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Host Club stories from Tokyo, Japan

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Let's look people & life with stories from "host clubs" - Japanese ladies' night life establishments, into which tourists can rarely venture

About this event

Attending a “Host Club” is an extreme form of entertainment for local women in red light districts, unique to Japan.

Your guide, Manami conducted interviews with male staff called “hosts” to learn their personal stories, in an attempt to reduce common prejudice against them.

Through introducing host clubs, she wishes to exchange with her guests different views on hospitality, human relationships, Japanese culture, and prejudice.

Hosts drink with female guests, entertaining them and treating them just like princesses so that they feel special. (In return for fun and a (platonic) romantic time, bills are usually very expensive. )

Regardless of the notorious impressions surrounding them, hosts have high professionalism in hospitality, excellent communication skills and respect to others. They are super active on social media too. Hosts are also known by their cool looks and very unique fashion.

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1. Manami talks about what host clubs, and who hosts, are.

2. Manami shares a story of her failure at a host club.

3. Quiz time: you will see pictures of 8 active hosts. Manami presents 8 different personal stories and guests will guess which information is about which host.

4. Manami asks guests for their feedback.

Everything Manami tells you is real. For example, she openly talks about how she accidentally spent a lot of money at a host club where her friend host works.

You will get a glimpse into local entertainment in Tokyo, which tourists cannot really venture into. In addition, you will have a chance to think about hospitality, professionalism, Japanese culture, human relationships etc.

Manami hopes this online experience will also be an opportunity to shed light on hosts as people, just like us.

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Minimum Number of Participants

We require a minimum number of 2 participants and we may need to cancel the virtual experience should we fail to reach the minimum number.

In case we need to cancel, we will contact you at least 2 days prior to the tour and a refund minus the Eventbrite fees will be provided.

Minimum Number of Participants

Participants must be aged 18+ to join this tour.

Important Booking Information

We will send you the ZOOM link at least 24 hours prior to the tour.

If you do not receive the link, please kindly check your spam folder, or be sure to call us by the day before the tour. Please note that we are not able to refund if there is no contact with us and you are unable to join.

We cannot take responsibility for the following cases: misunderstanding the time differences, disconnecting Wi-Fi connection, or bad connection to ZOOM, etc. They are non-refundable cases.

This is an online experience via ZOOM. Web cameras, microphones, and speakers are necessary. If you have a smartphone or tablet, they are included.

If you are a first-time ZOOM user, you will need to install ZOOM in advance.

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About Your Guide

Manami is a Japanese cultural expert from Tokyo. She loves Japanese traditional culture a lot and runs a few related projects in English at her own corporation.She has been living away from night life so it was very recently that she got involved in host clubs. She did have prejudice against hosts, but regardless of some painful experiences, she still considers them as human.

The core idea of Manami's projects is that she doesn't just teach facts and skills. Her aim is to share Japanese values and local lifestyle. She speaks TOEFL 111 level English and intermediate German. She studied history and completed Ph.D. in cultural heritage studies. She likes traveling, temples and shrines and learning languages.

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