Hostess bars in Tokyo are very popular and have been for a long time. They are also called Kyabakura which means Cabaret club.
The kyabakura, or Japanese hostess bars in Tokyo are not what you might think. Sometimes there are misconceptions from westerners travelling to Japan, that these clubs are fronts for prostitution to assumptions and that women being treated as sex objects. The culture of the hostess club is one of entertainment, and prostitution is generally looked down upon
The goal of a hostess at Hostess bars in Tokyo, is to entertain her clientele, making them feel like all their needs are taken care of and making them the center of attention during their stay at a club.
Visiting a Kyabakura has become an integrated part of the business world in Japan, a way in which potential business partners treat each other after closing a business deal, or when a boss is rewarding a productive employee.
It may be hard for the typical Westerner to understand why one might go to a club, spend a great deal of money knowing that the hostess that you’re spending a lot of money on, is not going home with you. When we go out to a club to meet women, we’re usually hoping to hook-up for the night. Most men who attend Tokyo hostess bars are married and are not interested in hookups. They’re only looking to indulge their egos a bit and are willing to pay for the service of a hostess who knows how to do it well. If you’re looking for Gaijin sex in Tokyo, then Hostess bars is not the best place to go.
The bustling hostess district of Ginza in Tokyo is one of the more popular hostess bars districts. It is packed with a post-work crowd of men and women, who spill out onto the street amongst neon signs for different types of hostess bars. Young women wait outside, trying to attract new customers.
There are several types of Hostess bars in Tokyo.
Japanese Hostess bars (kyabakura), are considered to be the top hostess bars with Japanese and western hostesses. They are alos the most expensive, and get even more expensive as the night wears on.
Flippa bars (Philippina bars), with mainly phillipina and chinese hostesses among other nationalities.The Flippa and foreign hostess bars are generally a lot more fun and lively. What’s more, u r allowed to touch and have ur arm round the girl and hold her hand which is pretty much impossible in a J-hostess bar unless u r spending a shitload of money.
Girls bars are another type of Hostess bars in Japan. Girls bars are a cheap and more informal form of kabakura where u will pay an hourly rate, but drinks are not included.
Snack bars, are a type of hostess bars that come from the post war era where the law dictated that you needed to serve food for a hostess bar to be legal.