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Islam Yokocho : Shin-Okubo is not only a Korean Town, but also a Muslim Town

Islam Yokocho : Shin-Okubo is not only a Korean Town, but also a Muslim Town

Shin-Okubo is famous as a Korean town. There are many Korean restaurants, Korean grocery stores, and Korean idol goods shops. The Korean boom in 2003 - 2012...

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China Town in Shin-Okubo

China Town in Shin-Okubo

Shin-Okubo is a famous Korean town. There are many Korean restaurants, Korean grocery stores, and Korean idol goods shops. But there are also many Chinese r...

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Hyakunin-cho Public Apartment near Okubo Station

Hyakunin-cho Public Apartment near Okubo Station

There are old apartments near Okubo Station on the JR Yamanote Line. These are a remnant of the dark side of Shin-Okubo’s history. When you go south ...

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The Dark Side of Shin-Okubo

The Dark Side of Shin-Okubo

Shin-Okubo became a bustling and glittering Korean town just recently, though this area used to be a dubious and gloomy town where day laborers and streetwa...

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Shin-Okubo : Explore the Largest Korean Town of Japan

Shin-Okubo : Explore the Largest Korean Town of Japan

Shin-Okubo is the largest Korean town in Japan. This area does’t feel like it’s in Japan, though it is. Shin-Okubo is called “Little Korea” or “Myeong-dong ...

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Shinanomachi : Soka Gakkai Town

Shinanomachi : Soka Gakkai Town

In Japan, there are towns with religious affiliations. The most famous town is Shinanomachi, known as Soka Gakkai town. Shinanomachi Station is locat...

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Explore Kabukicho with Movies, Novels, and Comics

Explore Kabukicho with Movies, Novels, and Comics

Kabukicho, in Shinjuku is the most notorious red light district of the East. Glittering neon signs and suspicious shops stand out everywhere. People who live in...

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The Hanazono Shrine; a sacred and quiet spot surrounded by modern buildings

The Hanazono Shrine; a sacred and quiet spot surrounded by modern buildings

The Hanazono Jinja(shrine) is located in the heart of Shinjuku Kabukicho, sandwiched between modern buildings and the bar district Shinjuku Golden Gai. It is a ...

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Kabukicho, the largest red light district in Japan

Kabukicho, the largest red light district in Japan

Shinjuku Kabukicho is the largest red light district in Japan. It is the most famous and notorious area with many bars, pubs, taverns, adult entertainment shops...

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Shanghai Xiaochi, a Chinese restaurant in a dingy street

Shanghai Xiaochi, a Chinese restaurant in a dingy street

Shinjuku Kabukicho is the largest red light district in Japan and there are many adult shops and host clubs. In the center of Kabukicho, there is a Shanghai res...

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Golden Gai, Shinjuku bar district

Golden Gai, Shinjuku bar district

More than 200 tiny bars and pubs are crammed into a maze of six narrow alleys. If you are feeling adventurous, you should go Golden Gai, Shinjuku bar district. ...

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Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho

Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho

In the heart of Tokyo, there lies a place by the name of "Omoide Yokocho," which means "memory lane," a dining and drinking district where the remnants of the p...

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