- What’s Shinjuku’s Kabuku?
- How to participate
- List of prizes
- Warning: Please read before you go
- The event’s map
- List of the participating bars and restaurants
What’s Shinjuku’s Kabuku?
It’s a special bar hopping event located in the Arakicho and Sugidaimon areas. This neighborhood used to be the residence of an important samurai then a geisha town, and is nowadays one of the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo*. More than 300 hundreds bars and restaurants can be found there, and each has a strong personality, often reflected in its decorum. The competition among the different shops is fierce, resulting in high quality everywhere. It is well known among connoisseurs and celebrities, but it’s not too touristy (yet)!
Kabuku is an event organized to invite new people to discover this unique area and have fun there! It can sometimes be intimidating to push the local bars’ doors and the table charge fee system can be confusing, especially for tourists. Kabuku makes things easier by erasing the table charges and providing easy access to a glimpse of what each place has to offer for drinks and food through special 500 yen menus. It also organizes a lottery with some nice prizes to win. All you need to join the fun is to get your ticket and follow a few simple rules.
Some members of the Tadaima Japan team will be there to give you information, and others will participate to report it live!
*You can read more about this area’s history in our article: Let’s explore Arakicho, a feudal residence that became a gourmet town
How to participate
List of prizes
The lottery prizes for kabuku are:
- A stay of 2 days and 1 night at Oiso Prince Hotel for two people (Oiso, Kanagawa) – 1 winner
- A stay of 2 days and 1 night at the Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan for two people – 1 winner
- 2 packs or Sri Lanka style curry – 10 winners
Warning: Please read before you go
The event’s map
List of the participating bars and restaurants
Some of the shops will also install booths during the day for you to taste a bit of their drinks and food before the night event starts.
Each shop will display a poster near the entrance with the shop number and other information for the event: