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Kabuki-cho

Travel Guide - Kabuki-cho

InformationInformation

Kabuki-cho is Japan's foremost nightlife district, which boasts over 60 years' history. It was established in 1947 as part of an effort to rebuild war-ravaged Tokyo following World War II. You may think Kabuki-cho is related to one of Japanese traditional stage arts, Kabuki, but actually there is no Kabuki theater here. The name came from a reconstruction plan to create a "healthy amusement area with entertainment facilities" in this area. However, financial issues and architectural regulations led to a halt of Kabuki theater's construction and only the name survived.
Today, Kabuki-cho is called "sleepless town" and is a major amusement district that comes alive after dark. Among the huge assortment of bars and amusement facilities such as cinemas, Pachinko parlors and Karaoke, garish neon lights of hostess clubs, "love hotels" and sleazy adult-entertainment establishments stand out. As Kabuki-cho continued to develop with Japan's booming economic grouth, a system of certification was introduced by law and consequently adult-entertainment establishments became legal and an accepted part of the landscape.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Varies according to the shop / facility

ClosedClosed

  • Varies according to the shop / facility

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 8 minutes walk from Shinjuku Station on the JR lines, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (M08), Toei Oedo Line (E27), Toei Shinjuku Line (S01), Keio Line (KO01), or Odakyu Odawara Line
  • 5 minutes walk from Seibu Shinjuku Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line (SS01)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0021

TweetsTweets

Ayu @XOMatsumaeohana - 2018-08-18
Mineo; Kabuki-cho? The host club kabuki-cho? (I think he says something like, the place filled with hosts clubs? Un… https://t.co/3n8vvNwCVu
Silver🍀 @gin211005 - 2018-08-18
@Printech1971 In Japan, it is rare that a woman or a child walking alone in the evening will be attacked.👩🏻👦🏻🎵
Howe… https://t.co/WLBsMXoIEl
Silver🍀 @gin211005 - 2018-08-18
@Printech1971 Kabuki-cyo is Japan's number one nightlife district 🌃
However, I have been to Kabuki-cho only three… https://t.co/Z0iYWHywXs
robin @kotarokatsuras - 2018-08-18
Chrissie walked at Kabuki-cho with best friend Tsukuyo. Suddenly appeared Yamazaki and tried to kill u. But ur stal… https://t.co/F239YhhHcI
𝚛𝚘𝚋𝚒𝚗 @kotarokatsuras - 2018-08-18
Chrissie walked at Kabuki-cho with best friend Tsukuyo. Suddenly appeared Yamazaki and tried to kill u. But ur stal… https://t.co/F239YhhHcI
𝚛𝚘𝚋𝚒𝚗 @kotarokatsuras - 2018-08-18
Chrissie walked at Kabuki-cho with best friend Tsukuyo. Suddenly appeared Yamazaki and tried to kill u. But ur stal… https://t.co/F239YhhHcI
Dan @dokool - 2018-08-17
@CanzyD @4hinj1 @yoshixdrums Take a walk around Center-gai between 6 and 8am... in Kabuki-cho between about 11pm an… https://t.co/EYocL1QMRQ
Meguppe 🇯🇵🎐 @megmeg203 - 2018-08-15
Someone got stabbed in Kabuki-cho. I thought it was CGI (Yakuza game) at first 😅
https://t.co/MgO7cf91kM
animenext @AnimeNEXT - 2018-08-13
Our friends and guests from AnimeNEXT past years, Production I.G. have revealed their next new TV anime, but its st… https://t.co/wXgvRGPMCd
Simona Stanzani 詩文奈 @simona_com - 2018-08-12
Production I.G Makes Shinjuku-ku Kabuki-chō TV Anime About Nightlife in Fictionalized Tokyo District https://t.co/NZseRbmgrQ
Anime Herald @animeherald - 2018-08-11
It looks like Production I.G. is taking their act to the red light district. The studio is working on an all-new sh… https://t.co/FwhlemT4oP
Crunchyroll @Crunchyroll - 2018-08-11
NEWS: Production I.G Reveals New Original TV Anime Project Set in Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku

✨ More:… https://t.co/kqw9KSczxz
Crunchyroll @ Crunchyroll Expo 2018 🎉 @Crunchyroll - 2018-08-11
NEWS: Production I.G Reveals New Original TV Anime Project Set in Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku

✨ More:… https://t.co/kqw9KSczxz
Crunchyroll in Another World @Crunchyroll - 2018-08-11
NEWS: Production I.G Reveals New Original TV Anime Project Set in Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku

✨ More:… https://t.co/kqw9KSczxz
Renst&r @Therenchd - 2018-08-11
Hmm I'm intrigued..
Production I.G Reveals Its New Original TV Anime Project Set in Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku… https://t.co/EcHhKF6Azw
TheOtakuGuy @TheOtakuGuy - 2018-08-11
Production I.G Reveals Its New Original TV Anime Project Set in Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku https://t.co/HMbETsuq8R via @Crunchyroll
Anime Bot @eminatob - 2018-08-10
Production I.G Makes Shinjuku-ku Kabuki-chō TV Anime About Nightlife in Fictionalized Tokyo District… https://t.co/J9lUNjF3IY
Anime Sekai @AnimeSekai0 - 2018-08-10
Production I.G Makes Shinjuku-ku Kabuki-chō TV Anime About Nightlife in Fictionalized Tokyo District… https://t.co/OD4o6gz7Gk
Anime.cl @AnimeCL - 2018-08-10
[ANN] Production I.G Makes Shinjuku-ku Kabuki-chō TV Anime About Nightlife in Fictionalized Tokyo District - https://t.co/rqw6kTBsUQ
Epic Geek Gear @EpicGeekGear - 2018-08-10
Production I.G Makes Shinjuku-ku Kabuki-chō TV Anime About Nightlife in Fictionalized Tokyo District… https://t.co/6XiUVV1uZi
ImmaLion @XSpBlog - 2018-08-10
Production I.G Makes Shinjuku-ku Kabuki-chō TV Anime About Nightlife in Fictionalized Tokyo District https://t.co/u4fsGfUGkg
Katsu News @katsunews - 2018-08-10
Production I.G Reveals Its New Original TV Anime Project Set in Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku https://t.co/GAyCasDHOu https://t.co/3eWnT69T5m
Kiba Snowpaw @DanishFurryGame - 2018-08-10
Production I.G Reveals Its New Original TV Anime Project Set in Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku https://t.co/vKWB8v88aC
Killua/Nic ᕕ(ᐛ)ᕗ @killua93 - 2018-08-10
wait wait W A I t HOLD UP

- An anime set in Kabuki-cho?!
- By Production I.G.?!
- With script/series composition b… https://t.co/ptaP8XATpD
Killua/Nic ᕕ(ᐛ)ᕗ @killua93 - 2018-08-10
wait wait W A I t HOLD UP

- An anime set in Kabuki-cho?!
- By Production I.G.?!
- With script/series composition b… https://t.co/ptaP8XATpD
Kumail @Kumailh - 2018-08-10
Comedy/Suspense anime about the goings on of Kabuki-cho (Shinjuku)?

Sign me up. https://t.co/zpLhsTToa1
Roxyielle B @Roxyielle - 2018-08-10
Production I.G Makes Shinjuku-ku Kabuki-chō TV Anime About Nightlife in Fictionalized Tokyo District via AnimeNewsN… https://t.co/JY1Jjq86ku
Samantha Ferreira @sam_animeherald - 2018-08-10
@asurairate @ProductionIG @MakiTerashima This is their brand-new, original, just-announced-today title - Kabuki-chō no Yatsu
Samantha Ferreira @sam_animeherald - 2018-08-10
@asurairate @ProductionIG @MakiTerashima Yep. This... doesn't sit well with me, given that we've gotten amazing dep… https://t.co/ZmrhIoLE4C
Vimal Kumar @BeastHackerBoy - 2018-08-10
Production I.G Makes Shinjuku-ku Kabuki-chō TV Anime About Nightlife in Fictionalized Tokyo District https://t.co/eX2Jpdv23j
afnews info @afnewsinfo - 2018-08-10
https://t.co/UiVR81gjrh segnala: Production I.G Makes Shinjuku-ku Kabuki-chō TV Anime About Nightlife in Fictionali… https://t.co/3Dm4KXNrf3
anizeen.com @anizeen - 2018-08-10
Production I.G Reveals Its New Original TV Anime Project Set in Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku via https://t.co/jNMy4vzoG2

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Information
Basic information about traveling to Kabuki-cho.
Opening Hours
Opening hours of Kabuki-cho.
Closed
Closed days or periods of Kabuki-cho.
Price / Entrance Fee
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Access / Public Transport
How to get to Kabuki-cho with public transportation.
Related Links
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Address / Location
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Recommended
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