Tokyo Gay Saunas & Cruise Clubs

Visiting Tokyo and want to check out the city’s gay sauna and cruise club scene? Here’s a roundup of some of the best venues for gay cruising.

saunas

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: 3.4 stars from 16 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. “I went to this spa on a Sunday about noon and there was a good crowd with plenty of good looking guys. Mixed ethnicity and age crowd, but mostly Asian guys who seemed pretty happy to have a 52 year old blond well endowed...”

    Matt on 07-28-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  2. “I arrived at around 3am on Saturday morning. The place is huge and really clean and there were hundreds of guys already there, maybe about 5% were non Japanese. I kind of got the impression that if you were not Japanese...”

    James on 07-19-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  3. “I 'checked in' about 10pm for the night. I was a foreign white traveller and new to Tokyo. This facility is sprawling and magnificent. Fantastic provisions of sleeping areas, bedding, massage chairs, TV rooms and large e...”

    James on 06-04-2014 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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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: 3.6 stars from 22 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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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

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.

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, take the elevator to the 4th floor.

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, maze, relaxing cabins, dark room (卧室, 迷宫, 放松舱, 暗室) | Updated: 06-08-2014

Latest user reviews:

  1. “The place is tiny, yes. It could be kept up better, yes - but when I went there was A LOT of action. Plus, they sometimes have all you can drink nights and other specials.”

    furrred on 06-28-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  2. “The place is tiny, and yet they can't fix it up nor keep it clean. I was there around 8pm and there were 4 guys total. It was pathetic. You have better fun searching on Jackd.”

    Scott on 04-24-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  3. “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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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

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: 06-08-2014

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GATE IN Tokyo
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GATE IN

5F Nakatsubo Bldg, 1-7-10 Yaesu, Chuo | map

| website | +81 3 3245 0707 |

Located about a 5-minute walk from Tokyo Train Station, GATE IN is a small gay cruising spot – essentially an apartment with cubicles divided by partitions.

Customer’s age range from 18-40.  Suits are encouraged but not required.  Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays are “naked” days.

Features: relaxing cabins (放松舱) | Updated: 06-09-2014

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