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Kabukicho embankment, Shinjuku

Summer

Set off as a separate world divided by Shinjuku Dori from the rest of the district, Kabuki-cho is the destination of most of those traveling to Shinjuku at night. Named the “city that never sleeps”, it is Japan’s largest entertainment district. Most visitors to Kabuki-cho would stop at one of the over three thousand bars, nightclubs, love hotels, massage parlours, hostess clubs and the like.

Notes

The huge Godzilla head that suddenly appeared in Kabuki-cho, was established to convey the charm of the global character Godzilla when the Shinjuku Toho Building started business in April 2015. The Godzilla head placed in the outdoor terrace of the eighth floor is a life size model with a height of 12 meters.