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I'm afraid I can't find any government numbers to back up my anecdotal evidence, but Shinjuku, Shibuya and Ikebukuro are all very safe - much safer than their equivalents in London, New York or any other 'world' city. I've spent many nights in each, in varying states of sobriety, and never had any problems at all. I've lost my wallet a few times (on trains, ...


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There is no nationally, or even locally mandated standard. I've certainly seen friends have no issues using both Passports and Drivers Licenses from their home country. I've also seen people have issues - especially when their ID is written in a non-latin script, or when they have a DOB which can be misread by using a non-American date ordering scheme, (i.e. ...


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Each person has their own taste, so this questions is almost subjective. However, after living there for four years, I now know there are certain things that EVERY tourist seems to want to do or see. St Paul's. It's one of the greatest cathedrals in Europe, and I've heard people say it's their European highlight, the pinnacle of sights that they've seen. ...


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Generally bars have always asked me for my passport in the US. It's frustrating as you'd rather not take your passport out to town, but when I've tried to take my driver's license as ID, I've either been turned away, or had to really ask nicely and still get told to bring my passport next time. In New Zealand, they're as strict - you either show a NZ driver'...


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Yes, Japan has lots of them. More than you would think or can see on the street. The most dense accumulation of Bars is generally around busy subway and train stations, often under the arches of a railway bridge going through the city. You have to follow people in suits after business hours and will definitely find them. Specially around the 25th of a month ...


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I have been to night clubs in Moscow, although last time a few years ago, so this relates to my own experience. Note that Russian is one of my native languages, therefore I didn't have to deal with the language problem (although I am not native Russian). It's often very difficult to get into very "high class" clubs, although not impossible. If you don't ...


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I've been to Japan twice now and have spent a good deal of time drinking in Tokyo. I've never had any issues. Hostess bars have a reputation for this kind of behaviour (i've never been to one so i can't speak to the truth of that reputation). I've never had any issues with drink spiking or credit card fraud, even when i've been drinking alone in Roppongi. ...


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Your question is so full of euphemisms (adult entertainment, club, sauna) that I am not 100% sure what you are asking about, but I'll give it a try. If you are looking for a whore house, where you as a male customer can enter in regular clothes and have a chat, pick a girl and take her to a private room for paid sexual services: Yes, there are plenty of ...


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I am a "bouncer" in Boston. As far as the state of Massachusetts goes, it is very clear: Boston bars must ID all people who appear to be under the age of 30. Acceptable identification includes: U.S drivers license, U.S liquor identification, U.S military card, and all U.S. and international passports recognized by the U.S. What is NOT accepted: ...


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I've been to Japan only once, but it was touring with a band. We played in a different city pretty much every night. With the exception of one night, the venues were all bar/pub type places. Certainly not hostess bars and also not English themed pubs. There was a small stage, and always a bar and some seats. Because we've been to a these places every night,...


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I'm... not really sure what you're asking for. A "pub" is defined by Wikipedia as: a drinking establishment fundamental to the culture of Britain, Ireland, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. So yes, there are pubs in Japan, but of course they're going to be British-themed, or Irish-themed or even Australian-themed because that's what a pub is. ...


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Most things are indeed closed, but there are some things that are open 24h and worthwhile, although knowing the season you're visiting would be helpful. Top of my list would be relaxing with a Arabic meal and a puff or ten of ''shisha'' (water pipe) at a good 24h restaurant. I have a soft spot for Kan Zaman, which has good food, good shisha, tolerable ...


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I don't recall any bars in NYC having a dress code, so T-Shirt and Jeans should be fine as long as you don't come in looking like a complete bum. Having said that there are quite a few rooftop bars. Here is the list of some of them that have menus available. 230 Fifth The Heights The Local cafe But you can simply look at the top 10 list(?) to pick the ...


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I work in a grocery store as a cashier. We sell liquor. We can accept any state issued IDs for the US, as well as passports. We are not permitted to accept any other forms of ID. This is a corporate policy, but I doubt that it is unique. However if we get a passport we can't read, we need to have a manager look at it (like they can read it). I would not be ...


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General answer... There's not so much to do at very night hours in Dubai apart from Disco or other bars/lounges, and for sure not in the very late hours of the night... To answer your specific questions: Burj Khalifa is open from 8.30 am to 1.00 am, but last entrance is 45 mins. before so it will be closed. Dubai Mall is not open, neither the Mall of ...


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The buildings will be as beautiful in the night as during the day, maybe even better if still having the lights on them, and you can find some activity still in the red light district, but it will be the last little bit and depending on the weather it might have stopped before you make it to the city. I would not bother getting into Amsterdam city, so ...


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I would go further and say this is incredibly unlikely - if anywhere is going to sting you on cost they will do it 'legitimately' (that is, 'sitdown' charges, cover fees, high drink prices, 'door' charges etc). I have a friend who works in a hostess bar, and whilst the concept is still a little sleazy, they are still businesses and stick to charging ...


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Let me add to what you've seen here that it would be great to simply walk along the Thames, both banks ideally. So many things are so near each other, and the atmosphere is fantastic. This is a place that grew up around a river, so walking that river will show you the place. It's ancient and modern, traditional and ever changing, and I think the riverfront ...


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There is nothing much outside of the hotels, people tend to spend all of their time drinking and eating in the hotels. Therefore all inclusive deals are common and well worth considering. The hotel we stayed in charge well over £5 Sterling for a bottle of coke if you were not on the all inclusive deal! Sharm el Sheikh has nothing to offer apart from ...


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The area you have described as the 'city center' with bars and clubs is typically referred to by Londoners as the "West End".... The West End of London (more commonly referred to as simply the West End) is an area of Central London containing many of the city's major tourist attractions, shops, businesses, government buildings and entertainment ...


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Yes, it does exists :) As I can say, night life in Moscow is much more glamourous, rather than in Saint-Petersburg there are a lot of small clubs, each with a small dance hall (there are big ones also, but not in such number as in Moscow). Many of them are located across Nevsky prospekt, so pick and go there :) One should note that the right company will ...


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Amsterdam, in fact all cities, most towns and many villages in the Netherlands, are having fireworks going all day and night, officially only till 3 AM but it is not unknown to hear them going from 27-12 to 3-1 almost continually. At midnight almost every body will fire off fireworks, there will also be a main show like in other cities in the world. ...


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For 5.8€, you could get a transit day pass that allows for unlimited travel on the transit network, including night buses – (especially) if you take a seat next to the bus operator, you'll definitely be safe, and you'll also see some more of Vienna.


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Agree with Mark's list above. The catch though is that you've only three days, so the key thing is to prioritize. You could easily spend weeks doing nothing but visiting Museums in London and still only scratch the surface - I'd suggest perhaps taking a look at the museum web sites in advance, and pick just one (or two, if you're a big museum buff) that best ...


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While sites like Wikitravel don't seem to help too much in this case, fortunately we can look at anecdotal evidence and quotes on VirtualTourist pages like these. Quotes from these pages for a selection of clubs: "Dress Code: No jeans or sneakers/trainers, must be very fashionable." "Dress Code: No Jeans , shorts, or flip flops !!!!" "Dress ...


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I'm not sure exactly what your definition of 'central Sydney' is, but the vast majority of the 'classic' pubs are in and around the Rocks area. Personally my first choice would be the one you've mentioned - the Lord Nelson. It is a bit of a walk from the main area of The Rocks, but it's worth it. Not only is the pub itself impressive, but their on-site ...


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To my knowledge, there are no laws prohibiting the use of still or video cameras in any public places anywhere in the U.S. (There may be situational exceptions--such as secret surveillance, but don't ask the NSA about that). But every property owner, including the owner or management of strip clubs, has the right to prohibit such actions on their property. ...


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The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 set the legal age of public possession and purchasing to 21. Some states do allow consumption at younger age (just not purchase and possession in public). There does not seem to be a common standard on valid identification, it seems likely that the laws concerning age verification for alcohol consumption vary ...


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