Girls- and men dressed as girls- just want to have fun, and now they can at Bar☆Onna no Ko Club.
While Bar☆Onna no Ko Club isn’t the first crossdressing bar in Japan, it might be the most luxurious yet. Set to open its doors on April 1 in Ueno, Tokyo, it’s the third establishment by Onna no Ko Club, the same company that previously set-up crossdressing bars in Shinjuku and Osaka.
Onna no Ko Club in Shinjuku
Much like their other locations, this new bar will be open to crossdressers, trans women and men, and guests of any gender. Decorated in pink with chandeliers and counter-style seating for up to 15 people, it promises to be a fun, girly space where people can easily drink, talk, make new friends, and dress up if they choose to.
In fact, the bar practically encourages you to do so with its full dress-up salon, along with crossdressing and transgender staff who are more than willing to help you achieve the perfect, girly make-over.
Partially because of more crossdressing events and spaces like Bar☆Onna no Ko Club popping up in recent years, Japan is slowly beginning to view crossdressing in a more positive light, as well as address other related LGBT issues. Crossdressing netizens have even carved out a space on social media sites like Twitter, using the tag #josoudanshi (#crossdresser), even though it might inevitably mean being recognized by someone in real life.
Bar☆Onna no Ko Club in Okachimachi (English Website)
Address: Toyko-to, Taito-ku, Ueno 3-18-6 GB Bldg Fourth Floor
Access: Three-minute walk from JR Okachimachi Station
Hours: Open every day from 7 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.
Entry fee: 2,000 yen for women (including trans women), 3,000 yen for men (Drinks from 500 yen and up)