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Kabukicho, Shinjuku

(2.4/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
Experience the lively nightlife of Kabukicho, Shinjuku’s famous entertainment district, known for its thousands of bars, nightclubs, and movie theaters, but also hostess clubs and love hotels. Although known as a “red light district,” the area doesn’t contain official brothels. Instead, it houses a large number of expensive host and hostess clubs, striptease joints, and “pink salons,” usually run by members of the yakuza, sprinkled among the bars and restaurants. Regardless of its reputation, the district remains very safe to explore, with numerous options for dining, shopping, and places to have a drink. Take a look at our Tokyo vacation route planner to schedule your visit to Kabukicho and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Hello, this red light district is the most secure that you can go around the world, you could go even with children, rooms, hotels, cinemas can be seen topless, sex shops, restaurants, bars... is a neighborhood red a little atypical, if you are looking for sex better go to another site, here if you see tourist you deceive... Unless you're willing to pay 200 or 300€ for a service...
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  • I went there a few times, but be careful at night. I had already read things about the touts, and it was true. The African guys definitely target non-Japanese tourists, and I've heard a lot of bad thi...  more »
  • Lights flashing on all sides, in the evening, therefore, a particularly great experience to walk around in. Countless pubs, which stop for a beer. Many of the hotels, with the possibility of, say, having a room for 3 hours at a time, if it is in need of a rest, even if small.
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