We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kabukicho

Neighborhood:
Shinjuku
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 9033003911
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Recommended
More Info
$53*
and up
Tokyo Robot Evening Cabaret Show
More Info
$52*
and up
Shinjuku and Kabukicho Evening Walking Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 413 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 144
    Very good
  • 114
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Nice place to look around especially at nighttime

When you visit this place be sure to do after the sun goes down it's a light show of neon lights everywhere so bring you something to take a couple of pictures. Lots of bars... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
mnn17
,
Copenhagen, Denmark
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Shinjuku

Add Photo Write a Review

413 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
128 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When you visit this place be sure to do after the sun goes down it's a light show of neon lights everywhere so bring you something to take a couple of pictures. Lots of bars restaurants and some shops, it's just a nice place to see. Don't miss it.

Helpful?
Thank mnn17
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kabukicho draws people in as it features many bars, restaurants, game centres, karaoke bars etc all in a concentrated area. It is great for people watching and there is always loads going on. Personally I love a couple of Sushi and Yakiniku restaurants located here and follow that with a movie or tenpin bowling or even hit a few balls... More 

Helpful?
Thank Paul D
Kapolei, Hawaii
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very hostle and bustle place. Lots of great things to see and do, but, if you are a single male looking for a good time with Japanese women, beware. Specifically, there are, for some strange reason, a number of African males in Kabukicho eager to lure single men into clubs. In one experience, I was lured to a club... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank magnador1
Level Contributor
47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a shame that the area is littered with people that want to rope you in and rob you blind, better nightlife in Ropongi if you want a good night out!

Helpful?
Thank Alan D
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will like this place or not according to your intentions. If you are looking for some "fun", then you'll have plenty of choices before you. Might be intimidating if you just want to take a walk. Get ready for some massage offers from creepy old women.

Helpful?
1 Thank Kaan Ç
Leander, Texas
Level Contributor
348 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really did not have any problems with people hasselling us in the street. As a matter of fact my wife who is fluent in Japanese said there were warnings to the street guys to not come out into the street to "pull" in customers. I would not make a special trip to see just this but if you want... More 

Helpful?
Thank wacotom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As mentioned by others, best seen at Night. I was hugely curious and attracted to the idea of exploring/strolling in the Red Light district as I would with any country I visit. It gives one a sense of adventure into uncharted territories and also abundant of opportunities for Night photography. Here, I was not disappointed - loud, bright neon lights,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Wayne L
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the red light district of Tokyo! Mind you if you're there you will get hassled by Nigerians telling you to come drink etc at their club/bar. Ignore them and simply just walk along. If you get hassled by other people do the same. The haggling on this street is less intense compared to Thailand. You will see a... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank jxc89
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of restaurants and is very lively. This is where I got to see Japan the way it is in movies. The lights are very bright, and this is one of the best spots to do night photography.

Helpful?
Thank Christine E
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
182 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Out of curosity, we decided to walk around here since it is located on way to shinjuku. We were approached by multi-lingual pimps, saw excited bright neon sexy signs, hourly love hotels, smilely "dolls" etc. No worry! They will leave you alone if you are not interested.

Helpful?
1 Thank Don C

Travelers who viewed Kabukicho also viewed

 

Been to Kabukicho? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kabukicho and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Gunsan, South Korea
6 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Kabukicho staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Shinjuku

Neighborhood Profile
Shinjuku
Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
Explore this neighborhood