From Kabukicho to Shinjuku station.
Kabukicho is located in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. It is the largest entertainment district in Japan, with a concentration of restaurants, amusement facilities, and movie theaters. Along with Susukino in Sapporo and Nakasu in Fukuoka, it is known as one of the “three major entertainment districts in Japan.
The town is located within the area bounded by Meiji-dori (east), Yasukuni-dori (south), JR Chuo Line (west), and Shokuyasu-dori (north) (except for the Hanazono Shrine site and the area north and south of it). By train, the nearest stations are Shinjuku Station (JR and other lines) East Exit or Seibu Shinjuku Station. By train, the nearest stations are Shinjuku Station (JR and other lines) East Exit or Seibu Shinjuku Station, and Shinjuku Nishiguchi Station or Higashi Shinjuku Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line. If you go north from the east exit of Shinjuku Station, you will run into a big street (Yasukuni Street) in front of Don Quijote’s main store. Once you cross this street, you will be in Kabukicho. There are Kabukicho Ichibangai (Theater Street), Chuo Street (Central Road), Sakura Street, Seibu Shinjuku Street, Higashi Street, and Ward Office Street. If you get off at Seibu Shinjuku Station, Kabukicho will be right in front of you.
The town is lined with manga cafes, pubs, cabaret clubs, host clubs, love hotels, and pachinko parlors. The town is called “the town that never sleeps” and is bright with neon lights even after midnight. In front of Don Quijote and on Central Road, there are many scouts, host catches, suspicious touts and pimps, etc. The atmosphere is unique to Kabukicho, both legal and illegal, and it is called “the best entertainment district in the East.
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