Tokyo Gay Saunas & Spas

Visiting Tokyo and want to try out the city’s gay saunas and massage spas?  Here’s a roundup of some of the best.

saunas and cruise clubs

TREFF Tokyo

TREFF

4F Fukutomi Building, 2-13-14 Akasaka, Minato-ku | map

| website | +81 50 1563 8431 |

Weekday opening times: 12:00 - 23:00

Weekend opening times: 12:00 - 23:00

Audience Rating: 3.1 stars from 21 votes - Click to vote

2013 Audience Awards: 3 Star Winner

DISCOUNT: 500 yen Off Entrance Fee - ongoing promotion (exclusive)

Not a bathhouse, but a popular cruising and relaxation club for gay guys that welcomes people of all ages, types and nationalities.  TREFF (formerly known as Treffpunkt) is located not in Shinjuku but in a quiet neighborhood of Akasaka in Minato ward.

Features include private rooms, oral rooms, lounge area, smoking area.  There is a cover charge.  Discounts apply for gym members, youth 18-22 years old (ID required), groups of 3 or more people, and couples.  Check the website for special events.

Directions from Akasaka Station (Exit 2).  At street level, go right. Make a right at the first corner and go straight on. At the shop La Bella (“1st” floor). Take the elevator to the 4th floor.

Directions from Tameike Sanno Station (Exit 11). Go right and continue along the street past the Akaska 2 chome Koban (Police Box). At the Daily Yamazaki Convini shop make a right at the corner. You will see La Belle.

 

Features: bedroom, relaxing cabins, dark room (卧室, 放松舱, 暗室) | Updated: 04-20-2014

Latest user reviews:

  1. “I went there in 2008 when it was still called Treffpunkt and had a great time. In the years that I've spent in Japan, I've visited many gay cruise clubs and found this one to be the best in terms of acceptance. As a blac...”

    Pengwyn on 01-11-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

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24 Kaikan Sauna Tokyo
24 Kaikan Shinjuku
24 Kaikan Shinjuku
24 Kaikan Shinjuku
24 Kaikan Shinjuku

24 Kaikan Shinjuku

2-13-1 Shinjuku Ni-chome | map

| website | +81 3 3354 2424 |

Weekday opening times: 24 hours

Weekend opening times: 24 hours

Audience Rating: 3.5 stars from 11 votes - Click to vote

Popular gay sauna and the biggest cruising place for gay men in the area.  With 8 floors, the 24 Kaikan Shinjuku features a dry sauna, steam room, communal bath, solarium, video room, private cabins, snack room, lockers.  The rooftop floor has tanning beds and a cold bathtub.  Private cabins are expensive, so most actions take place in the common areas.

Foreigners are welcome.  Upon entry, you may be asked to show your passport.  Put your shoes in the locker and change into slippers, buy admission ticket from the vending machine, take the shoe locker key and ticket to the front desk, and receive a locker key and a bag with robe, face cloth, and bath towel.

Rooms are available for overnight rent, although trying to get some sleep may be difficult, especially on the crowded weekends.  24会館 has two other locations in Ueno and Asakusa.  Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, steam room, sauna, relaxing cabins, gym (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 蒸汽房, 桑拿, 放松舱, 健身房) | Updated: 11-10-2013

Latest user reviews:

  1. “This place has ruined me for other saunas! I got here at 11 pm Wed 2 October 2013 to four good looking guys (and that was just the locker room). Then I went to the wet area level (yes level!) To be greeted by close to 20...”

    Rowan on 01-19-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  2. “I visit this place once a month. This place is open for everyone, including foreign visitors (you know most of [Tokyo's] cruising places don't accept foreigners), so you can find every type of guys here. Weekends around ...”

    luis on 09-10-2013 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  3. “Very exciting and friendly place. Hope to visit again soon!”

    Bigg on 11-26-2012 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

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HX

1F, UI Building, 5-9-6 Shinjuku | map

| +81 3 3226 4448 |

Weekday opening times: 15:00 - 10:00

Weekend opening times: 24 hours

Audience Rating: 3.5 stars from 18 votes - Click to vote

2013 Audience Awards: 3 Star Winner

A small, dimly-lit gay sauna in Shinjuku close to Ni-chome area.  HX is a popular spot for after-hours fun, frequented by young Japanese  locals, and not everyone is allowed in (long hair not allowed).

Cross the big main street Yasukuni-Dori that goes past Ni-chome, between Shinjuku 1 Kita and Shinjuku 5 Higashi intersections.  Go down the alley, just to the right of MOS Burger.  Open 24 hours on the weekend.

Features: sauna, relaxing cabins (桑拿, 放松舱) | Updated: 11-10-2013

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Masquerade Tokyo

Masquerade Tokyo

3-13-3 Takadanobaba #202, Shinjuku | map

| website | +81 3 6304 0792 |

Weekday opening times: 16:00 - 24:00

Weekend opening times: Sat 15:00 - 24:00; Sun 12:00 - 24:00

Audience Rating: 3.5 stars from 22 votes - Click to vote

2013 Audience Awards: 4 Star Winner

You can probably guess that Masquerade is not a sauna, but a gay cruise club.  The place welcomes men all nationalities and hosts weekly themed events.  Open daily until midnight.

Take JR Yamanote Line – Takadanobaba St (Waseda Exit).

 

Features: maze, relaxing cabins, dark room (迷宫, 放松舱, 暗室) | Updated: 11-10-2013

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massage spas

Men's Spa Karada Tokyo

Men’s Spa Karada

1-10-10 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku | map

| website | +81 90 6301 1555 |

Weekday opening times: 24 hours

Weekend opening times: 24 hours

Audience Rating: 3.5 stars from 10 votes - Click to vote

24-hour exclusively male massage service for gay men.  Services include aroma therapy, prostate massage, body scrub, Korean scrub and foot massage.

Karada has three locations:  Shinjuku, Ueno and Osaka.  Check the website for photos and details of the masseurs at each location.

Features: massage (按摩) | Updated: 11-10-2013

Latest user reviews:

  1. “Great experience. (Very) Hot Japanese masseur, in (very) tight underwear. Not your "lounge about in a robe while breathing in scented air" massage. The other kind.”

    Jacob on 02-12-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

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Aloha Touch Tokyo

Aloha Touch

Shinjuku 7-chome, Shinjuku

| website | +81 090 6127 0993 |

Weekday opening times: 13:00 - 22:00 (closed Wednesdays)

Weekend opening times: 13:00 - 22:00

Audience Rating: 3.4 stars from 25 votes - Click to vote

2013 Audience Awards: 3 Star Winner

Aloha Touch offers professional massage service in Shinjuku area, specializing in oil massages including Temple Complex, Balinese and Lom Lomi.  Out-calls available.  Open from 1pm – 10pm.  Closed on Wednesdays.

 

Features: massage (按摩) | Updated: 11-10-2013

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i-Land Massage Tokyo
i-Land Tokyo
i-Land Tokyo

i-Land Tokyo

Nishi-shinjuku | map

| website | facebook |

Weekday opening times: 13:00 - 24:00

Weekend opening times: 13:00 - 24:00

Audience Rating: 2.9 stars from 13 votes - Click to vote

Exclusively gay male massage spa in Shinjuku offering a range of massage and reflexology treatments in private rooms. Clients can select from a number of trained, muscular therapists.

i-Land is located just a 1-minute walk from Nishi-5-Chome station.  Online reservations taken in both Japanese and English.  Full address given with reservation confirmation.  Out-call services also available.

Features: massage (按摩) | Updated: 11-10-2013

Latest user reviews:

  1. “After 14 hours on a plane and three days of work, this was exactly what I needed. Over the course of an hour, he hit every pressure point (including the most important one at the end) and left me feeling relaxed and sat...”

    Matt on 09-30-2013 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  2. “I had a great experience. Location was very convenient and the facility was very nice and relaxing. Shun spoke English well which helped since I don't speak Japanese. He is an excellent masseuse and is very strong and h...”

    Garret on 06-06-2013 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  3. “Excellent professional massage in a spotless facility, email booking with fast reply, venue easily accessible, with hot and friendly English speaking staff. Best value in town!”

    Alex on 05-25-2013 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

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