Golden Gai

Golden Gai information

Location
Tokyo , Japan
Getting there
Train: JR Yamanote line to Shinjuku, east exit
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This warren of tiny alleys began as a black market following WWII. The narrow two-storey wooden buildings remain the same, though they’re now filled with over a hundred closet-sized bars. Each is as unique as the ‘master’ or ‘mama’ who runs it. That this prime real estate has so far resisted redevelopment is a credit to these stubbornly bohemian characters.