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!