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Kabukicho, Shinjuku
(2.3/5 based on 750+ 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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  • Lots to see and do! Food, themed bars and lots of host clubs (wink wink). Hate to ruin the surprise but its a district known for its bar & sex scene. Lots of lights and people so it never felt unsafe....  more »
  • More vulgar air-packed in the past, it had charm, but recent clean become. Persistent catch block way is less good, but a bit regrettable. I want and where glamour in a large number of people.
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  • Hours Saturday morning, that it was in the red-light district in a normal atmosphere, did not feel at all risqué. It was like a DVD?, and the brother of not so motivated a lot of people who are all passing only. I wonder if such things are the face of the daytime is just easing.
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