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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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  • Very modern and beautiful town with many different places and shops, but the best there is at night with all the lights on.
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  • This is where cutting edge of Japan. World famous Motley. Surprising number of stores. No it does not. 1-high ratio of the host population. You can do anything.
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  • We loved our walking tour through this area! Bright lights, narrow streets, bustling crowds. Our first night in Tokyo and this area was just what we had expected. Just got to wander around, grab somet...  more »