I always recommend my friends who visit in Tokyo check out Golden Gai, which is a cluster of over 200 bars squeezed in Kabukicho. Bars are super tiny, usually allowing 4-8 people per seat. It’s a pretty touristy area, which means that the bartenders generally speak some form of English, and locals there are also quite willing and eager to speak to foreigners.
This time around, we went there with two newfound friends, Virginia and Valerio. We actually met in Hiroshima, where we were both waiting in line at a restaurant, and exchanged contact addresses. When they came down to Tokyo, we decided to take a walk through Kabukicho and see what Golden Gai had to offer.
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