Kabukichō Tower is an entertainment complex in Kabukichō that opened in 2023. It houses several different entertainment and dining facilities, so there’s something for everyone.

What can you do in Kabukichō Tower?

There are several entertainment options in Kabukichō Tower. Don’t miss the namco TOKYO games center with crane games and gachapon toy vending machines on the third floor. Entry is free, but the games cost about ¥300 to ¥500 each. If you pay with an IC card or e-money there is a slight discount.

On the fourth floor you’ll find The Tokyo Matrix, an escape room-like experience inspired by the anime “Sword Art Online”. You can play in teams of two or three people. Tickets cost ¥2,000 per person on weekdays if you reserve in advance, or ¥2,250 on the day. On weekends it’s ¥2,250 if you reserve in advance, or ¥2,450 on the day. Be warned, this game is very difficult — especially if you haven’t seen the anime — and if you get a game over, you have to leave.

But that’s not all, there’s also the live music venue Zepp Shinjuku, a premium cinema, a theatre, and a nightclub.

Food and drink options

Kabuki Hall food court. | Photo by Maria Danuco

The most atmospheric dining area in Kabukichō Tower is the Kabuki Hall food court. It’s modeled like a traditional yokochō (back alley), with lots of lanterns and neon signs. The restaurants here offer specilities from all over Japan including Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki (savoury pancake) and Nagasaki-style ramen noodles.

There are also several other restaurants throughout the building.

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