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Soapland In Shibuya

Discussion in 'Questions, Answers & Warnings' started by Mister Roboto, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Mister Roboto

    Mister Roboto Squirrel looking 4 a nut

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    Hey guys,

    I was walking around Shibuya this weekend and I could not help notice a Soapland right behind a big Koban (police box) towards the Tokyo Hands Dep't Store. It's on a triangle part of the intersection. Is that place Gaijin friendly and what's up with it being right behind the police station?
     
  2. Wwanderer

    Wwanderer TAG Member

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    It makes it easier for their customers to find them, maybe? Soap lands aren't illegal per se...though it is rumored that illegal things sometimes happen in soaplands. :D

    -Ww
     
  3. frenchhorny

    frenchhorny TAG Member

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    Gaijin friendly?
     
  4. AKB69

    AKB69 TAG Member

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    If it was クリスタル (Cristal) they dont let gaijins in
     
  5. k1234k

    k1234k TAG Member

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    The basement of Crystal is Strawberry Jam, a very friendly place for Gaijin, I believe.
     
  6. AKB69

    AKB69 TAG Member

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    Es corretto

    I was in Strawberry Jam last week n posted a thread about it u mite like to read :)
     
  7. Sudsy

    Sudsy TAG Member

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    That would be Kadoebi. They're a legal and licensed establishment, so no reason for them not to be next to a koban.

    They are off and on with foreigner friendliness, more off than on lately.
     
  8. Whoissalmon

    Whoissalmon TAG Member

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    Crystal seems to be right upstairs from Strawberry Jam, indeed.

    But where is Kadoebi's Shibuya establishment? Their website seems a bit cryptic concerning locations, but is it this place? They seem to be quite a big chain.
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2014
  9. Sudsy

    Sudsy TAG Member

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    That's the one - the big red and white sign above says "KADOEBI" - lit. "corner shrimp".

    Map for each shop in their chain is on the "system" page for that shop: http://shibuya.kadoebi.co.jp/system/
     
  10. meiji

    meiji TAG Moderator

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    This isn't a review, so I moved it to Q&A.
     
  11. brownshoesdon'tmakeit

    brownshoesdon'tmakeit TAG Member

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    Before Kadoebi took over management, that place behind the koban used to be very gaijin friendly and provided the same service as NYNY/Champs in Ueno. We're talking over 20 years ago now. That was when センター街had a couple of very decent BJ parlors. Oh the memories.