Next to Shinjuku station, on the west area lies the narrowest area for yakitori bars. In the postwar era, many shopping districts were built, but few survived the pass of the years and contemporary times. Shinjuku was a transit area between residential districts, and places like Omoide Yokocho survived.
Shinjuku, my second residence has the red light district of Tokyo, and despite it’s bad reputation, Kabukicho was once my playground. Saying it that way seems that I’m the night king of the sleepless town, but that’s not what I meant. The truth is, it has a lot to offer for night entertainment, as much as many leisure options and delicious restaurant for a good price. As many as you can imagine for the red light business. Nightclubs, bars, host and hostess clubs, and streets packed with love hotels. The newest landmark of the sleepless town, the Hotel Gracery Shinjuku, has come to boost a good image and tourism to Shinjuku. Come take a walk around Kabukicho, review its landmarks and enjoy some short stories of my times around the area by reading the rest of this post.
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Three years have passed since their opening in 2012, and the increase on popularity seems to not have a limit. Already becoming one of the main must do things in Tokyo, the Robot Restaurant is the king of shows and hype in Kabukicho. Already seen the show twice for the last two years, and the show varies from time to time, boosting their customers to come again. The first time, the hype was up to its name as promised. Light show, robots, dinosaurs, girls, and so on went through the 90 minute show on a parade of madness. You can make reservations on their site Shinjuku Robot.
I used to live in Tokyo for the past 2 years, and more precisely, I had just around the corner the Square Enix HQ, and besides the building, there is the Square Enix fans sanctuary, Artnia.