Omoide Yokocho (思い出横丁), literally translated as “Memory Lane”, is one of the best nightlife district in Shinjuku. Over 80 old-looking tiny stalls and Izakaya stand in some blocks of the north west of Shinjuku Station.
Each stall has just several seats, but you can communicate with an owner very closely who is called “master” as well as local food and drink at an affordable price.
Japanese feel nostargic to see the smoke-filled alley and small wooden stalls with red-lit lanterns. Every stall cooks Yakitori (grilled and skewered chicken), so the alley is always smoky.
Omoide Yokocho is also one of popular tourist sights these days since they are interested in the food and the atmosphere.
Several stalls have English menus, and other stores without it welcome non-Japanese speakers. Business persons after work and international tourists enjoy talking to the “masters”.
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