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How to enjoy Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho

The Yokocho is said to be the sacred place where more than 70 restaurants have been lined up with more than 100 square meters of land, and it is said that it is a sacred place that has a nostalgic atmosphere.It is a street street that is popular among people with a wide range of age groups.There are some shops opened in the morning, and it is a popular spot in the Shinjuku West Area where you can walk on the first.

The shop in Yokocho is a place where you can recommend a lot of people who love alcohol, such as “People are Full of People, Cheap price is cheap, and Rice is good.”.This time I will introduce the history of “Yokocho Yokocho” and the famous stores that are overflowing with such charms.

Basic information on the Shinjuku West exit

Memory Yokocho is

The history of Yokocho is very old, dating back to the end of the war between 1950 and 26.

Memory yokocho

Before the war, there was an street dealer selling everyday goods (clothes, shoes and soap) in front of the Shinjuku West Exit at the west exit of Shinjuku, but it became a burnt field after the war (around 1946).In addition, there were about 40 shops in which the shops selling sweet potatoes, adzuki beans, oden, tempura and old books were sold, but fire was destroyed by fire.

Later, the “Lucky Street,” a street dealer separated by a Toita, appeared as a black Market in the era of controlled economy.(Currently, it has been divided into Toita, but it is said that it was difficult to find controls on control products such as udon and Imagawayaki used for ramen and. It was said that business was very difficult. 1947.

At that time, it was said that it was not controlled, but it was the “Cow and Pig’s Guts” of the Advanced Army.From this, it seems that there were many shops that started to grill, so it was very prosperous at that time.Still there are still remnants of those days, and there are many shops of grilled and yakitori restaurants.

Memory yokocho

And in the 1955 s, shops such as yakitori and cabarets began to appear.At the yakitori restaurant now, it is a style of eating yakitori and eating yakitori, but at that time it was a style that the hostesses served the service while eating yakitori.

Around 1959, about 300 shops, including the construction of a terminal building by redevelopment, were forced to retire from the Koshu-kaido Road at the time of their illegal occupation, leaving the shops from the present Shinjuku West Exit to Omekaido at the Omekaido.

The “Memories Yokocho,” which has been growing since then, has continued to flourish and remains popular among people.

Way to memory Yokocho and parking lot

The memory Yokocho is located on the west side of the Shinjuku University Guard on the north side of the west exit of Shinjuku Station.The details of the detailed public transportation are as follows :.

Access by train

  • 3 minute walk from JR Shinjuku station
  • 2 minute walk from Odakyu Shinjuku Station
  • 3 minute walk from Keio Line Shinjuku Station

Access by bus

  • Odakyu Bus “Shima Express” on foot : 1 minute walk
  • Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus “Fujiyama” on the west exit of the Odakyu Hark : 1 minute walk
  • 2 minute walk from the west exit of the Keio bus ` S01′ Shinjuku station

Parking Lot
– Shinjuku West Exit Parking Lot

Address : 1 West exit, West exit, West Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku-ku, 1 chome.
Telephone number : 03 – 3342 – 8117 (query time – 9:00 – 21:00)
Business hours : 24 hours
Closed : Annual holidays
Number of units : 380 vehicles / 56 motorcycles
Parking car type : underground self-propelled
Price : 30 minute 320 yen / 60 minute 630 yen / 90 minutes 950 yen (extra charge every 30 minutes)
* For those who have parked for more than 7 hours within the time period between 18 o’clock at night and 8 o’clock in the next day, 4,410 yen is a flat.Later, the fee was paid.24 hour charge 10710 yen (maximum fee applied)
* 2 hours service free ticket issued by department store (purchase price specified) → Odakyu Department Store, Hulk (more than 5,400 yen) Keio Department Store (more than 5,400 yen) Bic Camera (more than 20,000 yen)

– Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku Parking Lot

Address : 7-10-5 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Phone number : 03 – 3361 – 1111
Business hours : 8 to 23 * Use the service during the day
Closed : Annual holidays
Number of units : 30 units
Parking car type : Mechanical (Tower)
Price : 150 yen added every 15 minutes
* It may not be available through the legal check, so please make sure to liquidate at the entrance at the entrance of the parking Lot.

・ Shinjuku Subnade Parking Lot (Seibu Prince Hotel Michiiri Road)

Address : Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 1-2-2
Phone number : 03 – 3356 – 7561
Business hours : 24 hours
Closed : Annual holidays
Number of units : 400 units
Parking car type : underground self-propelled
Price : Large motor vehicle (1-3 number) → \ 360 30 minutes Normal automobile (not 1-3 number) → \ 320 30 minutes
* Affiliated stores
Shinjuku Subnade => 3,000 yen, free Isetan Shinjuku => free for 1 hours = free for 1 hours 30 minutes free of charge for more than 5,000 yen, free for 2 hours and 30 minutes free for hours and minutes free of charge> 100,000 yen for 5 hours and free for hours. 2,000 30,000 3 30 30
Yamada Denki LABI Shinjuku East Exit is free for more than 8,000 yen, 1 hours free for more than 18,000 yen, 2 hours free for more than yen, 3 hours free for more than 50,000 yen.
Big Camera (Bicqlo Bic Camera Shinjuku East Exit Store, Shinjuku East Exit Store) – free for 1 hours for more than 8,000 yen, free for 2 hours for more than 18,000 yen, free for 3 hours for 50,000 yen or more.
Use the Bic camera Shinjuku West Store for 2 hours free of charge at more than 20,000 yen.
Marui Shinjuku All Stores (Marui Annex Marui Annex Marumen) = 2,000 yen or more, free for 1 hours, free for 5,000 yen or more and free for 2 hours.
The Barneys New York Shinjuku store is free of charge for more than 2,000 yen, free for 1 hours, free for 2 hours, free for more than 30,000 yen, and free for 3 hours for yen or more. 5,000

Restaurant District at Shinjuku West Exit [Memory Yokocho] Recommended Restaurant 7 Selections

Then I’ll introduce you to the 7 recommended stores in memory Yokocho from here.

Bird’s Garden / Yakitori

Fresh fish from fresh fish and fresh vegetables are available every day.There are also dishes made with carefully selected ingredients from spring and summer, and there are a variety of dishes, and there are 120 kinds of dishes.The bird garden that offers satisfying dishes every day is also a recommended izakaya where long-established customers from old times can connect to.Please try to get drunk with delicious food.

Address : 1-2-4 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Telephone number : 03 – 3342 – 2002 (070 – 5455 – 2846 if not connected)
Business hours : 12 : 00 – 23:40 (last order : 23:10)
Closed holidays : New Year’s Day
Seats : 220 seats (1 f → 100 seats / 2 f → 120 seats)
Reservation method : You can call either by phone or at the shop (you can also make a reservation on the day).

Horseshoe / Eel

This is a really delicious eel restaurant that came with eel.Founded in 1948, it became a well-established store in 1948.From the feeling of wanting to eat the eel from the head to the tail without wasting the eel, we are providing a variety of different parts to cook the dishes like yakitori.

The delicious unagi baked slowly with a Kishu Bincho Charcoal is perfect for the sake of alcohol.This is a recommended store with many repeat guests.Please try to visit me.

Address : 1-2-11 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Phone number : 03 – 3342 – 7671
Business hours : Weekdays / Saturdays 14:00 ~ 21:00 (L. O 20:45)
Closed holidays : Sundays, holidays and new year’s holidays
Seats : 25 seats
Booking : phone

Roasted chowchan

It is a recommended restaurant where the store is crowded every day.It is a popular store that goes up to the top of the Yokocho.It is possible to make a column at the same time as the opening.It is a shop perfect for a ladder shop because it is easy to swallow.The popular beef giblets stew is good as the flavor soaks in and the restaurant’s pride is the best as a snack for alcohol.There are various kinds of Kushiyaki, so you can eat delicious Kushiyaki at a reasonable price.

Address : 1-2-7 Honami Building, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Phone number : 03 – 5909 – 5890
Business hours : Weekdays / Saturdays → 15:30 – 24:00 (L. O 23:00) Sundays, holidays, and 12:00 – closed as soon as possible.
Closed holidays : No holidays
Seats : 23 seats


This is the store of the former 祖酎 high ball.The “Kikuya special chuhai ball,” which has been blended with it, is sure to become addictive.Please enjoy it.In addition, you can choose from barley Shochu according to your preference.

The Kushiyaki made from the secret sauce that has been used since its establishment is a popular dish from Kikuya.In addition to the sauce, the grilled Kushiyaki is a popular product that has a special salt that brings out the taste of the ingredients.

And the special spicy miso from Kikuya is reputed to be very delicious.If you put it on this miso, the cabbage will become the best snack.This is a recommended restaurant for those who want to enjoy delicious dishes and delicious sake.

Address : 1-2-8 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Phone number : 03 – 3342 – 5928
Business hours : Weekdays 15:00 ~ 24:00 (L. O 23:30) Friday 15:00 ~ 24:30 (L. O 23:50)
Closed holidays : No holidays
Seats : 50 seats (1 f → 20 seats / 2 f → 30 seats)
Booking : phone

Tsurukame Shokukan

Tsurukaori restaurant is a renovated and reopened restaurant.It is a store called Navel of Yokocho Yokocho.The popular product is “Soy Rice Bowl”, which has lots of soy beans and ground meat seasoned with curry, and “Healthy Rice Bowl” topped with beef tendon and marinated ham on top of rice.There are many menus that are full of originality, so please try to visit them.

Address : 1-2-7 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Phone number : 03 – 3343 – 4078
Business hours : 15 : 00 – 23:30
Closed holidays : unspecified holidays
Seats : 25 seats

Toro / Hakodate

We have a wide variety of fresh seafood.You can eat it with 7 wheels in the store, so you can eat fresh seafood deliciously!I want to pour the fresh clams with sake.

In addition to the ingredients, there is no need to add a hand to the ingredients. The price performance, taste and quality of the salmon roe are the best, such as the “Tuna Sashimi”, the “Tuna sashimi” and the “Hatamori Sea Salmon roe”.The lively restaurant is reputed to be energetic when you go.If you like seafood, please try to visit them.

Address : 1-2-5 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Phone number : 03 – 6914 – 2033
Business hours : Weekdays 16:30 ~ 23:00 (L. O 22:00) Saturday, Sunday and holidays 15:30 ~ 23:00 (L. O 22:00)
Closed holidays : No holidays
Seats : 96 seats (1 f → 30 seats / 2 f → 36 seats, 3 f → 30 seats)
Booking : phone

Gifu / Ramen / Chinese

A Chinese restaurant opened immediately after the war.This is an introduction to a long-established restaurant in a long-established restaurant.It is said that ramen is cheap and delicious, and it is also the advantage of the store because it is offered at the parent company, so it can be offered cheaply.There are various kinds of snacks with alcohol, all of which are delicious.It is a shop that is recommended as a store where you can drink normally.The friendly store manager is the secret to a lot of regulars in the store.Please try to visit me!

Address : 1-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Phone number : 03 – 3342 – 6858
Business hours : Monday – Wednesday, Sunday – Sunday, 9:00 – next day : 1:00 / Thursday-Saturday – 9, 00 – next day 2:00
Closed holidays : No holidays
Seats : 55 seats
Booking : phone

Memory Yokocho

I have introduced you to the history of Yokocho and recommended stores, but there are many other stores, so please try to find your favorite stores and try to find them as well, so please try to find a favorite store in the seventh place.It is expected that it will be crowded during the weekend.Some people have a long stay, but some people have a style such as a short time, so it is better to make a reservation for those who are interested in the store or who are worried about it after making a reservation for the restaurant.The nostalgia of nostalgia is a place where you can easily drop down, so it is a place where you can’t stand sake lovers.

Try delicious food while enjoying the atmosphere of the Showa period, and try to take care of your everyday fatigue by drinking delicious alcohol.Thank you so much for reading the article this time.