Ultimate Shinjuku Nightlife Guide

3 Best Districts for Japanese Nightlife

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Shinjuku Nightlife is the primary thing to do in Tokyo. There are too many nightlife districts around Shinjuku Station. So I pick out 3 best nightlife districts in Shinjuku.

These 3 areas house Karaoke, Pachinko (Japanese pinball), robot-themed restaurant, parlors, nightclubs, love hotels hostess bars, pink cabarets as well as numerous restaurants and bars.

Generally safe to walk around there but better to beware of exorbitant cover charges and losing your cash and credit cards. Just in case, check rough prices before entering each stores.

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1. Kabukicho

Kabukicho (歌舞伎町) is well known for the red light district and is the largest nightlife spot in Tokyo. The various entertainments there meet everyone’s expectation with chic bars, Karaoke, the robot cabaret, and so on.

<<Join local people with local food at Shinjuku’s red-light district Kabukicho 😉>>

2. Omoide Yokocho

Japanese traditional stalls and Izakaya lit up with red lanterns are lined along Omoide Yokocho (思い出横丁), literally translated as “Memory Lane”. Enjoy plenty of beer and Yakitori (skewered chicken)!!

3. Golden Gai

Golden Gai (ゴールデン街) is a little weird district with dim light. There are over 200 of tiny bars where you can drink and talk with barkeepers who run them.

<<You can enjoy Shinjuku Nightlife with local people at Golden Gai!! See more details 😉>>

+ Bar Hopping Tour

Photo by Magical Trip

Want to have the best experience of Shinjuku nightlife?? Then join the bar-hopping tour! Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Food Tour in Shinjuku operated by Magical Trip can show you the real Tokyo Izakaya food & drink culture! Visit the hidden bars and Izakaya with a local guide and enjoy drinking with delicious Japanese bar foods just like locals!

You can find more details in the link below as well as more interesting night tours in Tokyo!

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