The charm of Shinjuku's Golden Gai

The charm of Shinjuku's Golden Gai

I spent a few hours on Saturday night shooting in Golden Gai.   It is a small area of Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan that is famous by architectural interest as well a budding nightlife area.     There are over 200 tiny shanty-style bars and restaurants within the six narrow alleys that make up Golden Gai.    Most of these bars seat only 5 or 6 people in them adding to their charm.   Golden Gai provides  a view into the relatively recent past of Tokyo when much of the city was made up of narrow lanes and tiny two story buildings.   You can find Golden Gai a few minutes from the East Exit of Shinjuku Station between the Shinjuku City Office and the Hanazono Shrine.    It's worth a trip to see Japan of past and enjoy some warm hospitality. I took quiet a few shots on Saturday so I will put up some more throughout the week.    I thought this picture summed up the atomsphere of Golden Gai nicely.

Canon 5KMKII, 16-35mm f/2.8, 1/180, f/2.8, 35mm, ISO3200

Golden_Gai_Couple

Golden_Gai_Couple

Canon 5KMKII, 24-70mm f/2.8, 1/30, f/2.8, 45mm, ISO4000

Golden_Gai_Sex_Pistols

Golden_Gai_Sex_Pistols

Canon 5KMKII, 16-35mm f/2.8, 1/90, f/2.8, 35mm, ISO2000

Golden_Gai_Mild

Golden_Gai_Mild

Canon 5KMKII, 16-35mm f/2.8, 1/350, f/2.8, 35mm, ISO4000

Golden_Gai_Love_and_Peace

Golden_Gai_Love_and_Peace

Canon 5KMKII, 16-35mm f/2.8, 1/60, f/2.8, 35mm, ISO2000

Golden_Gai_Cats_in_window

Golden_Gai_Cats_in_window

Canon 5KMKII, 16-35mm f/2.8, 1/30, f/2.8, 35mm, ISO4000

Golden_Gai_Otorisai

Golden_Gai_Otorisai

Canon 5KMKII, 16-35mm f/2.8, 1/1000, f/2.8, 35mm, ISO4000

Golden_Gai_Flapper

Golden_Gai_Flapper

Canon 5KMKII, 16-35mm f/2.8, 1/10, f/2.8, 22mm, ISO5000

Golden_Gai_Red_Staircase

Golden_Gai_Red_Staircase

Canon 5KMKII, 16-35mm f/2.8, 1/180, f/2.8, 35mm, ISO3200

Golden_Gai_Shinjuku_Blues_Night

Golden_Gai_Shinjuku_Blues_Night

Canon 5KMKII, 16-35mm f/2.8, 1/45, f/2.8, 33mm, ISO5000

Golden_Gai_Mailboxes

Golden_Gai_Mailboxes

Canon 5KMKII, 16-35mm f/2.8, 1/1500, f/2.8, 30mm, ISO3200

Golden_Gai_Jack_Daniels

Golden_Gai_Jack_Daniels

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