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Kabukicho

Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
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Tokyo Robot Evening Cabaret Show
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Ranked #23 of 53 Attractions in Shinjuku
Type: Neighborhoods, Outdoors
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Type: Neighborhoods, Outdoors
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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
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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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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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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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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We found this place by mistake And we were happy to find this place The staff were very helpful and we found the food excellent. It was sunday and a Kabuki band were dancing and mixed with the guests.because we as tourist stuck out, they gave us special treat and invite us to the stage for dance Highly recommended Uri

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I went to check it out on a Sunday night and found it interesting, but nothing took my fancy enough to stick around longer than an hour. I'm a 30yo Australian male, and I was approached by at least half a dozen Nigerian touts in the space of an hour. Some were more persistent that others despite me not even... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

There's not much I really need to add to the wise words that other reviewers have already contributed about Kabukicho. It is a tourist attraction in its own right, just like those of Hamburg and Amsterdam, in that it appears in travel guides to Tokyo. However, the area is intended to cater mainly to locals, not to foreigners. It gets... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Went for a walk through the area to have a look at what a Japanese red light district is all about. As an Aussie foreigner it's all good, but beware of the Nigerians/Ghanaians that frequent the area and are quite adamant about getting you into their establishments. I got as far as foolishly walking into a joint and met a... More 

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