Girls just wanna have fun -- and have fun alone if needs be. It's well known that love hotels are sometimes used in lieu of regular accommodation when other hotels are booked up or because the cost is basically the same. There has been a recent spike, for example, among foreign tourists using them (sometimes by accident) as well as businessmen. Does that mean a woman could stay overnight at a love hotel alone? In theory, yes. But would they want to? One Japanese woman recently set out to investigate the merits of such a scenario. She was much more prepared than most: she ...

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We stumbled upon this interview with a customer to a happening bar. Happening bars are the quasi-secret society of Japanese swinger clubs. The establishments force customers to become "members" and carry an entrance fee, which is often quite hefty for men. There is typically a bar and showers. Sometimes they are called a couple kissa, or couple coffee shop, and may cater primarily to couples rather than single men or women. They can take the form of a bar with various private rooms or may be more like a hotel, where guests switch from room to room as the preference takes them. Police ...

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There are more than a few bars and hostess clubs where you can have your drinks poured for you by AV actresses. There is also a new bar in Kabukicho by Weekly Playboy, where patrons are served by famous gravure idols. But until now there hasn't been a bar directly operated by an AV production company. In March, that all changed when a well-known AV maker opened a small girls' bar in Kabukicho. For the uninitiated, a girls' bar is a kind of cheap hostess club, where there is a modest cover charge and the drinks are a bit more expensive than usual. Nikkan Spa recently paid a visit to ...

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Shocking. Fluorescent. Gaudy. Loud. Vular. Neon. Flashy. Tacky. There's a lot of epithets that can be applied to this new cosplay style that is like body art on psychedelic drugs, though none of them quite capture it. Inspired by strange characters from anime, cinema and video games, behold the new Japanese subculture of ishoku-hada. Certain sections of the Interweb are currently abuzz with breathless talk of this bizarre body painting and cosplay niche, which literally means "unique skin" or "unusual skin". Like an "alien" version of gyaru, ganguro or yamanba trends, women dress ...

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Torture Garden Japan is back this summer for another bonanza of BDSM wonder. The premier mainstream event for bondage fans in Japan, it's also the only officially licensed offshoot of London’s original Torture Garden, the world's leading fetish club. It has been happening in Tokyo since 2001 and often holds events more than once a year, though the summer one is the highlight of the calendar. We blogged about the 2016 summer ball. Tickets to the event on June 10th at XEX Nihonbashi cost ¥6,000 and doors open at 10pm. Performers included Miss Miranda from the United States, ...

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Photographer and love doll super fan Yoshitaka Hyodo has converted his private house into a personal hihokan-style sex museum. Located in Yashio City on the border between Saitama and Tokyo, Hyodo has even opened up his house to the public for Golden Week. If you want to visit, it is open from April 30th to May 5th. Reservations are required, though, so check his blog for more details. Admission is ¥1,000, but apparently free for people with sex dolls. Photography is allowed for non-commercial purposes. This is the fourth time he has opened up his collection ...

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It's a dream for so many: a visit to Japan that concludes with some carnal fun with exotic local women, who are so delighted to meet you that they will do anything to please you. Well, it's the gaijin dream and it's experienced to certain degrees by many male foreign residents, especially those determined to try their luck with as many women as possible. But there are quite a few English teachers out there. It helps if you have a more glamorous occupation to attract the ladies. We sometimes joke that half the foreigners living in Japan are photographers and the other half are DJs, ...

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The annual Kanamara Penis Festival is one of the most famous and popular in Japan and seems to be attended by as many foreigners as Japanese. While you probably won't find it promoted in any of the official government tourist information, sightseers to take snaps of the phallic objects of worship as well as sample the penis-shaped sweets. Cool Japan indeed. Held every April in Kawasaki City, one of the highlights of the festival is a large pink phallic float apparently called Elizabeth. Last year this was only on a four-wheeled trolley and visitors were disappointed by its lack of ...

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We all like a no-strings attached kind of arrangement. So where to find Japanese ladies keen on this? We just spotted this amusing photo report on a visit to a dating telephone club, or terekura, which were once commonly located in city neighborhoods as places where men could go to ring up women for dates. These days terekura have been more or less replaced by deai cafes and online alternatives, where you can be introduced to ladies willing to do the business with you -- for some compensation, natch. The blogger went to a terekura in Kabukicho, one which I'm sure many of our ...

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We're almost two years late to this (hey, we were busy blogging other stuff!) but we stumbled upon this funny video of our favorite male AV star, Shimiken, trying out a special "double spiral" condom. The video is produced by G-Project, which is an adult toy brand and who made the new condom. It's only in Japanese but you should be able to follow along regardless of your language ability. The best bit is when he tries on the condom and we see AV actress Michiru Morisaki helping a blindfolded Shimiken try the condom, and then Shimiken has to jerk off to stay erect. We also love ...

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To round off the year with a bang, Tenga has generously given us a Christmas gift par excellence! The Tenga Moova is the latest toy from the Apple of the Japanese adult industry. It looks amazing, feels even better -- and is even designed with maintenance fully in mind. Coming in two colors (Silky White or Rocky Black), the Tenga Moova is a masturbation aid billed as a "flexible spinning hole". Tenga fans will be quick to spot that it looks like the cousin to the sculpturally designed Tenga 3D. The beautiful, almost science-fiction toy offers pleasure through its lattice ...

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At the Japan Adult Expo 2016 on November 10th-11th, around 4,000 people attended, including many Japanese AV fans from other parts of Asia. Held for the third time, the event features 200 AV makers and studios, and offers a great opportunity for fans to get close to their adult idols. At the booth for Aroma Kikaku, which specializes in fetishes, Hibiki Otsuki was there to welcome fans. KMP had the likes of Ayaka Tomoda and friends were on hand to pose for pictures. Echoing the biggest adult trend of the year, Total Media Agency (TMA) -- despite the name, it's ...

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Forget the PlayStation VR, you can get even better virtual reality girlfriend experiences from adult game makers like Illusion. Their VR Kanojo is a new Japanese eroge or dating game for Windows, Oculus Rift CV1 and HTC Vive, and it's currently making waves with netizens who have tried it. The game places you in a bedroom with a nubile Japanese schoolgirl, which immediately recalls the controversial 2014 Project Morpheus demo, Summer Lesson. That game was criticized as "creepy" and ended up being withdrawn from the Tokyo Game Show. Illusion has no such qualms, it seems. It's going on ...

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This year, in addition to crazy numbers of people in cosplay on the streets, Shibuya also hosted trash cans that spoke to you in porn stars' voices when you filled them up with your garbage. And that wasn't the only porn-themed attraction in Shibuya over the Halloween weekend. Regular viewers of Japanese AV will be familiar with the "magic mirror truck" series that features a vehicle installed with a one-way glass wall. It travels around the city, looking out at unsuspecting citizens on the streets while all manner of sexual antics take place inside. Porn industry giant Soft on ...

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Does it get any more tasty than this? Japanese girls may not be the most well-endowed ladies in the world, but that doesn't mean local men don't like breasts and nipples. Far from it, they love them so much they make photo books about male nipples. And so it is without much surprise that we learn of Choconip, a white chocolate set that shows the eight stages of developing breast nipples. In other words, the chocolates replicate the newly formed breasts of a teenaged girl and follow the maturity sequence through to womanhood. Hmm... this might be a tad ...

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Ever wanted to know what happens inside a gyaru brothel? Well, the best way is to pay one a visit in person. Failing that, there's always Japanese cable television. The idol Yui Takano, formerly of NMB48, recently took part in a Japanese cable television show that looked at the service customers enjoy at a gyaru sex club. The particular service shown involves two heavily tattooed, bronze-skinned Japanese punk hotties rubbing their bodies all over a naked male patron, before giving him a handjob and, presumably, a blowjob (sadly not shown). Yui Takano watches this "threesome course" ...

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Ever wanted to attend a swinger club in Japan? Tokyo has a vibrant underground scene of happening bars. As regular readers probably know from experience, "happening bars" (or couple kissa) are clubs where you can go and switch partners with other couples, or if you are single just pick random strangers to have sex with. (Theoretically there is a distinction: a happening bar is for couples of singletons, while a couple kissa caters to couples and perhaps single women.) Sometimes they are foreigner-friendly, too, but it's rare. It always helps to speak at least some ...

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Virtual dating has long been a big part of the adult industry or quasi-adult industry in Japan. What with all the reports of sexless Japan and "parasite singles" still living with their parents well into their thirties, you might almost be forgiven for thinking that "virtual boyfriends" apps and digital idols were responsible for the downfall of the nation. There were more examples at Tokyo Game Show 2016 that will surely not do much for Japan's reputation in this regard. The show featured an array of otome romance apps for ladies to find that Prince Charming in 2D form. One ...

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We continue our reports about Tokyo Game Show 2016. We are a little late on these reports but we were too busy to post. TGS always walks that fine line between the exciting big releases of the gaming industry and veering off into creepy (but to us, intriguing) world of virtual dating and sex. Here is certainly one example. Virtual reality was the big theme at the show, as expected, though it wasn't all mainstream uses of the technology. As we know, the adult implications for VR are huge and a major thing in the industry in Japan, too. The developers M2 Co. Ltd have created ...

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Back in August we reported on the return of the "Futomomo" photography exhibition series, featuring thigh fetish images by Yuria. Themed exclusively around Japanese girls' thighs, after an exhibition in 2015 the new show in the series is now open in Shibuya. It has highlights from the successful "World of Thighs" exhibition also held in Shibuya in April and May 2016, which was visited by 15,000 people. Visitors were allowed to take pictures (but not to touch -- that's something of a joke) and here are some of the results. The entrance alone has to be seen to be believed. Inside, you ...

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More future sex was on display over the weekend at Adult VR Expo 2016. Following the Adult VR Festa at Akihabara that was so popular the venue had to shut down, the same organizers put together this new event on August 27th at a secret location open only to invited members of the press. Adult toys makers SSI Japan displayed its RealBody + Bone System, which is a superior torso sex doll and VR headset combo. At the nula booth, Onasis was a system of onacups that were hooked up to computer playing porn. The user taps the tops of the "bottles" to create vibrations ...

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The name's Bond. David Bond. Pick-up artist extraordinaire and nampa tutor David Bond is up to his usual tricks, as he demonstrates in this new video showcasing his latest exploits across Asia. Bond previously caused a furore among netizens. Watch as he takes in Japan, Thailand, South Korea, and more -- all in his quest for Asian pussy. This followed an even bigger online controversy over the imminent arrival of Julien Blanc, who is known for forcing girls into his crotch. Much of this was spearheaded on Twitter by angry foreign residents in Japan such as Jake Adelstein, ...

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Adult virtual reality has been one of the major stories of the year, from Japan's first adult VR event in Akihabara to a virtual omorashi system that allows you to experience wetting yourself. Even the recent Comiket was not safe from the influence of adult virtual reality. First seen at the Akihabara event, the VR sexroid Nanai -- a blow-up doll that you can have sex with as an anime girl in virtual reality -- was showcased on Sunday to the curious public, fresh from enjoying the hordes of slender and sexy cosplayers outside in the blazing heat. (We're not really sure if Nanai ...

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Over the weekend, Comiket 90 was held under the scorching sun. Cue the ravishing display of sweaty and semi-naked bodies of young, nubile cosplayers, plus a whole host of lenses to snap away at these tempting ladies... While there were no reports of insane fishnet stocking sunburn like last year, here are some of the highlights from the event. Due to work on the Tokyo Olympic venues, part of the Odaiba location was shut off so some of the outdoor area where the cosplayers usually gather to pose was shut off. We really hope that the preparations for that boondoggle in 2020 don't ...

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The overseas media's favorite bondage artist, Kinoko Hajime, continues his comeback. After being arrested and his Ueno club shut down in 2014, Kinoko Hajime is now back for good. So much so that he can work with major fashion brands. To celebrate the opening of the new Christian Dada store in Minami-Aoyama, Kinoko Hajime was invited to put on a unique shibari rope bondage performance inside the shop. The ravishingly beautiful model in the show was Machiko. The photos, cast in crimson, really do justice to her classical looks. With its bold red ...

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