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歌舞伎町 Kabukicho

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

The biggest night life district in Tokyo!

  • City Walking

One of the most popular, bright and glamorous night-life districts in Japan. If you wanna see lots of neon signs, bars and huge TV screens, 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 it after 7 PM or even later.

The landmark of this place is ‘Don Quijote’, a famous discount store which is open 24 hours with an animated big penguin 'Don Pen' display on the front. It’s fun to shop or look inside it because of the large variety of items.

Also, there is a new attraction, a robot restaurant which is a show style restaurant, where you can enjoy seeing robots dancing and professional ‘Human Lady’ dancers, as well. The reputation is quite good so it has become a 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 are stressed out, 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 suit, they are cool and cute!!

Kabuki-cho is a town that never sleeps.

Date of post:2015/04/23

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 during the daytime even after midnight with all the neon signs.

It is not dangerous just walking around the area, but please be careful as there are some rip-off bars. They often use aggressive and persistent staffs. If they talk to you, please be careful. On the other hand, you may find a lot of stores named “Free Information”. They introduce 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, a 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 singing and dancing performances of 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 see one of the cool Japan aspects.

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