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Kabukicho

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Address: Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 9033003911
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Can be sacry for forigners but just keep to your self and you will be fine, a lot of bars, restaurants very alive, and lights and sound

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The red light district of Tokyo is safe, with a magnetic atmosphere. The district is full of animations, around you can find tons of shop and good restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Can be sacry for forigners but just keep to your self and you will be fine, a lot of bars, restaurants very alive, and lights and sound

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Yes, it's true. Blade Runner is based on Kabukicho. If you pressed me, I'd say it's the coolest place to see in Tokyo. It's the area that you think of when you think Tokyo. During the day it's full of life, but it's really at night when it really comes to life. Do understand, this is a red light district,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This place has an awesome energy that is kind-of missing in the rest of Tokyo. It's fun to see people letting their hair down and passing out in their friend's arms. Day-time Tokyo almost makes you believe its not possible. We went in forewarned about thieves and touts but I really never felt threatened. The touts will ask and one... More 

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Adliya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Other reviews said it in spades and I wish I had read them before arriving, in May 2015. Kabukicho has some very good food options, and some decent and friendly bars, if one persists in the search - for example, Mon Cheri across the street from entrance to Hotel Gracery (Godzilla's place). At night it also has a swarm of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Lots of people, lots of lights, lots of noise and lots of 18+ themed bars. It was wonderful to see elderly people walk down the street right next to sex bars. The mix of "order" and "disorder" was really refreshing and it's a lovely place to visit. Especially at night with the glowing signs. There are, at least, just as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Kabukicho is a place which is full of life comes night. Plenty to eat, shop and see. It's a bit over for ladies as they have alot of massage palours, karaoke, izakayas and bars etc. There's also performance if anyone is keen. I didn't try it though. Overall, worth a visit to check out the "red-light" district.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

To cut my story short. To all guys. Do not trust anyone there. Any guys who approach you. Telling you they providing services. Do not trust them. I got scammed 2/2 times in 2 nights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Stayed in the area on my visit, so glad! Bright lights, karaoke, bars, restaurants, its got it all! Not as 'tourist-y' as you may think either, lots of locals and ex-pats also hang out in the area. Loved it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

right in the center of shinjuku this place is amazing, just go take in the sights. We stayed just around the corner and the difference in atmosphere between day and night, you just need to see it.

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Address: Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 9033003911
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku

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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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