FETISH BDSM BAR IN TOKYO, JAPAN: GUINEA PIG. STRANGEST, WEIRDEST GOTH BARS IN KABUKI-CHO, SHINJUKU.


FETISH BDSM BAR IN TOKYO, JAPAN: GUINEA PIG. STRANGEST, WEIRDEST GOTH BARS IN KABUKI-CHO, SHINJUKU.  holding snake, live snakes pets, Crazy theme cafes, japanese weird places, bizarre foods, golden gai drinking, punk bartender, rare horror b-movie posters

A writhing snake, spooky Asian girls and metal chains… What’s this — a haunted house? A Torture Garden of Good and Evil?

FETISH BDSM BAR IN TOKYO, JAPAN: GUINEA PIG. STRANGEST, WEIRDEST GOTH BARS IN KABUKI-CHO, SHINJUKU. Crazy theme cafes, japanese weird places, bizarre foods, golden gai drinking, punk bartender, rare horror b-movie posters

Welcome to Guinea Pig, a BDSM fetish bar in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Where disturbing, bloody videos play on the big screen TV…

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Where the decoration consists of guro-baby mannequins, decapitated heads and horror art…

FETISH BDSM BAR IN TOKYO, JAPAN: GUINEA PIG. STRANGEST, WEIRDEST GOTH BARS IN KABUKI-CHO, SHINJUKU. Crazy theme cafes, japanese weird places, bizarre foods, golden gai drinking, punk bartender, rare horror b-movie posters

And where the owner is super-genki and fabulous! Only in Japan, right?

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After we left the metal bar with the Nazi outfit on the wall, I took the Australian TV crew to Guinea Pig. Tim had no qualms about wrapping the resident pet snake around his hands — and letting it kiss him on the lips.

FETISH BDSM BAR IN TOKYO, JAPAN: GUINEA PIG. STRANGEST, WEIRDEST GOTH BARS IN KABUKI-CHO, SHINJUKU. Crazy theme cafes, japanese weird places, bizarre foods, golden gai drinking, punk bartender, rare horror b-movie posters

If you’re read my Crazy, Wacky Theme Restaurants: Tokyo book, then you’re familiar with this juxtaposition by now: horrifying, kitschy and kawaii (cute), all on the same shelf.

FETISH BDSM BAR IN TOKYO, JAPAN: GUINEA PIG. STRANGEST, WEIRDEST GOTH BARS IN KABUKI-CHO, SHINJUKU. Crazy theme cafes, japanese weird places, bizarre foods, golden gai drinking, punk bartender, rare horror b-movie posters

I’m not sure I’d hire this interior decorator to spruce up my apartment.

FETISH BDSM BAR IN TOKYO, JAPAN: GUINEA PIG. STRANGEST, WEIRDEST GOTH BARS IN KABUKI-CHO, SHINJUKU. Crazy theme cafes, japanese weird places, bizarre foods, golden gai drinking, punk bartender, rare horror b-movie posters

However, the special grapefruit cocktails and jasmine chu-his are delightful. And the crowd in this small bar is always friendly, with a wicked sense of humor.

FETISH BDSM BAR IN TOKYO, JAPAN: GUINEA PIG. STRANGEST, WEIRDEST GOTH BARS IN KABUKI-CHO, SHINJUKU. Crazy theme cafes, japanese weird places, bizarre foods, golden gai drinking, punk bartender, rare horror b-movie posters

The bathroom is covered in horror B-movie posters.

FETISH BDSM BAR IN TOKYO, JAPAN: GUINEA PIG. STRANGEST, WEIRDEST GOTH BARS IN KABUKI-CHO, SHINJUKU. Crazy theme cafes, japanese weird places, bizarre foods, golden gai drinking, punk bartender, rare horror b-movie posters

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FETISH BDSM BAR IN TOKYO, JAPAN: GUINEA PIG. STRANGEST, WEIRDEST GOTH BARS IN KABUKI-CHO, SHINJUKU. Crazy theme cafes, japanese weird places, bizarre foods, golden gai drinking, punk bartender, rare horror b-movie posters

Address: 東京都新宿区歌舞伎町2-41-3. Shinjuku, Kabukicho, 2-41-3, third floor.

It’s a little hard to find Guinea Pig… From the Kabuki-cho koban (police box), walk north until you reach the playground under construction. Guinea Pig is in a building on the right, filled with small bars and fronted with a white winding staircase.

Have you ever been to a fetish / S&M bar? What’s the weirdest drinking establishment you’ve ever visited?

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  • Avery

    I’d go there- Christon cafe is getting old

  • http://twitter.com/RisaZirakchi Audriana Zirakchi

    What does “genki” mean? sorry :/

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Energetic, healthy, ^__^

  • http://twitter.com/_ImmortalAngel Immortal Angel

    Pretty much the only themed cafe here in Ljubljana, Slovenia. But it’s nice.
    http://www.prskelet.com/main.php?lang=en&mod=gags&pic=12 (click on the gray RIP spots to see the pics and explanation)

    Otherwise yeah, Christon. And Les Furieux in Paris, if it can be considered Gothic. But we did roping there too ^^

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Oh wow, very interesting! I’d LOVE to visit. Great places to keep in mind – thank you!

    • Anonymous

      Wow that bar looks pretty fun!

  • Anonymous

    So one day this lovely adult playground will be next to a regular playground? Well it is in a building full of bars so I guess it can’t scare too many people in the playground lol.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      heh the playground is in Kabuki-cho, the red light district / adult playground… playground within a playground, next to a building full of playgrounds O_O

      • Anonymous

        Haha awesome. Well I know many adults who like to go on the swings late at night. In that neighborhood one would just have to specify what kind of swing XD

  • Jason

    That Guinea Pig does appear to be a weird bar, but a “safe” weird by the look of it.

  • Hikarumina

    OMFG I’m totally gonna hit up that bar in the spring. I spy a Buck-Tick poster <3

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      You must! I love this place.

  • http://twitter.com/Dravarious Yukiro Dravarious

    and the bartender Roxy is awesome <3

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Roxy! <3

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t been to it yet, but I want to check out the Double Down Saloon in NYC http://www.doubledownsaloon.com/ . I’ve been saying that for awhile though I think I’ll have to make the trip downtown.

  • Simone

    haha, I love that place

  • Kanae

    cute cute cute <3

  • Glitch

    All those horror posters on the wall look cool. And it’s awesome the owner keeps a drawing of himself having a snake going through his melting face. XD (is it suppose to be him?)

  • Thedancingbear

    Those s&m clubs all bore me!!! I enjoy strange, but they look like something a church choir girl decorated. What we need is a club full of yuppies who are all brutally tortured and made to dring dog piss…something like Starbucks!!! or something…

  • Bruce Esinem

    Sleeping Beauty and KunKun are worth checking out. Managed by rope master Kinoko Hajime