Shin-Okubo Koreatown

Shin-Okubo Koreatown
Voice Guide of Spot Introduction
Page last updated: Jun, 12, 2020
TOURIST Guide editing dept.
Jason Surguine

Annyeonghaseyo! Shin-Okubo Koreatown is a large downtown area close to Kabukicho. It is the second largest Koreatown in Japan after Tsuruhashi in Osaka.
Here, it makes feel like you have actually travelled to Korea. From Shin-Okubo Station on Okubo-Dori street, you can hear K-Pop music blasting and see Korean-language signboards, cheese tteokbokki stands, and posters of Korean pop stars. Restaurants, cafes, and many shops are squeezed onto this street. Products range from cosmetics to accessories and small shops where you can purchase traditional Korean foods, sesame oil and Korean paste.
Stars and idols from Korean dramas making an appearance here is quite common, and the availability of fan merchandise such as CDs are the reason this place is gaining popularity. Recently, Middle Eastern, Nepalese, and even Vietnamese restaurants and grocers have started to pop up. At the corner of Shin-Okubo, there is also an Islamic street lined with shops that have halal food.
The spicy aroma lingering in the vibrant alleys makes you think that Asia is united as one rather than existing as separate countries.
We truly hope that this multi-cultural city of Shin-Okubo will become another face of the international city of Tokyo.

Information of Spot Detail


Okubo, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Telephone Number

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Spot Types

shopping complex

Business Hours

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Regular Holiday

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JR, Yamanote Line Shin-Okubo Station, JR Sobu Line Okubo Station

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