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Kabukichou Shinjuku

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Kabukichou Shinjuku

Shinjuku is an area centered on Shinjuku station, and is one of Tokyo's three major capitals along with Shibuya and Ikebukuro. Originally a suburb of Tokyo, Shinjuku did not become a part of downtown Tokyo until the Showa period. As the transportation in Shinjuku station continues to improve, Shinjuku becomes one of the major business districts along with Marunouchi and Nihonbashi, which are found on the east side of Yamanote Line. The West shinjuku is a rare area concentrated with skyscrapers, gathering a large number of corporate headquarters and government agencies. The east side of the Shinjuku Station is the Kabukichou 2-chome, which is the largest gay town together with Doyamacho in Osaka. There is also the famous Kabukichou, one of the few large red light districts in Tokyo.



Almost all the famous department stores in Tokyo are located near the entrance of Shinjuku station, that you can reach the luxury department stores immediately after getting off the trains. You can find countless designer brand apparels at various shops including Isetan, Keio Department Store, Odakyu Department Store, and Shinjuku Takashimaya. For high-tech products, you can check out west Shinjuku.

As a large entertainment centers and one of the few large red light districts in Japan, Kabukichou is divided into 1-chome and 2-chome. Right next to the Shinjuku Station, there are many movie theaters, bars, custom shops, nightclubs, and lovers' hotels in the Kabukicho area, which never settles at night. Kabukicho offers a unique atmosphere, that it is said to be the first red light district in Toyo. Bordered by Meijidori to the east, the Yasukuni-dori street to the south, Seibu Shinjuku Line to the west, and Syokuan-Dori Ave the north is, Tokyo displays diverse cultures as an international metropolis, including gay gathering areas Shinjuku 2-chome, one of the largest gay gathering areas in Asia.



Don Quijote is one of the best places to find souvenirs, as it offers various products ranging from groceries, snacks, electrical appliances to cosmetics. You can possibly find any life related products here at an affordable price. Because of the affordable prices, tourists find the place suitable to hunt for souvenirs. 
Address: 1 Chome-16-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo

At the end of Kabukichou is a superb ramen shop: Taketora, which has only three stores in Tokyo. The store is known for a private room to enjoy ramen without being disturbed by anyone. Although it specializes in ramen, it offers many types of alcohol and side dishes. In addition to soy sauce noodle and miso ramen, there are uncommon parsley ramen and collagen ramen.
Address: Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Kabukicho, 1 Chome−9−5 San 経 61 2F ビ ル



The Robot Restaurant on Sakura Street has been particularly popular with foreign tourists since its opening. The Robot Restaurant invested a total of 10 billion yen on decoration, thus its design is very worth seeing. As one of Kabukichou's distinctive symbols, Robot Restaurant has been frequently promoted on media since its establishment in 2012. It has become so popular that many Hollywood stars would visit in Tokyo. The restaurant is not only famous for the robot, but also a traditional Japanese characteristics and idol culture. Here you will be able to see the Japanese Taiko performances, as well as Japanese girls performances of elves fighting evil forces.
Address: Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Kabukicho, 1 Chome−7−7 Shinjuku ロ ッ ッ ト ビ

Transportation to Shinjuku
To get to Shinjuku station, you can use JR lines, Keio Line, Odakyu Electric Railway, Tokyo Metro Marunouzhi Line, Toei Shinjuku Line and Toei Oedo Line. You can use Seibu Shinjuku Line at Seibu-Shinjuku Station; Toei Oedo Line at Shinjuku-nishiguchi Sta; Tokyo Metro Marunouzhi Line, Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line, and Toei Shinjuku Line at Shinjuku-sanchome Station.


 

Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where to shop near Shinjuku?
    Almost all the famous department stores in Tokyo are located near the entrance of Shinjuku station, that you can reach the luxury department stores immediately after getting off the trains. You can find countless designer brand apparels at various shops including Isetan, Keio Department Store, Odakyu Department Store, and Shinjuku Takashimaya.
  • What night life does Shinjuku offer?
    At night, Shinjuku is a city for entertainment to join the crowds in the bars, pubs, and restaurants. You can enjoy the beautiful night view of Tokyo while dining, or check out the nightlife at Kabukichou, Asia's largest red light district.
  • Where is Kabukichou located?
    As a large entertainment centers and one of the few large red light districts in Japan, Kabukichou is divided into 1-chome and 2-chome. The address is Tokyo-to, Shinjuku City, Kabukicho, 1-chome.
  • Where to shop at Kabukichou?
    Don Quijote is one of the best places to find souvenirs, as it offers various products ranging from groceries, snacks, electrical appliances to cosmetics. You can possibly find any life related products here at an affordable price. The address is 1 Chome-16-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo.
  • What special restaurant is recommended in Kabukichou?
    The Robot Restaurant on Sakura Street has been particularly popular with foreign tourists since its opening. The restaurant is not only famous for the robot, but also the traditional Japanese characteristics and idol culture. The address is Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Kabukicho, 1 Chome−7−7 新宿ロボットビ.
  • Where to shop on Gojira in Kabukichou?
    Gojira Street is a new symbol of Kabukichou. The street is called Gojira Street after the opening of the well-known Itamae Sushi Shinjuku TOHO. The street is crowded with karaokes and izakayas. The area is very lively during the day and becomes especially vibrant at night when office workers come to relax.
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