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Red light district of Tokyo

Shady part of Tokyo, especially at night. Not a place I'd go alone as a foreign woman. Clubs for men and women, bars, pubs.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A cool street, not shady but bustling and lively with lots of cool bars, I can see how it may be seen as intimidating if you are not normally involved in nightlife but it was one of the least seedy places I have been. Clean and brightly lit with lots of nice bars and no clear presence of anything 'untoward'... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

night life, the district alive and full of entertainment, it's rather like geylang of singapore but more organized and more tidy. just becareful of who you deal here. the food there just awesome, you can walk around at 11 pm and the shops pretty much open still there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great experience especially at night. A lot of restaurants and nightclubs, very crowd and colorful. There are places for gamble, drink, eat or just walk and take good pictures...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Shady part of Tokyo, especially at night. Not a place I'd go alone as a foreign woman. Clubs for men and women, bars, pubs.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is the infamous red light district in Tokyo. The place is full of bars and clubs and from the moment you walk into Kabukicho, you will be aggressively approached by many dressed guy, from Japanese to African guy. Just be careful and beware of scam because they will aggressively offered you to enter their clubs, 'Asian ladies' and other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It's true that Tokyo is a very safe place to travel, but when you walk around this area, watch out for ripping off. The staff look very friendly but NOT EVERY STAFF ARE TRAVELLERS FRIENDLY. If something happens, all you have to do is to go to the nearest police box. Japanese police officers are polite and helpful, so you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

stayed at citidines in the heart of all the action. great vibrant safe place to visit, never dull and quiet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I think unless your a tourist and want to see bright lights, want to go to a host/ess bar there isn't much point in coming to this part of Shinjuku. The amount of ppl on the streets exceed my comfort level here and so many tourists.it felt like it could be anywhere in Asia at times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We had a walk around the area one night as we were staying shinjuku. We had a couple of drinks at an Irish bar then went to dinner at a noodle bar. The area is a red light district but we felt perfectly safe. We stopped in at the fish Dr on the way home and stuck or feet in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is one of the area if you want to see all the store's neon box in the evening. Complete with shopping place and restaurants. Just let your feet guide you and by luck you will find beautiful hidden walking path behind the busy main street.

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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.
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