About the Bars Area with The Best Ramen in TownGolden Gai is an area of small traditional bars full of Japanese restaurants, all in a maze of small narrow alleyways. When the sun comes down, 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.