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
gay Tokyo hotels

Gay Tokyo – Mid-Range Hotels

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

Osaka Gay Bars & Clubs

Osaka Gay Bars

Find out more about Osaka's lively gay nightlife.

Tokyo gay bars featured

Tokyo Gay Bars

Your guide to the most "accessible" gay bars and clubs in Tokyo.

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Featured Hotels

Osaka Tokyu Inn
Excellent value.


Osaka Tokyu Inn

Excellent value. Well-maintained rooms. Close to Doyama.

X-Wave Umeda Osaka
Close to gay nightlife.


X-Wave Umeda

Close to gay nightlife. Modern facilities. Good 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. Well-equipped gym. Near the gay scene.

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Featured Venues

Explosion club Osaka



Osaka's premier gay dance club.

Hukuoukan sauna Osaka



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

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Shangri-La @ ageHa

One of the best gay club nights anywhere in Asia.

Babylon Tokyo


Babylon Tokyo

A gay sauna in Shinjuku that is popular with locals although foreigners are welcome.

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