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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

the mad dog of my apartment @NOTashley69420 - 2021-01-21
@demogakidis i think he means kabuki-chō, the red light district in shinjuku (fact i know from playing video game persona 5)
Asian History @asianhistory - 2021-01-20
Ways to Experience Culture of Samurai, Ninja & Medieval War in Japan 

 Shinjuku: Samurai Museum

This facility is… https://t.co/zJwqqMKBnW
Hafiz Mustapha @HafizMustapha_ - 2021-01-18
Featured Art of the Day: 'Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku at night'. Buy it at: https://t.co/aICaPrAqW7 https://t.co/SouP88oUWC
Jake Adelstein/中本哲史 @jakeadelstein - 2021-01-18
@mahmoodicus @VICE I am so delighted to see this finally done. I was in kabuki-cho the other day and I thought of you my friend.
Jake Adelstein/中本哲史 @jakeadelstein - 2021-01-18
@mahmoodicus @VICE I am so delighted to see this finally done. I was in kabuki-cho the other day and I thought of you my friend.
Virtual Travel Japan @VirtualTravelJ1 - 2021-01-18
Shinjuku walk in January 2021. You will see Shinjuku Station, Kabuki-cho and Golden Gai. We filmed during corona pa… https://t.co/GdhAv0rSM5
Boltsy @BoltsyAmsterdam - 2021-01-16
@deviousjourney @IQWrestler That’s awesome. I only saw packs of male hosts in Kyoto. Only kicked around kabuki-cho… https://t.co/dsnpLjND3j
Kels @kellNworldpeace - 2021-01-11
@houseofbuttz Kabuki-cho about 5 years ago with @mrbeaubrady https://t.co/nFHoq3k8DO
🇯🇵TekinomoK18 🇮🇱‍⃠🍋 @TekinomoRevenge - 2021-01-11
@ImmortallyDum I'm not going to denied the massacre but can you imagine being offended by Kabuki-chō style Trump shitpost? Heh...
Cllr Sam S Collins @NorthHertsSam - 2021-01-08
@Red_SharkyJP I really like the Yona Yona beer shop in Kabuki-cho for that!
YetAnotherOne @YAO_ofthem - 2021-01-08
@yekayuriy54 It's a game about kabuki-cho and the yakuza. So naturally there are constant implications of rape and… https://t.co/fKmTZpLbYg
꒱࿐ṂἿṨƇἬᾋ. @synxptic - 2021-01-08
“Man, if this shop paid me any less I'd probably be in the Kabuki-cho Red Light District, too.

I gotta get outta here, man.”
CremeDeLaTrash @CremeDeLaTrash - 2021-01-07
4. Ichi the Killer by Hideo Yamamoto
The mentally stunted and disturbed young man is manipulated with his past trau… https://t.co/A4imHyQOGZ
Nutsie 🌰🐾Yorozuya👑 & Kita-san🦊 @conangaki - 2021-01-07
@gintokihelpme @furukawahime7 The kabuki-cho will have big feast fr✌️
Shinpachi Bot @shinpachibot - 2021-01-07
The city….no…the Shitenou has been under enormous pressure…little fights are accumulating…like a spark into flame….… https://t.co/qRsjEDxi2h
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2021-01-06
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
Aelen @aelen_altria - 2021-01-05
@DrKotobuki The bigger one's head is sticking from a cinema roaring at people passing Kabuki-cho
Val' ~ Rina Shingaki n°1 supporter 🇨🇵 @MadGeniusVal - 2021-01-04
Nagisa Nozaki vs Rina Shingaki - Wave Kabuki-Cho Week Ender

My second Nozaki match after her draw with DASH Chisak… https://t.co/NxlkN8t03G
Baltheus - Studying with SMT3 @baltheus - 2021-01-03
Two days in a row with SMT 3! Gotta take advantage of break while I can, right? We finished Kabuki-cho last time, s… https://t.co/5i6cthb5s2
IceAgeComing ✏️✏️✏️ @IceAgeComingSA - 2021-01-03
WAVE Kabuki-cho Week Ender, 18th December 2020: https://t.co/9tPB4EKEF0
Baltheus - Studying with SMT3 @baltheus - 2021-01-02
Sorry I couldn't stream as much during the break but I can stream today! I had a bit of a headache over the break b… https://t.co/5Yeb89UP0d
Fudo @fudo_monsuta - 2021-01-02
I feel like by the time I finish the Yakuza games, if I were to ever go to Kabuki-Cho or Dotonbori, the real life c… https://t.co/SnJX6xlUel
International Order @awwwwwwwwwwwwa - 2021-01-02
The headquarters of the monkey.
Kabuki-cho(town).
TipSNOW39 @tiptoe39 - 2021-01-02
@kittenkong42 @TheBonWitch AH I figured it out! It’s Kabuki-cho, which is in fact in Shinjuku! (I was wondering why… https://t.co/6nR8js9zCi
Tippy @tiptoe39 - 2021-01-02
@kittenkong42 @TheBonWitch AH I figured it out! It’s Kabuki-cho, which is in fact in Shinjuku! (I was wondering why… https://t.co/6nR8js9zCi
🎄 Fudo 🎄 @fudo_monsuta - 2021-01-02
I feel like by the time I finish the Yakuza games, if I were to ever go to Kabuki-Cho or Dotonbori, the real life c… https://t.co/SnJX6xlUel
Jake Adelstein/中本哲史 @jakeadelstein - 2020-12-31
A Public Service Announcement about the Mecca of Kabuki in Japan, known as Kabuki-cho. (Well, actually there is no… https://t.co/Ov3jnRAGTs
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-12-31
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
Piper @piperjjackson - 2020-12-30
@AmelieinTokyo @jakeadelstein I got smacked in the head with a full 40 that was thrown across a basement bar in Kab… https://t.co/29a5re7iTo
Shinpachi Bot @shinpachibot - 2020-12-28
That's why there are so many troublesome felines in Kabuki-cho.
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-12-28
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-12-26
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-12-25
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ

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