Wabi-Sabi Sextertainment

On this occasion, dear reader, it is my deepest pleasure to present to you some of Hiroshima’s rarest and most piquant treats. There is no need to speak the language of these islands to avail yourself of these entertainments. The passing of coin is all that is required. So, without further ado, I give you Goto Izumi’s “Wabi-sabi Underground Sextertainment Guide”.

Let’s start with a nice movie!

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Ginei-gekijyo Theater
[銀映劇場 ginei-gekijyou]

This venerable adult movie theater has been in business since 1961. Three 1hr films shown twice a day. Bring your own drinks and popcorn, come and go as you like, you may even spend the whole day here if you so please. Not a lick of English here, but pay your ¥1800 and you are in. The movies are all Japanese, but you can probably get the idea of what’s going on. The regular clientele are getting on a bit. If you are over 18 and have the cash, let’s porno!

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Address: 2-4-26 Yokogawa-cho, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken
Tel: 082-231-2925
Opening Hours: 11:30-18:00ish
Admission: ¥1800, Seniors/Disabled ¥1100, Movie Day (The 1st of every month) ¥1100
English spoken: No


A little shopping?

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Adult Convenience Store Toy’s Club
[大人のコンビニ Toy’s 倶楽部(otona no konbini Toy’s Kurabu]

This place is pretty easy to enter as it advertises itself as a novelty goods shop! With Cosplay goods, perfume, incense, jokes and whatnot, it’s like Don Quixote! Find the adult playthings in the back, including some pretty deep S&M gear. Lots of average folk in here though, so even the lone female is unlikely to run into problems. It’s just like browsing at Muji or Uniqlo!

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URL: http://1012club.blog6.fc2.com/blog-category-2.html
Address: 8-28 Nagarekawa-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Tel: 082-246-0719
Opening Hours Sunday-Thusday 12:00-27:00, Friday & Saturday 12:00-29:00
English spoken: Pretty much no


Bring on the dancing girls!

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The art of Japanese strip theater is fast disappearing, so catch this while you can. 2hr shows featuring four dancers several times a day. Each dancer performs an artistic dance, a strip, an optional (but expected) ¥1000 polaroid photo call, and finishes with a full “open” show. They create their own costumes and create their own routines so there is lots of variety. Some of the moves are not just sexy, but so beautiful they bring tears to the eyes. Highly entertaining, even for ladies. My top recommendation!

Read more about the Daiichi Gekijyo Strip Theater

URL: http://www.hiroshima-daiichi.jp
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hiroshimadaiichi/ 
Address: 9-3 Yagenbori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Address in Japanese: 広島市中区薬研堀9-3
Tel: 082-249-6306
Opening Hours

  • Doors open 12:00
  • Mon-Thurs (ex day before Nat Hol)13:30-15:30, 16:00, 19:00, 21:30
  • Fri, Sat, day before Nat Hol 13:30, 16:00, 19:15, 21:45
  • Sun, Nat Hol 13:30, 16:00, 18:30, 21:00

Admission Men ¥5000, Seniors ¥4000, Women ¥3000
English spoken: Pretty much no


  • No touching
  • No photos or video
  • Clap along when other people clap
  • Refrain from speaking during quiet sections
  • No looking at your phone. No mailing or texting.

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Men who show a copy of your GetHiroshima Mag get ¥1000 off admission!


Time to tighten the knot, and drink!

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Underground Fetish Bar Dazzle アンダーグラウンドバー Dazuru

A bar where people chat about their particular predilections with like-minded people. Events held once every two months on the third Sunday of every odd numbered month (Jan, Mar, May etc) – mostly bondage shows. Follow the manager’s blog for news of other underground subculture events http://studiodazzle.blog130.fc2.com

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URL: http://ugbdazzle.wix.com/dazzle
Address: 2F Miya Building, 1-7 Yagenbori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Address in Japanese: 広島市中区薬研堀1-7 ミヤビル 2F
Tel: 050-3135-6416
Opening Hours
Mon-Thurs 20:00-25:00, Fri19:00-25:00, Sat 13:00-25:00
Men ¥4000 Women ¥2000(All you can drink!)
English spoken: Pretty much no


Take on the full program and it may well dominate you. TOO MUCH! Maniac!!! Herein lies an opportunity expose oneself to new emotions, to untasted experiences. I, for one, LOVE this forbidden world. So why not put on glad rags and join me with the dancing girls!