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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

Daigo Kengo @dmizzle01 - 2019-09-18
@RGGStudio When I first went to Japan 3 years ago and I went to kabuki-cho, I enjoyed it and then when I got the ch… https://t.co/5ueSowJ9Z1
Noah Oskow @NoahOskow - 2019-09-18
@illumiknobi The entire series is amazing and feature really fun versions of the real-life nightlife sectors of maj… https://t.co/UCWhXW1rEo
illumiknobi @illumiknobi - 2019-09-18
@NoahOskow I’m playing Yakuza 0 and having mad flashbacks to our adventures in Kabuki-cho. Plus it’s fun to hear al… https://t.co/qycD6bxOQZ
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-09-18
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
J Mcintire @t0ky0girl - 2019-09-17
A Kabuki-cho Sherlock Holmes, I'm totally watching this in October 11! Kabukichou Sherlock Trailer #1 (2019) | Ano… https://t.co/uNrTmzPg6e
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-09-16
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
💀Seren🐷 @UndeadSwine - 2019-09-16
the book I'm reading is having a scene at the batting centre in Kabuki-cho, and all I can think about is Shinada......
Jeremiah Liles @JeremiahLiles1 - 2019-09-14
@SuperGrobanite @LaceRossi @tomblappy V.I.L.E. villain Teri Yaki lives in a flat in Tokyo. No one knows which buil… https://t.co/90xKTrke4F
bc| Carci @CarcinogenSDA - 2019-09-14
This is what ordering lobster looks like in Kabuki-cho. https://t.co/B3EN863dvs
♜Kali Baucom 🐸🐷 @SuperGrobanite - 2019-09-14
@JeremiahLiles1 @LaceRossi @tomblappy It could very well be in the Gokudo-kai’s Kabuki-cho office building!
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-09-12
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
Quakerz @Quakerz - 2019-09-11
@degozaru Stayed at 4, but this was Hotel Gracery Kabuki-cho (the godzilla one). I have mixed feelings about it.
Renato @ C96 2日 @degozaru - 2019-09-11
@Quakerz Ah, when you mentioned kabuki-cho, was also thinking of the Granbell lol
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-09-11
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
dayah @DayahMunirah - 2019-09-10
@sallyjudas @JulesJulietta Ouhh. Kat tweet tu dia tulis “Kabuki-cho (a place in Shinjuku, Tokyo) is something else”… https://t.co/yct07upcg7
josh cruz @joshiecruzie - 2019-09-10
One of many ramens i will be grubbing. Ichiran ramen shinjuku kabuki-cho #bestramensofar https://t.co/HtAVGfdvZj
Anime . @ruko_anime - 2019-09-09
Kabuki-chō Sherlock Anime Gets Half-Year Run With No Breaks, Manga, Novel - Anime News Network https://t.co/NkC2njgYtH #anime
Anime Herald @animeherald - 2019-09-09
Kabuki-cho Sherlock Anime Reveals Premiere Date and Broadcast Details https://t.co/60OhpO6o0t https://t.co/2wRNAfhv0s
Anime News Network @Anime - 2019-09-09
#News Kabuki-chō Sherlock #Anime Gets Half-Year Run With No Breaks, Manga, Novel • Prudction I․G's original anime p… https://t.co/2Cst6ZfoMu
Frases de Anime ES @FDAnime - 2019-09-09
Kabuki-chō Sherlock Anime Gets Half-Year Run With No Breaks, Manga, Novel https://t.co/wu5oF6IXmL ... via Anime New… https://t.co/vuTQvFDLgv
Quakerz @Quakerz - 2019-09-09
I've never seen kabuki-cho this quiet... https://t.co/mWyEpDJ3cH
Quakerz @Quakerz - 2019-09-09
I've never seen kabuki-cho this quiet... https://t.co/mWyEpDJ3cH
ami @shoyoboro - 2019-09-09
Yea I'm gonna take my horse to the old town kabuki-cho https://t.co/pbZQSwNkbS
ami @shoyoboro - 2019-09-09
Yea I'm gonna take my horse to the old town kabuki-cho https://t.co/pbZQSwNkbS
amiwa @shoyoboro - 2019-09-09
Yea I'm gonna take my horse to the old town kabuki-cho https://t.co/pbZQSwNkbS
jugemira @shoyoboro - 2019-09-09
Yea I'm gonna take my horse to the old town kabuki-cho https://t.co/pbZQSwNkbS
ᵒᵇᵒʳᵒ ˡᵒᵛᵉᵇᵒᵗ🦋 @shoyoboro - 2019-09-09
Yea I'm gonna take my horse to the old town kabuki-cho https://t.co/pbZQSwNkbS
[kricketune's cry] @slowlaki - 2019-09-06
How would TWICE sing Kabuki-cho no Joou by Shiina Ringo
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-09-06
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
SAMURAI FOOD @samuraifood1 - 2019-09-05
OTSUU
Risotto

A restaurant that specializes in Japanese rissotto. It's one of the traditional cuisines of Japan.… https://t.co/dbMqJfNpTy
せっきぃ @mtsekkii - 2019-09-05
SHINJUKU LOFT KABUKI-CHO 20TH ANNIVERSARY × a flood of circle 10th Anniversary

「BUFFALO SOUL x PARADOX PARADE」 (@… https://t.co/RF8gBb3auI
†新☆生†最強の弥生人 @Riripa_Yayoi_RE - 2019-09-04
Because he feels like the king of Kabuki-Cho
†新☆生†最強の弥生人 @Riripa_Yayoi_RE - 2019-09-04
Because he feels like the king of Kabuki-Cho
Aurao ビリビリ♪ @Auraoo - 2019-09-03
Kabuki-chō Sherlock Anime's 4th Promo Video Previews Opening Theme: Original anime premieres on October 11… https://t.co/HSlpSEyXXR
Roderick Hunter X @botwiththerod - 2019-09-03
Mandam carta pelos cachorros Sendo que o assunto são os mais simples do que o Osama Bin Laden pirated a lot of asia… https://t.co/vATX0eElF6

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