ShiBitoBeta [屍人β] (@shibitobeta)

6 days ago

[Throwback Thursday] Shinjuku Golden Gai (新宿ゴールデン街 ) Shinjuku, Japan, Spring of 2005 — When not walking the route past Hanazono-jinja (花園神社 ), we would often go past Golden Gai towards Shinjuku central instead. At first I was confused as to why people would have signs and advertise brands on their small homes, but the area is actually a cluster of 200+ tiny bars lying shoulder by shoulder over a handful of streets. [Anyone familiar with "Champion Street" (チャンピオン街 ) from the Yakuza (龍が如く ) series should feel right at home as this area was the inspiration for that part of Kamurochō (神室町 ).] Sadly, we never went there at night, as we always had to get up quite early — also, while I enjoy alcohol, I do not go to bars back home, and I was too shy, really — but I loved how they looked in daylight with their busy fronts and make-shift "gardens". (° ^ ︶ ^ )ノ #shinjukugoldengai #新宿ゴールデン街 #goldengai #ゴールデン街 #shinjuku #新宿区 #新宿 #tokyo #東京 #japan #日本 #TBT #japaneseshrine #yakuza #龍が如く #yakuzachampionstreet #龍が如くチャンピオン街 #bar #barculture #drinkingculture

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