Tokyo Nightlife: Japan Entertainment Is Huge!
Exciting entertainment in Japan includes a wonderful combination of ancient traditions and sophisticated Japanese Entertainment.
In Japan you can have it all – Nightclubs, Jazz Clubs, Karaoke, Sake bars, Romantic Restaurants, hostess bars, Pachinko and skyscraper bars with view of urban lights.
Best Japan Entertainment Spots
Karaoke-Don’t Leave Japan Without Trying
Karaoke became globally famous thanks to the movie ‘lost in translation’ by Sofia Coppola.
Karaoke bars have private rooms equipped with screens and microphone.
The Japanese Karaoke is the ultimate FUN.
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Kabuki Theatre Show
For a taste of traditional Tokyo nightlife, spend the evening in a kabuki theater show.
Kabuki theater is a traditional Japan Entertainment and art which dates back to the Edo period. Kabuki plays are played by Male actors only.
The best place to see a Kabuki Theatre Show is in the Kabukiza Theater in Ginza.
You can rent English headphones and see just one act of a play instead of sitting through a whole performance which lasts three hours.
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Pachinko: The Favorite Entertainment In Japan
Pachinko machines are uniquely Japanese. You can find them in pachinko parlors. These parlors are usually kitsch decorated places, with flashing lights and a constant noise from the metal balls, music and announcements.
Its a very strange game since the players are completely passive.
Most of the balls fall down the machine and disappear, but a few find their way into special holes. This activates a kind of a slot machine, and the player wins if the same three pictures appear.
The players win balls which they swap for prizes in the parlor’s gift shop (teddy bears and the likes….). Gambling in Japan is illegal, but I hear you can exchange the teddy bears for cash just outside the parlor…
Tokyo Hostess Bars are where pretty girls (from different nationalities) led by a Mama-San (mostly Japanese) persuade you into buying very expensive drinks.
Its a men’s world. It’s part of doing business in Japan. Many businessmen coming for business find themselves in such a bar as part of the Japanese business etiquette.The hostess’s job is to light your cigarette, laugh from your jokes and listen to your stories.
These famous host bars usually include karaoke too.
Japanese business customs dictate this kind of hospitality, though lately due to the ongoing recession, this Japanese custom has been toned down.
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