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Updated: April 2, 2018
Kenzo's Bar Owner
Back in his acting days, Kenzo enjoyed drinking at various spots around Shinjuku and quickly took a liking to the unique ambiance of the Golden Gai. This led him to set up shop at Kenzo's bar in the same area. Climb the stairs to the second floor where a smile and friendly atmosphere await you at the bar. The barkeep's ability to converse in English has added to his popularity with foreign visitors.
With all its quirks, Shinjuku is my favorite place in Tokyo. Recently, the Golden Gai has become more accessible to casual visitors in search of something different, and in the various nooks and crannies of Kabukicho, you'll find traces of an older, grittier Shinjuku as you explore hole in the wall bars with real character.
Visit Tokyo > Places The Locals GoDiscover Tokyo from different angles by locals in the know > A restaurant owner from the Golden Gai shines a light on Shinjuku's lively nightlife