Tokyo At Night: Kabuki-chō

The Hanazono Shrine, where everybody in the neighborhood makes offerings to ensure good business

In Kabuki-chō, the day starts when the sun goes down. The streets are thronged with those who are looking for a good time, and those who are looking to provide it. I got to know this area pretty well when I was researching Fallen Angel, the second book in my mystery series, because it mostly takes place in this world where anything your heart desires is available…for a price.

As night falls, the neon begins to sing its siren song
Buildings next to the entrance to the club district.
Where hosts and hostesses go snag a fresh bottle of spirits when one of their clients puts them in a pinch
A side street, lined with clubs, eateries and karaoke joints
A quiet back street in the love hotel quarter

If you’d like to visit Shinjuku & Kabuki-cho the next time you’re in Tokyo, visit my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

The Last Tea Bowl Thief was chosen as an Editor’s Pick for
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For three hundred years, a missing tea bowl passes from one fortune-seeker to the next, changing the lives of all who possess it…read more

“A fascinating mix of history and mystery.” —Booklist

Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, produces the monthly e-magazine Japanagram, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had

Published by Jonelle Patrick

Writes all the Japan things.

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