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The new Bar Sakura in Shibuya will listen to you complain about anything

Cheaper than therapy: unload all your complaints to the bartender at Bar Sakura in Nonbei Yokocho for ¥1,500

Emma Steen
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Emma Steen
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Penny for your thoughts? At this new bar in Shibuya’s Nonbei Yokocho, you can pay to have someone listen to your pettiest complaints for a few hours. Whether you want to grumble about the current political climate or moan about work and your boss/colleague, the bartender at Bar Sakura will listen patiently and without judgement to whatever you need to get off your chest. 

Nonbei Yokocho
Photo: Yoshinoya HD

Rest assured you won’t be prodded to find a solution for your problems as you would if you were talking to a friend or a family member. This is a safe space to vent about anything, ranging from petty first world problems to outrageous injustices. 

Plans start at ¥1,500 for a two-hour session. However, if that’s not enough time to rant and rave about all the things you have to put up with, you can extend your session for an extra ¥500 per hour.

The fees don’t include food or drinks, though. So you’re free to bring your own snacks and beverages to the bar, as the menu here is rather limited and a 500ml bottle of water costs ¥500. But hey, that’s still less than what you would pay a therapist.

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