Tokyo N00b Looking For Advice

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  1. tokyo-n00b

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    I'm making my second trip to Tokyo in about 2 months. I always stay in Shingawa for business.

    Looking for suggestions for a quick getaway for some fun during my trip. I have coworkers who want to go to dinner most nights...

    So, DH? Some other outcall to the hotel? Go to a store? Find one of the independents who post here?

    I speak a tiny bit of Japanese, 2 wks into my first semester.
     
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    The better question is, what are you looking for specifically?

    That will help narrow down what your options are.
     
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    An English-capable independent for an outcall would probably be your best bet, if you want to stay put, since you're going to have a hell of a time on the phone with no Japanese.

    There's a couple gaijin-friendly places in Gotanda, east of the JR station (just two stops on Yamanote line from you), but I haven't patronized them. Zaphod could probably advise you. :)
     
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    Ah, sorry. Thought that was assumed. I could do anything from a 60 minute incall/outcall to maybe even a 2-3 hour GFE dinner + "dessert".

    Definitely thinking FS, wondering more about incall/outcall options or sneak off a few train stops for a quickie in the afternoon? Darling H or AM?

    Are the upscale shinagawa business hotel visitor friendly? New Otani, Grand Prince, Intercontinental and nearby?

    I'm a n00b in Tokyo. Iknow my way around the scene in Chicago, San Francisco but Japan is still pretty mysterious to me. I also worry about handling the switch between business manners and "after hours manners", if that makes sense.
     
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    Those are two very different options. AM would deliver to your hotel room, as easy as can be. Darling H would involve a trip to the other side of town, finding the correct place, navigating the language barrier and experiencing a very Japanese treatment.

    The Prince Hotels (all of them, the hotel complex is like a litte town in it itself) are definitely visitor friendly -- they have to be, given the sheer size of the place. Heck, they even have Chinese street hookers patrolling the area outside the Hotels. And I didn´t know that there was a New Otani and Intercontinental in the area, although I live nearby. Live and learn...

    I am ignorant about other countries, but in Japan the switch is very easy. Have the payment ready (in an envelope if possible), and after that the switch happens very naturally. Japanese women are wonderful at that.
     
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    The Intercontinental is "The Strings", just outside the East (Shonan?) gate of Shinagawa station. It's on the top floors of that octagonal building to the SE. Across a courtyard from the Shinigawa Intercity A building. If it is GF, that would make things much easier and AM (or similar) a great option. I work for a telco company and if I'm in that hotel, so will about 30-40 of my co-workers so discretion is key.

    Thanks for answering the dumb n00b questions.

    The language/culture barrier is a little daunting.
     
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    Oh, that is the other side of the station! I have been to "The Strings" for dinner (nice restaurant), and it seemed pretty small and intimate to me. Completely different setting from the Prince, which is like an ant hill. I´d be pretty reluctant to invite delivery health to the Strings; at least make sure to tell AM she should be dressed like an office lady.

    How about you escape to Gotanda (2 stops on the train or a 1000 yen taxi ride), and meet your date at the station and go to one of the many love hotels there? Privacy guaranteed, and it would be a cultural experience for you too.
     
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    I'm an escort here, and I do a lot of outcalls to the Shinagawa hotels. The staff, being Japanese, turn a blind eye to pretty young ladies entering looking gorgeous and leaving two hours later in the small hours with slightly messier hair ;).

    The only issue with the Strings is that there's a card security system preventing non-guests accessing the guest rooms unaccompanied, so you'd have to meet your girl in the bar or lobby first (easily done discreetly).

    If you're concerned about discretion, request that your girl dress appropriately for an upscale hotel - not that Japanese escorts tend to dress like street hookers anyway, but if you're worried!

    Kitty x
     
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    Just FYI, there are lots of other restaurants on the Konan side besides the one in the Strings (although that's pretty classy and probably the top choice for a western-style meal). If you're afraid of running into your colleagues, you could always check out some other places nearby. The Strings concierge can surely make some suggestions and give you directions.

    If you like yakiniku (self-cooked BBQ) and want to try something different (and don't mind some smoke), there is a really good quality one called Banya close by. Go down the escalator into the plaza where the police box is on your left. Cross the plaza and enter the little alley just to the right of the Yoshinoya. It's directly ahead of you about 5 meters.
     
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    LOL, great description. But do you think he can escape the attention of 40 of his co-workers who are all staying at the Strings, too?
     
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    That could be easily arranged with a signal and not entering or leaving the hotel at the same time. Meet discretely by the elevator when arriving and somewhere outside the hotel exit when departing. Don't associate with each other until you're somewhere private.

    Discretion is not hard.
     
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    I feel that I should finally 'fess up about my trip. You were all so helpful and friendly to the n00b.

    The trip was....... a bust. After all the great advice, and all my planning...... 4 strikes.

    My schedule was changed daily by "the boss's boss" several times during my stay. Plans A, B, C, and D all failed miserably. Nights that were supposed to be open suddenly had company dinners planned, or escorting one of the EU visitors around.

    I *almost* had the pleasure of meeting kittyotodoke-san *and* Sayuri-san, but failed. Our schedules just didn't mesh.

    I made two separate appointments with well-recommended ladies from AM, but had to cancel both of them 24 hours ahead :-(

    The gods truly took a personal interest in seeing that my trip was all business and no pleasure!

    Thanks for all the great advice, here and in PMs. I really appreciate it, even though I wasn't able to take advantage of it. This time.

    I have just found out that I'm now scheduled for 2-3 trips to Tokyo each year, and the next trip *I* will be planning all the meetings and dinners out! I'll also be staying for 10 days instead of this rushed 4 day sprint!

    Someday I *will* meet kittyotodoke-san and Sayuri-san. It is now a personal mission! I will thwart the gods!

    Thanks to all the friendly folks here. If nothing else, I owe some of you "frosty beverages" the next time I'm in town.
     
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    Frosty beverage sounds good to me. I leave near Shinagawa, so would happy to go over there and take you up on the invitation.
     
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    "It's a moral imperative!"
     

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