Best of the Rest
Some of these strip clubs offer a lot more in the way of adult entertainment and can be an eye-opener. Some are more welcoming of foreigners than others whilst some may prefer you to speak some Japanese.
- White Horse, Unakami Bldg. 6F, 3-11-6, Roppongi, Minato-ku
- TS Music, Kabuki-Cho, Shinjuku
- Kamasutra Showgirls, Taimei Bildg. 8F, 3-11-6 Roppongi, Minato-ku
- Club Roaring 20s, 3-10-10 Roppongi, Fuji Building 6F
- Silver Shadow, 3-11-5, Roppongi
- Crazy Horse, Torikaku Building 7F, Roppongi 7-14-1
- New Climax, 4F No 2 Rene Building, 5-3-1 Roppongi
Street Prostitutes & Red Light Districts
There are many areas around Tokyo which have a reputation for their sex-industry (or fuzoku) and are known as red-light districts.
Most of these areas have a high proportion of adult orientated businesses and are places where you can find hookers. You can pick up a street prostitute from around 10,000 Yen ($90) for an hour plus the cost of a room at a love hotel. However, you need to bear in mind that some women charge significantly less for companion services just to keep you company whilst you have a few drinks in a bar.
Most of the girls you will find are Japanese but there are other nationalities working here too. Japanese ladies tend to charge more than their international counterparts.
The biggest and best known red-light area in Tokyo is Kabukicho. Situated in the Shinjuku area, this tiny district measures only 0.34 km2 yet has around 3,500 fuzoku venues. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Sleepless Town’, Kabukicho is named after the popular Japanese style of theater, Kabuki after a theater was planned for the area in the 1940s. It’s a densely packed and bustling area filled with porno shops, karaoke and hostess bars, strip clubs and soaplands.
You can easily spend all of your time in Tokyo simply exploring and trying to navigate the seemingly endless services and novelties available in Kabukicho. As well as the types of venue listed above you can even watch shows where sexy girls ride provocatively atop giant robot beasts. The general view publisher site rule of thumb is, if you can imagine it, it probably happens in Kabukicho.
To the north of the main red-light area of Kabukicho is Okubo Park which has a reputation for foreign street walkers.
Other Red Light Areas
Situated in the Shinigawa ward, Gotanda is an active spot for many sex related businesses including pink salons and health massage services. By day, you wouldn’t necessarily notice the comparison to Kabukicho but by night this busy commercial area is transformed. It’s a relatively small area but one that gets very busy. The benefit for some visitors is that it can more easily and quickly be navigated than Kabukicho.
Dogenzaka has plenty of hotels where you can book in for a ‘rest’ with a love buddy and the area has plenty of professionals who make use of this. There are sex clubs here too but most of them are Japanese only.
Senzoku 4 Chome covers the area that was formerly known as Yoshiwara. In the 17 th century, this district of Tokyo was part of the city of Edo. The area has a long history of prostitution and has had a reputation for being a pleasure district for over 400 years. Though the area cannot rival Kabukicho, it does have a lot of fuzoku venues which line many of the streets.
Ueno is in the Taito ward and has a reputation for being a ‘low-rent’ area of town. There is a small area to the south-west of the station which has a lot of brothels, soaplands, fashion health shops and adult stores.