Tokyo Gay Saunas & Cruise Clubs

Curious about the gay sauna scene in Tokyo?  Here are the best places for gay cruising.  Some are more foreigner-friendly than the others.

saunas

24 Kaikan Shinjuku
24 Kaikan Shinjuku
24 Kaikan Shinjuku
24 Kaikan Shinjuku

24 Kaikan Shinjuku

2-13-1 Shinjuku Ni-chome, Tokyo | map

| website | +81 3 3354 2424 |

Weekday opening times: 24 hours

Weekend opening times: 24 hours

Audience Rating: 2.9 stars from 39 votes - Click to vote

Audience Awards     2014
4 Star Winner

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, restaurant, steam room, sauna, relaxing cabins, gym (酒吧, 餐厅, 蒸汽房, 桑拿, 放松舱, 健身房) | Updated: 04-13-2015

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HX

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

| +81 3 3226 4448 |

Weekday opening times: 15:00 - 10:00

Weekend opening times: 24 hours

Audience Rating: 3.4 stars from 36 votes - Click to vote

Audience Awards 2013
3 Star Winner
    2014
4 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: 04-13-2015

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cruise clubs

Men’s Club MEAT

1-13-4 Shinjuku, Shunjuku-ku, Tokyo | map

| website | facebook | +81 3 6873 4754 |

Weekday opening times: 15:00 - 23:00

Weekend opening times: 15:00 - 11:00

Audience Rating: 3.8 stars from 6 votes - Click to vote

The latest addition to Tokyo’s gay scene.  Men’s Club MEAT took over CUBIC3 in November 2014.  This new gay cruise club welcomes men in their 20’s-40’s but targets masculine, short-haired guys in their 30’s.

MEAT offers plenty of room to play, with 4 levels – Hunting Zone (2nd Floor), Dark Zone (3rd Floor) and Red Zone (4th Floor).  Facilities include lockers, showers, dark room and private cabins.  Refreshments and WiFi also available.

Dress code applies (usually underwear and tank tops are ok).  Weekly themes include Bulk Wednesday, ‘Tank Top Only’ Thursdays, Underwear Friday & Saturday.

Located 1-minute walk from Shinjuku-gyoenmae Station and 5 minutes from Shinjuku 2-chome!

Features: bar, relaxing cabins, dark room, free wi-fi (酒吧, 放松舱, 暗室, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 04-13-2015

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TREFF

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

| website | +81 50 1563 8431 |

Weekday opening times: 12:00 - 23:00

Weekend opening times: 12:00 - 23:00

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

Audience Awards 2013
3 Star Winner
    2014
4 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.

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.  

 

Features: maze, relaxing cabins, dark room (迷宫, 放松舱, 暗室) | Updated: 04-13-2015

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GATE IN
GATE IN
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GATE IN

5/F Nakatsubo Building, 1-7-10 Yaesu, Chuo, Tokyo | map

| website | +81 3 3245 0707 |

Audience Rating: 3.3 stars from 7 votes - Click to vote

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 must be aged from 18 and under 40.  Suits are encouraged but not required.  Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays are “naked” days.

Features: relaxing cabins (放松舱) | Updated: 04-13-2015

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BodyBreath

Kosei Nenkin Kaikan, 5-2-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo | map

| website | facebook | +81 3 6457 8500 |

Weekday opening times: 24 hours

Weekend opening times: 24 hours

Audience Rating: 4.3 stars from 4 votes - Click to vote

24-hour gay cruise club in the heart of  Shinjuku 2-chome gay district.  Facilities include lockers, showers, toilets, cruising areas and private rooms.  Light refreshments are available.

BodyBreath welcomes guys between the ages of 18 and 40 with short hair / buzz cut.  Admittance to those over 40 is subject to management approval.  ID required.

Different themes for every night of the week – check website for details.  Attracts mostly Asian customers.  Some staff speak English.

Features: cafe, internet access, dark room (咖啡馆, 互联网, 暗室) | Updated: 04-13-2015

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