Happening bars are swinger bars, using the more well known term used by the rest of the world. The term "happening" is a Japanese corrupted English term. There are 2 kinds of swinger bars in Japan. A Happening Bar and a Couple Kissa Bar. Happening bars- allow SINGLE men and women to enter. Couple Kissa- is for COUPLES ONLY. Couple Kissa are NOW, the only REAL swinger clubs. You must bring a lady. You then EXCHANGE with other couples and that is the GOAL of the club. Both types of clubs are MEMBERS ONLY or PRIVATE clubs, that are not open to the general public. You must sign up and pay for membership, and they may or may not allow you to become a member. Some are racist against foreigners, but it depends on the bar. Why have Happening Bars become bad? 5 or more years ago, Happening Bars WERE GOOD and were great for sex orgies. The goal of the bars were to encourage sex orgies. People going to the Happening Bars would come to WATCH or JOIN the sex orgies. A lot of owners of the happening bars were also swingers too. NOW, Happening Bars are mostly SCAMs and have become bad. They are now designed to TRICK male customers out of money. What happened? A combination of things happened, that ended up destroying the original goal of Happening Bars. Primarily, it was certain bad SINGLE Japanese women that slowly DESTROYED them over time. Single women entering the Happening Bars do NOT have to pay any entrance fee. So women in happening bars DO NOT CARE about results. The bar is FREE to her. She can go to 5 different ones the same day, all free. Certain single Japanese women eventually started to ABUSE the clubs and male customers. Instead of sex, they came for FREE drinks and food, and to cause drama. For those that don't know, bars are often "all you can drink" and food is served at special events. These single Japanese women would BAR HOP from happening bar to happening bar. Instead of having sex, they tried to target RICH or well paid Japanese men. Remember, the membership fee (varies) and entrance fee (from 10,000 yen to 15,000 yen ($100 to $150 dollars) for men is very expensive. Mostly well paid men with good jobs can afford the club, minus the occasional tourist and thrill seekers. These single Japanese women would try to become GIRLFRIENDS to the best looking guys (even if she is old or ugly) and the guys with the MOST MONEY. They would tell the guy NOT to have sex in the swinger club (destroying the goal of the club), but take her to a hotel. Then she tries to GET MONEY from him directly like a prostitute or indirectly as a paid sex friend. These Japanese single happening bar rats, became like a variation of club rats in Roppongi, Shibuya, and Shinjuku. The type you would always see in the same club with nasty attitudes, running scams, or causing drama. Thus destroying any natural fun and the vibe of those clubs. These single Japanese women then tried arranging MONEY deals with the Happening Bar. If they brought a male customer, they wanted a 3,000 yen ($30 dollars) COMMISSION FEE. If they stayed at the front of the bar, and PRETEND they were single, they wanted MONEY like a HOSTESS. Often a set fee, per each hour she stays. They also would try to target and get money from any rich guys in the club. Asking for money to do sex, outside the club, like a prostitute or making money deals as a paid escort. Instead of enjoying sex, they setup a BUSINESS. She would try to get MONEY either from the happening bar manager AND/OR from the male customer. If the happening bar manager refused to pay these single Japanese female extortionists, she would try to CALL the COPS on the happening bar OR try to ruin the bar by warning other women not to come. These single Japanese women scammers in the happening bars are the type to have NO regular job. They are using the happening bars to get paid. These women would harass or say negative comments to those women who came just to enjoy sex. Basically try to take indirect control of the happening bar and BLOCK single women that came to enjoy sex. The Happening Bar managers and owners began making DEALS and to even RELY on scamming women in the bar to make money. Either they paid these women or these women would INTERFERE with their business. Less and less true swingers came to the happening bars. The happening bar managers and owners then began sex SHOWS. Instead of swingers meeting to have sex, they would have a COUPLE have LOUD sex to ENTERTAIN the customers. This is when the Japanese woman makes LOUD FAKE sounds, like in crappy Japanese porn movies, to get everybody's attention. Basically, the Japanese women are like a ACTRESS. The list of TRICKS used by the Happening Bars are as follows: 1. Have hostess females at the front of the bar prentening they are single women wanting sex. They DO NOT have sex, ONLY TALK to men, then LEAVE (and get paid by the manager). If they are pretty, it helps them TRICK more men. 2. Perform a S&M type show, like tie a naked woman up with rope. There is NO SEX. This is designed to TEASE male customers. 3. Arrange for a couple to come in and do a sex show. They are ONLY for WATCHING and she will NOT have sex with any other men. She will make lots of LOUD FAKE sounds to get attention and will be more of an ACTRESS. 4. STEAL the women of any REAL unmarried couples (real swinger couples) that enter the happening bar. If a REAL UNMARRIED couple enters the happening bar. Especially if she is young, good looking, or actually has sex then the manager and staff will often try to GET the WOMAN'S CONTACT INFORMATION. They will try to convince her to come by herself, without the man, and WORK for them or the STAFF will try to date and have sex with her. The happening bar hostess women pretending to be real single women customers, CAN TRY the SAME TRICK TOO. They will pretend to be her friend, get her information, then try to convince her to join them at the happening bar as a hostess. Many men who bring their girlfriends to a happening bar, will have her "STOLEN" by the happening bar managers, staff, or female hostesses. The happening bar staff may also try to get her to have sex with a RICH male customer they choose. Basically, TURN HER into a PROSTITUTE for the bar OR his personal sex friend. As a happening bar prostitute/hostess, they USE her to bring RICH customers over and over to spend his money at the bar. This is for SELECTED RICH male customers, NOT regular customers. They SPLIT the money they trick out of him with the woman. They may also convince or sell her to work in a DIFFERENT type of club that does blow jobs, escort service, S&M, or does prostitution directly. 5. Blackmail customers, men or women, who they have contact information on. Some happening bar staff will threaten to take your information to your employer, family, or your wife or husband. If you are a woman, they may attempt to turn you into a club prostitute via blackmail. If a man, a staff member (not usually the bar owner) may attempt to blackmail you to get more money for themselves. NEVER let ANY happening bar photo copy your ID, or give any real information that they can use like real name, address, or job. This includes not just the happening bar staff, but the happening bar HOSTESS women working undercover PRETENDING to be single women customers. These are the most tricky, especially woman to woman. Many women will tell other women way too much information or get tricked thinking they are female friennds. 6. The happening bar manager and staff LIE to male customers that their bar is a real sex club. They tell the male customers that they need to talk with the women at the bar for long periods of time to convince her to have sex. This is a TRICK. The male customers are often talking to happening bar hostesses that have NO intention on having sex. The happening bar hostess will just TALK, TEASE the male customers and tell MORE LIES, collect her money from the manager, and then LEAVE. Happening Bars These Days Happening bars now consider male customers as suckers (kamo in Japanese) to victimize. Instead of offering sex orgies like years ago, they are out to simply cheat men out of money. COUPLE KISSA are the REAL SWINGER bars now. This is because NO single women, NO FAKE hostesses, and no single men are allowed. Bring a lady friend, and you can swap with other couples, many times. Spread this information to other foreign swingers in or coming to Japan.