"Red Light District"

Visit the Scene of the TEPCO OL Murder Case

Japan is relatively safe and Japanese police are said to be reliable, but there are some cases which have not been solved yet. O...

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Explore Kabukicho with Movies, Novels, and Comics

Kabukicho, in Shinjuku is the most notorious red light district of the East. Glittering neon signs and suspicious shops stand ou...

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Yoshiwara Shrine; The Goddess for Women

Yoshiwara Shrine (吉原神社) is near Taito Hospital at the end of Nakacho Street. This shrine is for the girls from Yoshiwara Yukaku ...

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Jokanji Temple; Graves of Prostitutes

There is a temple called Jokanji (浄閑寺) near Minowa Station on the Hibiya Line. At Jokanji Temple, there are graves where prostit...

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Kabukicho, the largest red light district in Japan

Shinjuku Kabukicho is the largest red light district in Japan. It is the most famous and notorious area with many bars, pubs, ta...

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Shanghai Xiaochi, a Chinese restaurant in a dingy street

Shinjuku Kabukicho is the largest red light district in Japan and there are many adult shops and host clubs. In the center of Ka...

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Yoshiwara (3) – Old Cafe-Styled Architecture

After WWII, yukaku closed and so did special cafes or restaurants that had the role of brothels. When the Anti-Prostitution Law ...

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Yoshiwara (2) – The Women’s Side Of Town

Yoshiwara is a unique area that used to be a yukaku (lisensed red light district) and is still special. There are many suspiciou...

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Yoshiwara (1) – Vestiges of Yukaku

Nowadays Yoshiwara is the largest red light district in Japan. It has many special bathrooms known as soaplands. Yoshiwara was p...

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