Shin-Okubo Summarized

Travel Information

Shinokubo (新大久保) is the biggest Korean town and the asian ethnic minority town in Tokyo. You can find many Korean restaurants and food markets here. They also have many Korean shops, such as book stores, art work shops, clothe shops, and even they have drug stores. In Shinokubo, there are many other asian markets and restaurants. You can find great Than restaurants, Indian restaurants, and other asian resturants. New Metro line (Fukutoshin Line) is now running through Shiokubo. So, it is very hot spots where will blooming town in Tokyo.

Tourist Info
Don't walk at mid-night. It's not safe like other area of Tokyo.

0. at Shinjuku Station
1. use JR Yamanote line to Shinokubo (2 min.)


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Shin-Okubo Summarized

Shin-Okubo is a railway station located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Opened on November 15, 1914, it is close to the large local Korea Town. Shin-Ōkubo station has only one exit.

Less than a kilometer north of the sprawling Shinjuku station, Shin- Ōkubo Station is located approximately 5 minutes walk from Shinjuku's famous Kabukichō district. It is also about a 3-minute walk from Ōkubo station on the Chūō-Sōbu Line.


On 26 January 2001, a 47-year-old photographer from Yokohama and a 26- year-old Korean student died at the station when they were hit by a Yamanote Line train while trying to save a drunken Japanese man who had fallen off the platform onto the tracks and also killed in the accident.[1] In 2007, Anata wo Wasurenai, a film featured the Korean victim, was created. (Wikipedia)