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Shin Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinjuku
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As we really liked our previous holidays in South Korea, we decided to visit Shin Okubo, K-town. Unfortunately, we have been disappointed. The district itself is not really attracting and does not offer a lot of shops/restaurants. The food was acceptable but not so close...More

1  Thank endrra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really close to Shinjuku, walkable. Nothing opens till 11 or so, so we didn't get to the one place we wanted to go. The shops selling cosmetics are really busy, crushingly so! There are long queues for the cheesy dogs, the queues probably tell you...More

1  Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

If you are K-Pop fans and you are in Japan, don't forget to visit Shin Okubo. You will see lots of store who sells K-Pop merchandises along the streets. Come around 9 AM, several stores are already open but there are not much visitors.

Thank neesha_belle
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This part of Shinjuku is very lively, Korea town feel with lots of stores selling K pop merchandise, great place for window shopping for stuff like cosmetics, mobile phone cover, showpieces, gift items, bags etc. There are several places to have coffee, ice-creams and shakes...More

Thank geetikasharma2018
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Its the perfect place for every kpop fan out there - shops playing BTS and filled to the brim with every bit of merch a kpop fan would want!

Thank Sophie F
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

So this place is where we were staying using Airbnb. We stayed here and went for dinner and couldn’t find much Japanese food. Then we realized that this is little Korea. It was a fascinating place to check out

3  Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Not impressed....the side streets are overflowing with trash...a guy was puking on the street by where we were staying...men gawking at my teenage daughter and making comments...who, by the way, was dressed more like a tom boy with baggy pants and shirt with a loose...More

1  Thank rubiicela
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Location - near Shinjuku so that's good. (Takes some walking but if you don't mind the walk then location should be perfect) Food - lots of restaurants but mostly Korean. I find Korean food more expensive than Japanese food here though (there's a Yoshinoya right...More

Thank georginag5
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The Okubo Korean Town is gorgeous! Such a fine historic look of “old” Japan. While there was been some change over the years, it definitely still had its charm.

Thank Mrlaceyma
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

If you are sick of Japanese crusine while in Japan, drop by this places to have some Korean food. But why would you do that?

4  Thank XavierShoot
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Shinjuku
Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and
contains the busiest train station in the world. To
the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo
Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the
east, there’s a district with long-established
department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku
Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the
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WangY267
28 August 2017|
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Response from Gett B | Reviewed this property |
Hi! You'll have no problem finding other cuisines in Shin Okubo. But as it's known for, you will find a lot of Korean restos around the area and a lot of K-pop merch!
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NaderE37
11 September 2016|
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Response from Bamelajane | Reviewed this property |
Definitely for men as well
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