After enjoying sightseeing in Osaka and Kyoto,
Many people may also want to have fun in the red-light district.
Even some red-light districts located outside the prefecture can actually be accessed within 60 minutes from Osaka or Kyoto.
In this article, we will introduce red-light districts near Osaka and Kyoto.
We will also introduce the charm of each area and the history of the red-light district.
This is a must-see for anyone who wants to know about red-light districts near Osaka and Kyoto.
Characteristics and sightseeing spots of Osaka
Osaka Prefecture is a central city in western Japan with a population of over 8 million people.
There are tourist spots such as Osaka Castle, USJ, Expo Commemorative Park, Namba Grand Kagetsu, and Dotonbori.
Osaka was called the kitchen of the nation during the Edo period, and is also famous for gourmet foods such as takoyaki, okonomiyaki, and kushikatsu.
It is accessible from Kansai International Airport in about 70 minutes by limousine bus or 70 to 75 minutes by train, making it a popular tourist destination among overseas visitors due to its convenient transportation.
Red-light district 1 near Osaka: Kobe (Sannomiya) in Hyogo Prefecture
Kobe (Sannomiya) in Hyogo Prefecture is one of the red-light districts close to Osaka.
Since it takes 20 to 30 minutes to arrive from Osaka, it is an area that can be accessed within 60 minutes.
From here, we will introduce the characteristics and access of Kobe (Sannomiya), which is also an entertainment district.
[Kobe (Sannomiya) Feature 1] One of the largest downtown areas in the prefecture
Kobe (Sannomiya) is one of the largest downtown areas in Hyogo Prefecture.
It’s a hub for shopping, gourmet food, and sightseeing, and it’s an area where people of all ages gather because they can enjoy things other than adult entertainment shops.
On the other hand, Kobe (Sannomiya) is also a downtown area with many restaurants that serve alcohol.
Many people stop by an adult entertainment shop after drinking alcohol, so there are many types of adult entertainment establishments in the area.
[Kobe (Sannomiya) Feature 2] There are also adult entertainment shops other than soaps.
Kobe is sometimes called “Sannomiya” to distinguish it from Fukuhara, the soap town.
There are many tourists and businessmen, and there are many different age groups, so there are a wide variety of adult entertainment establishments.
The advantage of Kobe (Sannomiya) is that you can choose a adult entertainment shop from many options, such as box health, onakura, and outcall escort service.
There are also many temporary adult entertainment shops based in Kobe (Sannomiya), where you can invite girls to your hotel or other place to have fun.
Access [about 30 minutes from Osaka Station]
The closest stations to Kobe (Sannomiya) are JR, Hankyu, Hanshin, Municipal Subway, and Portliner Sannomiya Station.
Access from Osaka Station is as follows.
● Approximately 20 minutes to “Sannomiya Station” by JR Kobe Line new rapid train
● Approximately 30 minutes from Hankyu Osaka Umeda Station to Kobe Sannomiya Station
Kobe (Sannomiya) can be accessed from various routes, making it an easy area to visit from Osaka.
Red-light district close to Osaka 2: Fukuhara, Hyogo Prefecture
Fukuhara is also one of the red-light districts close to Osaka, and is located in the same Hyogo prefecture as Kobe (Sannomiya).
It is an area that can be accessed within 60 minutes since it takes 30 to 40 minutes from Osaka.
Therefore, we will introduce the characteristics and access of Fukuhara’s red-light district.
[Characteristics of Fukuhara 1] Commonly known as “Yoshiwara of the West”, the largest soap town in western Japan
Fukuhara is a red-light district so famous that it is commonly referred to as the “Yoshiwara of the West”.
Fukuhara is a remnant of a red-light district during the Edo period, and it is said that the current soap town was formed there.
It is also one of the largest soap towns in western Japan, and it is said that if you want to go to soaps in Kansai, you should either go to Fukuhara or Ogoto, which will be mentioned later.
Since there are no soap shops in Osaka, many people from Osaka visit Fukuhara just for the soap shops.
However, since it is outside Osaka Prefecture, people who are unfamiliar with the area tend to think it is far away and difficult to access.
[Characteristic of Fukuhara 2] There is a wide range of soaps from high-end stores to low-cost stores.
Fukuhara is unique in that it has a wide range of soaps, from high-end stores to low-cost stores.
Many soap shops in Fukuhara offer 60-minute and 100-minute courses.
The prices for soap shops in Fukuhara are as follows.
[Market price of low-cost stores]
● 60 minute course: 15,000 yen to 19,000 yen
● 100 minute course: 25,000 yen to 29,000 yen
[Prices for luxury stores]
● 60 minute course: 23,000 yen to 28,000 yen
● 100 minute course: 35,000 yen to 50,000 yen
Generally, high-end shops tend to charge over 50,000 yen for 120 minutes, so Fukuhara’s advantage is that you can receive high-quality soap services at a cheap price, albeit for a short time.
The 60-minute and 100-minute courses are popular among those using high-quality soap for the first time.
Even for a short time, you can experience the high-quality hospitality service that only a luxury soap can provide.
Access [30-40 minutes from Osaka Station]
There are three stations closest to Fukuhara.
● 5 minutes walk from Hankyu/Hanshin “Shinkaichi Station” and “Kokusoku Kobe Station”
● 7 minutes walk from Kobe Municipal Subway “Minatogawa Koen Station”
● 10 minutes walk from JR Kobe Station
From Shin-Osaka Station to Shinkaichi Station, take the JR Tokaido Main Line’s new rapid train to Sannomiya, transfer to Hankyu’s Kobe Sannomiya, and then take the Kobe Kosoku Line’s limited express in 30 to 40 minutes.
Even including walking time, it takes about 45 minutes from Shin-Osaka Station, so you can get there within 60 minutes.
Characteristics of Kobe/History of the Red Light District
Kobe has many popular tourist spots, accounting for more than half of the top 10 tourist spots in Hyogo Prefecture.
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden, Kobe Animal Kingdom, and Kobe Harborland are especially attracting attention.
Fukuhara in Kobe City was originally a red-light district, but now it is a prosperous red-light district.
It is a well-known area nationwide as one of western Japan’s leading red-light districts.
Although many stores were damaged in the Great Hanshin Earthquake, many of them escaped collapse, and the area is lined with long-established stores.
On the other hand, the area around Sannomiya in Kobe is relatively new and is a red-light district that flourished as a downtown area was formed.
Kyoto’s characteristics and sightseeing spots
Kyoto’s most distinctive feature and appeal is that you can feel the history and culture of Japan.
Among the popular sightseeing spots, historical buildings such as Kiyomizu-dera, Kinkaku-ji, Nijo Castle, and Fushimi Inari Taisha are at the top of the rankings.
Buses run within Kyoto City, which are very convenient for getting around sightseeing spots, but you can also get a feel for the scenery and buildings just by walking.
Red-light district close to Kyoto: Ogoto, Shiga Prefecture
Ogoto in Shiga Prefecture is one of the red-light districts close to Kyoto.
Ogoto is an area that can be reached within 60 minutes, as the shortest route from Kyoto takes 20 minutes.
Therefore, we will introduce the characteristics and access of Ogoto’s red-light district.
[Characteristics of Ogoto 1] It is called the Yoshiwara of the west.
Ogoto is a red-light district in Otsu City that is also famous as a hot spring town.
Ogoto is one of the largest soap towns in western Japan and is often referred to as the Yoshiwara of the West, but its history is not that old.
Ogoto began in the 1960s when Turkish baths entered the area and it emerged as a soap town.
At first, there were concerns that it would damage the image of the hot spring town, but now the hot spring town and the soap town have been separated and coexist.
[Characteristics of Ogoto 2] There is a wide range of soaps from high-end stores to low-cost stores.
Ogoto has soaps in a wide range of prices, from high-end stores to budget stores.
The prices for soaps in Ogoto are as follows.
[Market price of low-cost stores]
● 90 minute course: 28,000 yen – 31,500 yen
● 120 minute course: 38,000 yen to 43,000 yen
[Prices for luxury stores]
● 90 minute course: 36,000 yen – 46,000 yen
● 120 minute course: 61,000 yen – 65,000 yen
In addition to girls in their 20s, there are also many experienced girls in their 30s, and the quality of their services is high.
Access [About 30 minutes from JR Kyoto Station via the shortest route]
There are three stations closest to Ogoto.
● 10 minutes by car from Keihan Ishiyama-Sakamoto Line “Sakamoto-Hieizanguchi Station”
● 6 minutes by car from JR Kosei Line “Hieizan Sakamoto Station”
● 9 minutes by car from JR Kosei Line “Ogoto Onsen Station”
It can be accessed from JR Kyoto Station by the following methods.
● 18 minutes to Hieizan Sakamoto Station on the JR Kosei Line bound for Omi Maiko
● 21 minutes to Ogoto Onsen Station on the JR Kosei Line bound for Omi Maiko
● Approximately 30 minutes to Keihan Ishiyama-Sakamoto Line “Sakamoto-Hieizanguchi Station”
It is easy to access as there is a free shuttle service.
Even within Kyoto City, it may be inconvenient to travel by train.
In Kyoto, there was Shimabara, which is said to be Japan’s oldest red-light district.
After many of the towns were destroyed by a large fire in 1851, Shimabara’s history as a red-light district ended in 1977.
Currently, Kyoto is characterized by more box health than Osaka.
However, if you want to play Hakohelu around Kawaramachi, Gion, and Kiyamachi in Kyoto City, there is no nearest train station.
Since it’s located in Kyoto city, you might think it’s easy to access, but be aware that in many cases you have to take a bus or taxi, which can be surprisingly inconvenient.
We introduced red-light districts near Osaka and Kyoto.
After sightseeing in Osaka or Kyoto, be sure to enjoy hospitality in the red-light districts that are within 60 minutes away.
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Q.Where is the red-light district near Osaka?
A.There are locations in Kobe (Sannomiya) and Fukuhara in Hyogo Prefecture. It takes about 30 minutes from Osaka to Kobe (Sannomiya) and 30 to 40 minutes to get to Fukuhara.
Q.Where is the red-light district near Kyoto?
A.It is located in Ogoto, Shiga Prefecture. It is accessible from Kyoto in about 30 minutes.