How a bar in Kabukicho scammed one diner out of their money, and how it can happen to you too

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee

Receipt shows the sneaky extra charges you need to watch out for. 

Japan is famous for being one of the safest countries in the world, but one place locals and guidebooks will warn you about is Tokyo’s Kabukicho. While the area itself isn’t particularly dangerous, especially when compared to other nightlife areas around the world, it’s known for being home to a number of unscrupulous bar and restaurant owners, who will do anything to drain your wallet as soon as you step inside their premises.

The practice is so rife that some hotspots even have loudspeakers that

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