Tokyo Neighborhoods • Kabukicho


Author: Parent     Date pictures taken: January 2006     City: Tokyo     Country: Japan      Pictures Attached: 26     Pictures License: Copyrighted Free Use - Requires Attribution - Allows Commercial Reuse and Derivative Works     Neighborhood Type: Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District



Kabukicho Pictures

by Parent on Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:35 pm


Tokyo(pics)'s red light district and shopping area par excellence. Kabukicho in Shinjuku cannot disappoint whatever you're in the mood for :D. There's lots of hostess bars and some love hotels conveniently located nearby in case of a "good match" with a hostess. The name of the neighborhood comes from the kabuki theater which was supposed to be built here but never was.

Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District) Pork soup ramen (tonkotsu). (516.51 KB) Photo viewed 1441 times
Pic. 1. Pork soup ramen (tonkotsu). View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District) Where to smoke. (471.03 KB) Photo viewed 1385 times
Pic. 2. Where to smoke. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District) As in many other areas of Tokyo, it is forbidden to smoke while walking on the streets of Kabukicho. I'm not sure if it's actually dangerous, but the streets used to become dirty with cigarette butts especially late at night. (164.23 KB) Photo viewed 1352 times
Pic. 3. As in many other areas of Tokyo, it is forbidden to smoke while walking on the streets of Kabukicho. I'm not sure if it's actually dangerous, but the streets used to become dirty with cigarette butts especially late at night. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District) Many isakayas. (452.19 KB) Photo viewed 1346 times
Pic. 4. Many isakayas. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District) A capsule hotel on the right. Only in Japan :D Capsule hotels are generally used by salarymen too tired to go back home after work. They cost generally 3000-4000 yens per night and are often paid for (when needed) by the employer. (520.08 KB) Photo viewed 1374 times
Pic. 5. A capsule hotel on the right. Only in Japan :D Capsule hotels are generally used by salarymen too tired to go back home after work. They cost generally 3000-4000 yens per night and are often paid for (when needed) by the employer. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District) Discounts. (552.54 KB) Photo viewed 1342 times
Pic. 6. Discounts. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District) A [[love hotel]], a [[pachinko]].. Hmm, I wonder where these two are going euh euh. (401.7 KB) Photo viewed 1400 times
Pic. 7. A love hotel, a pachinko.. Hmm, I wonder where these two are going euh euh. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District) A "comic cafe" and a theater. (445.84 KB) Photo viewed 1359 times
Pic. 8. A "comic cafe" and a theater. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District) Other than the two charming ladies :D, there's something interesting on this street: a store where fabric can be bought to make suits or clothes. Can come in handy when going to the tailor shop. (449.96 KB) Photo viewed 1349 times
Pic. 9. Other than the two charming ladies :D, there's something interesting on this street: a store where fabric can be bought to make suits or clothes. Can come in handy when going to the tailor shop. View photo in original size (728x854 pixels).


Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District) A [[yatai]] (japanese street food stand) selling [[oden]]. Oden is sort of a japanese stew with eggs, radish,  fried fish paste and potatoes boiled together. (469.76 KB) Photo viewed 1599 times
Pic. 10. A yatai (japanese street food stand) selling oden. Oden is sort of a japanese stew with eggs, radish, fried fish paste and potatoes boiled together. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District) Two more [[yatai]]. One sells [[Imagawayaki]] (generally called obanyaki)  and the other [[mochi]] with sweet [[sake]] - mochi are rice cake with a special seaweed on the top. They are generally eaten in the New Year holidays. (451.18 KB) Photo viewed 1377 times
Pic. 11. Two more yatai. One sells Imagawayaki (generally called obanyaki) and the other mochi with sweet sake - mochi are rice cake with a special seaweed on the top. They are generally eaten in the New Year holidays. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District) A backalley nearby Kabukicho during the weekdays. (424.96 KB) Photo viewed 1364 times
Pic. 12. A backalley nearby Kabukicho during the weekdays. View photo in original size (722x765 pixels).


Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District) Backalley. (520.44 KB) Photo viewed 1363 times
Pic. 13. Backalley. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District) Backalley. (416.57 KB) Photo viewed 1296 times
Pic. 14. Backalley. View photo in original size (766x728 pixels).


Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District)  (413.45 KB) Photo viewed 1344 times
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Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District)  (506.66 KB) Photo viewed 1332 times
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Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District) Nearby Shinjuku station looking at the JR [[Yamanote Line]]. (404.66 KB) Photo viewed 1289 times
Pic. 17. Nearby Shinjuku station looking at the JR Yamanote Line. View photo in original size (1024x552 pixels).


Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District) The most important thing may be the blue vertical sign on the left which points to an Aoyama shop -- men's suits, shoes, and shirts at good prices. (211.07 KB) Photo viewed 1666 times
Pic. 18. The most important thing may be the blue vertical sign on the left which points to an Aoyama shop -- men's suits, shoes, and shirts at good prices. View photo in original size (906x742 pixels).


Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District)  (524.2 KB) Photo viewed 1040 times
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Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District)  (210.73 KB) Photo viewed 1065 times
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Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District) A [[donburi]] shop on the left. What's a donburi? It's a meal served in a large deep bowl with tempura, broiled eel, egg or chicken placed on the rice in the bowl. (212.73 KB) Photo viewed 1744 times
Pic. 21. A donburi shop on the left. What's a donburi? It's a meal served in a large deep bowl with tempura, broiled eel, egg or chicken placed on the rice in the bowl. View photo in original size (1011x747 pixels).


Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District) Another McBowels. There's no less than 5 in Kabukicho! (297.56 KB) Photo viewed 1085 times
Pic. 22. Another McBowels. There's no less than 5 in Kabukicho! View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District) MORE - stands selling accessories, bars, restaurants. (260 KB) Photo viewed 1064 times
Pic. 23. MORE - stands selling accessories, bars, restaurants. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District) The {{Shinjuku}} skyscrapers seen from Kabukicho. (195.7 KB) Photo viewed 1119 times
Pic. 24. The Shinjuku(pics) skyscrapers seen from Kabukicho. View photo in original size (996x729 pixels).


Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District)  (187.83 KB) Photo viewed 1091 times
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Picture of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, January 2006 by Parent (Tokyo Red Light District, Shopping District, Nightlife District)  (185.17 KB) Photo viewed 1083 times
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Map of Kabukicho. Satellite photograph of Kabukicho neighborhood, Tokyo city.


How to get to Kabukicho Neighborhood


Get off at Shinjuku Station on the JR Yamanote Line.
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Yoyogi Neighborhood by Parent. Yoyogi is an above-average residential neighborhood located within walking distance of Shinjuku station. Despite being close to downtown, the streets are quiet with good quality.. Distance from Kabukicho: 1.3km S, 21 pictures.

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Nakai Neighborhood by Parent. Nakai is a residential area in Shinjuku-ku. The urbanism is a bit typical of what to find in the northern half of Tokyo city. It's a bit old and rugged but has a charm of its.. Distance from Kabukicho: 2.6km NNW, 28 pictures.

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Yoyogi Stadium Neighborhood by Parent. Yoyogi stadium designed by Kenzo.. Distance from Kabukicho: 3.1km S, 5 pictures.

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