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Yoshiwara Shrine; The Goddess for Women

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 (a licensened red light district...

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Jokanji Temple; Graves of Prostitutes

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 prostitutes from Yoshiwara Yukaku (遊郭, ...

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Christmas in Japan; eat fried chicken and spend time with lovers

Christmas in Japan; eat fried chicken and spend time with lovers

Most Japanese don’t believe in God deeply, but they have weddings in Christian churches and have funerals in Buddhist temples. They are not Christian, but they ...

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The Hanazono Shrine; a sacred and quiet spot surrounded by modern buildings

The Hanazono Shrine; a sacred and quiet spot surrounded by modern buildings

The Hanazono Jinja(shrine) is located in the heart of Shinjuku Kabukicho, sandwiched between modern buildings and the bar district Shinjuku Golden Gai. It is a ...

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Kabukicho, the largest red light district in Japan

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, taverns, adult entertainment shops...

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Shanghai Xiaochi, a Chinese restaurant in a dingy street

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 Kabukicho, there is a Shanghai res...

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Imagawa Koji : Under the Elevated Railway Near Kanda Station

Imagawa Koji : Under the Elevated Railway Near Kanda Station

Between Kanda Station and Tokyo Station, there is an antiquated dining district which has escaped development. This food street, called "Imagawa Koji" (今川小路...

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Yoshiwara (5) – Festival in Yoshiwara “Oiran Dochu” (Courtesan Parade)

Yoshiwara (5) – Festival in Yoshiwara “Oiran Dochu” (Courtesan Parade)

Yoshiwara (吉原), located to the north of Asakusa, has about 300 years of history as a red light district. Its historical role was abolished by the anti prost...

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Ueno Ameyoko : Started from the Black Market after WWII

Ueno Ameyoko : Started from the Black Market after WWII

Ameya-yokocho shopping street, also known as Ameyoko, is a famous outdoor market, along the JR Yamanote Line between Okachimachi and Ueno Stations. T...

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Kagaya; Performance Art Izakaya in Shimbashi

Kagaya; Performance Art Izakaya in Shimbashi

I heard that foreign tourists often visit "Kagaya", the unique casual restaurant in Shimbashi(Shinbashi). The best way to get to Shimbashi is two stops from...

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The final day of the Tokyu Toyoko above-ground line in Shibuya Station (Mar 15, 2013)

The final day of the Tokyu Toyoko above-ground line in Shibuya Station (Mar 15, 2013)

The Tokyu Toyoko above-ground line in Shibuya Station will be closed and a new underground station will open on 15/03/2013. The Tokyu Toyoko Line will be connec...

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Yoshiwara (4) – Horse Meat Restaurants

Yoshiwara (4) – Horse Meat Restaurants

Near Yoshiwara Omon Crossing, in 1-chome Nihonzutumi, there are two old but excellent wooden buildings.

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Yoshiwara (3) – Old Cafe-Styled Architecture

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 passed in the 1958, most of them...

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

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 suspicious shops and facilities for women...

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Yoshiwara (1) – Vestiges of Yukaku

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 previously called yūkaku, which h...

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