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Kabukicho, Shinjuku

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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. Put Kabukicho into our Tokyo visit planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • At night, there are many people on the street, there are many 24 hours of shop, there are different pinball machine shop, folder doll machine, bar and nightclub, at night hungry can go to food.
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  • Kabukicho is the red light district par excellence of all Japan. Situated between the Korean district of Shin-Okubo and the nerve centre of Shinjuku, it gained its name from plans existed to build a theater kabuki in the area at the end of the 1940s. And although finally the construction of the theater never came to be, the district Yes kept its name. How to reach Kabukicho is next to Shinjuku, so the way to easier access for tourists is from JR Shinjuku East exit station.
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  • A modern neighborhood, lively, entertaining many transport and restaurants for various pockets, everything that you need you can find. I stayed here and enjoyed it too much.
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Tokyo abounds with excellent places to stay, from luxury affairs to humble budget-friendly lodgings. Its glittering skyscrapers house numerous international four- and five-star hotels, both in the populous cultural hotspots of Shinjuku and in the business centers of Akasaka and Shinbashi. Meanwhile, hostels catering to the shoestring traveler lie scattered throughout the city. For a memorable, distinctly Japanese experience, seek out a ryokan, a traditional bed and breakfast with tatami floor mats and sliding screen doors.
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