Review: Universe Club — Tokyo, Japan
Back in early June I first wrote about the Universe Club in Tokyo, Japan. As I noted at the time the adult dating club is totally foreigner friendly and open to those who cannot speak the Japanese language well or even at all. Since writing my initial report I have been able to get the know the club better and try things out to the point that I can now publish a full review.
Making initial contact with the Universe Club is easy. As I’ve stated before they have people on staff who can speak English at a near native level due to their experience living and working abroad. The first step to acquiring membership in the club is having an in person meeting with one of these people. This can easily be done discreetly in a cafe or restaurant through for those who require even more discretion I’m sure other options are available. I had no problem meeting in a public place since the odds of anyone around me knowing what was going on were slim to none and even if someone did I very much doubt that they would care.
During the first meeting the potential customer has to show some sort of identification and fill out a basic information sheet that asks for things like a name but is more about finding out the needs and wants of the guy signing up. So things like interests and the type of girl the guy likes are penned in right after the basic information required for the safety of everyone involved. There is a place to write in a “club name” which could be made up on the spot.
The club representative will also be armed with a short sheet of rules that says all the things one might expect. Things like stalking are obviously forbidden though perhaps it isn’t so obvious to some as it is spelled right out in black and white. They will also collect the first annual membership fee which ranges depending on which class a person wants to be in. The lowest class starts at 30,000 Yen ($247 USD) and things go up from there. Joining the black class gives access to the women of all the classes. Members of lower classes can date women of higher classes but only if they shell out for an extra fee. The first year is the most expensive with the following years coming with discounted membership fees.
Setting fees have to be paid for each meeting though they are pretty reasonable. One can hand over the first setting fee during the initial interview or they can even give more to have a deposit available for multiple dates. The latter seems a lot easier to me.
The interview process doesn’t take too long and is even a little interesting despite it being a sort of bureaucratic requirement. There is some level of excitement involved in this kind of meeting even if it is only to secure access to a pre-screened dating pool rather than a brief one for some sort of James Bond operation.
Once the meeting is finished and the potential member is approved they will be given a username and password to log into the Universe Club website. Inside they can view the profiles of a huge number of women looking to date. When I checked the number was already over a thousand but since they add new members all the time I’m sure it is even higher now.
While I usually operate out of Tokyo the club works throughout the country so there are members from all over. Ages range from 20 on up though the most common age seems to be right around twenty five. Nearly all of the women could accurately be described as attractive. While looks can be subjective there is some sort of screening or self selection in place that ensures that women that almost any guy would be happy to spend time with are the only ones who join. To make things even more fitting there are all kinds of search options one can use to narrow down the results. Besides searching only for women in Tokyo for example one can weed out smokers, short women, tall women, women with small breasts and others.
If this seems like some sort of meat market that is only because it pretty much is. Since the only people involved are consenting adults I don’t see how anyone who respects self agency could have much of a problem with it if they didn’t already have a problem with the kind of society we live in generally. Everyone who joins the club knows the name of the game and is looking for company, compensation or some combination of both so there are no surprises. If you’re going to ask for money in exchange for your time you need some selling points after all. Just ask these people.
I found more women on the Universe Club website than I would have time to meet in the span of a year. Since things are not exactly inexpensive money is another issue though in the grand scheme of things it isn’t too bad considering all that is offered. If the right kind of date is chosen the conclusion is almost a sure thing and there is incredible value in that alone.
Each woman has a letter on her profile that indicates how willing she is to engage in more fun after the date which usually means heading to a room for a roll in the hay. Those with a letter A almost never do this while the B ladies are willing but will sometimes require more than one meeting. The C and D women are most often up for fun from the first date and the E gals expect it. One can narrow down the list of women by letter to make things even easier.
Members can request a date with a particular gal by using the website though I found that it better to make a list of ladies I was interested in meeting. By doing that I could call in to the club and ask them to find out which of these women was available at the time and place I was looking to meet. This worked like a charm for me and I was never disappointed or left out in the cold. The people at the club responded surprisingly fast even for a place like Japan where “the customer is god“. If this didn’t convince me the fact that the club tracks menstrual cycles so that women wouldn’t be sent out on dates on their time of the month definitely would have.
Dates can be arranged in all sorts of places but the traditional date is probably most common and is good enough for a guy like me. The membership fee at Universe Club doesn’t seem so bad when the people there suggest restaurants in a desired location and even make a reservation. All that’s left to do is show up on time looking reasonably well.
The dates go as any date would with surprisingly little awkwardness. At least that is the case for me but since I have extensive experience with this sorts of things they have become second nature. I can imagine that someone new to the game would perhaps feel a little strange starting out but the women act as any typical woman would when out for a bite to eat to there is in fact very little to fear.
While a few of the women who sign up for the Universe Club may work as glamour models or something of the sort most are normal ladies who work regular day jobs. The first date I went on through Universe Club paired me together with a good looking office worker who had to run to arrive on time since she got out of work a little later than she originally expected. True to form the club sent me a message earlier in the day warning me that she might run late because of this though in the end she showed up right on schedule.
Most dinner dates last around two hours though there is no set schedule. In my experience they could go over this amount of time quite easily since things flowed pretty seamlessly. If a guy is out with an A lady or doesn’t have any desire to continue things on for some reason they can discreetly hand the woman they’re with a bit of transportation money of 5,000 Yen ($42 USD) or more.
If one wants to move on they can make a suggestion of that nature and with things set up in advance this can be as easy as asking someone if they’d like to have coffee together. The most complicated part would be finding a place to go but with advance planning or even scheduling the date in the right place this too can be as easy as pie.
In a room things could go any number of ways as any adult with even a bit of experience would know. Having met in a certain fashion and with expectation of remuneration at least some uncertainties are however eliminated which can make things a bit easier than they would be with a first date or nampa turned into a one night stand. There are no time limits other than what the schedules or desires of the people involved dictate though the hand over is sort of universal with expectations of 30,000 – 50,000 ($247 – 412 USD) Yen for a bit of fun.
No matter the result of an initial date members are free to exchange contact information if they so desire. This allows them to meet again in the future under conditions of their own choosing without the male half having to pay the club for a setting fee. Potentially a guy could sign up for a low level membership, hit it off with the first woman he meets and maintain a long going relationship though I’m sure most try out at least a few ladies and some probably change things up as often as they change their shorts. With things being so easy who could blame them as long as they have the means to do so?
Universe Club is one of the most convenient setups I have ever come across in all of my travels and experiences. While it may not match up the financial or emotional requirements of everyone in the world it certainly has its place which would explain why it continues to grow and add new members on a daily basis. It is a lot easier and potentially much safer than trying to sort through personal ads on websites open to the entire world. For all these reasons I give the establishment a high score of four-and-a-half stars.
The Universe Club operates all over Japan. Phone: +81-120-978-649 or 012-0978-649. Website: http://universe-club.jp