When I first saw this gachapon machine filled with little plastic champagne towers, I thought WAT? Who needs a set of miniature, light-up, host club furniture? I mean, even though … Continue Reading The Host Club Vending Machine
Okay, when I spotted this page of stickers at Tokyu Hands featuring smokin’ hot hostboys, I thought they were kinda fun. Even considered buying a bunch of them to give to my … Continue Reading Thanks For Destroying My Fantasies, Little Host Stickers
Turn down the lights, hire a bunch of cute hosts, and keep the drinks coming, and it shouldn’t matter what your club looks like, right? Actually, no. Designing host clubs is a … Continue Reading Inside Tokyo’s Wildest Host Clubs
Picture this. It’s a quiet Monday night in January. Usually the hosts who work in the Zero Group’s bars would be giving their hair a much-needed rest, kicking back to … Continue Reading The Annual Host Convention!
Yes, young padawan, if you want to grow up to be a powerful host club master, it is never to early to start the training. Faux Louis Vuitton sandals: check. … Continue Reading You’re Never Too Young To Start The Training
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 … Continue Reading How About A Hot Night Out At The Club Gosick?
Glam is not usually a word that comes to mind when describing the traditional summer kimonos known as yukata, but Vice Fairy, my favorite host brand, outdoes themselves again this … Continue Reading Perfect Summer Kimonos For Guys With Purple Hair
Join veteran host Sakura-san as he teaches his new recruit “Yua-kun” the ropes! First, a run-down of a typical day in Yua’s life: 11:00 a.m.: Wake up* Noon: Go to … Continue Reading A Day In The Life: What’s It Like To Be A Host?
In Kabuki-chō, the day starts when the sun goes down. The streets are thronged with those who are looking for a good time, and those who are looking to provide … Continue Reading Tokyo At Night: Kabuki-chō
One of the first things you notice about hosts is that they don’t dress like Western guys who are out on the prowl. Hosts aim to deliver the Japanese version … Continue Reading Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Host Fashion
It’s a well-kept secret that there’s a website with listings for host clubs in cities all over Japan. It’s called HostXHost. Naturally, it’s in Japanese…but fear not! I can show … Continue Reading How Do I Find A Good Host Club?
It’s not impossible for a foreigner to go to a host club, but the best way to do it is to ask a Japanese female friend to go with you. … Continue Reading How Can I Go To A Host Club?
It’s possible, but it it’s not quite as simple as walking up to the doorman and asking to come in. Why? Isn’t my money as good as the next girl’s? … Continue Reading Can Foreigners Get Into A Host Club?
Sometimes a customer orders a special bottle of champagne, and all the hosts in the club temporarily abandon the customers they’re entertaining and gather around her table for a “champagne … Continue Reading What Is A Host Club “Champagne Call”?
Will going to a host club blow your budget for a month? The answer is, it won’t if you’re careful. Most clubs have an “introductory price” of ¥2000-¥3000 that includes one … Continue Reading How Expensive Is It To Go To A Host Club?
Let’s slip past the secret door and find out what it’s really like to go to a host club! When you arrive for your reservation, at some clubs you’ll be … Continue Reading What’s It Like To Go To A Host Club?
What kind of woman pays a guy to spend time with her? The truth might surprise you – it’s not women who are too unattractive to get near a guy … Continue Reading What Kind Of Women Go To Host Clubs?
So, why do women go to host clubs anyway? That’s the million dollar question, isn’t it? What do women really want? Ask any host and he’ll tell you: women want … Continue Reading What Do Women Want?
I usually try not to bother my blog readers with news about my books, but WOO HOO, the second book in my Only In Tokyo mystery series is coming out … Continue Reading Love Hotels, Host Clubs & Deadly Family Secrets!
Sleep ’til noon, start work at 5:00, get paid to look like a visual kei star and drink champagne with an endless parade of women. It’s a tough job, but someone’s … Continue Reading Have You Got What It Takes To Be A Host?
Okay, before you step into that steaming pile of sexist doo-doo, why not? Why shouldn’t men be able to cover up that unfortunate red thing between their eyes, or disguise … Continue Reading Makeup for Men: Hell Yeah!
My all-time favorite magazine Men’s Knuckle sent an intrepid team of stylists to Kabuki-chō to perform makeovers on young men they thought could use some help achieving that irresistible host … Continue Reading Look Like a Host In One Easy Makeover!
Got to bed last night at 2:00 after passively breathing in about two packs-worth of cigarette smoke at a most excellent host club. These days in Kabuki-chō, it’s illegal to … Continue Reading Bottle of Dom, Anyone?
I’m happy to report that the geisha world is alive and well in Kabuki-chō…only these days it’s populated by gorgeous young guys decked out in visual-kei style whose job it is to entertain women … Continue Reading Host Club 101