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歌舞伎町 Kabukicho

  • Entertainment (Nightlife)
  • Shinjuku Area
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Shinjuku Area
Kabuki-cho Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0021, Japan
  • Entertainment (Nightlife)
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Date of post:2015/09/16

The biggest and deepest night pleasure quarter in Japan!

  • City Walking

One of the most popular, bright and glamourous night-life districts in Japan. If you wanna see lots of neon signs, bars and a huge TV screen, this is the place!! Located in Shinjuku station East exit side, this district always attracts many night life lovers. There are many restaurants, bars, night clubs, shops… I recommend you visit here after 7 PM or even later.

Landmark of this place is ‘Don Quijote’, a famous discount store which open 24 hours with animated big penguin 'Don Pen' display in front. It’s fun to shop or look inside here because of the varieties of goods.

Also, new attraction is a ROBOT restaurant which is a show style restaurant, enjoying seeing robots dancing and professional ‘Human Lady’ dancers, as well. Reputation is quite good so become new landmark of this town now.

There are many hostess clubs but also for lady customers they offer host clubs as well!! If you are tired of daily life or have got many stresses on work, why don’t you go to a host club? They treat you very gently and nicely like you are a princess!! Sometimes on the street you see hosts looking for customers, their hair color is light brown or blond and wear nice suite, they are cool and cute!!

Kabuki-cho is exactly a never sleep town.

Date of post:2015/04/23

Unsleeping chaos town in Tokyo with neon and robot

  • City Walking

Shinjuku Kabukicho is known as the night-life or red-light district of Tokyo. There are many nightclubs, pachinko parlors, bars with hosts and hostesses, japanese “love hotels” and sex entertainment shops as well as normal restaurants and coffee shops. It is bright like a daytime even after midnight with neon signs.

It is not dangerous just walking around the area, but please be careful, some rip-off bars exist. They often use aggressive and persistent puller-in staffs. If you are talked by these people, please be careful. On the other hand, you may find a lot of stores named “Free Information”. They introduce the decent shops. I am sorry to say that but not many shops welcome foreign guests because they don't have English speaking staff and they want to avoid the trouble.

In 2012, Robot Restaurant opened in the middle of Kabukicho and has become a landmark of the town now. This is an entertainment restaurant where you can see the performance of singing and dancing by the young ladies using a lot of robots. They really welcome foreign guests. The entrance fee is ¥7,000 (JPY). I think it is worth watching to witness one of the cool Japan aspects.

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