Unveiling the Realities of Pink Salons in Okinawa

June 18, 2024

While famed for its stunning seas and beaches, Okinawa harbors a lesser-known secret: a bustling brothel district, complete with distinctive soapland and various health clubs. Despite its thriving red light scene, Okinawa notably lacks a specific establishment: pink salons. Explore the mystery behind Okinawa's absence of pink salons.

What are Pink Salons?

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Pink salons, also referred to as "pinsaro" in Japan, are adult entertainment establishments designed to navigate anti-prostitution laws. These establishments offer exclusive services, focusing solely on oral sex. In response to regulations prohibiting payment for full sexual services, pink salons were created to provide an alternative within legal boundaries. Unlike other adult establishments such as soaplands and brothels, where full sexual intercourse is implied, pink salons strictly abstain from vaginal penetration and specialize solely in oral services.

Do Pink Salons Exist in Okinawa?

In Okinawa, pink salons are non-existent. While there is a slim chance of a pink salon operating in secret with no official website or forum available but, it is very unlikely. Instead, Okinawa's adult entertainment landscape is dominated by alternative establishments like soapland and fashion health establishments, which offer similar services. Notably, areas like Tsuji and Naha, the capital city, are renowned for their vibrant adult districts, yet neither feature any pink salons amidst their array of offerings. 

Why there aren’t Pink Salons in Okinawa

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The absence of pink salons in Okinawa is attributed to the inability to acquire licenses under the Entertainment Establishments Control Law. Pink salons operate without licenses, rendering them entirely illegal enterprises. Consequently, no pink salons in Okinawa display signboards, and they evade tax payments. Customers are typically recruited through by touts and staff calling out to travelers walking through which is also an illegal act in Japan. Prices vary with the season but typically start at 10,000 yen for a 40 minute session, with additional charges for specific services. 

In other words pink salons are completely illegal in Okinawa due to the strict regulations, so if there was a pink salon in operation they wouldn’t have a sign or website to not get caught. The only information is passed through word of mouth and it would be extremely difficult to find out information about such shops unless you were living in that area and knowledgeable about the sex life world.

What Are Nukiya?

In lieu of pink salons, there are numerous establishments known as "nukiya" (抜き屋), which directly translates to "take out" and caters solely to men's sexual gratification and release. This service is discreet and typically excludes full sexual intercourse, instead offering oral sex or quick services aimed at inducing male release. Although there are also establishments that offer the full service known as “honsaro” meaning “real salon” as they offer the ‘real’ or ‘full’ service. Functionally similar to pink salons, these establishments officially do not operate in Okinawa.

Despite awareness among staff members of the illegal nature of nukiya, some women still choose to work in these places. For those who are older or lack conventional attractiveness, hostess clubs may not hire them, leaving nukiya as their only employment option. Women unable to secure positions in soaplands or specific bars often find themselves working in nukiya establishments, driven by limited opportunities.

While nukiya shops represent the lowest tier of brothels in Okinawa, they offer pay above minimum wage, making it difficult for staff to quit. Since employees are not obligated to engage in full intercourse with clients, single mothers often find it more manageable to work in nukiya establishments compared to other health shops. Even in the event of crackdowns on illegal businesses, financially struggling women may simply seek employment elsewhere.

Adult Services to Enjoy Instead of Pink Salons

Various types of adult entertainment venues, including soaplands, health clubs, and specialty bars, each offer distinct experiences with unique rules and charm. Introduced below are some different kinds of establishments you can enjoy in Okinawa instead of pink salons.

Girls Bar

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At girls bars, patrons enjoy drinks and conversation with young female staff, often dressed in various costumes or mature outfits for an adult ambiance. The mood at girls bars are generally relaxed and not as strict when compared to high class hostess clubs or kyabakura clubs. While flirting is encouraged, sexual services are not offered. Any perceived physical contact is at the discretion of individual staff members. The typical price for girls bars can range from 2,000 - 4,000 JPY per hour with all you can drink, but drinks for the female members costing more.

Cabaret Clubs (Kyabakura)

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Similar to girls bars, cabaret clubs (also known as kyabakura in Japanese) offer upscale environments for patrons to drink and socialize with attractive women. The cast members at kyabakura clubs are very beautiful and the rules for outfits and touching female staff are much stricter. Customers may be able to sit next to the women and talk with some light body touches however sexual services are strictly prohibited. Due to the higher quality the pricing increase with an average of 4,000 - 8,000 JPY per hour with an additional service fee and tax fee charged.


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Soapland provide a unique bath experience with assistance from female staff. Customers are guided to private rooms equipped with bathing areas for body cleansing. These establishments offer various sexual activities, with sessions typically lasting over 60 minutes. Prices often exceed 10,000 JPY for a standard 60 minute session and depending on the reputation of the store prices can sometimes go over 20,000 JPY. Price listed on websites may also have separate pricing for bathing fees and service fee so be sure to double check before visiting. 

Delivery Health

Delivery Health services entail the delivery of girls to specified locations, such as hotels or residences, for sexual services. While offerings may include oral sex, kissing, and licking, vaginal penetration may be negotiated depending on the customer's preferences. However, pushing boundaries may result in a ban. The pricing for delivery health can range from 8,000 - 10,000 JPY for a standard 60 minute course for basic services and if you wish to include various toys, outfits, or services additional fees may apply. As the girls are being delivered to different places transportation fees may also apply or are already included in the standard price.

Fashion Health

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Fashion health establishments typically operate from fixed locations, often in commercial buildings or entertainment districts. Fashion Health establishments offer a range of services, including erotic massages and intimate interactions, but typically do not include full sexual intercourse however, depending on your negotiation skills and the girl it may be possible. The pricing is similar to delivery health and can range from 8,000 - 10,000 JPY for a standard 60 minute course for basic services and if you wish to include various toys, outfits, or services additional fees may apply.

Navigating Soaplands as a Foreigner

When venturing into the red light district, it's crucial to adhere to these golden rules to ensure a smooth and respectful experience. One valuable tip is to consider having a Japanese friend or an individual fluent in Japanese accompany you on your visit. Their presence can prove invaluable in various aspects, contributing to a more seamless and enjoyable encounter.

Manners and Etiquette

Prioritize proper manners and respect towards staff and cast members. Any rude or disrespectful behavior may lead to expulsion or even a potential ban from the establishment. Maintaining courteous conduct is essential for a positive interaction.

Legality and Regulations

While the introduced adult shops offer various services, including oral sex, it's essential to be aware of the legal gray areas surrounding such establishments due to the anti-prostitution law. Exercise caution to avoid potential legal implications, especially concerning age restrictions and identification requirements mandated by Japanese law.

Language Barrier

Communication can sometimes be challenging, especially for non-Japanese speakers. Basic knowledge of Japanese phrases can help bridge the language gap and enhance communication with staff. Some establishments are becoming more foreigner-friendly, but it's still beneficial to be prepared.

Shop Reliability and Transparency

Before visiting the various adult sex shops, it's advisable to check the establishment's website or inquire about pricing to avoid any surprises or unexpected charges. Understanding the cost of services ensures transparency and a smooth transaction.

Safety Precautions

Prioritize personal safety when engaging with the adult themed shops. Some establishments may have associations with the Japanese Yakuza, so it's essential to be cautious and trust your instincts. If anything feels suspicious or uncomfortable, it's best to decline services and leave promptly.

Best Adult Entertainment Shops in Okinawa

Here are some recommended adult entertainment shops you should visit when in the main island of Okinawa instead of pink salons. Before visiting make sure to double check the official website of the store for the latest information.

1.Royal Club (Soapland)

Wash your body and get rid of your daily stress at the Royal Club with the beautiful women. They are trained in the unique bathing mat play where you can enjoy the sensation of your slippery bodies rubbing together. The cast members are in their twenties and early thirties and on their official website customers can check out their profiles which include their three sizes showing their bust, waist, and hip sizes.


  • 900-0037 Okinawa, Naha City, Tsuji, 2-11-17, Tsuji Mansion 1F

[Service Fee]

  • From 23,000 JPY for 70min

*Bathing fee and service fee may be separate.

[Opening Hours]

  • 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Website: https://www.o-royal-club.com/ 

2.Okinawa Soapland Cure (Soapland)

Enjoy the special course where you can enjoy two beautiful women or you can go for a standard course where you can spend quality time with a single cast member. This soapland with definitely cure you of any problems you have and keep your sexual health up to check. Most of the girls at this establishment are in their twenties however there are some women in their thirties but they still have a youthful look and curvy bodies.


  • 900-0037 Okinawa, Naha City, Tsuji, 2-21-5

[Service Fee]

  • From 10,000 JPY for 40min

[Opening Hours]

  • Monday: 6:30 pm - 5:00 am
  • Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 am
  • Sunday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Website: https://www.okinawa-cure.com/ 

3.Yes Group Platina R-30 (Fashion Health)

There exists a diverse array of kinks and fetishes, each catering to unique preferences. For individuals with such inclinations, an extensive array of supplementary choices awaits. These additional options encompass various attire requests, like the preference for a girl solely donning an apron, specifying desired sock types, and the availability of adult toys such as vibrators.


  • 900-0037 Okinawa, Naha City, Tsuji, 2-20-18, Five Star Bldg. 4F

[Service Fee]

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm: From 7,900 JPY for 35min
  • 4:00 pm - Close: From 8,900 JPY for 35min
  • *Admission fee: From 1,000 JPY

[Opening Hours]

  • 10:00 am - 1:00 am

Website: https://www.yesgrp.com/naha/plar30/index.html 

4.Kariyushi OL no Himitsu Okinawa (Delivery Health & Nude Esthe)

There are many different courses available at this establishment, mixing both delivery health and erotic esthetic massage services. The health courses include more sexual services such as adult toys, swallowing, and masturbation services. On the other hand the esthe courses include more body touch options for a flirty atmosphere as though you were with a lover.

[Delivery Fee]

  • Free: Naha City Wakasa and Tsuji areas
  • From 1,000 JPY: Naha, Urasoe, and Tomigusuku areas
  • From 2,000 JPY: Ginowan, Nishihara, Yonabaru, Itoman, and Haebaru areas
  • From 3,000 JPY: Chatan, Okinawa, Nakagusuku, Kitanakagusuku, Kadena, and Yaese areas
  • From 4,000 JPY: Yomitan, Uruma City Gushikawa, Uruma City Ishikawa, and Nanjo areas

*For more locations and details check the official website.

[Service Fee]

  • Health Course: From 15,000 JPY for 60min
  • Nude Esthe Course: From 13,000 JPY for 60min
  • Clothed Esthe Course: From 10,000 JPY for 60min

[Opening Hours]

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 am

Website: https://www.kariyushi-ol-okinawa.com/ 


In closing, Okinawa offers a unique blend of tropical beauty, rich history, and distinct cultural heritage. As you revel in Okinawa's unique offerings, consider delving into the hidden adult entertainment world including shops like soaplands and health clubs instead of the unique pink salons which are unfortunately illegal in Okinawa. These adult shops are fascinating and a unique Japanese experience. It's a great opportunity to playfully engage with local Okinawan beauties and is highly recommended for those seeking an extra layer of excitement in their Okinawa adventure.

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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