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Tobita Shinchi, Osaka

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Tobita Shinchi (飛田新地), also known as Tobita Yūkaku (飛田遊廓), is the largest of the brothel districts in Osaka, and also the largest in western Japan. It is located in the Sanno 3-chōme area of Nishinari-ku, Osaka. Tobita Shinchi dates from the Taishō period. To circumvent the anti-prostitution laws, the brothels operate largely under the guise of being "Japanese-style restaurants" (Ryoutei).
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  • There are few reviews of this place as it rightly should be for a red-light district. Was made curious about this place when I heard from my Japanese colleague that there was a “display” sort of...  more »

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