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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 - 2020-05-27
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
Catrina | 繋げ。 @tonicate10 - 2020-05-24
Totally unrelated but when I first saw this photo, my mind screamed, 'KAMUROCHO!' XD

Kabuki-cho. https://t.co/UuoyLqlZQo
Catrina | 繋げ。 @tonicate10 - 2020-05-24
Totally unrelated but when I first saw this photo, my mind screamed, 'KAMUROCHO!' XD

Kabuki-cho. https://t.co/UuoyLqlZQo
Shinpachi Bot @shinpachibot - 2020-05-24
That's why there are so many troublesome felines in Kabuki-cho.
dav @seeyou__cowboy - 2020-05-23
@sailorrgoon this look like Kabuki-Cho
Hannya Mask👹MajiTani Brain Worms @Hyena_Tron - 2020-05-22
This article is fascinating. It shows some current shots of Tokyo (including Kabuki-cho) and how empty things are b… https://t.co/VJkEJ94BJc
Hannya Mask👹Nishitani Plz Call Me @Hyena_Tron - 2020-05-22
This article is fascinating. It shows some current shots of Tokyo (including Kabuki-cho) and how empty things are b… https://t.co/VJkEJ94BJc
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-05-21
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
Hafiz Mustapha @HafizMustapha_ - 2020-05-20
Featured Art of the Day: 'Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku at night'. Buy it at: https://t.co/aICaPrAqW7 https://t.co/O89JGXPFN4
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-05-18
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
Eimi1003 @Eimi1003 - 2020-05-17
3 members of the Japan-based Chinese gang Chinese Dragon were arrested for assaulting a Chinese tourist in Kabuki-c… https://t.co/FPZQXkRelb
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-05-17
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
Gon @caletvwlrh - 2020-05-14
@DrKotobuki Understandable, its Kabuki-cho after all
There was an article about a 'catholic' bar, that one I'm sure… https://t.co/Dn0kSYgVKK
𝐊 @fuyunokagura - 2020-05-13
totally worth it!!!
i mean, when else will you get the changed to be praised by the queen of kabuki-cho, yes https://t.co/WZT9B4sAk5
𝐊 @fuyunokagura - 2020-05-13
totally worth it!!!
i mean, when else will you get the changed to be praised by the queen of kabuki-cho, yes https://t.co/WZT9B4sAk5
𝐊𝐀𝐆𝐔𝐑𝐀。 @fuyunokagura - 2020-05-13
totally worth it!!!
i mean, when else will you get the changed to be praised by the queen of kabuki-cho, yes https://t.co/WZT9B4sAk5
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-05-12
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
25th dav - watch tower of god! @seeyou__cowboy - 2020-05-10
also the scene of Kabuki-Cho gave me flashbacks to my first night in japan w justin taigon darrell
dav @seeyou__cowboy - 2020-05-10
also the scene of Kabuki-Cho gave me flashbacks to my first night in japan w justin taigon darrell
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-05-07
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
Beautiful Little Baby @fwooposse - 2020-05-06
When I went to jp with my bff we stayed in Shinjuku and passed kabuki-cho everyday we went to the train station...w… https://t.co/gSWW83NSxU
I'm sorry for being handsome, rich and famous !!!! @fwooposse - 2020-05-06
When I went to jp with my bff we stayed in Shinjuku and passed kabuki-cho everyday we went to the train station...w… https://t.co/gSWW83NSxU
Such a lovely face! Such a lovely place ! @fwooposse - 2020-05-06
When I went to jp with my bff we stayed in Shinjuku and passed kabuki-cho everyday we went to the train station...w… https://t.co/gSWW83NSxU
Alessandro Tofanelli @Alex_Tofa - 2020-05-02
Finally got my hands on Judgment, the Yakuza (Ryū ga Gotoku) spin-off. So far it’s great, but a bit predictable in… https://t.co/eW8gypliQg
𝐊 @fuyunokagura - 2020-05-01
@Obelia_Ruler i’m a queen of kabuki-cho, you wanna fight bro? https://t.co/qhHmtKy4yy
𝐊 @fuyunokagura - 2020-05-01
@Obelia_Ruler i’m a queen of kabuki-cho, you wanna fight bro? https://t.co/qhHmtKy4yy
Douglas Bogart @LimitedRunDoug - 2020-04-30
@Cromwelp Did you ever try Akibas Trip? It is identical to Akihabara and helped me when I stayed there!

Yeah real… https://t.co/8REWwJqVB9
Douglas Bogart @LimitedRunDoug - 2020-04-30
@Cromwelp The Yakuza and judgment games helped me figure out how to get around the real Kabuki-cho it was pretty ne… https://t.co/T93hLeMUE4
Very Games Michael @Cromwelp - 2020-04-30
@LimitedRunDoug I wish Kabuki-cho was more like the game instead of feeling like an acid induced Christmas market f… https://t.co/x3tdwKT0jz
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2020-04-30
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
XavierDaAssassin @proenator_ - 2020-04-29
I love kamurocho so much

For a fictional city based off of real life kabuki-cho I have this weird attachment to ka… https://t.co/mZNesToWOP

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Closed
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Access / Public Transport
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Address / Location
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