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Monday, October 26, 2009

Kabukicho Tokyo

歌舞伎町

Kabukicho is one of Tokyo's largest "entertainment" areas and well-known for its red-light sleaze.

Kabukicho near Shinjuku Station is home to over three thousand bars, cinemas, hostess joints, karaoke boxes, nightclubs, pachinko parlors, love hotels, soaplands and massage establishments and has been a center of organized crime since the end of World War II.



The Koma Theater in Kabukicho is a venue for musicals and samurai dramas. the historic Hanazono-jinja (Tel 03 3200 3093) is the local shrine for success in business and leads into the Golden Gai bar alley. The shrine is illuminated at night.

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