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Golden Gai
Golden Gai
#About the Bar Area with The Best Ramen in Town

Golden Gai is an area of small traditional bars full of Japanese restaurants, all in a maze of small narrow alleyways. When the sun goesdown, people come and spend a lot of time in the place where the city's best ramen is served, and have drinks in one of the small bars.

After World War II, the Golden Gai was the place of Tokyo's black market and the city's prostitution area. Later, it would become the place of municipal water cisterns.

The Golden Gai is bohemian styled with many bars and clubs. On the walls you can see large movie posters and every evening, artists, musicians and stage performers gather to perform. Feel the special and nostalgic atmosphere created by the dimmed neon lights that flicker in the small huts, an atmosphere that is a relic of other times.

This is perhaps the secret of the Golden Gai's charm and the reason Tokyo residents like to hang out here in the evenings. The streets have a special charm!



#Tips

Some places only serve permanent customers.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/tkiYM4ausfk
Kabukicho
Kabukichō
#About the Dubious Entertainment Square of Tokyo

One of the darkest squares in Tokyo is Kabukicho in eastern Shinjuku. This part of the city, which comes alive at 6:00 pm, devotes itself, to the less sensitive side of outings and nightlife.

In other words, as well as being full of restaurants, bars and shops, it is first and foremost Tokyo's sex and casual sex district. Kabukichō is the red-light district and the heart of the pleasure-making industry and the "love hotels."

There is a great supermarket of delight, which is not as blatant as that of Amsterdam, but it still excels in countless neon signs, of dubious businesses engaged in prostitution and gambling, with the active involvement of the local mafia and quite a few pimps and crooks offering the local girls to the highest bidder.

Apart from prostitution and gambling, you can get to know the palaces of pachinko machines, where young people get together and gamble on their money against sophisticated game machines. There is also a movie theater with a giant Godzilla statue above it, with great movies.

By the way, the name of the square comes from the Kabuki theater, which was supposed to be built there, but as you probably figured out - was never established.




#Tips

It is recommended to avoid the bars in this square, especially because of scoundrels who run quite a few businesses and commit criminal acts against tourists.

If you do enter places these bars and entertainment places, do not go after people who invite you from the streets. Some of them trap tourists.

In Kabukichō bars, make sure that there is no COVER CHARGE, which means that you commit to ordering drinks at a minimal price.



A Closer Look at Night:

https://youtu.be/kEJuTytiwAU


A Closer Look During the Day:

https://youtu.be/CVD7owHqirY
Robot Restaurant
Robot Restaurant
#About the Restaurant with the Strangest Show

Although Bento boxes are served here, (meals that are packed in a special box from the Japanese kitchen), the Robot Restaurant is really not a restaurant.
Robots, jugglers, panda bears, brightly lit musicians and funny chubby cows - this is a fun, surprising, exciting and bizarre show that is unlike anything you've ever seen in your life - in other words, Tokyo and Japan at their best!

Surprise, confusion and wonder - If you want to really get to know Japan's urban thinking, the show in the Shinjuku restaurant is Japanese entertainment and a must-see for those who connect to the different world that the Japanese bring!



#Tips

It is recommended to eat before the show outside and make do with the beer here.

It is mandatory to arrive at least half an hour before the start of the show you ordered.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance at the website "Klook " below, and receive a substantial discount.

Many people leave here feeling they have wasted their time. If you do not have a lot of sense of humor and lightness, think twice before you get there.



The Robotic Restaurant:

https://youtu.be/rLFaNX4WkZ0



At an Amazing Length:

https://youtu.be/JNME4u61nZE
Womb
Womb
#About the Club

Shibuya's nightlife and parties are known to be lively and fun, the high-end area attracts young people and countless tourists every night. With an amazing variety of excellent nightclubs, everyone can find the type of parties that suits them, from the familiar to the bizarre ...

The famous Womb Club appears to be at the top of these clubs. It has high-level Japanese DJs, high-quality party dinners, and usually top international DJs are hosted on weekends, playing a variety of electronics styles - from electronics, techno, jungle, drama and bass to hot dubstep.

On its four floors, the Womb, which opened in 2000, can accommodate as many as 1,000 people.



#A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/4BeC3b3CJpc?t=2m39s

Entertainment in Tokyo

Shinjuku
Shinjuku
#About Tokyo's Night Time Entertainment Area

Shinjuku has existed since the 17th century. Today it is famous as the entertainment center of Tokyo, especially among the young. Boji Chi is particularly great. It is the center of attention - the place where people get together and spend time, both in the evenings and at nights.

In the daytime Shinjuku is dedicated to shopping in attractive shops, all the way into the night, endlessly and without restrictions. Some call it Kabukicho, the street of food or the street of entertainment, others will see it as a shopping street or a street of sin, but one thing is clear - when young people want to be seen and feel present, they come here!

Young, beautiful, made up and ready, the young people of Tokyo flock to Shinjuku Station, which according to the Guinness Book of Records is the world's busiest train station. They are joined by tourists and together they flow by the huge billboards and crazy skyscrapers, to Shinjuku and Kabukicho, looking for nightly entertainment and experiences. Here the clubs, shops, restaurants and Pachinko machines (if not out of fashion yet) are found. Even the Red Light District is hidden in the smaller alleys of the area.

By the way, if you're part of the shopping community, you've also come to the right place even in the evening. The selection of shops here is crazy and if not closed yet, you can also enjoy the "usual" entertainment, called shopping.



A Closer Look at Shinjuku:

https://youtu.be/uRjgoYm9MxE



Boji Chi:

https://youtu.be/s3zbdngPiNQ



Another Look at Fun and Vibrant Shinjuku:

https://youtu.be/NiI7YUKYeDw
Shibuya
Shibuya
#About the Popular Meeting and Entertainment Place of Tokyo's Youth

Shibuya, the favorite neighborhood of the young, is one of the most fashionable, noisy, bustling and fastest areas in Tokyo. The trends of Tokyo's youth take place here, such as, running around in groups, wasting money in the huge and countless shopping and entertainment complexes and more.

The great popularity of Shibuya among the younger generation in Japan, brought and gained strength from the famous Shibuya department stores, specializing in modern fashion. One of them, for example, is Shibuya 109, a huge shopping center near the Shibuya Station. This center has become the centerpiece of unique fashion onTokyo, such as the Kogal and Gyaru.

In fact, there is a spectacular combination of entertainment, shopping and sights of huge billboards that thrash over its huge junction. All this makes Shibuya a kind of Japanese "Times Square" in Tokyo.

One of the places considered to be a fashion fascination, is Center Gai, where many fashion shops and designers work alongside cosmetic shops and more. All of these stand next to entertainment sites, cafes and restaurants, some of which operate for most of the day, while in the backround colorful variety of illuminated and flashing signs shine.

Thanks to its ceaseless movement and the tens of thousands of people who are coming every day, the Shibuya region gained a name all over the world. It is very well known, especially because of its huge and bustling pedestrian crossings, which is one of the best known places in the quarter and offers the busiest cross section in the world.
Because of its many businesses and technology companies, Shibuya gained the nickname "Bit Valley" during the late 1990's. It was an appropriate name for the place where Japan's high-tech scene, start-ups and technology began, during Shibuya's transformation into the technology and information center it is today.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/0d1CVdudbcc



The Cool District of Tokyo in Shibuya:

https://youtu.be/8pXFktAbx5Y



The Discrict in Fast Motion:

https://youtu.be/cHel0LwRFlA
Sunshine City
Sunshine City
#About Tokyo's Family Entertainment Complex

Sunshine City is one of the most famous attractions in Ikebukuro. It is a huge complex that opened in 1987, offering a huge entertainment space for every age, interest and budget. It is located on a skyscraper, and includes theme parks, cinemas, a cultural center, a huge shopping center with hundreds of arcade shops, a planetarium and more.

Sunshine City has visitors from all over Japan, who visit the city to enjoy the amazing things it offers. This is a "city within the city", you can spend many hours here. There are even hotels here, for those who never want to leave...

Sunshine City contains a number of theme parks and complexes, with an atmosphere for computer games, manga and Pokémon. The latter, by the way, also offers an ice cream museum with strange flavors like octopus, beef tongue, salt water and Indian curry. Next to the complex, the world's largest anime store is called Animite, which includes 9 floors of anime!

There is also the Sunshine Aquarium to visit, where one can watch fish and deep-sea dwellers, including sun-toned fish, who feed on jellyfish and are considered the largest fish in the sea.

A planetarium is here as well to explore, and it includes a magnificent high-tech sky dome. Through here you can head towards the romantic observation Sunhsine 60, which offers a view of the city from the 60th floor. The elevator will fly you up to a 240 meter view in only half a minute!



#Tips
The Sunshine City is located in central Tokyo, ensuring easy access to and about the city.



A Closer Look at Pokémon Center:

https://youtu.be/gB0szy8fECo



The Sunshine Aquarium:

https://youtu.be/dBlijEKBtis



The Endless Shopping Mall:

https://youtu.be/Y6YdxyULcso
Ryogoku Kokugikan
Ryogoku Kokugikan
#About Tokyo's Sumo Stadium

Who has not heard of the sumo wrestlers, the massive bodies, considered in Japan to be something like super heroes?

Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium is Tokyo's main sumo stadium. It is located in the Ryogoku district of Sumida, an area with other sumo-related sites. There are, by the way, many of them. Most sumo wrestlers live and practice in this neighborhood.

Sumo tournaments are held three times a year, in January, May, and September. In fact, this stadium holds three of Japan's six annual sumo competitions, all of which attract huge audiences. The stadium itself can accommodate about 10,000 fans.

The Kokugikan Stadium, established in 1985, is the fourth permanent stadium built in Tokyo since 1909.


#Tips
During the sumo tournaments (in January, May and September) you can see Sumo, and not by buying the standard ticket, which is expensive. Arrive in the morning or afternoon to the Kokugikan Stadium and you can buy a ticket for about $ 10 for that evening!

If there are no tournaments, you can see wrestlers in the training halls, the "stables" of sumo wrestlers. In the Azumazeki Stables, across the Sumida River at the JR Ryogoku Station. Watch the wrestlers' training free of charge.



A Closer Look at the Kokugikan Stadium:

https://youtu.be/snzDBWO0V2E



Sumo Wrestlers Training:

https://youtu.be/Sv1Kauboid8



The wrestlers:

https://youtu.be/oYCbaVi0Yiw


Roppongi
Roppongi
#About the Entertainment District for Foreigners in Tokyo

Roppongi Hills, in the center of Tokyo, is an area full of modern towers and impressive buildings, showing visitors the city's innovative architecture, along with Tokyo's newest and hottest shopping centers. Spread around, there are exciting modern statues, designer buildings and delicacies with an amazing selection of specialties, such as square watermelons, cakes in shapes of hearts, or kisses, and more.

Today in Roppongi, the dominating center is the Roppongi Hills project, a new and modern shopping and entertainment center. Not everyone is enthusiastic about this modern area, built by one of Japan's elite, on the edge of an old neighborhood characterized by small old houses.

Roppongi today is not only a shopping area full of luxury stores, and Tokyo's expensive business district, but also the most identified place for city nightlife. Over the years, the city has become a hot spot for tourists and foreigners living in Tokyo. Every foreigner here knows that the small hours of the night are fun in Roppongi's hangouts.

It is one of the active and varied centers for nightlife. It has a variety of bars, nightclubs and restaurants, all considered high quality places. You can have fun evenings here in a good and prestigious cosmopolitan society, rich with English speakers.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/yY7zEu345tc



The Existing Nightlife:

https://youtu.be/tdKH_6GSang
Harajuku
#About the Trendy Costume District of Tokyo

In the area surrounding the Harajuku Railway Station, the JR East Yamanote Line of the Tokyo Railway Network, is the Harajuku quarter, known for its wild and colorful street fashion and its extreme street culture.

Thanks to its unique street style, the Harajuku district is considered one of the world's fashion centers. Who has not heard about the girls who dress up here, and the boys' extreme clothing and pop culture? Who has not seen the social encounters with the most colorful and creative dress code in Japan? - The street style that was born, developed and updated here over the years, is an inspiration to fashion designers from around the world.

On the weekends, the Harajuku quarter comes to life. On Sunday mornings young people of the city arrive to see and be seen. Every Sunday the park turns into a colorful and crazy fashion show for young people. You can see the latest fashion trends here, with no limit to the styles of clothes and the variety of their extreme hairstyles. This is part of the subculture of the costume games in the world named Cosplay.

In addition to the fashion that trends in the quarter and the mass events of the young men dressed in crazy clothes and diverse styles of fashion, are various performances, street artists and an audience confined to a variety of clothing styles and combinations of clothes and trends of young Tokyo.

Every Sunday their clothes are glamorous and sparkling, adorned with pins and extremely exaggerated dolls. In the Yoyogi Park there is also the beautiful Meiji Jingu Temple, as well as hiking trails and a nice museum.



#The Influences of Fashion in Harajuku

For young Japanese people and especially for those of Tokyo, there is a much more varied and exciting fashion than of the young people of the West. While wandering the city, you will often encounter young people with purple or pink hair, for example, wearing gaudy skirts and stockings in a variety of colors and styles, or those who are stitched in stylized suits. The vibe in the city is that every hour is good for dressing up, in a way that anywhere else in the world would have looked like a costume or part of a theater show.

But everything is overshadowed by the fashionable sights of the Harajuku Station area. Fashion here is crazy. From the Victorian coat, the Gothic mirror, the Kawai look, the cute Pokemon characters and the Hello Kitty, to the costumes of characters from Japanese manga films, and the young Lolita look- it will all look exciting and intriguing and you won't be bored for a minute.



#Tips

The center of attention is Takeshita Dori and Yoyogi Koen.The young people here are aware of the attractiveness of their attire and appearance, and most of them have no problem being photographed. Do not be afraid to ask!

Harajuku is also a shopping center where you can buy local and international brands, especially for young people, in relatively cheap stores and prices.

Almost at the end of every month, the young people hold a colorful and stunning fashion show on Sundays. Very cool!



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/i1-5T2-a59s



The Young Fashion that Rules this Neighborhood:

https://youtu.be/Y1RC3KSLf-k


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