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Kabukicho, Shinjuku

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Neighborhood Tourist Spot
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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  • For a Friday night in November it seemed pretty uneventful. I loved my visits to some of the gardens, high-rises, busy roads, old neighbourhoods, etc. around Tokyo and was amused that finally here was...  more »
  • Now the "love hotels" are next to a number of 4 star hotels....the streets are full of couples, some with children. Yes there are numerous facilities offering massages, escorts etc., there are some in...  more »
  • The blast of commercialism, graphic design and hedonism here might not be for everyone, but we found it hugely entertaining to walk around this area at night. This area is kind of what Times Square us...  more »