Kabukicho

Tokyu Kabukicho Tower backtracks on its gender-neutral toilets, rejigging them to appease public

New complex in Tokyo refashions its restrooms following public backlash.

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10 of our absolute favorite places to spend a day in Tokyo

Whether you’re looking for the hustle and bustle or peace and quiet, this list has you covered.

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The new Tokyu Kabukicho Tower is packed with entertainment, food, and drinks–with one caveat

Just maybe don’t look out the window on the 10th floor.

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Shinjuku izakaya’s all-you-can-eat-and-drink plan is one of Tokyo’s best secret cheap eats

Sushi, sashimi, and yakitori galore, but only for diners who know where to find it!

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Giant 1,431-square meter arcade and bar opening in downtown Tokyo from Bandai Namco

Namco Tokyo pours drinks, serves Pacman parfaits, and plays game music into the night in Shinjuku.

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Live-action Evangelion play ditches Shinji, Rei, and entire anime cast for new story, characters

Turns out Shinji will not be getting on the damn stage after all.

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Why is there a wrestling ring in the Underground Arena fighting bar in Kabukicho?

Investigating the underbelly of Tokyo in one of its most notorious districts.

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How to get a date in Japan, according to hosts in Kabukicho

There’s one piece of dating advice that a mama and hosts all agree on.

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We eat a luxurious Japanese-style buffet breakfast in a restaurant full of wood-carved bears

If you’re looking for breakfast in Tokyo, look no further than this place!

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Why don’t hosts in Kabukicho approach our female reporter any more?

Back when she was younger she couldn’t get away from them, so we visit a host club to find out what’s going on. 

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Is real Tokyo as dangerous as the Yakuza video games? Chapter 4: Not Like a Dragon

The fourth and final stop on Mr. Sato’s look at Kabukicho, the real-world Kamurocho.

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Is real Tokyo as dangerous as the Yakuza video games? Chapter 3: Crazy Town

Stories of blood, cockroaches, and the old days of Kabukicho, Tokyo’s real-world Kamurocho.

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Is real Tokyo as dangerous as the Yakuza video games? Chapter 2: Towards the Gray Darkness

Mr. Sato continues his night out in Kabukicho, the real-world Kamurocho.

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Is Tokyo’s real-world Kamurocho as dangerous as the Yakuza games’ setting? Mr. Sato investigates

Our ace reporter hits the streets in his Kiryu Kazama cosplay to talk to the people who know Kabukicho best.

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Live-action Evangelion stage play and Eva-themed hotel rooms are coming to Tokyo

Get on the damn stage, Shinji!

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Japan’s first-ever wanko soba conveyor belt restaurant opens in Tokyo

Amusement Wanko Soba Kurukuru Wanko wants you to eat over a hundred bowls of noodles in one sitting.

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Tokyo prison restaurant The Lockup closes its doors for good

Throwing away the key after 23 years of terrifying tourists. 

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How do Japan’s host club hosts get their professional names? We talk with five Kabukicho pros

Interviews reveal backstories behind the genjina.

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Mr. Sato attempts the 50-Pin Challenge at Kabukicho’s Shinjuku Copa Bowl【Video】

That’s one pin for every year they’ve been in business.

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This Shinjuku capsule hotel offers a capsule, a fancy bath, and a sauna for about 3,000 yen per night

For weary workers or budget travelers, it’s a great accommodation option!

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