Viewing the illumination of the Rainbow Bridge from the deck of a luxurious cruiser with a glass of red wine in hand, being served by attractive young women who look like models … a dreamlike situation any man would fancy experiencing some day.
What if there is a place that makes this dream come true with a single 10,000 yen bill? No way would a man miss such a golden opportunity. Indeed, many flock to what the Japanese call a “girl’s bar” named NAVY, where customers can have a pleasant chat and flirt with female bartenders. The marine bar is pretty packed with reservations made by men working in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
The bar is owned and operated by a long-established houseboat (yakata-bune) business and offers the booze cruise twice a day on average, departing from Shin-kiba and Etchujima piers. The cruise takes approximately two hours for a fee of 9,900 yen and offers all-you-can-drink beverages that include wine and beer.
The cruiser’s main cabin is glass-walled and furnished with a counter just like any other “girl’s bar,” attended by pretty young women donning a white, slinky sleeve-less blouse and miniskirts 20 cm above their knees.
“Where did you come from? Isn’t the sea breeze really nice tonight?” The girl attending Shukan Post’s reporter was 20-year-old “Yumi-chan,” a student at a women’s college in Tokyo. Slender in build with long black hair, she had a resemblance to actress and model Ai Kato.
Every time the waves swayed the cruiser, Yumi-chan would lean forward to balance herself, exposing the cleavage under her blouse. “Don’t stare at me like that… Let’s go out to the deck. I’m getting a little tipsy,” she beckons, as she leads the way to the cruiser deck. The Tokyo night view, with Tokyo Tower and the high-rises is quite a sight. Yumi-chan says enthusiastically, “Oh how pretty!” The reporter starts to feel like Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie “Titanic.”
The standard rule at such “girl’s bars” forbids dating customers after hours. In the case of this cruise bar, however, a simulated dating experience can be enjoyed while on board. Better still, after departure, it’s practically a chartered cruiser – no worries about any interference from anyone.
It’s a job highly sought after, over 10 times as competitive as other similar bars. The young women who pass the interview include college students as well as girls with modeling experience. One look and you know that the best looking have been recruited.
Booze, beautiful women and the gentle lapping of waves… the combination of the three is enough to intoxicate any man in a short space of time.© Japan Today