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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. 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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  • August 16, 2017
    We stayed here at the start of our trip to Japan. We had previously stayed in Shibuya on a past trip; which is a lively place too. It has the iconic neon lights and comes to life in the evening. If yo...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    A must see if you are in Shinjuku! Better yet in the evening when the whole neighborhood lights creating a sparkling atmosphere among the thousands of restaurants, shops and clubs. The name "red light district" does not seem to make much sense ... except a couple of clubs and centres where massages "ambiguous" ... nothing is vulgar and/or explicit! In short, well worth a visit: for the whole family! Recommended!
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  • August 14, 2017
    Express as the title, in this area you'll find one of the famous Tokyo nights, where there is everything, karaoke, massage and because no remains and danceable. All within a couple of blocks around. Super safe zone
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