... can Host/Hostess Clubs exist so openly, despite the conservative culture, and somehow not seem sleazy. Tokyo's red light districts are famous for their Host/Hostess Clubs, where customers come seeking attention and companionship from a member of the opposite sex. Essentially, you get a companion who hangs on your every word, pours your drinks, lights your cigarettes, and generally fawns over you. The funny thing is that in almost any other country, you would expect these establishments to be nothing more than glorified brothels - while it's certain that some level of prostitution takes place in some of these establishments, the majority of clubs don't condone it, and the entire concept is actually quite harmless, despite the dodgy outward appearance.
Three Little Words September 29th 2016 Geo: 35.67, 139.77For travelers who have had the supreme pleasure of visiting Japan and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, three little words will always come to mind when thoughts return to the Land of the Rising Sun. While it could be I Love You, it isn't, nor is it some variation of Everything so ____, where you could in theory fill that blank with delicious ... read more
Asia » Japan In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more