Kabukicho – the real Kamurocho.

Sorry for the delay – I promise heaps of pics tonight! :P

Today’s post is a sight seeing post on what is known as Tokyo’s Red Light District – Kabukicho.

Last year I started playing a game called Yakuza on PS2.

The game is set in Kabukicho, named Kamurocho in the game.

For me, I just couldn’t believe how similar it is.

Like this entry on another blog, you can see the in game screenshots compared to the real life ones: http://classygamer.blogspot.com/2010/03/yakuza-3-visit-kamurocho.html

I haven’t had time to do my own screenshots of the game, so I haven’t done my own. Being a game, they had to change real life names for legal purposes etc. Still, if you love the game, you’ll love tonight’s post.

Here are the pics:

Kabukicho entrance.

Kabukicho entrance.

Sakura Dori - aka Pink St. in Yakuza.

Sakura Dori - aka Pink St. in Yakuza.

Oriental PASSAGE - aka VOLCANO in Yakuza.

Oriental PASSAGE - aka VOLCANO in Yakuza.

Theatre Square!

Theatre Square!

KOMA theatre - aka Kamuro Theatre.

KOMA theatre - aka Kamuro Theatre.

Close up of the shops near Theatre Square.

Close up of the shops near Theatre Square.

The real Tenkaichi St!

The real Tenkaichi St!

Random walkway in the middle of Kamurocho.

Random walkway in the middle of Kamurocho.

Famimart, aka POPPO in the game.

Famimart, aka POPPO in the game.

Kabuki-cho entrance with the main street.

Kabuki-cho entrance with the main street.

Overview of the entrance + Don Quiote (you can see this in the game).

Overview of the entrance + Don Quiote (you can see this in the game).

Same pic, but night time.

Same pic, but night time.

Night time view of the entrance.

Night time view of the entrance.

I loved visiting here and snapping  pics cos the Yakuza series was my GOTY for 2010. :P

No idea on what to blog about tomorrow…

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3 responses

  1. wow, thanks for the photos, it’s like being able to visit Japan in a way… ^_^

    February 21, 2011 at 2:49 am

  2. orsonic1

    I’m really glad.

    Hope you can visit there soon too! :)

    I might be slowly running out of things to talk about Japan… lol

    February 21, 2011 at 7:07 pm

  3. It’s understandable for someone who whas a blog for as long as you do xD

    I hope I can visit there soon too!

    February 22, 2011 at 1:14 am

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