Exploring the Fascinating World of "PHILIPPINE PUB" in Japan

March 26, 2024

Discover the allure and unique characteristics of the "PHILIPPINE PUB" in Japan, where Filipino girls serve as companions and provide delightful conversation. Learn about the appealing aspects of these girls bars, their affordable prices, and the considerations to keep in mind when visiting.

This article delves into the world of the "PHILIPPINE PUB" in Japan.


The "PHILIPPINE PUB" is a type of bar where you can enjoy the company of a Filipino girl who sits beside you, serves drinks, and engages in conversations. Some of these bars also feature shows by dancers and singers, while others offer karaoke, and are often referred to as "PHILIPPINE KYABAKURA" as they are similar to Japanese Kyabakura.

The Appeal of "PHILIPPINE PUB"

There are several captivating aspects to the "PHILIPPINE PUB" experience:

  1. The Sweetness of Filipino Girls: Filipino girls are known for their warm and affectionate nature. Even as they serve you drinks, they will hold your hand or massage your palm, creating a sense of intimacy. While language may sometimes pose a challenge as their Japanese proficiency might be limited, they compensate through physical touch and contact.
  2. Genuine Interest in You: These girls show genuine interest in getting to know you better. They ask numerous questions to establish a closer connection, and even if there are language barriers during the conversation, they will make an effort to understand. This demonstrates their keen interest in you, appreciation for your conversation, and the need for your company, fulfilling your desire for acknowledgment.
  3. Reaffirmation of Values: As you grow more acquainted with them, you have the opportunity to inquire about their personal lives. You can witness their love for their families, understand their values, and gain insights into what truly matters to them as individuals. This reaffirms your own understanding of what is important in life and may inspire you to support these vibrant girls in any way possible.
  4. Beauty and Exoticism: While it would be inaccurate to claim that all girls in "PHILIPPINE PUB" are stunningly beautiful, there are certainly many who possess remarkable beauty, reminiscent of Hollywood actresses. Interestingly, a significant number of them have mixed heritage, with common combinations being half-Spanish or half-American. They possess captivating features such as alluring eyes, defined noses, and an exotic aura.
  5. Affordability: Compared to the high-end clubs typically utilized for business entertainment, "PHILIPPINE PUB" offers significantly lower prices, approximately one-third of the cost. This affordability proves advantageous for managing company expenses.

The aforementioned observations are based on personal experiences of visiting "PHILIPPINE PUB" two to three times per week, both for business purposes and personal enjoyment.


The prices at "PHILIPPINE PUB" are incredibly reasonable, similar to those of traditional "SNACK" bars. The opportunity to witness live performances further enhances the value for your money.

Set Price

  • 30 minutes: ¥1,000 to ¥3,000
  • 40 minutes: ¥1,000 to ¥4,000
  • 60 minutes: ¥1,000 to ¥5,000
  • 90 minutes: ¥4,000 to ¥6,000

Many bars offer special introductory packages, such as "all-you-can-drink for ○○ minutes at ○○ yen." For groups, some bars provide discounts, so it's worth inquiring about group rates when making a reservation. The set price often includes a drink menu featuring "shochu, whiskey, and brandy."

Extension Price

30 minutes: ¥1,000 to ¥3,000

  • 60 minutes: ¥2,000 to ¥6,000

If you find a girl you particularly like, you have the option to extend your stay by paying an additional fee. However, please note that taking a girl home on the same day is usually challenging in "PHILIPPINE PUB." Therefore, take your time to develop a rapport gradually.

Bottle Keep Fee

  • ¥3,000 to ¥50,000

In "PHILIPPINE PUB," the focus is not on promoting expensive bottles. You can keep your preferred drinks without showcasing your opulence. For the all-you-can-drink packages available at many bars, there is no requirement to keep a bottle. However, if you frequent the bar regularly, keeping a bottle may entitle you to a ¥1,000 to ¥2,000 discount on the set price.

Drink Fee for Girls

  • ¥500 to ¥1,500

The drink prices for girls in "PHILIPPINE PUB" are reasonable, allowing them to enjoy beverages without hesitation. Sharing drinks with them enhances the overall enjoyment of the experience.

Nomination Fee (Photo Nomination)

  • ¥1,000 to ¥3,000

This fee applies when you select a girl based on a photograph displayed on a website or in the bar.

Real Nomination Fee

  • ¥1,000 to ¥5,000

If you wish to spend time with a girl who has previously accompanied you, a nominal fee is charged upon re-appointment.

Nomination in the Bar Fee

  • ¥1,000 to ¥2,000

This charge applies when you enter a bar without a prior nomination but subsequently choose a girl within the establishment.

Karaoke Fee

Some bars charge ¥100 to ¥200 per song, while others offer a package of five songs for ¥1,000. Some establishments include karaoke as part of the set price, with an additional fee of ¥1,000 to ¥2,000. If you have a penchant for karaoke, it is advisable to inquire about the options available before visiting.

Accompany Fee

If you accompany a girl, you may incur an additional fee of ¥2,000 to ¥5,000 on top of the set price as an accompanying nomination fee. Furthermore, being accompanied by a girl may result in a charge of ¥15,000 per set for 90 minutes, even if the usual rate for a 60-minute set is ¥5,000. Therefore, if you wish to be accompanied by a specific girl, it is crucial to understand the bar's accompanying system.

Single Charge

  • ¥0 to ¥1,000

The single charge is an additional fee levied on top of the set price when you visit the bar alone.

VIP Room Fee

VIP rooms are available with and without karaoke facilities, generally costing an extra ¥1,000 to ¥5,000 on top of the set price. Some bars may charge ¥30,000 per set for exclusive use of an entire room.


  • TAX refers to the sales tax, while SC represents the service charge.
  • TAX (sales tax): 0-10%
  • SC (service charge): 0-20%

Please note that in bars where the total amount includes both TAX and SC, the combined percentage typically ranges from 10% to 30%.

Credit Card Fee

  • 5% to 10%

A credit card fee is applied as a surcharge on top of the payment made using a credit card.

Business Hours of "PHILIPPINE PUB"

Most "PHILIPPINE PUB" establishments open at 4:00 p.m. and close at 1:00 a.m. the following day. Many bars are closed on Sundays and national holidays.

Suitable Visitors for "PHILIPPINE PUB"

The "PHILIPPINE PUB" experience appeals to individuals who:

  • Wish to support hardworking Filipino girls in Japan.
  • Find Filipino girls more appealing than Japanese girls.
  • Seek group discounts.
  • Feel overlooked by Japanese girls.
  • Desire to take a "PHILIPPINE PUB" girl home.
  • Wish to go out on a date with a "PHILIPPINE PUB" girl.
  • Have decided to marry a Philippine girl.

Visitors Who May Not Find "PHILIPPINE PUB" Suitable

The "PHILIPPINE PUB" experience may not be suitable for individuals who:

  • Have difficulties interacting with Filipino girls.
  • Prefer a quiet drinking environment.
  • Have limited financial resources or time constraints.
  • Feel apprehensive due to past negative experiences with Filipino girls.
  • Dislike karaoke settings.
  • Have reservations about conversing with non-Japanese individuals.


In 2004, the number of "PHILIPPINE PUB" establishments reached its peak. However, the United States raised concerns about Japan being a country that tolerates human trafficking, leading to stricter regulations on entertainment visas. Consequently, the number of issued entertainment visas declined by tenfold, resulting in the closure of numerous "PHILIPPINE PUB" establishments.

Nonetheless, there are still numerous bars operating throughout Japan, supported by dedicated "PHILIPPINE PUB" enthusiasts. You can easily find a "PHILIPPINE PUB" near your location by conducting an internet search.

Considerations When Visiting "PHILIPPINE PUB"

Before proceeding, let us provide some insights into the Philippines.

The average annual income of Filipinos is approximately 230,000 pesos (equivalent to about 480,000 yen in Japanese currency), which is merely one-ninth of the average annual income of Japanese individuals (4.36 million yen). This substantial economic disparity between Japan and the Philippines is noteworthy. Moreover, over 40% of Filipinos rely on remittances sent by fellow countrymen working abroad, and a significant proportion of these overseas workers are female.

In other words, these girls are diligently working to support their families back in the Philippines. There is nothing inherently wrong with this, and we understand the desire to provide support. However, it is essential to be cautious, as some individuals may attempt to deceive you or request money. Regardless of their declarations of love, expressions of wanting to marry you, or claims that they cannot live without you, it is crucial not to place blind trust in them.

Of course, not all Filipino girls working in "PHILIPPINE PUB" engage in such behavior. Nonetheless, it is wise to maintain a healthy level of skepticism, especially when money becomes a topic of discussion during the early stages of your acquaintance.

In Conclusion

We hope you found this article helpful and interesting. One interesting aspect of "PHILIPPINE PUBS" in Japan is the potential for unexpected connections. It is not uncommon for people to meet someone special at these establishments. May you discover an exceptional "PHILIPPINE PUB" and encounter a beautiful Filipino girl! Take care, and until next time!

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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