No more Golden-gai

5 Sep

On Saturday (2013 September 7th), the IOC (International Olympic Committee) will decide which city will host the 2020 Olympics.

Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul are the three candidate cities.


If Tokyo is chosen, the famous 「新宿ゴールデン街」 (“Shinjuku Golden-gai“) might torn down and renovated.

If it does, that would be unfortunate. Golden-gai is a unique, well-known section of downtown Tokyo that consists of hundreds of very small restaurants and bars all with a small section of back alleys.


Very “Tokyo”.

5 Responses to “No more Golden-gai”

  1. tokyo5 September 8, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympics…so we’ll see what becomes of Golden-gai.


  2. Anthony September 7, 2013 at 8:53 am #

    Goodbye High Touch Town


    • tokyo5 September 7, 2013 at 10:53 am #

      That’s Roppongi. A different part of Tokyo.


  3. ddupre315 September 6, 2013 at 7:45 am #

    I hope they don’t tear it down, that would be a sad day.


    • tokyo5 September 6, 2013 at 8:19 am #

      Yeah, a lot has changed in Japan in the 23 years that I’ve been here. Sometimes old, famous “landmarks” have been removed or updated.

      It’s too bad.

      Have you ever been to Golden-gai?


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