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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

japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-02-22
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
💉Jakulovemail~💉 @MC_Kranke - 2019-02-22
Just realized I could totally go to Kabuki-cho👀 JK I WONT ASDJHSHJJDSSHDS
BlueprintAfric #NigeriaDecides @blueprintafric - 2019-02-21
By day, 83-year-old Iwamuro Sumiko is the proprietor of a Tokyo Chinese restaurant.

By night, she is SumiRock, the… https://t.co/2fD0PwZC62
ライカエジソン @Like_an_Edison - 2019-02-21
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Smily-Dog-Metal @sunavenue - 2019-02-20
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japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-02-20
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
Peter Payne @JListPeter - 2019-02-19
@AlphaProspector @jlist I wish I had seen it at the Godzilla movie theater in kabuki-cho. I stupidly didn’t want to walk that far.
Trevor Manning ن @Kardea - 2019-02-19
@mombot Ah, Kabuki-cho... the only place in all of Japan that I can remember having to actively care about whether… https://t.co/pcEJjVqVG4
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-02-19
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
Best Mom Eva @mombot - 2019-02-18
By day, 83-year-old Iwamuro Sumiko is the proprietor of a Tokyo Chinese restaurant.

By night, she is SumiRock, the… https://t.co/tCXLEWVmii
bnyiff @antianthys - 2019-02-15
after everything is over kyuubei takes tsukuyo as her wife and they move into the yagyuu property together, she als… https://t.co/VXp3qe3HAJ
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-02-15
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
Shinpachi Bot @shinpachibot - 2019-02-13
We heard that Kabuki-cho was in danger so we came to help!!
So please let us in!! More like, someone save us!!
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-02-12
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
VersaillesInfoLatam @VersaillesLatam - 2019-02-11
Yuki eventos:

11/02 en Shibuya REX
Invitados: Aoi-168, AMBEEK, Defpiral, Initial'L

27/02 Aoi-168 en Shinjuku Loft… https://t.co/iO2z7yPs0E
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-02-11
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-02-09
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-02-07
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-02-03
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
CATSUKI 💥 @exilesque - 2019-02-01
i’m sorry but this is a fuccboi catalouge that i often see across the kabuki-cho billboard. https://t.co/miRmgJ9wP8
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-02-01
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
jaycel @jayceI - 2019-01-30
KABUKI-CHO IS AN INTERESTING PLACE 🤔
jy @jayceI - 2019-01-30
KABUKI-CHO IS AN INTERESTING PLACE 🤔
seek @seek_bonshisya - 2019-01-30
MIMIZUQ
2019.01.30.
新宿LOFT
SHINJUKU LOFT KABUKI-CHO 20TH ANNIVERSARY PRE-EVENT master+mind presents
【Rock is Cultur… https://t.co/VUo2FYMX2y
yves @jayceI - 2019-01-30
KABUKI-CHO IS AN INTERESTING PLACE 🤔
yves @jayceI - 2019-01-30
KABUKI-CHO IS AN INTERESTING PLACE 🤔
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-01-28
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
Black Sugar🍒🐰 @BERlKA_ - 2019-01-27
Just watch some videos about kabuki-cho last night and the host and champagne tower maker that came to abchanzoo work there🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Black Sugar🍒🐰 @BERlKA_ - 2019-01-27
OMG THE HOST IS FROM KABUKI-CHO
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-01-26
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ

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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
Address and map of Kabuki-cho.
Recommended
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