Golden Gai is a small district in Shinjuku with pre-economic miracle buildings – narrow streets and densely constructed houses that have all become bars. Some are really tiny and can only seat four, however all offer great atmosphere – flamenco, rock’n’roll, disco, horrors. Some are frequenters-only but all feel like home. You can easily become friends with the owner or ask to play your song. Entrance is usually between Y 500 and 1000 but sometimes foreigners are let in for free. Look out for the sign.