A promise of a fun night out with drinks and hostesses for just ¥4,000 in Tokyo's Kabukicho district led to a tab totaling ¥2.6 million — and a death threat.

Police said Tuesday they had arrested 11 individuals suspected of overcharging at clubs in the Shinjuku Ward district, including two owners, one staffer and a hostess at Hasta la Vista, a kyabakura nightclub.

Kyabakura, a combination of "cabaret" and "club," refers to establishments where hostesses chat with drinkers and may accompany them out on a date.