HOW TO STAY IN SAFETY IN THE TOKY AREA OF RED LANTERNS SHINJUKU KABUKITЁ
When someone mentions Japan, what do you initially think about? The reaction of most people seems to fall into four categories when they hear about this country. The first category says: “an interesting and rich culture”, where people think of such things as the culture of samurai and ninja, temples and shrines, as well as museums that reflect the rich history of the country. For the second category, Japan is “anime paradise”, where animated shows and comics are popular. The third group thinks of the Land of the Rising Sun as a country of “crazy technologies”, where there are such wonders as train-bullets, various gadgets and robots. And for the latter group, which may be unexpected, Japan is associated with “sex” or “prostitution.” Why?
This may surprise tourists who want to buy a tour to Japan (or maybe not), but in Japan the sex industry is very developed, thriving for hundreds and hundreds of years. Fans of films for adults are well-known in Japan porn films depicting unusual scenarios and stories, and prostitution is still quite developed in large cities.
Tokyo is a city of some fantastic nightlife, and the metropolis is so huge that even the most notorious night adventure lovers will never be able to see absolutely everything that a city can offer for nightly entertainment, even if they hang out over the years and go out every weekend. Shinjuku in downtown Tokyo is considered one of the busiest nightlife centers in the country with the famous 2-Tome gay bar, countless clubs and bars and, of course, the red-light district of Shinjuku Kabukichё, which many tourists who decide to buy a tour to Japan want to visit.
SEX INDUSTRY IN JAPAN
The Land of the Rising Sun has one of the largest and most successful red-light districts in the world in Kabukichё, which is located in Shinjuku, one of the most popular areas of Tokyo. Thanks to its numerous shopping centers, parks, restaurants, bars and unique buildings, this area annually attracts crowds of foreigners who come to rest in Japan in the summer and winter. Sex is an important topic in the history of Japanese art, which began with the appearance of erotic paintings, or “shung,” dating back to the eighth century.
The classic example of Japanese erotic art is xylogravura “Fisherman’s Wife’s Dream,” written by Katsushiko Hokusai, depicting a woman having sex with two octopus-like creatures. It is interesting and a little funny that although sex is permeated with works of art and modern pop culture, such as animation, and despite the large number of sex shops in Tokyo, Sibuya and even in Akihabara, Japanese society remains rather shy and reluctant to say this topic.
Shintoism is one of the major religions in Japan, nor does it consider that premarital sex is taboo. This is different from most other religions, and it may have affected the general attitude of Japan towards prostitution in general. Whether this is really so is not clear, especially because the other major religion of Japan is Buddhism, which has certain rules regarding premarital sexual relationships.
In addition, prostitution has a long history in Japan. As in many other countries, here the “oyran” and “geisha” are famous examples of Japanese adult entertainment. Nightly pleasures for rich men (and sometimes women) are by no means a completely new concept. Are you waiting for a trip to Japan and are you planning to look for a nightly pleasure in the red light district of Kabukichт in Tokyo? Are you curious what this interesting street has to offer? Here are some things you have to be very careful with.
LOOK AT THE PRICES
As in any red light district, prices can vary greatly depending on the type of service, club size and, of course, the “quality” of the lady or gentleman you are going to spend time with. In the red-light district, various types of services are available; you can either pay the prostitute only for the conversation without any contact with the body, or go further. Needless to say, the more you want to “enjoy” a person, the more you have to pay. So how expensive is it?
Even if you want to limit yourself to drinking at the club, you still have to pay the so-called “entrance fee”, which is usually around 7,000 yen, and you must pay before you enter the room. However, this does not mean that “all drinks are included” will be charged in advance. Each drink you order at the club is charged separately, so be careful if you plan to order drinks inside. If someone is going to choose a girl to communicate, each hour will cost several thousand yen. This night can cost hundreds of dollars, and you won’t even touch a single girl!