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Dodgy Tokyo bars (Mainly shinjuku)

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Dodgy Tokyo bars (Mainly shinjuku)

Hi guys! Heading to Tokyo soon, but have read about how tourists are often targeted for their money and other personal items and drugged (mostly by Nigerians from what I read).

I certainly won't be stupid enough to be invited into a bar by somebody outside, however what I am a little concerned about is choosing a bar myself and stumbling across one of those sorts of bars by mistake.

Is it safe to assume that any bar with a Japanese owner is safe? I'm a little paranoid to visit any bars in fear of being one of the unlucky ones but i really would rather not have to worry about that so much and just go out and enjoy myself :)

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Powell River, Canada
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1. Re: Dodgy Tokyo bars (Mainly shinjuku)

Is it safe to assume that any bar with a Japanese owner is safe

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No, and how would you even be able to tell who owns it?

If you avoid touts , and adult entertainment type bars you will be fine. Use common sense.

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2. Re: Dodgy Tokyo bars (Mainly shinjuku)

If there's a Nigerian outside trying to drag you in, maybe best to stay away from that bar.

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