Things to Do in Kabukicho

Things to Do in Kabukicho, Tokyo, Japan (B)

Shinjuku, my second residence has the red light district of Tokyo, and despite it’s bad reputation, Kabukicho was once my playground. Saying it that way seems that I’m the night king of the sleepless town, but that’s not what I meant. The truth is, it has a lot to offer for night entertainment, as much as many leisure options and delicious restaurant for a good price. As many as you can imagine for the red light business. Nightclubs, bars, host and hostess clubs, and streets packed with love hotels. The newest landmark of the sleepless town, the Hotel Gracery Shinjuku, has come to boost a good image and tourism to Shinjuku. Come take a walk around Kabukicho, review its landmarks and enjoy some short stories of my times around the area by reading the rest of this post.

The first landmark you should cross on your way from Shinjuku station to Kabukicho is the large bright red gate on the street. Easy to spot, and marks the frontier streets that divides one district from another. All along the same street are other easy to spot landmarks. Don Quixote, the “everything you need” tax free shop and its bright lights. Notice if your first time in Kabukicho at night, the light coming from the streets is enough to make a difference between districts. The newest Hotel Gracery Shinjuku can be spotted from here, as the tallest building right in the center of Kabukicho. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Sights Map

Guide Name: Things to Do in Kabukicho
Guide Location: Japan » Tokyo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Josep Bautista
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Kabukicho red gate
  • Don Quixote
  • Hotel Gracery Shinjuku
  • Shinjuku Golden Gai
  • Robot Restaurant
  • Hanazono shrine
  • Humax building
  • Golden Gai

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