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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

miki 💌 @mikifeuille - 2020-01-25
lrt the alerts they announce in kabuki-cho for fraud but instead its about tom nook
miki 🛫➡️JP @mikifeuille - 2020-01-25
lrt the alerts they announce in kabuki-cho for fraud but instead its about tom nook
miki 🛫➡️US @mikifeuille - 2020-01-25
lrt the alerts they announce in kabuki-cho for fraud but instead its about tom nook
A.M. @steelballrunner - 2020-01-19
@plstcp https://t.co/MAsAjrAIrF
Definitely the 'bar plastic model' in the GoldenGai of Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku. That p… https://t.co/vNtQnGwvj5
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-01-19
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
Hafiz Mustapha @HafizMustapha_ - 2020-01-18
Featured Art of the Day: 'Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku at night'. Buy it at: https://t.co/aICaPrAqW7 https://t.co/LuywUKhIek
Rish 🐓🍓 @Strong_Sizzling - 2020-01-17
@913090SB @SB19Official There's a thousand glowing street signs all in a row
And there's a rich man toasting to the… https://t.co/rRqFaUWHCb
Rish 🔥🐓🍓 @Strong_Sizzling - 2020-01-17
@913090SB @SB19Official There's a thousand glowing street signs all in a row
And there's a rich man toasting to the… https://t.co/rRqFaUWHCb
Rish 🔥🐓🍓 @Ult_biasWho - 2020-01-17
@913090SB @SB19Official There's a thousand glowing street signs all in a row
And there's a rich man toasting to the… https://t.co/rRqFaUWHCb
C. Isabel Brain @superisabel76 - 2020-01-15
I like Shimokitizawa! Shin-Okubo is interesting, too. I used to spend a lot of time in Kabuki-cho. https://t.co/WfzPByl7Pt
Jash @ Fanexpo!!! @JahzielOngcol - 2020-01-15
Hey!! I have a new vlog! We visit Shinjuku and Shibuya, stop by the Artnia cafe, eat some meat, I do a bad… https://t.co/Xz1cwzrR2a
Jash @ FanexpoA200!!! @JahzielOngcol - 2020-01-15
Hey!! I have a new vlog! We visit Shinjuku and Shibuya, stop by the Artnia cafe, eat some meat, I do a bad… https://t.co/Xz1cwzrR2a
Jashing thru the Snow 🎄❄ @JahzielOngcol - 2020-01-15
Hey!! I have a new vlog! We visit Shinjuku and Shibuya, stop by the Artnia cafe, eat some meat, I do a bad… https://t.co/Xz1cwzrR2a
손지상(孫 志尚, Son Ji-Sang) @doskharaas - 2020-01-15
This picture is from the Direct-Home-Movie, ‘Saeko, the man-searching P. I of Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo’. Chin an… https://t.co/Pe6ek0y8UT
C. Isabel Brain @superisabel76 - 2020-01-13
That Shinjuku model is wild! I found his pics of My Lord (or MYLORD?) but I can't figure out which side of the stat… https://t.co/GWAsiyDD3P
C. Isabel Brain @superisabel76 - 2020-01-13
That Shinjuku model is wild! I found his pics of My Lord (or MYLORD?) but I can't figure out which side of the stat… https://t.co/GWAsiyDD3P
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-01-13
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
kyle @kshockey04 - 2020-01-13
some parting shots from Kabuki-cho (no Kiryu though) https://t.co/3vxzU0j5De
Hugh Millward @MillwardHugh - 2020-01-09
Yes, this is reminiscent of my experience, but typical only for older and more run-down mixed-use entertainment are… https://t.co/bn1ktJHatU
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-01-07
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
ポリオシス @poleosis06 - 2020-01-06
@punksisidol1991 theres also a good izakaya parallel to the kabuki-cho gate.

Should be the 24 hour place https://t.co/PkL45VH7vI
Jessica🏳️‍🌈 @ticky - 2020-01-05
Yakuza game but it’s in AR and you have to walk around the real Kabuki-cho in order to navigate the in-game Kamuro-cho
love fox 04 @hashmalign - 2020-01-04
The persistence of 3 (previously Koenji 3 and noe Kabuki-cho 3) mostly like a joke with Eva's Tokyo 3 https://t.co/XvqIebVrAi
#Offender_archive 🍯🐕 @btjp01 - 2020-01-03
It's not good photo choice. 😢🐕

The photo 'bout 'Shinjuku Golden Gai : #新宿ゴールデン街' has incerted 'Shinjuku Kabuki-cho… https://t.co/bFoJRQBmP2
#Offender_archive 🍯🐕 @btjp01 - 2020-01-03
The Robot restaurant change new manager (a dancer woman).
(not recommend for kids & ladies 🔞:
not restaurant, dark… https://t.co/jdcjBtsB8H
AditOTAKU666 #StandWithHK🇭🇰 @AditOtaku666 - 2020-01-03
@xBzd_pklv So some sort of Fuyuki-shi like singularity took place in Shinjuku...
True malice lies in Kabuki-cho tho… https://t.co/kkSWeNluPI
C. Isabel Brain @superisabel76 - 2020-01-01
2005 was alone in a hotel in Kabuki-cho but feeling really cozy.
C. Isabel Brain @superisabel76 - 2020-01-01
2005 was alone in a hotel in Kabuki-cho but feeling really cozy.
カツローコットン @katsuretsu51 - 2019-12-31
【info】
‘The Truth of OZAKI YUTAKA’
@ kabuki-cho

so if you go to there, go get 'em !
otherwise you'll be beaten by him.
thank☆you
Mage @ FE3H 💙🦁 @Mage_Lufaine - 2019-12-30
@Hairspring It's more just the -cho at the end that's making me go 🤔🤔 I say it kinda like one whole word (Kabuk'ee'… https://t.co/hxSrtjIILn
Mage @ FE3H 💙🦁 @Mage_Lufaine - 2019-12-30
@Hairspring It's more just the -cho at the end that's making me go 🤔🤔 I say it kinda like one whole word (Kabuk'ee'… https://t.co/hxSrtjIILn

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Opening Hours
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Closed
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Access / Public Transport
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