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Kabuki-cho

Travel Guide - Kabuki-cho

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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 - 2020-09-28
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-09-25
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
C. Isabel Brain 🎃😈💀👽👻👾🤖💩 @superisabel76 - 2020-09-23
In Kabuki-cho in Shinjuku back when I spent a lot of time there there were McD's on practically every street someti… https://t.co/f9Ly7Kzhaz
Hafiz Mustapha @HafizMustapha_ - 2020-09-20
Featured Art of the Day: 'Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku at night'. Buy it at: https://t.co/aICaPrAqW7 https://t.co/luio9eZoQi
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-09-18
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus AKA 大秦王安敦 @Germany_Hiking - 2020-09-17
Ask every people using your special skill like poverty investigation before! When can I expect to read your poverty… https://t.co/RWCEDCxIca
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-09-15
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
ばーちゃーか @berserkerX86 - 2020-09-14
Because he feels like the king of Kabuki-Cho waoh oh oh
ばーちゃーか @berserkerX86 - 2020-09-14
Because he feels like the king of Kabuki-Cho waoh oh oh
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-09-13
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-09-12
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
Nicolaj @Cloversong91 - 2020-09-08
@mibom1986 Ah wait, I have seen the Godzilla in Kabuki-cho 😮😄 I was there in the middle of the day last time
I thi… https://t.co/EbBzFHc84r
Nicolaj @Cloversong91 - 2020-09-08
@mibom1986 Ah wait, I have seen the Godzilla in Kabuki-cho 😮😄 I was there in the middle of the day last time
I thi… https://t.co/EbBzFHc84r
printfogey🔞 @printfogey - 2020-09-08
@straysamurai Kabuki-Cho is a good comfort zone.
💕💕💕
美保〜Miho〜 @mibom1986 - 2020-09-08
@Cloversong91 Ueno Zoo is very popular❗️☺️
I think it's fun☺️

Kabuki-cho⁉️😆
Don't worry😆
I have walked the place m… https://t.co/9rpE6Mzpc4
Musica Ilimitada @MusicaIlimitad - 2020-09-07
#NowPlaying Peter Hammill - Disrespect (In Kabuki-Cho)
Nicolaj @Cloversong91 - 2020-09-07
@mibom1986 I think we have talked about going to Ueno and the zoo 😄 I want to go to Kabuki-cho, but I’m a bit scared to go there 😂
Nicolaj @Cloversong91 - 2020-09-07
@mibom1986 I think we have talked about going to Ueno and the zoo 😄 I want to go to Kabuki-cho, but I’m a bit scared to go there 😂
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-09-05
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
powderbum @powderbum75 - 2020-09-05
@jljzen There is one in Shinjuku, kabuki-cho, that I used to go to on occasion.

Watching hosts in too-tight suits… https://t.co/JthLEL1M38
Paprika Girl @PaprikaGirl_JP - 2020-09-04
@Mulboyne There’s a lovely movie I worked on last month, still in production. It’s about the “water sellers” of Kab… https://t.co/33PIBcLGEV
SuperFoxioTwins @Latte_n_Java - 2020-09-01
i'm the king of kabuki-cho
Ðavid Ƀurela @DavidBurela - 2020-09-01
@noodlefrenzy @oafbot @Htop_Gunder Guess this means he'll be able to legally reside above the cinema in Shinjuku, K… https://t.co/cjnhzJJVrH
Edward @GFoppy - 2020-08-29
'A fight at Kabuki-cho [Tokyo's Red Light District].

'Whoever took this picture deserves a Pulitzer Prize.' https://t.co/ccsxefIYpb
Edward @ #SilverSnow @GFoppy - 2020-08-29
'A fight at Kabuki-cho [Tokyo's Red Light District].

'Whoever took this picture deserves a Pulitzer Prize.' https://t.co/ccsxefIYpb
⊕★ティヤス★ ⊕ @ テレワーク LC🦀🐟 @icblues - 2020-08-29
kabuki-cho is wild
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-08-26
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-08-24
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
JapaneseBullFighter @bull_japanese - 2020-08-23
If you do not have Kabuki-cho with its clubs and Japanese-style 'live houses,' you do what you gotta do to spread i… https://t.co/oREeAyQl4x
Hafiz Mustapha @HafizMustapha_ - 2020-08-21
Featured Art of the Day: 'Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku at night'. Buy it at: https://t.co/aICaPrAqW7 https://t.co/XuxQFDsEm7

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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
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Related Links
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Address / Location
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Recommended
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