Tokyo Bar Alleys


Oimachi, Shinagawa-ku

Taken by Isao Tokuhashi  

13731539_1075289789183985_1740289737364191166_nTaken by Hiroshi Yamamoto

IMG_1228Taken on Sunday night by Isao Tokuhashi  


Shimbashi, Minato-ku

A district located south of Ginza and west of Tsukiji. Shinbashi was the Tokyo terminus of the first railway in Japan in 1872.

Inside the Shimbashi Ekimae Building.
*Taken by Akio Sugihara

IMG_3015IMG_3014Taken by Isao Tokuhashi  


Omoide Yokocho, Near Shinjuku Station

See this page for details of the district.

Taken by Akira Tamachi  

14199359_738618902943814_7880360884563619202_nTaken by Risa Kobayashi  

12391277_908830239186872_8536370185185671804_nTaken by Katsuya Nagata  

10270305_10204117043357529_7135420477134305275_n11403343_10204117043517533_5764891983729518689_nTaken by Koichiro Abe  


Row of bars under the elevated railway tracks

Near JR Yurakucho Station, Chiyoda-ku.



Yaesu, Chuo-ku

Adjacent to the east side of Tokyo Station. The area was named after the 17th century Dutch adventurer Jan Joosten. His name was pronounced yan yosuten in Japanese (short version: Yayosu) and the Yaesu side of Tokyo Station is also named for him.

IMG_7563Long queue of taxis. *Taken by Isao Tokuhashi  


Tokyo Metro Asakusa Station, Taito-ku

12814476_947496688653560_1026918734332450233_nTaken by Katsuya Nagata  


Sangenjaya, Setagaya-ku

It is located just outside the central area of Shibuya. Historically, people coming into Tokyo from the countryside would stop in Sangenjaya for a rest before entering the heart of the city. This is where the area got its name, since Sangenjaya means “three tea houses”.

12003349_1022593811094349_6642535363048432062_nTaken by Kyoko Yasuda


Near Nakano Station, Nakano-ku

11188294_10203895011766878_3222196928102311454_nTaken by Koichiro Abe  


Okubo, Shinjuku-ku

One of Tokyo’s largest Korean areas.

OkuboTaken by Naonori Kobayashi  


Nonbei Yokocho (Bottle-men Alley), near Shibuya Station

10931324_10206210384041165_7356722640612776004_nTaken by Naonori Kobayashi  


Shinjuku Golden Gai

Over 200 tiny shanty-style bars, clubs and eateries are squeezed into the area.

11001939_769316266492112_3583629611459588195_nTaken by Megumi Honzawa