Kabukicho

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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Natural hot spring bathhouse in Tokyo’s Kabukicho is a super-cheap place to stay

Luxury spa facility is in the top 10 most booked wellness experiences in the world but not a lot of people know there’s a way you can spend the night there. 

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How a bar in Kabukicho scammed one diner out of their money, and how it can happen to you too

Receipt shows the sneaky extra charges you need to watch out for. 

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The time we (almost certainly) got scammed by a dating app in Tokyo’s bar district

“Hey, let’s play a game,” she said, but maybe it was our reporter who got played.

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Tokyo store that only sells black shirts sheds light on why it’s opening mid-pandemic

We chat with the minds behind this specialty store about its unusually uniform niche and learn to appreciate the plain.

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Shinjuku arcade breaks Guinness World Record for having the most crane games

If you want it, this arcade’s probably got it.

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Dine out and isolate at the same time at Tokyo’s Prison Restaurant: The Lockup

The Lockup is ringing in the holidays with a very special skull-themed hotpot!

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Japanese “Ichiban Street” recreated at new shopping mall in China

Complete with a Japanese bus stop, Japanese road signs, a Japanese taxi, and a Japanese car park

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Tokyo tourist sites look eerily quiet without tourists 【Videos】

Empty streets at Sensoji and Shinjuku have us seeing the capital in a very different light. 

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We visit a new Tokyo bar where nobody speaks and writing is the only way to communicate

In amongst the noise and bright lights of Shinjuku’s Kabukicho is a quiet oasis where you can hear the sound of pencil on paper.

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Random man attempts to punch female reporter on Tokyo street【Video】

Journalist attempts to continue report as attacker persists.

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Soon-to-be-demolished, historical host club opens up its doors to family-friendly fun【Pics】

Next time the kids complain that they never get to do anything cool on the weekends, just take them to this host club.

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Police with batons patrol Kabukicho, tell people to go home during coronavirus crisis【Video】

Imposing scene has some people now fearing the authorities. 

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