are so many tourists,then just a few of Japanese here unfortunately.
It's literally alley with small bars, restaurants where you can eat and drink at a relatively cheap price. The ambiance as you enter the alley definitely says adventure. If you like to eat and drink, you'll enjoy your experience. I found the staff of numerous restaurant to be warm and entertaining…
’Omeide yokocho’ These gourmet streets lined with restaurants are popular for being friendly, delicious and cheap. You will be enticed by the appetizing aromas wafting throughout the area and red lanterns at sunset.
Omoide Yokocho Omoide Yokocho, a maze of narrow alleys close to the West Exit of Shinjuku Station, stands in stark contrast to all the bright and clean modern environs of the station. Tiny restaurants and open barbecue food stalls spill their smoke, noise and greasy steam over alleys hardly wide…
“Golden Gai is a few minutes walk from the East Exit of Shinjuku Station, between the Shinjuku City Office and the Hanazono Shrine. Its architectural importance is that it provides a view into the relatively recent past of Tokyo, when large parts of the city resembled present-day Golden Gai, particularly in terms of the extremely narrow lanes and the tiny two-story buildings. Nowadays, most of the surrounding area has been redeveloped: The street plans have been changed to create much wider roads and larger building plots, and most of the buildings themselves are now much larger high- or medium- rise developments. This has left Golden Gai as one of a decreasing number of examples of the nature of Tokyo before Japan’s “economic miracle”, that took place in the latter half of the 20th century. 今人気の東京都新宿区の飲食店街です。およそ2000坪ほどの狭い区画に低層の木造長屋が連なっており、200軒以上の小さな飲食店が密集していいるので、飲み歩きにもできます！以前は文壇バーなど個性豊かな店も多く、常連客として作家、編集者、映画監督、俳優といった文化人が多く集まることで知られていました。このような背景から、東京におけるサブカルチャーやアングラ芸術の発信地のひとつとなっています。”
“Actually this is a department store building,but there is a good roof top garden here. If you want to take a break with green in heart of Shinjuku,it would be nice. Also,there is a beer garden in Summer.”
“It's a mechanical show restaurant with Japanese dancers! It's a seemingly crazy shop, but it's all about the details. Tension goes up abnormally because it is in the middle of the genre town. Maybe this kind of blown-out sensibility will play a role in Japan! 機械仕掛けのショーと思いきや、日本人ダンサーによるエンターテイメントレストラン！一見クレイジーな店内だが、細部にまでこだわり抜かれています！様々なお店のある歌舞伎町のど真ん中にあり、テンションも異常に上がるかも！”
“Located in the center of Shinjuku city, it has been revered as a guardian of the city since Naito Shinjuku was opened in the Edo period as a Shinjuku total guardian. ”