THE GOLDEN GAI. Smoke, Drink and Sex. A late-night wanderlust of live music,
samurai museums and bare-knuckle fights. Kabuki-Cho has Godzilla statues, bathhouses, The Robot Restaurant, five-star sushi dining, dance clubs, and "adult-centred internet cafes." Rent your Prince or Princess for the evening as you navigate love hotels of every imaginable theme. And there, smack-dab in the middle of the world's largest red-light district, lay the poets, playwrights and intellectuals hang out, Golden Gai. Golden Gai is three hundred miniature speak-easies. Each alley and staircase leads you to a completely different experience; there are jazz cafes, Alice in Wonderland, cyberpunk mirrored bars, and The Who Bar (I have yet to see Johnny's eyes). Flamenco, chess, shogi and puzzle photography bars, bars and BBQ pits for horse racing fanatics. A Mexican Pro Wrestling lounge walled in tinfoil and red light where the 400-pound, 6 foot 6 transgender Sumo wrestler greets you with a huge smile. Welcome to The Golden Gai!
Virginia sweet pipe tobacco tinctured in a variety of liquors.
Chambord, black berry and raspberry liquor from France.
Absinthe from the Czech Republic.
Canadian Club Northern Rye Whiskey, Beefeater Gin.
Virginia tobacco absolute from Eden Botanicals.
Canadian cedar wood. Rose absolute.
Tonka bean absolute. Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar.