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‘No nightlife in Tokyo? Wrong!” So says the website of the Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau and, to prove its point, it is holding a new event, Tokyo Yokocho Week, which commences Jan. 15.

The event, which despite its name actually runs for two months through March 15, sees a group of drinking establishments nestled under the Yamanote Line train tracks between Yurakucho and Shinbashi stations come together to offer special discounts to non-Japanese. If all goes to plan, there will be a constant procession of non-Japanese doing pub crawls under the train tracks — an area known as Yokocho.

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