I live in Tokyo. It’s pretty awesome.
Heyy there, I was on Tokyo Cheapo and clicked through to here and reading some of your posts (which are awesome btw). Will be visiting Tokyo for the first time next week and staying in Shinjuku, any other suggestions of things to do? Secondly we are planning to do one night out, do you suggest anywhere it would be okay for foreign (British) people to go? Any reply would be much appreciated 🙂
Hey, sorry for the slow reply. If you can, catch the end of the cherry blossoms! Along Meguro river is really beautiful, and so is Shinjuku Gyoen and Yoyogi park. All the themed restaurants I mentioned are fun, but many places raised their prices after the tax increase on April 1st, so be careful. Robot restaurant now charges 6000 yen for admission plus 1000 yen for food, and I’m not sure if the food is optional. There’s a bar in Golden Gai called Champions that foreigners love which was a one coin (500 yen) bar before the tax hike. Not sure what those guys are doing now. Enjoy your stay in Tokyo!!!
Apologies for the very out of the blue comment — I found your blog while googling around for some up-to-date info on Nichome lesbian bars. The last time I was in Tokyo for any length of time, I had a great night out in Nichome, but that was over two years ago, and a lot of sites seem out of date, with some bars having closed and all. I’ll be in Tokyo again for two weeks in the summer and figure it would be at least helpful to know the names of bars that are either women-centric or women-friendly. 🙂
If you don’t mind random strangers hitting you up for info, do you know of an online guide to the lesbian side of Nichome that is reasonably up to date? ^^
Thanks, and, yeah, sorry for random!
Sorry for the slow reply! This site has pretty up to date info on 2chome, although they still list Kinswomyn as open: http://www.2chopo.com/2chomemap/
My favourite bar now is Adezakura. It’s got a huge red door with a rainbow flag outside, and is on the same street Kins was on. You can’t really miss it.
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