Bar in Shinjuku & Northwest Tokyo

Akai-san established Lonely 50 years ago because he wanted his friends to always have a place to go. Some of those friends, like the creator of classic manga Ashita no Joe – you'll see posters on the wall – also happened to be famous. Lonely is everything you want a Golden Gai bar to be: cosy, eccentric and always fun.

It's on the street perpendicular to the alleyways, with an English sign out front.