Gay Japan

Visiting Japan? Don’t miss out the country’s distinctively Japanese gay culture.



Our guide to the best gay bars, clubs, saunas, spas and fabulous hotels for gay travellers.

Gay Tokyo
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Gay Tokyo – Mid-Range Hotels

Great hotels near shopping, sightseeing and the Ni-chōme gay scene.

Osaka Gay Sauna guide

Osaka Gay Saunas

A guide to Osaka's gay saunas and gay bathhouses.

Tokyo gay saunas featured

Tokyo Gay Saunas & Cruise Clubs

The best of Tokyo's gay sauna scene.

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News & Features


Surprise Appearance at Tokyo Pride 2014

Japan's Prime Minister's wife Akie Abe made a surprise appearance on a float at the 2014 Tokyo Pride. Abe has been involved for some time in the fight against HIV and has been an outspoken supporter of gay rights. Read more

Mount Fuji by Lake Kawaguchi

Iconic Sunrise at Mount Fuji

Catching the sun rise at Mount Fuji, Japan's most iconic landmark, is a magical experience. Read more

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Featured Hotels

Osaka Tokyu Inn
Smart value.


Osaka Tokyu Inn

Smart value. Great location. Close to Doyama gay scene.

X-Wave Umeda Osaka
Close to gay nightlife.


X-Wave Umeda

Close to gay nightlife. Modern facilities. Great value.

Cross Hotel Osaka
Walk to Dotonburi.


Cross Hotel Osaka

Walk to Dotonburi. Stylish rooms. Superb location.

City Hotel Lonestar Shinjuku
In the gay district.


City Hotel Lonestar Shinjuku

In the gay district. Ideal for Shinjuku nightlife.

Best Western Shinjuku Astina Hotel
Close to gay nightlife.


Best Western Shinjuku Astina

Close to gay nightlife. Great breakfast. Value for money.

Hundred Stay Tokyo Shinjuku
Spacious apartments.


Hundred Stay Tokyo Shinjuku

Spacious apartments. Excellent gym. Near the gay scene.

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An early Christmas celebration.

Banana Friday AiSOTOPE Lounge Tokyo

AiSOTOPE Lounge : Tokyo


Men-only dance party.

White Ball Shangri-La ageHa Tokyo

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Featured Venues

Hukuoukan sauna Osaka



Large, long-running, foreigner-friendly gay sauna in Osaka.

Grand Slam Osaka


Grand Slam

Foreigner-friendly gay bar with regular events.

Shangri-La ageHa


Shangri-La @ ageHa

One of the best gay club nights anywhere in Asia.

24 Kaikan Sauna Tokyo


24 Kaikan Shinjuku

Japan's most popular gay sauna.

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