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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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  • Definitely a fun time here. Our AirBnB was here so we got used to this area of Tokyo. At night, not a better place to be. So much to see and do, if you like people watching or looking at the lights, t...  more »
  • Lots of places to eat, see shows, pubs, clubs and people. There are notices up warning of solicitation and lots of young men ready to direct you to bars, clubs etc. Felt perfectly safe and unharassed....  more »
  • So much stuff to do here! Beware if your a male tourist, African men are scattered all throughout here trying to scam you so be very careful about this. Just simply say no thanks and move on they will...  more »
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