In most countries, you might end up worshipping at the porcelain shrine of the Club Gosick at the end of an unfortunate night of clubbing, but in Japan – the land where “thin” is pronounced “sin” – you’d be in for an evening of luxurious Lestat-style hostboy attention instead!
Curious about what a night of luxurious hostboy attention might be like? Here’s what’s it like to visit a host club.
Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Tokyo. Of course, if you’re not into charming vampires, you can always slip behind the closed doors of Club Nova and sip champagne with the drop-dead charming hosts in Fallen Angel…
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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!