The Lanterns of Omoide Yokocho

June 22, 2014

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Omoide Yokocho –– which means Memory Lane, but is actually known as Piss Alley –– runs along the underpass at Shinjuku Station West Exit. It’s full of little townhouse-style bars that were apparently built in 1946, after the war when food was scarce. It’s also full of these cool little lanterns.