Tag - golden-gai



Shinjuku's Kabukicho is filled with colorful individuals that give the neighborhood its character.
LIFE / Travel / Longform
Dec 22, 2023
Christmastime in Shinjuku Golden Gai
One of Tokyo's most storied watering holes gets a little quiet during the holidays now that it relies quite a bit on tourists.
Japan Times
Aug 21, 2019
Nightlife spots off Japan's beaten tourist track seek to lure in foreign visitors
At around 10 p.m. on a Thursday in early August, foot traffic at a dining and drinking district only one stop from Tokyo's Ikebukuro Station was unexpectedly sparse despite warm summer weather — ideal conditions for a cold beverage, or two.
Japan Times
Apr 14, 2016
Bar's disengaged fire alarm may have delayed response to Golden Gai inferno
The fire alarm in a bar on the second floor of a building that caught fire in Tokyo's historic Golden Gai entertainment district failed to function because it was disengaged while the business was under renovation, investigative sources said.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 13, 2016
Suspect arrested over fire that engulfed Tokyo's historic Golden Gai area
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department on Wednesday arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with a fire in Tokyo's historic Golden Gai entertainment area that left a woman injured.
Japan Times
Apr 12, 2016
Fire strikes Tokyo's historic Golden Gai entertainment district
A fire that broke out Tuesday in the Golden Gai entertainment district in the Kabukicho district in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, destroyed four buildings and left at least one person injured.
Japan Times
Mar 10, 2015
G10 Sake Night washes down well at Tokyo's Bar Shampoo
It's Saturday night at Bar Shampoo, one of the roughly 200 tiny watering holes crammed into the Golden Gai district of Shinjuku, and Takashi Goto is setting up for G10 Sake Night, the popup event he's hosted every weekend since June.
Japan Times
Jul 30, 2014
Lost in a dingy maze of booze, sex and crime
Golden-gai, a warren of tiny bars near Shinjuku's Kabukicho entertainment district, has long been a refuge for writers, musicians, filmmakers and other artistic types, who congregate at drinking establishments with like-minded patrons. The area also has a seedier, less reputable side, which is graphically...
Japan Times
Jul 30, 2014
R-18 to G: Are pink films losing their potency?
Yuji Tajiri and Shinji Imaoka were two of the “Seven Lucky Gods of Pink” — a group of young pinku eiga (erotic film) directors who were hailed as the genre’s hope after they rose to prominence in the 1990s and early 2000s.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan