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Updated: October 6, 2023

Omoide Yokocho 新宿西口 思い出横丁

1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo

A tiny alley overflowing with grilled chicken and cold beer

You might have trouble finding Shinjuku's Omoide Yokocho at first. This tiny alley barely fits two people across and is discretely snuggled between two other storefronts.

Look for the dimly lit green sign, smoky stalls, and red lanterns. Duck inside to find an abundance of yakitori joints, offering cheap chicken skewers and beer, with each eatery only seating five or six patrons each. Squeeze into a seat and try your luck ordering a selection of skewers and lager. If all goes well, you’ll soon be full of food, drink, and local cheer.


  • Eating chicken, drinking beer and making new friendships with your fellow diners

How to Get There

  • Shinjuku StationJR LineOdakyu LineKeio LineTokyo Metro Marunouchi Line2 min on foot


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