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Kabukicho

Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #29 of 63 Attractions in Shinjuku
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Don't talk to the guys offering service in the street! Once they get a hold of you and follow them they will robb you with force! Nothing is true here! All FRAUD AND THEFT....DON'T EVER GIVE OUT MONEY TO ANYONE!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We walked through Kabukicho during the day and had a look at the lights without going in to any of the bars. We didn't see any unsavoury characters & felt safe.

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Bologna, Italy
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17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Just the best place in Tokyo to get wasted and wake up with a huge headache and all your yen lost. It's easy to generally get lost in it. Kabukicho hosts countless massage parlors which are basically casinos, and pachinkos, clubs, sexy shops and filthy small restaurants. Immersed in astounding and blinding neon lights, it is how Blade Runner and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I was asked by a black man, outside a bar, to come in for cheap drinks. I stupidly said yes. When i went inside, it was just 3 women and myself but was obligated to buy a drink. Since it wasnt what i expected i wanted to leave. They told me to stay for one more drink. They said it... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

On the east side of Shinjuku Station, we walked through this red light district on the way to the landmark Isetan Department Store. It was before sunset and there was not much to see or do at this time in Kabukicho. The neon lights were not on yet and crowds were somewhere else. Supposed to be the "most dangerous" place... More

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We love Kabukicho and always spend some time here on our trips to Japan- usually we stay in the area. Great restaurants- we especially like MoMo Paradise but our favourite yakiniku restaurant and okonomiyaki restaurants are here as well. Take some time to explore all 7 floors of Don Quixote (aka DonQui), the range is quite astounding. Get out into... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

First they tell u it costs 10,000 yen for drinks and entry. Once u are in, they refuse to let u go until u pay 60,000 yen for a bottle of wine that u cannot say no too. Then they insist on photocopying your passport. The final straw was when they deducted 600,000 yen fraudulently when u did not even... More

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Greater Manchester, UK
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33 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is possibly one of the most intimidating parts of Tokyo, if not the world. An unhealthy mix of sex shows, karaoke bars, hostess bars and speakeasy. If you want to get rid of your yen quickly, this is the place to do it as an abundance of touts will happily assist you in liberating you of your funds on... More

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wanders around
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If you're here to have fun in Japan's version of the red light district, then you're gonna be disappointed because it's not raunchy enough. If you're here to walk around and see what else the other side of Tokyo has to offer, then you'd be disappointed too, because it feels seedy, and it's so easy to get scammed. I just... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

You have to see this place. I am so happy that I was asked by an Nigeria if I want to go to a nice show hahah. To tell u the truth it is not that bad. The guys do t hassel westerns and if they do u just say no thanks and thats it.

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