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An Evening Walk in Shinjuku: The Bar District

by WJSstaff 1951

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Located right in the center of Shinjuku, Tokyo is the Golden Gai

district - a few blocks filled with various bars sure to make your

nights in Tokyo memorable and fun.

Enjoy your walk through this district by visiting a bar with four

cats and taking in the stunning night view of Shinjuku from

a rooftop bar.


Recommended Course:

Shinjuku Station East Exit
→ TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku→

4C’s BAR Rosso→ Roof Top Bar & Terrace G→

East Shinjuku Station


Time28min + time for meals & drinks


1. Take a picture with the famous Godzilla in Shinjuku

After the opening of the Koma Theatre in April 2015, the

huge Godzilla head has become one of the most famous

sightseeing spots in Shinjuku. The image of it sticking its

head from the building is impressive, makes you feel like

you are in a movie!

If you get too close, you will not be able to see the head

anymore, so keep it in mind when taking pictures.


TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku

1-19-1 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo


2. Have a drink with 4 cats at a bar in Golden Gai♪

In4C’s BAR Rossoyou can find around 200 varieties of

whiskey and 250 sorts of wine, as well as a rare champagne

(currently there are only 3000 bottles available worldwide),

or you could just ask for the master's favorite - a glass of

red wine (800 Yen per glass). Included in the initial seat charge

price is an appetizer plate with ham, cheese, and olives,

complementing the drinks very well.

While you are enjoying your drink, the cats will start

gathering, and before you notice, all 4 will be around you.

If you try baiting them with food, they will soon accept the


Try putting some bait on your finger and giving it to the cat -

before you know it, you will have a furry friend in your lap!

The adorable image of the kittens eating can become


4C's BAR Rosso


2F 1-1-10 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo

Lunch/MON-FRI 12:0014:00



3. Have a lovely dinner while enjoying the night view

Finally, have a dinner at the "Roof Top Bar & Terrace G" located

on the top floor of a designer hotel. The night view of Shinjuku

from the spacious terrace will sweep you off your feet!

The broad menu includes both light snacks and filling dinner

dishes. The drink menu has a variety of choices as well, such

as a list of delicious hot cocktails.


Roof Top Bar & Terrace G


2-14 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo

Shinjuku Granbell Hotel 13F

17:004:00L.O. 3:00

After midnight only drinks and light snacks are available

Original article in Japanese