Yoshiwara (吉原) is a famous Akasen district (red-light district) in Edo, present-day Tōkyō, Japan. Yoshiwara is famous for its soapland area. This district has a long history as Tokyo’s most prominent red light district, is the soapland capital of Japan. This makes it a popular place for sex tourism from all over Japan, with some men coming to Tokyo just to spend some time in Yoshiwara’s brothels.
Yoshiwara soapland's is the most famous soapland district in Japan. More popular than other district such aS Susukino in Sapporo, Yoshiwara and Kabukicho in Tokyo, Kawasaki, Kanazuen in Gifu, Ogoto in Shiga and Fukuhara in Kobe but there are many other areas, especially in onsen towns.
Today, Yoshiwara roughly corresponds to Tokyo Taito-ku Senzoku 4 Chome (東京都台東千束４丁目?). At first glance, Yoshiwara today looks very similar to many other neighborhoods of modern Tokyo. Still, it does retain legacies to its past as it contains commercial establishments engaged in the sex trade. The street grid pattern and the temples and shrines from times past still exist
Famous Edo pleasure district, Yoshiwara, in Tokyo.
Yoshiwara Koban Central Crossing in year 2006. This was the central crossroads in the red-light district since feudal times. Commercial esbalishements engaged in the sex trade still line the streets.
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