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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

Miguel Concepcion @NormalMode - 2019-06-25
bts of a concept video in Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku. @LilyInJapan and I initially had 'hacker' in mind with her outfit.… https://t.co/JoFPb2lJsD
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-06-24
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
✿◉●•◦ 𝓓𝓸𝓹𝓹𝓸。 @OfTigridia - 2019-06-21
◀ tomorrow.

Wondering if his bestfriend had been home after spending his work at Kabuki-cho to serve his customers… https://t.co/SEWnYCAoZa
〘✵〙▶ 𝓓𝓸𝓹𝓹𝓸 𝓚𝓪𝓷𝓷𝓸𝓷𝔃𝓪𝓴𝓪。 @OfTigridia - 2019-06-21
◀ tomorrow.

Wondering if his bestfriend had been home after spending his work at Kabuki-cho to serve his customers… https://t.co/SEWnYCAoZa
MIN YOONGI @taeharus - 2019-06-20
they go out to kabuki-cho and hoseok brings a boy he's dating along. he's tall, even more so than namjoon, a soft s… https://t.co/rl4r4IFcs9
tea @taeharus - 2019-06-20
they go out to kabuki-cho and hoseok brings a boy he's dating along. he's tall, even more so than namjoon, a soft s… https://t.co/rl4r4IFcs9
tea ✨ @taeharus - 2019-06-20
they go out to kabuki-cho and hoseok brings a boy he's dating along. he's tall, even more so than namjoon, a soft s… https://t.co/rl4r4IFcs9
tea ✨ @taeharus - 2019-06-20
they go out to kabuki-cho and hoseok brings a boy he's dating along. he's tall, even more so than namjoon, a soft s… https://t.co/rl4r4IFcs9
XVII @AmadeusMozartia - 2019-06-18
He's just standing at his window sipping Dom Perignon
Because he feels like the king of Kabuki-Cho
アリーッビアン @AmadeusMozartia - 2019-06-18
He's just standing at his window sipping Dom Perignon
Because he feels like the king of Kabuki-Cho
Alvin Lu Guong @GuongLu - 2019-06-16
@BlackJackKuro_ @Haruka_Black1 Looks like every male host in Kabuki-cho
BackinTokyo @BackinTokyo - 2019-06-16
I think that’s Spider-Man up there, above the batting cages in Kabuki-cho. https://t.co/izq9jng614
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-06-14
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
Bret @BAHUFMW - 2019-06-13
@alexleesekai I'm still looking for that Kabuki-cho exit
ぷよ太郎 @yorikone - 2019-06-13
It is a Youtube video. I took VIDEOS of a Hooker in 「Shinjuku Kabuki-Cho」. TOKYO, JAPAN.
https://t.co/YJG1XVPN47
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-06-10
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-06-09
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
Yakitoriron Front @glenndiggity - 2019-06-07
@highme I don’t even know where to begin. You almost can’t go wrong. Find a line and stand in it literally.

I mos… https://t.co/culwI5aR75
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-06-02
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
Shinpachi Bot @shinpachibot - 2019-06-01
The city….no…the Shitenou has been under enormous pressure…little fights are accumulating…like a spark into flame….… https://t.co/iYvxZu9Lm4
grimmer @grimmerkimmer - 2019-05-31
@mikeindustries Niiice. Go to kabuki-cho just north of Shinjuku Station. Nightlife!!! Lots going on there
@Sumire_Gntm - 2019-05-31
I’m in Tokyo now, but It’s not for sightseeing. I wanted to go to Kabuki-cho if possible...😭 The view from Skytree… https://t.co/DogWAnpSXI
菫/Gintama @Sumire_Gntm - 2019-05-31
I’m in Tokyo now, but It’s not for sightseeing. I wanted to go to Kabuki-cho if possible...😭 The view from Skytree… https://t.co/DogWAnpSXI
菫/Gintama @Sumire_Gntm - 2019-05-31
I’m in Tokyo now, but It’s not for sightseeing. I wanted to go to Kabuki-cho if possible...😭 The view from Skytree… https://t.co/DogWAnpSXI
クーパーエリ @umbrellanaut - 2019-05-30
my Japanese language classes are in this like perpetually abandoned shopping mall in the middle of Kabuki-cho #itslegitiswear
Shinpachi Bot @shinpachibot - 2019-05-29
The city….no…the Shitenou has been under enormous pressure…little fights are accumulating…like a spark into flame….… https://t.co/A8SMile1rs
SMORGAS @smorgasOFFICIAL - 2019-05-28
5/29(水)SHINJUKU LOFT KABUKI-CHO 20TH ANNIVERSARY
SHINJUKU LOFT & 999999999 PRESENTS '9vement × 歌舞伎町爆音祭'

999999999… https://t.co/ZIBjsVJF7Q
Nana Shimazu. | 島津ナナ @EndlessRolling - 2019-05-25
@StHermelinJoker She was headed to the public toilet by the train station. She came out with different set of cloth… https://t.co/4O6kgHXWsI
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2019-05-24
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
999999999 @999999999_tokyo - 2019-05-23
【news】

5月29日(水)
SHINJUKU LOFT KABUKI-CHO 20TH ANNIVERSARY
SHINJUKU LOFT & 999999999 PRESENTS
「9vement × 歌舞伎町爆音祭」… https://t.co/cn0LETFW79

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Information
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Opening Hours
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Closed
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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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