The Korea Town in Shin-Okubo is a great place to hang out if you`re into the Korean culture. There`s lots of food stands, karaoke, bars and markets. Some of the best parts about going here includes eating Korean-style BBQ, and living the Korean lifestyle. If you`re a little tired about exploring Japan, check this place out!
How to Get There
1. From Tokyo Station, take the JR Chuo Line (rapid train) bound for Takao station 4 stops to Shinjuku Station. 2. Change to the Yamanote Line Outer Track bound for Ikebukuro/Ueno 1 stop to Shin Okubo station.
About 22 minutes from Tokyo station to Shin Okubo station (apx. 194 yen)
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Things to do around Shin-Okubo Korea Town
What to do around Shin-Okubo Korea Town
Eat some street food
Where to eat
Roam te streets and eat some delicious Korean food! Try eating some Korean-style barbecue! If you love eating meat, it`s a must!
Sing at a Karaoke Place
WHERE TO HAVE FUN
If you like karaoke, and/or like listening to K-pop. Check out the many korean karaoke places in Shin-Okubo.
Go to the Samurai Museum
WHERE TO GO
As the title suggests, it`s a samurai museum. Check out the samurai armor, and katanas(swords). It costs 1800 yen for adults. Check out their website.
Explore the streets of the red-light district
THINGS TO DO
Primarily for males, if you want to check out the nightlife of Tokyo, this area can be quite exciting. There are also many neon lights, restaurants, bars, and pachinko places. Caution: Be sure to have some information about the area, and if you decide to go into an establishment, be aware that you may have to pay more than you bargained for.
Eat at some restaurants in Omoide Yokocho
WHAT TO EAT
This place is also known as Piss Alley. An intereting place to check out at night. But as the name suggests, it`s not a place to go if you`re looking for a fine dining experience, but the food is amazing! If you`re a little shy, there are some tours available too!
Party in the Golden Gai
Where to drink
A great drinking spot in Kabukicho. There are hundreds of small bars in a small area, each with their own theme. It`s located here.