Pay to get drunk and slapped in Japan - And why?

Pay to get drunk and slapped in Japan - Simply why?

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But how about paying to get face-slapped?


There are some izakaya-Japanese bar which offer you a slap service by almost all cases a female waitress (young female). 


Price varies from 300JPR - 500JPY and at some places you can select which staff to slap you for 100JPY on the top.


Where can you get this service if you may be into it? And a simple question why the slap being a thing in Japan?


Where can you get this service if you may be into it?


You can get the slap service at the following izakaya in Japan ( due to Covid situation, the information may be too old and you need to check with the bars directly. For example, Shachihoko-ya as below which was most famous for this service announced they no longer offer the service as of 2023.)

Shachihoko-ya in Nagoya <<Stopped slap service>>

Order "Binta / Slap" as many times you want. Source: official website menu
Order "ビンタ Binta / Slap" as many times you want. Source: official website food menu

Shachihoko-ya, located in Sakae, Nagoya.


It is only 300JPY to get hit on your face by a female staff (not sure if you want to be hit by a male staff).

<<As of 2023, this izakaya stopped offering the slap service.>>

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Yotteba in Tokyo area

Yotteba, the bar has branches in Akihabara, Tokyo, Funabashi, Chiba etc.


You can check the addresses of the branches from the official website


500JPY to get a slap. And if you want to choose from whom you want to be hit, you can pay 100JPY etra.


And a simple question why the slap being a thing in Japan?


Interesting enough... But why?!


Why slapping is so popular/accepted in Japan?


One perspective had been a face-slap was a very common way of punishment at schools in Japan till 90s. Esp. in 70s and 80s, if you studied in a school in Japan, you witnessed some of your classmates hit by teachers of course for doing something very bad. You also notice many of the TV drams based on school life in Japan during that era can not be aired basically because of many scenes of physical punishments therein. 

( We know these punishments were/still are actually common in many countries though...)


Good or bad, this way, many are used to the concept of "slap" even if not to being slapped.     


The below is just a popular TV drama but a face-slap was really common then in Japan.


Another perspective : this should have come from the Antonio Inoki - a Japanese professional wrestler who recently passed away (1943-2022).

Many believed that his slap could give them power and luck and many asked him to slap them.



You see the footage of slapping by Antonio Inoki below.

This made a slapping-as-service normal in Japan. And this was combined by a slightly kinky demand from men wanting to be slapped by women such as a SM club in Japan. We consider this slap service at bar in Japan a mini-version of S and M club service.


Another reason is of course, you get attention on SNS for such a post. Some friends overseas even sent us the posts of slaps at bar in Japan.

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