Photowalk: Shinjuku Golden Night

It was a lazy Sunday afternoon until I realized the Golden Gai Summer Matsuri (festival) was today! Without any minute to waste, I jumped out of bed, took a quick shower, and went to Shinjuku.

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There’s something about the magic of Shinjuku air, the flashy neon lights and busy streets that gets me every time.

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But tonight was different. It’s Golden Night! Shinjuku’s Golden Gai, an alley of around 250 bars and diners, celebrate summer with drinks, food, and fun activities in every corner.

IMG_9062After a few wrong turns and missed intersections, I found my way to Golden Gai.

It was like exploring a different part of Japan. I had to constantly remind myself that I was still in Tokyo as I wandered and explored the narrow pathways and peeked through small bars.

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Look at my photobomb! He literally posed as I took this photo! Such a cutie. There were tons of foreigners like me, and they were all warm and friendly.

Glad to have immersed and soaked in a true Japanese experience — late summer night matsuri.  Nice way to cap off the weekend!

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