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TOKYO REALTIME audio guided tours reveal new sides to Tokyo’s most interesting neighborhoods. Due to Covid-19 restrictions on travel to Japan, we've made this project free thanks to the sponsorship of White Rabbit Express and Blackship. We hope you'll enjoy these imaginative experiences of Tokyo informative and entertaining.
TOKYO REALTIME audio guided tours reveal new sides to Tokyo’s most interesting neighborhoods. Due to Covid-19 restrictions on travel to Japan, we've made this project free thanks to the sponsorship of White Rabbit Express and Blackship. We hope you'll enjoy these imaginative experiences of Tokyo informative and entertaining.

kabukicho

Take a stroll through Japan’s most imaginative entertainment district.
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JUST A FEW MINUTES FROM SHINJUKU STATION, the Kabukicho district pumps the same energy, diversity and excitement into adult entertainment as the Shinjuku area it inhabits injects into city life. You’ll dive right into the hyper-energetic mix of bright lights, boisterous crowds, less-dressed girls, loud touts, and discretely guarded doors.

As you weave through the streets of countless bars, strip joints, love hotels, and eateries, you’ll learn about the area’s colorful personalities and history, and get insights into the real action behind those closed doors. You’ll also get introduced to great places for a drink, a bite to eat, and to soak in the local ambience at your leisure.

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Praise for the Tour

Max Hodges strips Kabukicho bare in this raw, honest, and captivating tour.
- Playboy.com

Brace yourself for an hour in Hodges' company...on a tour to the heart of Kabukicho.
- Justin McCurry, Guardian.co.uk

Interviews with

Lee Xiao Mu - Kabukicho guide & writer
Hiroshi - Kabukicho tout
Naito Chin - Golden Gai bar owner
Jim O’Connell - Photographer & Golden Gai regular
Osada Steve - Japanese rope bondage artist

Produced, Written, and Engineered by

Max Hodges

Map Design

Christopher Kirby

Music by

cEvin Key of Download - "Recovered" Inception, Subconscious Communications, 2002
Mark Spybey of Dead Voices On Air - "Dogger" Frankie Pett Presents, Invisible Records, 2000
Steven Schultz of Bouninjoutai - "The Human Zoo", Tokyo Aizo, 2005
Xavier Guiter of Xerak - "People Want by Sex", Ekler'o'shock, 2005

Special Thanks

AQ Works
Kenn Delbridge
Lee Xiao Mu
David Tang
Kwon Choul
Akiyo Yakumaru
All the staff at White Rabbit Press

Acknowledgement

To Tomoko, without whose unquestioning faith and support this tour was nevertheless created.

Photography

Max Hodges
Additional photos (18+) at maxhodges.com
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