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By Jon Wilks
Tokyo loves to present a polite, oh-so-civilised face to the world, but there's all kinds of kinky stuff going on behind closed doors. If you're struggling to imagine your neighbors so much as sharing a tonguey kiss, a trip around any of the shops listed below may give you cause to see them in a very different light indeed...
For the ultimate sexy stroll, a wander around Shibuya's Dogenzaka is still hard to beat, although the neighbourhood's been hit with several sex shop closings over the past few years. The area is well known as being home to 'Love Hotel Hill', and at night it's one of the world's great red light districts (the other being Kabukicho, of course). Explore it during the daytime, however, and it's so nondescript it could be just about anywhere. That's when you can grab your chance to peruse these bawdy boutiques in relative privacy.