Feb 27, 2016
The Art of Settai in Japan Part II
This is a follow-up on my post about the Art of Settai in Japan.
- Your host will catch a cab in the street
- The place where you had dinner will call a taxi and the car will be waiting for you outside of the restaurant.
- If your host is a real VIP, he might have his driver waiting for you with his Lexus or another brand of car waiting for you.
So now, the second place:
You have a myriad of choices in Japan.
It can be sophisticated hostess clubs in Ginza.
It can be small snacks (you have the owner, generally an older lady and with some younger girls, sometimes you have a karaoke too)
It can be キャバクラ (read Kyabakura which is a contraction of Cabaret and Club) which is a wilder version of hostess clubs.
It can be Girls bar (which is a cheaper version of Kyabakura, where the main difference is that ladies do not seat next to you but sit behind the bar counter - due to a different license for the shop)
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French citizen in his forties living in Japan and almost 20 years working for foreign companies in Japan.
Definitely interested in how to impress the boss with a nice settai. I see these 'Girls Bar' signs all over the place near work. I've never been in one though. Most of them don't look very classy, from the outside at least.
Thank you for your comment. I put it in my todo list "How to impress the boss with a nice settai". Re: the girls bars, well you are right. it's sometimes quite cheap in the set-up.