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Address: Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 9033003911
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The seedy part of Tokyo

An interesting mix of nightlife – you've got karaoke bars, host clubs where men are paid to entertain women, then the usual hostess bars, and okama (cross-dressing) cabaret bars... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An interesting mix of nightlife – you've got karaoke bars, host clubs where men are paid to entertain women, then the usual hostess bars, and okama (cross-dressing) cabaret bars. Then you have the tamer Golden Gai area which consists of teeny tiny bars (with doors barely 2 feet wide) packed into a maze of streets. There's no shortage of place... More 

Thank Bigtoeisblue
Lakselv, Norway
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is lots of fun to visit... when you are walking with others. Especially if you are walking with a girl. As I did most of the time I was there. But if you are a lone guy trying to walk in these streets... good luck. The black bouncers almost run after you, to get you to visit whatever... More 

Thank Sodd79
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Looks like any other part of Central Tokyo, lots of good restaurants, nice to look around, simply to hang out,

Thank SunshineRU
Lodz, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of colourful streets, bars restaurants. Best to visit by night. There is roboto-restaurant with funny show and music

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Rockhampton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So much fun and perfectly safe! If somewhere looks dodgy, don't go in, it's that simple. We just wandered around and enjoyed the atmosphere which costs nothing.

Thank Aussie_Binturong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a bustling night life here. The area felt safe with many stores/restaurants to look at. In the mornings, many of the stores/restaurants were closed.

Thank Coshi P
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heaps of stuff to look at. Shops to ogle at and very safe feeling. Many people trying to get your business but great place.

Thank bullerboy21
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a bad place to site see at night time but do be warn there are some who may pester you more than others as one guy who tried to convince us (two of us, but if you go in a big group it should be fine) for about 1km walk about the red light district area

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Pasig, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's loud, it's bright, it's colorful. That's Kabukicho. It's one of the few places in Japan where you'll see a lot of English, very self aware of how famous it is. The best way to describe it is a combination of new Times Square and old Times Square. Some bright lights mixed with a red light district. It's not seedy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best visited at night and we were told this is the red light area it didnt seem that way felt really safe lots of neon signs, shops cinemas etc good for a night out

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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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