Review: Strawberry Club — Tokyo, Japan

Ichigo Kurabu (Strawberry Club) is a low-priced double blowjob bar (known in Japanese as a pink salon or pinsaro) in the Otsuka section of Tokyo.

Located just outside of the Otsuka train station, the bar is not really in a discreet location. The entrance is right next to a family restaurant in the middle of a public circle with a street wrapping around it. No worries though, most people will not really know what the place is. It’s especially hilarious seeing the lines flow out the door and into the street when this place offers specials like “3 blowjob for the price of 1.” But there are plenty of cock suck shops in this area and they are socially accepted. No one else is bothered by it and so you shouldn’t be either.

Strawberry is a pretty average club. Maybe even below average. Sure, it’s a place where you can get your dick sucked by two fully nude Asian women in a row for a mere 2000 yen ($25 US), but there are plenty of those in Tokyo’s massive blowjob bar scene. What makes this place special is that it’s one of the few to openly and consistently accept foreigners without problem, even if they speak little to no Japanese.

The rules are quite simple and stated right up front on the website: you must be 18 or over, you must be free of disease, no drunks, foreigners are okay if they don’t act like assholes. It’s all pretty basic.

When you go down the stairs to enter, you’ll be greeted by a middle aged Japanese manager in the bathroom-stall-sized entrance. Hand him your money. He’ll give a quick rundown on the rules and ask if you have a point card. This will be in Japanese, but it’s short and sweet, so it’s no problem getting through if you don’t speak any. Take a point card if you don’t already have one. After ten visits, you get one free. How can you beat that?

Next you will be guided to a booth in the main room. There are 8 or 9 booths and they are all pretty small. They give enough room to get your sausage swallowed, but they are close enough together than you could stretch out and touch the back of the head of the guy sitting in front of you if you really wanted to. The seat backs are not high and lighting is only partially dimmed, so it’s quite possible to see what’s going on in the other booths. That doesn’t mean you should stare. Looking out of the corner of your eye is fine, but if you don’t keep your head facing generally straight ahead, you’ll at best look like a weird guy or at worst get thrown out. It’s not like a Nazi regime where they walk around checking your head position, but it’s just the common way of behavior that makes places like this possible. Don’t ruin it. If privacy is a big deal for you, you’d probably like Jan Jan a bit more, since it has higher booth backs and is a little darker and more spread out.

Soon enough the first girl will come to your booth. She’ll introduce herself and try to engage in some small talk. If you don’t speak any Japanese, you can just tell her so. She won’t be upset about it. She probably won’t speak any English though. Body language and smiles are helpful here. Next, she’ll either tell you to pull your pants down or she’ll start the process herself. Get your kit down around your ankles while she slips out of her nightie and panties then sit back and relax. First, she’ll wipe your dick down with a wet rag to get it nice and clean. Then, she’ll start working your shaft to get you stiff and ready.

You’ll be blown for a solid 10 minutes. Your hands are free to roam, but the degree varies. Most girls are okay with you finger banging their pussies, but some may not be. Go with the flow. All the girls will let you fondle theirs tits. Some may even let you get in their asshole a little if that’s your thing. Don’t grab the back of their heads. No matter how great a deep throat gagging blowjob feels, that’s never cool in these kinds of places. Note that a few girls here like to start the session with some tongue kissing. It’s up to you if you want to partake in this. They will initiate, usually asking you if it’s okay. Keep in mind that they take dozens of loads in their mouths every single day and base your decision on that. I always partake when the prettier girls initiate, but then again I’m a horny animal. I’ve thankfully never had to turn down an ugly girl, because none of the real dogs (here or at any other pinsaro) have ever tried to kiss me.

The session with the first girl will end either when you blow a load or the ten minutes runs out (marked by the manager who makes announcements over a microphone). At that point, she’ll wipe your cock with a wet cloth and then put another wet cloth over your wood and ask you to wait for the next girl.

And that’s what you do. Wait with your pants around your ankles for the next girl. Depending on the number of customers in the place, this can take anywhere from 1 to 10 minutes. On busy days you may get the girl you just saw sucking off the guy right in front of you.

The next girl will go through a similar routine to the first. She’ll initiate a little less small talk. She’ll probably already be naked. You will already have your pants down. So it’s more “straight to work.” Another ten minutes and you’ll be cleaned up and walked out the door.

The goal is to blow two loads here, but that’s not always possible. I’ve achieved it a few times. Other times I’ve only busted a single nut, either in the first or second girl’s mouth. You can also pay 3000 yen up front to get a third girl. I’ve only tried that once.

The girls here are not great looking at all. It’s usual that some of the more unattractive women work in suck shops like these, though apparently that is starting to change. But strawberry really takes the cake. Some of the women here are just totally physically unappealing. You can see some listed on the site, but they don’t show much. I would say most are acceptable being as they are just polishing your nob. It’d be more acceptable if some of them could suck better. Most get the job done, but there are few star performers and some are even bad at blowing pipe. Still, for 25 bucks you can’t really complain. And to be fair, there are a few cute girls working here. I just want you to be prepared. Don’t think you’re gonna get sucked off by two models (you can come pretty close to that at New Hot Point though!).

With the fast turnover of customers and low prices here, safety may be a concern. A few guys reported getting willy infections after visiting a few months ago. This has never happened to me, and it was easily curable stuff (possible gonorrhea but more probably a NGU), but it’s still worth mentioning. No girl will complain if you bring a condom. I prefer to go bareback and take my chances. The choice is yours.

As a very easily accessible blowjob shop in the middle of Tokyo where you can get your salami swallowed twice for the price of a decent diner, I give Strawberry Club two and a half stars.

Ichigo Karabu, 豊島区北大塚2-14-8 日米ビルB. http://15-club.com Open seven days a week, 7 am – 1 am. Click here for a handy guide to finding your way to the club.

 

2.5

44 Comments

  1. otsuka says:

    I guess some dickhead caused trouble here as there website now says 当店はJAPANESE ONLYのお店です。

    • rockit says:

      Well there you go. That’s the kind of thing that can happen and the general danger of spreading the info in English. But what are you going to do? That was one of only two pinsaros in Otsuka that allowed foreigners, with the other dozen or two banning us.

  2. Mystery says:

    Hi I will be going to Tokyo for 8 days this saturday 09/03. Anywhere can I find a good pinsaro? I would like to visit this but is it really foreginer banned? Im chinese so will that be okay? I dont speak japanese, just the few greetings. If club strawberry is banned, where else can i go besides hinomaru? I think hinomaru is overpriced but if thats the only place then still let me know :((((

    • rockit says:

      I don’t know if foreigners are banned. It wasn’t my experience but things may have changed. You may be okay since you are Asian. There is a place to the left of Strawberry (if you are facing the door) that also accepts foreigners, as well as Jan Jan in Ueno, which is also reviewed on this site here.

  3. Vesuvius says:

    I’m a gaijin with only a little Japanese knowledge and I just got in there no problem. Had 2 very slim girls, neither were young and they both had pretty bad teeth but the first one got the job done and I would have been happy leaving then but the 2nd one persevered for her full 10 minutes. I left happy and that was the main thing.

    • rockit says:

      Thanks for the update! I’m thinking that if you show up they will assume you’ve been there before and probably not turn you away.

  4. Annn says:

    Hi all,
    I tried to get in today but the guy at the door refused it.
    I look Asian so he started to speak Japanese to me, after knowing i am not Japanese he sent me away..actually in a very unfriendly way..
    Afterwards I took the JR Train to the next Station to Jan Jan.
    Fortunately I had no problem at Jan Jan. It was 3000 Yen when I got there by 7pm. I am not sure, but I think 3000Y is now fix for the whole day.

    Do anyone know, where is a foreign friendly pinsaro but cheap as Strawberry. 2000Y for 2 girls is really really cheap?
    Thanks all

    • rockit says:

      Hi. Sorry to hear of your negative experience, but I appreciate the report. There should be little to no speaking needed to enter the place. He probably just asked you if you had a point card and that you were clean of disease. Did you try the old “Hai, Hai” to everything routine? The place next to Strawberry (in the same little circular “block”) has a similar price/menu and accepts foreigners. There are also several more pinsaros in the immediate area, but most refuse foreigners. If you look Asian you may be able to get in. Few will be rude. They usually just say something like “sorry.”

      JanJan is an old standby. If it’s true that the 3000 Yen price lasts all night now that’s a bargain, even more so with the Yen where it is. There was a point when the conversion had a night time blowjob at JanJan up around $50 US.

  5. Map dude says:

    Hi

    One more data point for you guys. Just got back from strawberry
    And I had no problem at all. I look Asian. I came in paid my money
    And was seated in a front booth. Really no questions asked. So the first gal was not to looking
    But the second I liked. In my opinion it was not as seedy as some one
    Else had posted earlier. All and all I left a happy man. No privacy but
    What do you expect for 2000 yen. In my mind unheard of especially
    When they take it all in the mouth.

    • rockit says:

      Thanks for reading and reporting back. Getting a lot of conflicting reports about the place now.

  6. Riyoku says:

    I’ve been to Strawberry Club as of yesterday, I did the 3000 yen deal for all the obvious reasons lol. On the website it says 4000 yen and looks like 20 mins. Can you tell me when 4000 yen does at Strawberry Club?

    • rockit says:

      Hi, thanks for your comment and your question. I think that 4000 yen course allows you to chose the girl you like by name and spend 20 minutes one on one with her. Hope this helps. Cheers!

  7. Anon says:

    I just got back from ichigo. Had no problems as a Japanese speaking American.

    It was my first blowjob(s) I originally paid for two but went for a third because I didn’t come close to finishing with the first two. All three let me play with their tits and grab their asses. I could not finger them though and I asked all three. They either couldn’t or wouldn’t take me further than the tip but the second girl said I was really big so thy might be it. I was kinda hoping for some depthroat. The girls errr not models but two out if three had a nice handful of titties to grab and play with. Overall worth the money I think but don’t go expecting amazing oral, just sufficient.

    • rockit says:

      Thanks for the report Anon. Seems you got in with no problem, perhaps because of your Japanese ability. Cheers!

  8. spen says:

    I’m heading there now….I’ll update later. I’m fully white and speak little Japanese.

  9. spen says:

    So I think I had the right place. I think it may be called team a surprise salon now though. In any case…went down the steps and the Japanese manager did an x with his arms. Find it racist but it did say Japanese only in English on the sign. Oh Well.

    • rockit says:

      Are you sure it was the right place? There are about 50 pinsaros in that immediate area, only two of which have ever been open to foreigners as far as I know.

  10. spen says:

    I’m almost positive. It was the only place that was around there as you described, in the circular area, and said 2000 yen. It also had a paper sign taped that said Japanese only

    • rockit says:

      There is a place one a few doors away, also in the circular area. That’s why I asked. Some people have said they were refused recently so you may have been at Strawberry, I just wanted to confirm. Thanks for the report. Cheers!

  11. spen says:

    Rock it, you said there are 2 that have been open to foreigners? What’s the other one? Yea, Maybe I had the wrong place. Is it possible to get more details on how to get there from outside otsuka, or more info on What the place looks like

    • rockit says:

      I don’t know the name of the other, but it’s only a few doors down from Ichigo (Strawberry). According to their website, they are offering a special of 3 blows for the price of 2 on January 3 from 2 pm to 10 pm. I bet there will be a line out the door. Cheers.

  12. spen says:

    Looking at the map on the website, looks like I visited the wrong place.

  13. Daves69 says:

    I haven’t be to the Strawberry Club for more than a year. After going there in December 2012 I got the clap which was soon sorted out with anti-biotics. Actually around that time, it has been reported that foreigners were being turned away. Just speculation on my part, but maybe some other foreigner caught a dose and gave the managers an earful.

    I’d like to say at this point that usually I have a pee soon after visiting a pink salon, when I caught the clap I didn’t follow my standard pink salon procedure. I’m not medically trained but I advise everyone to urinate after leaving a bj joint to minimize diseases.

    I’m still on the Strawberry Club’s mailing list. At least 6 days a week, they have 3 bjs for the price of 2, although the time which they offer it varies by the day.

    When I used to go there, Rie was my favorite. She worked at the club part-time and had a job at a wedding banquet place. I guess she might have bumped into a few grooms a few months after the wedding ceremonies….

    I might give Strawberry Club another try in the near future. I’ll let you know if I do.

  14. Linus says:

    This is the second place you reviewed that didnt let me in because I’m not japanese. I don’t think I can trust your reviews about entrance.

    • rockit says:

      I don’t ask anyone to trust anything I write here, but if you read the hundreds of the comments on this website you’ll see that most of what I’ve written has been confirmed. And that is something you should definitely do: read the comments. In the case of this place, my review was written over a year ago. Unfortunately, I can’t visit every sex shop in the world every day. Things change, and reading the comments can help you keep up to speed. Two Tokyo pinsaros that continue to allow foreigners are Jan Jan in Sugamo and Hinomaru in Kabukicho, both of which are reviewed on this site. Cheers.

  15. beaverhateman says:

    I went today and had no problems whatsoever. Only two for twenty was available. Came in th mouth of the second one who was cunky and wouldn’t let me finger her. Place was busy with all booths occupied and scrumptious arses well on show as men were sucked off. That quite gets my kink but some may not like it.
    Good value.
    I wore a suit, collar and tie which may have helped.

  16. Daves69 says:

    I cruised down to Otsuka the other day. There are more than 10 pink salons around the station. Let’s say 10 to 20 girls work at each one – that comes to a lot of cock suckers if you do the math.

    Anyway I was offered entrance into one place near the station for 5,000 yen. The regular entrance fee was listed as 3,000 yen so I politely declined.

    The guy at Strawberry Club said “Japanese only” even after I said I could speak the language. Entrance seems hit and miss these days. After all that I went to JanJan instead (Sugamo is the next station). Had a nice time there!

    • rockit says:

      Thanks for the report. Do you remember the name of the shop that offered you entrance for 5000 or at least the location? Thanks!

  17. Daves69 says:

    I don’t remember the name of the place. But to be honest I have been to a few random pink salons and paid the nomination fee or ‘foreigner tax’ as some call it. If you walk past some pink salons which are not usually foreigner friendly, depending on the day and doorman, there is a slight possibility of getting in. It is very hit and miss – usually a miss and you will need to pay 2,000 yen as a nomination fee although you cant nominate.

    • rockit says:

      I’ve tried a few in that area with no luck. I’ve only gained entrance at the two near the train station.

  18. arsi says:

    they r totally insane ,,just reject foreigners at the out set ….it happend with me today

  19. Randomasiandude says:

    Hey I have a question for you I’m an asian guy (I’m ommiting my type of asian sorry) anyways I look more japanese than I do anything else. Now I’m not a model or anything just an average dude. Let me get to the point my question is do you think I would be able to pass as a japanese? so I can go to the japanese only places? I speak fluent japanese and apparently from some japanese forgeign exchange students I know my accent is there but they think I’m just an American born japanese.

    • rockit says:

      I think you’d have no problem at all gaining entry in any place. Limiting the amount you speak to the up front staff as little as possible would make the probability of that even higher. If someone would ask, you could always give a watashi wa nikkei amerikajin desu. Let us know how you make out. Cheers.

  20. Artem says:

    15-club.com doesn’t work anymore… I’m not sure but I think this is the same ichigo club that you’re reviewed – http://www.itigo-club.net

    • rockit says:

      Word is that the shop has changed a bit, possibly having new owners, so a change in websites would make sense. I don’t believe the current shop accepts foreigners who can’t speak Japanese. Cheers.

  21. David says:

    Hey,

    Just got rejected from Strawberry. I sometimes get mistaken for Japanese, and it took a second for the guy to figure out I’m gaijin. Once he did though, I got the arms-across-the-chest, and a very polite ‘Nihongo only.’

    • rockit says:

      Thanks for the report. Seems to be that it’s totally Japanese only now. Cheers.

  22. Libertaire says:

    It’s not “ichigo club” anymore and yes it’s not gaijin friendly anymore…

  23. Tejo says:

    Oh yeah baby! Drink my sperm!!

  24. Goatboy says:

    Hey guys, wish I’d read the comments… went to ichigo today and it’s now called “rabu rabu” (love love) and totally Japanese only. I’m a 6ft 90kg Aussie but I speak fluent Japanese, still I was turned away even after a fairly long conversation with the guy downstairs.

    There is another club around the corner but same rules and actually has the IDENTICAL “no foreigners” sign so looks like they’re both owned by the same person.

    I went to Jan Jan and had a great time with a SMOKING hot little chick called Tomoka…. she was a bit funny at first like wouldn’t make eye contact etc, maybe cause I’m gaijin or maybe that’s just her… but after a bit of a chat and a few jokes she loosened up, gave me a top sucking and let me touch all over, was great.

    • rockit says:

      Thanks for the report. There are a few places in the neighborhood that will admit some foreigners who can converse in Japanese but they can still be selective. Most want nothing to do with gaijin of any kind. Cheers.

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