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Kabukicho

Address: Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture (Shinjuku)
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Shinjuku and Kabukicho Evening Walking Tour
45%
Ranked #32 of 93 things to do in Shinjuku
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

You have to after dark, so you can see all the lights, and there's a lot of them. Also try one of the many places to eat. It's just a cool place to walk around in and see all the different people.

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Manchester
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Found this place when searching for the love hotel hill area. My husband and I was in this area around 7pm and were clearly aware of what happened here due to the big billboards illustrating women with underwear on. On one hand it was in your face as you couldn’t miss it but at the same time it was also... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

It's worth walking through the area to see all the colourful signs at night, but there is a lot of aggressive selling. Be aware as much as you may want to take pictures, people will and can be very abusive towards you for doing so. Avoid going into anywhere other then maybe the Robot Restaurant, which is worth watching for... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our hotel was located in this area which is also known as the "Red Light District" of Tokyo. It really does come to life at night time. Be aware of the black guys trying to pull you into suss Clubs, although they generally don't bother too much with Westerners. It was certainly interesting to walk around, but it felt seedy...... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Kabukicho is located next to Shinjuku Train station (East exit) and is the red light district of Tokyo. However it sure didn't feel like it is. The area is full of small to big restaurants, pubs (izakaya), hostess bar, ramen shops, Labi (electronic goods mega store), etc. Unlike other countries red light districtes, there aren't any hostesses or "ladies of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Ok, this area is fantastic. I mean, there is no other place in the world I reckon that is filled with lights and women all over the place. Great experience to just walk around. One mistake that I made but I escaped. The black guys will keep coming up to you with these super attractive deals - probably 3k yen... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I stumbled into this area when I was walking through the streets of Shinjuku, enjoying the crowds and lights on a Friday evening. Everything seemed innocent at first, until a few foreign men (African?) started to approach me about special clubs. They were quite persistent, although not rude. This is likely a place you will want to walk through if... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
2 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

kabukicho japan is a bright red light area in tokyo....but if you go there you will find soo many africans offering girls, sex, drinks ...they only approch foreingers and not the locals. this really spoiled the mood. these blacks are very rude and aggerisif towards tourist......i will not go there anymore...

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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266 reviews 266 reviews
215 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our last stop on the return to our hotel today, was the infamous "Love Hotel Hill"! We stopped to ask a couple of Japanese girls for directions, that in itself was amusing; as they were both laughing, and shy; yet pointed us in the right direction. Kabukicho is a red-light entertainment district in Shinjuku, Tokyo. We wondered through this area,... More 

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The only reason to go here is for the fantastic Robot Restaurant but as soon as that's over get out as quick as you can, we ended up at 2 different hostess bars/brothels ran by Nigerian where we had our drinks spiked at the 1st and then at the 2nd it was free entry and 1st beer was free so... More 

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