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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

🇵🇭 French | #repTourTokyo night 2 @alltooweeell - 2018-11-20
HIGHLIGHT OF MY DAY: Meeting these lovely Swifties!!!! 💗

We are at Kabuki-cho street, where @JosephKahn got the in… https://t.co/LZjgpy1Hsg
ChaosArgate @ Home @ChaosArgate - 2018-11-18
@NikumanDroid @CinderBastard @Bootleg_Stuff There actually is a Don Quijote in Kabuki-cho!
Anime Herald @animeherald - 2018-11-09
Remember that big, flashy Kabuki-cho show from Production I.G.? It has a title: Kabuki-chō Sherlock, and its first… https://t.co/iYAAKNdC6Q
Paolo Sakuragi @phe_89 - 2018-11-09
6/17: Ryū Ga Gotoku (Yakuza in the west) Day, Part 13 - I forgot the most weird photo of Kabuki-cho!!! That monkey… https://t.co/924bMYTC52
King Baeksu @KingBaeksu - 2018-11-06
@RyLiberty I've passed by there a few times. Kabuki-cho is lots of fun.
Veridian Club Records @VeridianClub - 2018-11-06
Kabuki-Cho. This picture’s got so much Bladerunner in it.. ✨👨‍🎤✨ @ 歌舞伎町 https://t.co/qy7OymliPF
☆ → 【 ᕼIᖴᑌᗰI, 伊弉冉一二三 】 @MCGIGOL0 - 2018-11-04
'Ah, a particular café? Perhaps, you wanted to go at Kabuki-cho? Golden Gai? There's a lot of them around Shinjuku.… https://t.co/g7vxwtGq7B
👑 Juu🌙🌸@rin愛 lovemail💘 @juutenrou - 2018-11-03
I can't believe it, the Joui4 division but it's just Joui3 aka Kabuki-cho Division, starring the three doofuses
👑 Juu🌙🌸@rin愛 lovemail💘➟7days @ DEATHRESPECT @juutenrou - 2018-11-03
I can't believe it, the Joui4 division but it's just Joui3 aka Kabuki-cho Division, starring the three doofuses
👑 Juu🌙🌸@rin愛 lovemail💘➟9days @ DEATHRESPECT @juutenrou - 2018-11-03
I can't believe it, the Joui4 division but it's just Joui3 aka Kabuki-cho Division, starring the three doofuses
👑 Juu🌙🌸@rin愛 lovemail💘➟MTR IS THE PLACE TO BE! @juutenrou - 2018-11-03
I can't believe it, the Joui4 division but it's just Joui3 aka Kabuki-cho Division, starring the three doofuses
👑 Juu🌙🌸@rin愛 lovemail💘➟流・馬刻・百瀬・BDAYS!!! @doppochin - 2018-11-03
I can't believe it, the Joui4 division but it's just Joui3 aka Kabuki-cho Division, starring the three doofuses
Airside日本 @WeAreAirsideJP - 2018-11-02
@5putniko Heartwarming to hear you mention Kabuki-Cho / Golden Gai etc. 😆
Jay Dash Ann @Jayjayann_08 - 2018-10-31
@jonsastargaryen Happiest birthday to the Queen of Kabuki-cho, Shimura Tae. Have a blast with your family, your grace.
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2018-10-29
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
rpmurphy @rpmurphy1 - 2018-10-29
kabuki-cho is wild on a sunday night https://t.co/2TKb9mWgtk
rpmurphy @ 東京10/27-11/5 @rpmurphy1 - 2018-10-29
kabuki-cho is wild on a sunday night https://t.co/2TKb9mWgtk
☆ → 【 ᕼIᖴᑌᗰI, 伊弉冉一二三 】 @MCGIGOL0 - 2018-10-24
@Tigridiax < with him for some hangout.

Afterwards, he dragged himself away from him, smiling a bit as he pours a… https://t.co/tx5hkXDFph
☆ → 【 ᕼIᖴᑌᗰI, 伊弉冉一二三 】 @MCGIGOL0 - 2018-10-24
@Tigridiax < with him for some hangout.

Afterwards, he dragged himself away from him, smiling a bit as he pours a… https://t.co/tx5hkXDFph
☆ → 【 ᕼIᖴᑌᗰI, 伊弉冉一二三 】 @MCGIGOL0 - 2018-10-24
@Tigridiax 'Alright! ☆ Golden Gai is like those bars at Kabuki-cho, except that it's mainly preferred to people per… https://t.co/zP2stWN35Z
☆ → 【 ᕼIᖴᑌᗰI, 伊弉冉一二三 】 @MCGIGOL0 - 2018-10-24
@Tigridiax 'Alright! ☆ Golden Gai is like those bars at Kabuki-cho, except that it's mainly preferred to people per… https://t.co/zP2stWN35Z
japantripnews @japantripnews - 2018-10-23
Kabuki-cho’s Dreams Available https://t.co/C7ryUxQGAZ
Gladys @skinline - 2018-10-18
You can't go wrong with this!!! — eating ramen at Ichiran Shinjuku Kabuki-Cho https://t.co/WUxzO3ImAE
Sami Briggs ⚡ @SmaiART - 2018-10-18
@smashmyfoot I LOVE the Yakuza series! but didn't have time to travel to Kabuki-cho :( was super gutted!! next time for sure
SpookMyFoot @smashmyfoot - 2018-10-18
@SmaiART Awesome! I'm looking to head back myself in the next year or two and I'm always looking for more ideas, I'… https://t.co/Q30f5u3KBY
smashmyfoot @smashmyfoot - 2018-10-18
@SmaiART Awesome! I'm looking to head back myself in the next year or two and I'm always looking for more ideas, I'… https://t.co/Q30f5u3KBY
赤星 武 @kya_be - 2018-10-17
AKAHOSHI TAKERU EXHIBITION
TOKIO GIRLS 2
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Saturday, October 27,
19: 00- LAST
1Drink orde… https://t.co/KeMQMBTxHT
Robert Hopkins @illuminahopkins - 2018-10-16
Buildings that have inspired me #94. Sticking with the Richard Rogers theme, we jump over to Tokyo and a building I… https://t.co/jslnUUL9Wg
mac @Limpiez - 2018-10-16
@PulpmxShow So, no us riders and us press comint to Japan SX? That sucks!!!! I know the event planning isn’t going… https://t.co/pm4ZhoPYHn
赤星 武 @kya_be - 2018-10-16
AKAHOSHI TAKERU EXHIBITION
TOKIO GIRLS 2
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Saturday, October 27,
19: 00- LAST
1Drink orde… https://t.co/3iz7p6Kztf

Notes

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
Price of the entrance ticket or other fees for Kabuki-cho (if applicable).
Access / Public Transport
How to get to Kabuki-cho with public transportation.
Related Links
Official website of Kabuki-cho or other related pages.
Address / Location
Address and map of Kabuki-cho.
Recommended
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Tweets
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