Kabukicho, located in Shinjuku City, Tokyo, is Tokyo’s representative entertainment district area and is known as the town that never sleeps.

Kabukicho is famous for the largest scale as a nightlife district in Japan, and is home to many restaurants, amusement facilities including movie theaters and batting center, Hostess bar and Host Clubs (Male host bar).

Buildings of Kabukicho and statue of Godzilla
You can see the Statue of Godzilla in Kabukicho

The origin of the name Kabukicho is related to the fact that it was once intended to attract the Kabukiza Theater. (Kabuki is Japanese traditional drama performed by male actors)

Signboard of Kabukicho
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Tokyu Kabukicho Tower

Tokyu Kabukicho Tower

Tokyu Kabukicho Tower is a new landmark in Kabukicho district that opened on April 14, 2023.

Tokyu Kabukicho Tower includes a neon-lit food hall with a Japanese festival and alley motif, entertainment facilities, a movie theater, theater, and a concert hall, as well as two hotels (opening May 19, 2023) on the 18th~47th floors.

Shinjuku Golden Gai Street

A drinking district with a retro atmosphere where about 300 small bars and restraunts are clustered in narrow alleys.
It has recently become a popular spot for many foreigners to visit.

Unauthorized photography at Shinjuku Golden Gai is prohibited.
However, if you wish to take pictures inside a store, please ask the owner or a store employee.


Crossing of Kabukicho
Crossing of Kabukicho

Although there is little danger when walking along the main streets of Kabukicho at night, it is not recommended to go into the back alleys due to security concerns.

In addition, Shinjuku City has an ordinance prohibiting touts in public places, and you should be careful at bars and restraunts where such tout take you.

Giant 3d cat display near Shinjuku Staion
Giant 3d cat display can be seen on the way from the east exit of Shinjuku Station to Kabukicho

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Kabukicho (歌舞伎町)


Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0021


1 minute walk from Seibu-Shinjuku Station.
3 minute walk from Shinjuku-nishiguchi Station.
5 minute walk from Shinjuku Station.
7 minute walk from Shinjuku-sanchome Station.


(Seibu Railway) Seibu-Shinjuku Station
Shinjuku Line

(Toei Transportation) Shinjuku-nishiguchi Station
Oedo Line

(JR) Shinjuku Station
Chuo Main Line, Chuo–Sobu Line, Saikyo Line, Shonan–Shinjuku Line, Yamanote Line

(Odakyu Railway) Shinjuku Station
Odakyu Line

(Keio Railway) Shinjuku Station
Keio Line, Keio New Line

(Toei Transportation) Shinjuku Station
Oedo Line, Shinjuku Line

(Tokyo Metro) Shinjuku Station
Marunouchi Line

(Toei Transportation) Shinjuku-sanchome Station
Shinjuku Line

(Tokyo Metro) Shinjuku-sanchome Station
Marunouchi Line, Fukutoshin Line