New Irish Pub in Shibuya

Shibuya Sede

An Irish pub, Failte, will open on October 19 (Friday) on the fifth floor of the new Shibuya SEDE Building. In fact, all the shops in the building will open on this day. The photo shows the front of the building, but it is quite large, taking up about half of the block. The building also features an Italian restaurant Tharros. This new building is very near the station, but a bit tricky to find, especially if you are not familiar with the area. Here is a map→Failte

Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the word Failte is Gaelic for “Welcome” and is pronounced “FAHR-che.” It is “フォルチェ” in Japanese. Should be a busy night on opening day!

2 Replies to “New Irish Pub in Shibuya”

  1. Pronounciation depends on where you are from.

    FAHR should be like fall” with a long “a” as in “fall over” (to my vague recollection is formed using the gaelic version of the french “accent”)

    “che” as proposed is fine if but easier to remember for some English speakers often go for “and “cha” as in tea.

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