Fashion Health in Kyoto's Steamy Nights

April 28, 2024

Kyoto is a traditional city with beautiful scenery, buildings, and even more alluring women, there is no reason not to visit! If you want to get to know these local ladies on a sexual level, then learn all about fashion health shops in Kyoto, which are all types of adult entertainment shops unique to Japan.

Introducing Kyoto's Fashion Health Scene

Fashion Health, a cornerstone in Japan's adult entertainment industry since the spirited 1970s, represents a unique blend of physical storefronts and private service rooms, known variably as "hakoheru" and "tokuyoku". These establishments, which have proliferated into "Health Towns" across entertainment districts, are recognized for their private "playrooms" equipped with amenities such as shower rooms, mattresses, and beds, where the level of cleanliness and luxury varies by the shop's grade. 

Offering an array of services like deep kissing, lip service (full body kissing), fingering, fellatio, 69 (sixty-nine), and intercrural sex, Fashion Health is particularly famed for its "mat play" – a body wash and lotion activity conducted on an air mattress. 

As a testament to its historical roots and continuous evolution, Fashion Health remains a pivotal figure in providing a safe and diverse environment for clients to explore their desires, thereby marking an indelible imprint on Japan's sexual health services landscape.

Understanding Hako Health and Deriheru

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Navigating through the plethora of health establishments including fashion health and deriheru (delivery health), newcomers often find it challenging to distinguish their unique features amidst overlapping terminology. Dive into the explanations provided below to gain a comprehensive understanding of the nuances that set each of these establishments apart.

Fashion Health (Hako Health)

Fashion health, also known as hako health or store-based health, embodies a distinctive aspect of health services provided within specialized establishments. These venues offer private rooms where patrons can partake in various activities with the girls. Unlike soaplands, the services typically exclude special bath play, chair play, or mat play unless specialized in those areas, focusing instead on providing intimate moments on the bed.


Deriheru, also known officially as delivery health, represents a sexual health service where girls are delivered directly to your location, whether it be your home or a designated hotel. Comparable to hotel health services, Deriheru extends its delivery options to include personal residences. The range of services offered is akin to other health establishments, encompassing activities such as kissing, oral sex, and various other intimate engagements.

Differences Between Fashion Health and Pink Salons

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Pink salons, known as pinsaro in Japanese, represent a distinct category within the realm of sexual service shops. These establishments offer a unique alternative to traditional health shops, specifically focusing on oral services. As a result of anti-prostitution laws, various forms of sexual health services have emerged, with pink salons catering to a niche clientele seeking exclusively oral experiences.

Unlike fashion health establishments, where a broader range of intimate activities may be offered, pink salons specialize solely in oral services. Customers typically receive oral stimulation from the salon's hostesses in private booths or semi public rooms. The services provided at pink salons are straightforward and direct, emphasizing the oral aspect of sexual pleasure.

Characteristics of Kyoto’s Entertainment District

The sex industry in Kyoto predominantly centers around Kyoto City, the capital of the prefecture, characterized by a multitude of non-shop type establishments like hotels and deriheru. Due to stringent landscape ordinances, Kyoto poses considerable challenges for opening storefront sex establishments, leading to a higher prevalence of non-store type sex shops. However, certain areas still host numerous storefront sex establishments, albeit fewer in number. For those interested in exploring this aspect of Kyoto's nightlife, thorough research beforehand is advisable to identify preferred locations. 

Notably, soaplands ceased operation in Kyoto in the 1970s due to regulatory measures. Instead, dispatch-type establishments like deriheru and hotel health, along with shop-type venues such as fashion health clubs, dominate the central areas of Kyoto City. It's worth noting that soaplands are prohibited by ordinance in major cities across the Kansai region, including Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka. As an alternative, those keen on experiencing soaplands can visit the soap town "Ogoto" in the neighboring Shiga prefecture.

Introducing Fashion Health Areas in Kyoto

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When visiting Kyoto, be sure to explore its vibrant entertainment districts, where you can experience a variety of fashion health stores and indulge in the city's unique adult entertainment scene.


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Gion and Kiyomizu are renowned for their cultural landmarks like Kiyomizu Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled within the "Cultural Properties of Ancient Kyoto," and Hanamikoji, an enclave characterized by its charming, traditional architecture. 

Amidst these historical surroundings, the area teems with storefront entertainment establishments offering a range of esthetic and health services tailored for men. Love hotels dot the landscape, complemented by a plethora of non-storefront sex establishments such as deriheru, each offering unique concepts catering to diverse preferences, from married women to transsexuals and gals. Strolling along the time-honored streets evokes a sense of stepping back in time, adding to the area's enchanting allure.


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The Kawaramachi area stands as one of Kyoto Prefecture's most bustling downtown districts, attracting throngs of visitors with its myriad tourist attractions. Amidst the hustle and bustle, numerous hotels offer accommodation options for those looking to extend their stay, while dispatch sex services such as deriheru and hotel-based offerings abound, providing ample opportunities for indulgence in adult entertainment. Whether exploring its vibrant streets by day or reveling in its nocturnal charms, Kawaramachi promises an unforgettable experience for all who traverse its lively thoroughfares.


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Kiyamachi, nestled along the Takase River's eastern banks adjacent to Kawaramachi, boasts a rich history dating back to the Edo period. Originally a bustling shopping district, it served as a vital hub for merchants and travelers traversing the canal connecting Osaka and Kyoto. Today, while retaining its scenic riverside allure, Kiyamachi has evolved into a vibrant entertainment enclave, teeming with an array of storefront establishments. 

Nishi-Kiyamachi Dori, a picturesque avenue east of Kyoto Kawaramachi Station, meanders gracefully from north to south, adorned with elegant wooden edifices housing restaurants and adult entertainment venues. A stroll through this charming thoroughfare offers a delightful journey through Kyoto's timeless charm, making it an essential stop for any visitor to the city. In this area includes fashion health establishments, as well as delivery health services and men's esthe (erotic massage).

Cautionary Note for Foreigners Trying Fashion Health in Kyoto

Kyoto is home to very traditional and old customs with the locals taking pride in the beauty of their city and home. Here are some guidelines you should keep in mind to not offend the locals and to enjoy a smoother process when experiencing the services.

Respect & Etiquette

Demonstrate respect towards the staff, cast members, and fellow patrons by adhering to common courtesy and etiquette. Maintain a quiet and respectful demeanor to ensure a pleasant atmosphere for all. Follow the instructions provided by the staff and conduct yourself with decorum throughout your visit. Always be mindful of the boundaries of the girls and refrain from any actions that may make them uncomfortable.

Hygiene & Consent

Prioritize personal hygiene by maintaining cleanliness before and during your session. Use the provided facilities such as showers or cleaning supplies as directed. Trim your nails beforehand to ensure the comfort of the girls and prevent any discomfort. Uphold these standards to ensure a positive experience for everyone involved while respecting boundaries and obtaining consent.

Legal Considerations

Be aware that engaging in activities not permitted by the establishment's rules may have legal consequences. Understand the risks involved and strictly adhere to the regulations to avoid potential repercussions. Both customers and staff members may face legal action if caught by authorities, so ensure compliance with the rules and regulations to avoid legal issues.

Safety Measures

Prioritize your safety by choosing reputable and well-established fashion health shops. Exercise caution and avoid risky behavior to minimize potential dangers. If you feel uncomfortable or encounter any issues during your visit, seek assistance and consider leaving the establishment.

Entry Requirements

While Kyoto is a popular tourist destination its underworld sex industry may not be as open to foreigners due to their unique services. Make sure you research beforehand whether foreigners are accepted in the particular shops or not. Ensure that you meet the minimum age requirement set by the establishment to avoid legal complications. Keep in mind that the legal adult age in Japan is 20 years old, although some shops may accept 18 year olds. Carry identification with you at all times in case verification is required. Respect age restrictions to comply with legal regulations.

Language Barriers

Take into account potential language barriers and prepare accordingly by familiarizing yourself with basic Japanese phrases or using translation tools. Clearly communicate your needs and preferences to the staff to facilitate effective communication. Consider bringing along a native or fluent Japanese speaker to assist in communication and negotiation. Overcome language barriers proactively to ensure smooth interactions and a positive experience.

Negotiation Tactics

Understand that full sexual services are not permitted at fashion health shops, including vaginal penetration. However, negotiation for additional services may be possible depending on the girl and the offers made. Approach negotiations with sensitivity and respect, avoiding any undue pressure or persistence. Remember to prioritize the comfort of the girls and be prepared for potential consequences if they feel uncomfortable.

Recommended Fashion Health Stores in Kyoto

If you are looking for fashion health stores to try out while in Kyoto give these a try.

1. Rich House

If you want to enjoy playing with the Kyoto beauties for a long time then Rich House also offers courses for more than 120 minutes! The various beauties available at this shop are ready and excited to provide you with all sorts of services. If you also prefer having a short yet sweet moment with the cute cast members there are 30 minute or 45 minute courses as well.


  • 600-8012 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Nishi-ishigaki-dori, Shijo sagaru, Saito-Cho, 140-9-1

[Service Fee]

  • From 14,000 JPY for 45 min

[Opening Hours]

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 am


2. Hot Point Villa

If you are interested in mature women then this establishment is for you. You can choose from experienced women aged in their 30s and 40s. Their bodies are slim and toned with youthful appearances that you will doubt their ages! The cast members have different levels and stars showing how popular and wanted they are. The requesting fee changes depending on the woman you choose but so does the level of techniques.


  • 600-8001 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Kobashi, Nishi Irushin-Cho, 98-8

[Service Fee]


  • Open - 10:00 am: From 8,500 JPY for 30 min
  • 10:00 am - Close: From 9,000 JPY for 30 min

Weekends & Public Holidays

  • Open - 10:00 am: From 9,000 JPY for 30 min
  • 10:00 am - Close: From 9,500 JPY for 30 min

[Opening Hours]

  • 6:00 am - 12:00 am


3. Mrs Banana

Mrs. Banana is a fashion health shop conveniently situated near Kawaramachi station, offering easy access for visitors. The establishment boasts a selection of experienced ladies, typically aged between their 30s and 40s, who are adept at providing exceptional service with their seasoned techniques. Each of these women exudes refinement and quality, creating an atmosphere imbued with an enticing aura of eroticism.


  • 600-8012 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Nishi-ishigaki-dori, Shijo sagaru, Saito-Cho, 127, Ark Bldg. 1F

[Service Fee]

  • From 9,000 JPY for 40 min

[Opening Hours]

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 am



In conclusion, Kyoto stands as an exceptional destination for tourists seeking to immerse themselves in Japan's rich history and culture while also indulging in relaxation and leisure activities to connect with the local community. With a myriad of adult entertainment options available, each with its own set of rules and offerings, it's advisable to familiarize oneself with these beforehand to fully appreciate the diverse experiences awaiting exploration. How about trying out fashion health in Kyoto once?

PIJ Writer
PIJ Writer
PIJ Writer, a seasoned connoisseur in his 40s based in Japan, boasts an unparalleled depth of knowledge and experience within the vibrant landscapes of both drinking and gambling, alongside his well-documented ventures into various red-light districts. This extensive exploration encompasses not just the nocturnal delights of Japan's red-light areas but also its myriad of bars, horse racing, pachinko, and many others. Drawing on his firsthand experiences, he conveys the appeal and characteristics of Japan's diverse adult entertainment districts and his enjoyment of the nightlife scene through his writing for PIJ.

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