- 1 Sex Scene and Prostitution
- 2 Regions
- 3 Cities
- 4 Japanese sex industry (Fuzoku) categories
- 5 Red Light Districts
- 6 Prostitutes and Sex Workers
- 7 Street Hookers
- 8 Live Sex Cams
- 9 Adult Locations
- 10 Escort Services and Agencies
- 11 Erotic Massage Parlors
- 12 Brothels and Sex Clubs
- 13 Strip Clubs and Striptease
- 14 Karaoke and KTVs
- 15 Swinger Clubs
- 16 Sex Shops and Adult Stores
- 17 Love Hotels and Short Time Hotels
- 18 Nightclubs and Bars
- 19 Gay and Lesbian
- 20 Other Adult Services
- 21 Dating
- 22 Transsexuals and Shemales
- 23 Sexual Services for Women
- 24 Sleeping and Girl Friendly Hotels
- 25 Stay Safe
- 26 See Also
Sex Scene and Prostitution
Prostitution is illegal in Japan. However, enforcement is lax, and the law specifically defines prostitution as "sex in exchange for money". In other words, if you pay for some other "service" and proceed to have sex by "private agreement," the law does not recognize it as prostitution. As such, Japan still has one of the most vibrant sex industries in the world.
Prostitution in Japan has existed throughout the country's history. While the Anti-Prostitution Law of 1956 states that "No person may either do prostitution or become the customer of it," loopholes, liberal interpretations of the law, and loose enforcement have allowed the sex industry to prosper and earn an estimated 2.3 trillion yen (US$24 billion) a year, which accounts for 0.4 to 0.5% of the nation's GDP.
In Japan, the "sex industry" is not synonymous with prostitution. Since Japanese law defines prostitution as "intercourse with an unspecified person in exchange for payment," most sex clubs offer only non-coital services to remain legal. This has led Joan Sinclair, the author of Pink Box, to observe that the sex industry in Japan ironically "offer[s] absolutely everything imaginable but sex.
Japan is conventionally divided into nine regions, listed here from north to south:
| Hokkaido (Sapporo, Otaru)|
Northernmost island and snowy frontier. Famous for its wide open spaces and cold winters.
| Tohoku (Aomori, Iwate, Akita, Miyagi, Yamagata, Fukushima)|
Largely rural north-east part of the main island Honshu, best known for seafood, skiing and hot springs.
| Kanto (Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa)|
Coastal plain of Honshu, includes the cities of Tokyo and Yokohama.
| Chubu (Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui, Yamanashi, Nagano, Shizuoka, Aichi, Gifu)|
Mountainous middle region of Honshu, dominated by the Japan Alps and Japan's fourth-largest city Nagoya.
| Kansai (Shiga, Mie, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Wakayama, Hyogo)|
Western region of Honshu, ancient capital of culture and commerce, including the cities of Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe.
| Chugoku (Tottori, Shimane, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi)|
South-westernmost Honshu, a rural region best known for the cities of Hiroshima and Okayama.
| Shikoku (Kagawa, Ehime, Tokushima, Kochi)|
Smallest of the four main islands, a destination for Buddhist pilgrims, and Japan's best white-water rafting.
| Kyushu (Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Oita, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Kagoshima)|
Southernmost of the four main islands, birthplace of Japanese civilization; largest cities Fukuoka and Kitakyushu.
| Okinawa |
Semi-tropical southern island chain reaching out toward Taiwan; formerly the independent Ryukyu Kingdom until it was annexed by Japan in 1879, its traditional customs and architecture are significantly different from the rest of Japan.
Japan has thousands of cities; these are nine of the most important to the traveller.
- Tokyo — the capital and main financial centre, modern and densely populated.
- Hiroshima — large port city, the first city to be destroyed by an atomic bomb
- Kanazawa — historic city on the west coast
- Kyoto — ancient capital of Japan, considered the cultural heart of the country, with many ancient Buddhist temples and gardens
- Nagasaki — ancient port city in Kyushu, the second city to be destroyed by an atom bomb
- Nara — first capital of a united Japan, with many Buddhist shrines, and historical buildings
- Osaka — large and dynamic city located in the Kansai region
- Sapporo — largest city in Hokkaido, famous for its snow festival
- Sendai — largest city in the Tohoku region, known as the city of forests due to its tree lined avenues and wooded hills
- Yokohama — Located on the western coast of Tokyo Bay directly south of Tokyo
Japanese sex industry (Fuzoku) categories
There are more than 12,000 sex-related businesses in Japan, and they can earn up to $15 billion a year. No need to say that sex industry in Japan is a huge business.
Within the Japanese sex industry, referred to as "Fuzoku" which in Japanese implies "sexual services, " there is an incredible amount available in terms of variety, quality and quantity. "Fuzoku" is actually short for is actually short form of "Sei Fuzoku, "which means "sexual morals." In common usage Sei Fuzoku has been shortened to Fuzoku.
Also, the usual term for the drink-and-entertainment industry is "mizu shobai" (water trade) or the older "ukiyo" (floating world). Both terms suggest the fleeting and impermanent nature of the trade: it soothes and flows, but it is not solid.- it has nothing to do with the real world of business and family. Although standard hostess bars aren't usually referred to as fuzoku-type venues, publications that cover the fuzoku industry devote some analysis to numerous lower-grade hostess bars and hostess-related bars that offer sexual services.
In Japan, one of the common phrases in business is: "okyaku-sama wa kami-sama, " which means "the customer is God. " This motto/philosophy extends to the Fuzoku industry, which means the general level of service is high. The Girl Friend Experience [GFE] at many pay-for-play venues isn't uncommon. One often experiences GFE in the sense that providers are sweet, warm and friendly. They make you feel welcome and you walk away from session happy and satisfied. However, in Japan there are always exceptions. Foreigners aren't considered in the overall equation of customer = God. Discrimination against foreigners occurs in many situations, Fuzoku included.
Each category of Fuzoku is fairy well-defined in terms of the services offered as well as its legal status. One has to be able to read Japanese in order to make these distinctions. Due to current Japanese statutes, the only type of venue that offers Full Service as part of its official menu is the Soapland.
At other venues, if the Sexual Services Provider and customer were to be caught in the act of FS, the customer could be fined about Y150, 000. It is highly unlikely that shops would call the police in such a situation, but shops use that option to threaten girls to not to offer FS as an off-menu option. They also cover themselves legally by posting that warning.
Many girls join non-FS shops because they save FS for their boyfriends, or because they feel the wear-and-tear of FS wouldn't be worth the extra money received. Those girls would become angry if they discovered that one or several of their colleagues were offering off-the-menu extras in order to lure more repeat customers or secure extra income (if they charged for it).
Fashion Health Clubs
Attended shower before & after; and BJ or handjob. Action takes place in a private room or private curtained-off cubicle. The term "Health" is used in several similar types of venues, with the connotation being relatively higher-quality non-Full Service. Overall price range: Y5, 000 to Y20, 000.
Mansion Health Clubs
Variation on the Fashion Health Club theme, but action takes place in relatively spacious condo or apartment units. Overall price range: Y15, 000 to Y30, 000.
Seikan Massage Clubs
Attended shower before & after; massage; and BJ or handjob. Action takes place in a private room or private curtained-off cubicle. Some Seikan venues offer "mat play, " which is service on a rubber raft. Overall price range: Y5, 000 to Y20, 000.
BJ or handjob in bar-type setting. Some motivated girls have been known to provide off-the-menu FS. Action takes place in a not-very-private seating area. Each customer is assigned to his own personal seating area. Overall price range: Y6, 000 to Y10, 000.
Attended shower before & after; and BJ or handjob. Image Club girls wear costumes such as school uniforms, female police officers, nurses, teachers, female action figures and other themes. Action takes place in a private room or private curtained-off cubicle. There are variations on this theme as some venues are referred to as Image Clubs and some used the term Image Health. Overall price range: Y6, 000 to Y30, 000.
Attended shower before & after; and BJ or handjob. One popular theme is the "Sexual Harassment Club. " Girls dress up like female office workers, commuters, etc. These clubs have rooms decorated to resemble subway cars, offices, classrooms and police interrogation rooms. Customers get to play-out fantasies of harassing female co-workers at the office, schoolgirls and female commuters on Tokyo's infamously crowded commuter trains. Action takes place in private rooms.
These are hybrid hostess bars where the girls dress in lingerie. Depending upon the individual bar, girls will partially disrobe and allow varying amounts of contact. Many girls will take off their bras, sit on the laps of their customers and French-kiss them.- depending upon the bar. I'm not sure if HJs or BJs are offered, but definitely not FS.
Male customers join a Date Club, through which they meet amateur girls for FS encounters. Charges at Date Clubs usually involve Membership Fees; Introduction Fees, and Date Fee (paid directly to the girl).
These venues are a recent entry on the Japanese fuzoku scene. They tend to be staffed by girls from Taiwan, China and Korea. They usual offer an expert hard massage followed by HJ. Overall price range: Y6, 000 to Y20, 000. The problem is that most girls at the Chinese-managed venues will try to hustle customers to extend their session or pay tips for non-FS extras that are freely available at Fashion Health Clubs. That negates one of the best things about fuzoku in Japan. Girls provide good and affectionate service without pressuring customers. Occasionally, one can extract FS for a tip at these Este/Massage Clubs, but this is highly illegal and very hush-hush.
Reportedly, services vary.
Attended shower before & after. Full Service. Without a doubt, soaplands are absolutely full service. Sessions often start with a scrub-down provided by the assigned girl as the customer sits on an H-shaped stool (which provides girls with easy access to all areas to be washed/scrubbed). After the initial scrub-down, action often moves to a bath tub for some touching and BBBJ action. Action usually then segues on to a mat (air mattress) where girls use copious amounts of lotion and water with their bodies to provide pleasure. Some sessions conclude on the mat or on a bed. Girls vary in their respective specialties and interests. Overall price range: Y25, 000 to Y100, 000.
Red Light Districts
Prostitutes and Sex Workers
Prostitutes in Japan are known as "women who sell spring". The Japanese use the term delivery, or their shortened version, "deli" for out-call. Delivery services include everything from FS escort to Seikan, Image or Health. Overall price range: Y25,000 to Y100,000.
The Japanese have added their own unique twist to Delivery/Outcall: direct marketing. On any given day, direct marketers for numerous insert advertisements, featuring cute girls, into mailboxes all over Tokyo. Therefore, for many men, even if they don't go looking for it, "trouble" finds them. On any given day, on any given week, one can find one or several advertisements in one's mailbox. Overall price range: Y25, 000 to Y100, 000.
Some sources say that prostitute prices haven't gone up for the past 20 years or so. Yet the quality of the working girls keeps getting better, and the services they dispense get bolder all the time. Also some sources estimate that there are more than 200,000 women working in the sex trade business in Japan. This includes:
- 48,000 women who work at Japan's 1,000 "fashion health" and "image clubs".
- 25,000 women who work at the 1,265 soaplands.
- 16,000 women who work at the 1,000 "delivery health".
- 28,000 women who work at pink salons.
- 75,000 women who work in cabaret clubs.
- 20,000 women who work at S-and-M clubs.
By the way, many services are technically illegal in Japan. However, Fuzoku businesses are out in the open in their various respective neighborhoods. Many sports newspapers carry reviews of shops and interviews with specific girls at those shops. There are at least seven monthly magazines [and two weekly newspapers] that focus on the Fuzoku business, the shops and the girls.
Also, in Tokyo, at least one late-night TV how focuses on various aspects of the Fuzoku industry. Such shows feature shops and their services; as well as the girls and their techniques, hobbies, apartments and life styles (away from work).
Most of the Fuzoku Girls are on the petite side and slender, there are a lot of variations beyond that: small-breasted, well-endowed, bronze-skinned, creamy-white-skinned, shapely, very skinny, long-haired, short-haired, tall, shy, aggressive, kinky, sexy and demure. Not every Fuzoku Girl has been stunningly attractive. Still, it is important to remember the Japanese motto: "Okyaku-sama wa Kami-sama" = "The customer is a God." Most of the time, these girls are incredibly sweet and put serious effort into making one feel welcome as a customer.
Many Fuzoku Girls trim or shave at least a portion, if not most, of their pubic hair. Of course, most also completely shave their legs and underarms. The girls seem to view trimming or shaving their pubic hair as part of customer satisfaction. Most Fuzoku Girls seem to have silky smooth skin on the rest of their bodies as well.
Probably one of the biggest reasons for a generally high level of quality is that some young girls enter the Fuzoku business with their intention of working only two-to-three years. As they get older, they seem to cultivate various other career or maritial opportunities. Also, there does not seem to be any apparent drug usage and they do not have to deal with police harassment.
Japan's Fuzoku Girls are above the legal age, they are not starving, they are not addicted to hard drugs and most do not seem to have been forced into this line of business. A lot of girls are simply trying to earn spending money.
It is not unusual for university students, secretaries, struggling actresses and others to choose the Fuzoku option as a part-time means to supplement their incomes. It is a short-term equalizer for those girls unable to get into the college or company of their choice. There are lot of Fuzoku Girls who are attending universities, two-year women's colleges and special vocational schools. Therefore, a lot of Fuzoku Girls are fairly intelligent and culturally aware.
It is not rare for these girls to live at home with their parents and (apparently) keep their occupation a secret. Some girls have boyfriends, who may or may not know where their girlfriends are working. At least some girls seem to use this business as a vehicle for husband-hunting.
A number of Fuzoku girls in Tokyo speak passable English, but if one achieves a reasonable degree of Japanese conversation ability, these sweet girls will try to relate to you. In either language, one way to break the ice is to talk about travel experiences outside of Japan. Some girls have traveled extensively. Most have a strong desire to travel abroad. Some girls also like to talk about travel inside Japan.
Japanese Girls (J-Girls) have a special place in the world as they possess numerous subtle as well as obvious positive points. Charms that immediately come to mind include poise, grace and elegance. Flat-out attractiveness can't be discounted. One major reason scans of girls from Japan flood the Internet: Japan has an impressive number of attractive girls.
In terms of body types, the allure of J-Girls can boil-down to personal taste. Many J-Girls don't have the big busted curvy bodies of Brazilian beach girls - they tend to be slender.
Still, one trend that many men might find appealing: following World War II, J-Girls have been getting taller and breast sizes have also been increasing. Some J-Girls have grown tall enough to make it to the runaways of Paris and attain the star status as they take their place among global Super Models.
For centuries, the cultural dominance of China in Asia has had a huge impact on countries throughout the region. The Chinese valued reticence and modesty in women and they transmitted those attitudes throughout Asia. Like everything else, the Japanese adopted those values and put their own special spin on them.
In general, many J-Girls don't seek enlightenment or a state of nirvana. Most strive to attain a state of "kawaii." Directly/roughly translated, "kawaii" means "cute," but it mean much more than that and it entails numerous other attributes.
Many J-Girls strive to exude the essence of kawaii by the ways in which they dress, walk, talk, talk on cell phones, stand, wait for buses and trains, sit, speak, glance at their watches, cover their mouths when the laugh, open soda cans as well as other seemingly routine activities.
One term, and phenomena, which relates to a state of mind related to kawaii is "buriko." This literally means "to pretend to be a child." As Japanese society considers sweetness and innocence in women as desirable, some J-Girls go to great lengths to pretend to be innocent.
Street prostitution in Japan isn't as common as in many other Asian countries.
Japanese women probably practice the "proper" way to stand while waiting for trains, buses and cabs. Either that or someone publishes a secret J-Girl manual on "How To Look Kawaii At All Times." For example, J-Girls feel that walking properly is an important virtue. In the past, the kimono forced J-Girls to walk in short steps where one foot glides into front of the other - instead of walking with their feet apart.
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Japan has hundreds or even thousands of Soaplands (brothels) and other adult entertainment locations.
Escort Services and Agencies
Escorting business in Japan is huge. You can find girls from any background and nationality working in Japan.
Erotic Massage Parlors
Massage parlors with sexual services might be named for example as "Love Station Lounge"s.
Brothels and Sex Clubs
In Japan you can find whorehouses, sex clubs and brothels that fall under the names of Soaplands, Pink Salons, Image Rooms, Fashion Health, Cabaret Clubs, Delivery Health, Turkish Baths and massage parlors with names like Love Station Lounge.
There are also other kind of sex clubs in Japan:
- "Seikan esute" is a massage parlor that offers sex services starting at around $100. Because of their relatively low prices they have thrived hard times in last years. Cabaret clubs allow customers and hostess to enjoy each others company in semi-private. Touts for such clubs in Kabukicho in Tokyo shout to potential customers "touch ten tits."
- "No-pan shabu restaurants" are places where waitresses serve guests in short mini-skirts with no panties and for a $100 tip will bend over for the customers and show their privates. Some restaurants have mirrored floors.
- "Kaitzenzushi kuabakura" is a combination of sex club and fast-food sushi restaurant in which customers pay ¥8,000 for 50 minutes to grope the breasts of a young woman called a Yamame desu ("trout lady") dressed like a sushi chef who allows her tits to slip out of her happy vest.
- The film "Shocking Asia" showed a female fortune tellers who predicted the future by examining her customer's anus. The clients entered a van, paid a fee, pulled down their pants and a woman examined their assholes and told them their fortunes. Yes, everything is possible in Japan!
- There are even sex services that cater to old or handicapped men. The later are often identified by a green heart and a sign that reads "shop that gives priority to the handicapped".
Strip Clubs and Striptease
You can find strip clubs from every big city in Japan.
Karaoke and KTVs
KTVs in Japan are often called as "piano bars".
There are some swinger clubs in big cities in Japan.
Sex Shops and Adult Stores
If you don’t feel like visiting or cannot find any local sex shops in Japan, you can easily order adult products from Online Sex Shop.
Japan has probably the best selection of sex shops in the world. Some of the adult stores are many floors full of different kind of products.
Love Hotels and Short Time Hotels
Japan is world famous for its Love hotels and you can find lots of them from all big cities. Love hotels were invented in Japan and you can find hundreds of different type of love hotel variations from all around Japan. Love hotels are huge business in Japan.
Nightclubs and Bars
Japanese people know how to party. When they want to forget about their working stress, they will drink a lot and party hard. Also Japanese women will let it loose sometimes and you can try to hook up with local girls in Japan. Getting laid isn't impossible at all, but usually the girls are in drunk before they are willing to go wild with a stranger.
Gay and Lesbian
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) persons in Japan may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT persons. Same-sex sexual activity was legalized in 1880 after the installation of the Napoleonic Code and the age of consent is currently equalized. Same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are ineligible for the legal protections available to opposite-sex couples. Although Japanese culture and major religions originated in and imported to Japan do not have a history of hostility towards homosexuality, Japanese citizens are reportedly divided on the issue of accepting homosexuality, with a recent poll indicating that 54 percent agreed that homosexuality should be accepted by society whilst 36 percent disagreed, with a big age gap. Although many political parties have not openly supported or opposed LGBT rights, there are several openly LGBT politicians joined in office. A law allowing transsexuals to change their legal gender post-sex reassignment surgery was passed in 2008. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is banned in certain cities.
Other Adult Services
There are lots of different adult services in Japan, such as S-and-M clubs, S-and-M museums, shemale venues, and street corner prostitutes dressed in bunny suits.
Dating in Japan can be a bit tricky due to cultural differences, so your best bet is to sign up for a dating site before your trip so you can meet a few locals ahead of time. AdultFriendFinder.com, for example, lets you meet local members in Japan and get to know them on a personal basis before you arrive. Take advantage of features like live chat rooms and member webcams so you know who you are chatting with before arranging a face-to-face meeting. Since time in your destination may be limited, get to know each other’s desires beforehand so when you do meet, you can skip the awkward introductions and start having some real fun.
Transsexuals and Shemales
Sexual Services for Women
It's not difficult to find a Japanese guy to have sex with. There are also a lot of tourists if you don't feel like having sex with a local guy. Nightclubs and bars are the best places to find company where people are drinking alcohol.
Sleeping and Girl Friendly Hotels
Easiest option to find a place for having sex is to rent an apartment or just going to a love hotel. Many hotels also accepts you to bring a guest to your room but you should make sure in advance is it OK with the hotel policies.
See also: Global list of girl friendly hotels
Japan is one of the safest countries in the world, with crime rates significantly lower than that of Western countries.
Article 3 of the Anti-Prostitution Law (売春防止法 Baishun Bōshi Hō) of 1956 states that "No person may either do prostitution or become the customer of it," but no judicial penalty is defined for this act. Instead, the following are prohibited on pain of penalty: soliciting for purposes of prostitution, procuring a person for prostitution, coercing a person into prostitution, receiving compensation from the prostitution of others, inducing a person to be a prostitute by paying an "advance," concluding a contract for making a person a prostitute, furnishing a place for prostitution, engaging in the business of making a person a prostitute, and the furnishing of funds for prostitution.
The definition of prostitution is strictly limited to coitus. This means sale of numerous acts such as oral sex, anal sex, mammary intercourse and other non-coital sex acts are legal. The Businesses Affecting Public Morals Regulation Law of 1948 (風俗営業取締法 Fūzoku Eigyō Torishimari Hō), amended in 1985 and 1999, regulates these businesses.
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