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Er... I thought this would be about a juicy culinary dispute

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Love those tiny back streets devoid of cars, with the bright lights and signs and a way of life for many decades. Great places for photography.

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These were and still are great places in many areas. Not in Shinjuku though, where they have become tourist traps for the selfie crowd.

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Eating place or establishments, not restaurants.

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Eating place or establishments, not restaurants.

Actually, restaurants is correct.

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This is a neat part of Japan that I have always liked. You find such streets in most Japanese cities. I have found it is easier to find a good place by being introduced by a Japanese regular, but I have wandered in and found a decent place as well. If you immediately start speaking Japanese they generally will feel at ease.

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Love that place !!..

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This is Omoi-de no Yokocho (思い出の横丁 - Memory Lane) next to the tracks just to the north-west of Shinjuku Station. It hasn't changed in decades. GO! There is a veriety of food in all the shops. It is more tourist friendly now, with several shops having English menus or English/Chinese speaking staff.

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Yeah been going there for almost 30yrs, also known as shonben yokocho, I love yatai laden alleys!

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@GW Shonben Yokocho refers to the road next to the tracks. Omoide no Yokocho is the road in the middle of the block.

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@GW Shonben Yokocho refers to the road next to the tracks. Omoide no Yokocho is the road in the middle of the block.

Are you sure? I thought they renamed shonben yokocho (piss alley) to omoide yokocho (memory lane). I don’t think they’re different. But I think you grew up in Tokyo so you’d maybe know better than me.

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Gokai,

I would agree you are TECHNICALLY correct, but many many still do refer to the centre by the ole slang name to this day, I use both depending on the situation as I know that shonen yokocho doesn't sit well with some :)

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