Kabukicho - largest red light district from Japan

Do you know the biggest night entertainment center in Japan? Located in Tokyo in the Shinjuku district is one of Japan's most dangerous and hot neighborhoods, the famous Kabukicho. Here is located the largest red light center in Japan, that is, a place full of clubs, hostess, bars, srtip clubs, motels, prostitution and full of strange and dangerous people.

Kabukicho is a very famous tourist spot among Japanese and foreigners, no matter if the person is a pervert looking for entertainment, or just wants to dance and enjoy the thousands of healthy attractions that the neighborhood offers. 

The variety of establishments in Kabukicho is not just about brothels, in fact there is the perfect place for anyone looking for fun. In this article, we will highlight several interesting points and reasons for you to visit this curious and colorful neighborhood.

Kabukicho - largest red light district from Japan

It is worth remembering that this neighborhood and several other neighborhoods that are active at night, have establishments managed by Yakuza. This is not a big concern, the dangers of the night quarters end up being caused not by Yakuza members, just be smart. In fact, Yakuza values the order of its establishments and works together with the police to maintain peace.

Highlights of Kabukicho

In Shinjuku we can find several karaoke, arcades, pachinko, restaurants and mainly dance clubs. One of the most popular highlights is Golden Gai, a small alley with more than 300 izakaya bars and restaurants. Another similarly darker street is the Piss Alley also known as Memory Lane.

Kabukicho - largest red light district from Japan
Piss Aley and Golden Gai

Robot Restaurant - One of the most striking points of Kabukicho, a place full of lights, neon and flashing signs, where they offer shows full of luminous robots, girls dressed in character with lots of dance and vibrant music. A perfect place for those who want healthy fun from another world, but need to pay around 8,000 yen. Despite the name, this doesn't look like a restaurant.

If you're looking for another themed restaurant, try a next one called Lockup. There you will find corridors with sirens and alarms. Monsters and zombies serve their food and drink which is also themed with eyeballs and chemical containers. In kabukicho you also find the famous Hotel Gracery where you find a head of Godzilla gigante no topo.

Kabukicho - largest red light district from Japan
Robot Restaurant

In Kabukicho you will also find the Samurai Museum, a place with several rooms showing different times of the samurai and many details and related artifacts. Here you also have the opportunity to dress in a period costume. Another thematic place is the Ninja Trick House, a 30-minute walk through a ninja environment, where you can learn more about ninja culture and take several photos with ninjas.

Nightlife in the Kabukicho neighborhood

There are many hostesses or clubs where you chat with girls or boys. Another very popular and light thing is the karaoke bar, where you can sing and interact with random people without being in a closed room like traditional karaoke.


Remember that strip clubs often hire Filipino, Thai and Vietnamese workers, so it can be difficult to find authentic Japanese women. Another option for perverts on duty are Oppai Club, the name suggests everything, you pay to talk to a girl while you have freedom with her breasts ... TT

These are some of the attractions of Kabukicho and the surroundings of Shinkuku. Do you know of another place that was not mentioned? We appreciate comments and shares. Before visiting these places, we recommend our tips for a nightlife in Japan. 

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