Gay Tokyo • Mid-Range Hotels

Hotels in Tokyo had a reputation for being expensive, but after years of devaluation and increased competition, prices are now more affordable.

Our top mid-range Tokyo hotels for 2017 are divided by area:

Shinjuku

heart of Tokyo and home to the huge Ni-chōme gay district

Shibuya

shopping and fashion district with plenty of general nightlife

All the hotels we recommend have English-speaking staff.

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Shinjuku

Huge entertainment & shopping district and home of Tokyo’s main gay scene, Shinjuku Ni-chome. Its great location, transport links and choice of hotels make it the most popular area with gay visitors.

Walk to the gay district.

2-14-5 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

8 Excellent
based on 2618 Agoda reviews

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Shinjuku Granbell Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Walk to the gay district. Stylish modern & very affordable. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 50
2016
Top 50
2017
Top 25

The modern Shinjuku Granbell is located in the heart of the Kabuki-cho entertainment district, just a 10-minute walk from the Shinjuku Ni-chōme gay scene, Leo Lounge, Alamas Café, Arty Farty club, etc.

The hotel offers stylish, uniquely designed guest rooms with very comfortable beds, free WiFi, an iPod dock, flat screen TV with video on demand, refrigerator and electric kettle.

We like the fabulous views from the rooftop terrace bar and Restaurant G which serves some pretty good French & Italian food. There is a 24-hour front desk with helpful English-speaking staff. The nearest metro is just a couple of minutes’ walk away.

features bar, restaurant, massage, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 21-05-2017

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Very close to the gay nightlife.

2-2-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo | map | distance

8 Excellent
based on 1049 Agoda reviews

APA Hotel Shinjuku-Gyoemmae3-5 stars

Why this hotel? Very close to the gay nightlife. Near the metro. Excellent value. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 100
2016
Top 50
2017
Top 25

The consistently gay-popular APA Shinjuku-Gyoemmae is located just a couple of minutes’ walk from the Ni-chome gay nightlife. The popular 24 Kaikan Shinjuku sauna is even closer.

Modern guest rooms have flat screen TV, free WiFi, fridge and electric kettle. We like their large spa & jacuzzi (separate areas for men and women). Vending machines and laundry rooms are available for guest use and reception is open 24 hours.

The hotel also has its own restaurant, although plenty of dining options are nearby. Very popular choice on Travel Gay Asia.

features restaurant, spa, free wi-fi (餐厅, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 22-05-2017

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Close to gay district.

2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

8.3 Excellent
based on 3281 Agoda reviews

Keio Plaza Hotel – Tokyo5 stars

Why this hotel? Close to gay district. Great views. Walk to Shinjuku Station. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2017
Top 100

A consistently popular hotel on Travel Gay Asia since we recommended it in 2013. The Keio Plaza is located near the Shinjuku Station, and is within walking distance of gay venues like AiiRO Café, AiSOTOPE Lounge. The fact that this 5-star hotel offers 4-star prices helps.

This modern high-rise hotel has 1,400 rooms, complete with first-class facilities including a gym, an outdoor pool and a massage spa.

The in-house Nan-En restaurant offers authentic Chinese cuisine from different regions, and the Kagari Japanese restaurant serves up some surprisingly exciting Japanese food.

features bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, massage, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 按摩, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 21-05-2017

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Walk to gay bars.

1-30-1 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

7.9 Very Good
based on 2496 Agoda reviews

Shinjuku Prince Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Walk to gay bars. Near Shinjuku Station & Kabukicho nightlife. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 25
2016
Top 100

Perfect location for gay night crawlers. Shinjuku Prince Hotel in the Kabuki entertainment district, near the metro station and just 10 minutes’ walk to AiiRO Café, Dragon MENArty Farty gay club.

This large hotel features decent-sized, contemporary rooms with free WiFi, flat screen satellite TV, fridge and safe. The restaurant on the 25h floor offers panoramic city views. Massage service available.

The hotel is surrounded by a huge range of shops and department stores. You can easily connect to Shibuya by the subway. One of the most popular Tokyo hotels on Travel Gay Asia.

features bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, internet access, massage, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 互联网, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 10-09-2017

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Popular new hotel.

1-19-1 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo | map | distance

8.6 Excellent
based on 3128 Agoda reviews

Hotel Gracery Shinjuku4 stars

Why this hotel? Popular new hotel. Walk to gay bars & clubs. Great value. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2017
Top 100

The new high-rise Hotel Gracery Shinjuku is in great location, a 5-minute walk from Shinjuku JR Station and the Kabuki-cho red light district. Gay bars in Ni-chome gay village are 10 minutes away. Many dining and shopping choices all around.

This hotel features a 24-hour reception, an Italian restaurant and a coffee shop with a terrace.  Coin-operated laundry facilities, dry cleaning & ironing services are available.

Each modern, compact guest room features free WiFi, flat screen TV, desk and an electric kettle. Many rooms offer beautiful views of the city. Excellent value for money.

features cafe, restaurant, massage, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 21-05-2017

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Central location.

1-28-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

8.2 Excellent
based on 990 Agoda reviews

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Citadines Shinjuku Hotel3-5 stars

Why this hotel? Central location. Close to the gay scene. Great value. Apartment style. Free WiFi.

The award-winning Citadines Shinjuku has a great central location, a 5-minute walk from the train station. The gay nightlife, the lively Kabuki district and an array of shops & restaurants are within easy access.

Each modern, apartment features a kitchenette, flat screen TV, DVD player, free WiFi. The Citadines has a gym, laundry room, bike rental service. Daily Continental breakfast is served in the lounge.

features gym, free wi-fi (健身房, 免费无线上网) | updated: 10-09-2017

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Close to the gay nightlife

1-20-2 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

7.9 Very Good
based on 2554 Agoda reviews

APA Hotel Shinjuku-Kabukicho Tower3-5 stars

Why this hotel? Close to the gay nightlife Excellent value. Fabulous spa. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2017
Top 100

The modern APA Shinjuku-Kabukicho Tower (opened September 2015) is located in the heart of the vibrant Kabuki-cho area, close to train connections at Shinjuku Station. The Ni-chōme gay district is just a 10 minute walk from the hotel.

Excellent value, compact air-conditioned guest rooms feature free WiFi, a large flat screen TV’s, mini-fridge and desk.  The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, dry cleaning and massage services.

Of special note is the hotel’s top-floor modern spa with open-air jacuzzi.  There is an onsite restaurant and café, although there is a huge range of eatery options in the area.

features bar, restaurant, massage, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 22-05-2017

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Very near the gay nighlife.

1-2-9 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo | map | distance

8.3 Excellent
based on 1929 Agoda reviews

Citadines Central Shinjuku Tokyo4 stars

Why this hotel? Very near the gay nighlife. Close to the Metro station. Free WiFi.

The Citadines Central Shinjuku is located in the heart of the Kabuki-cho nightlife district and just a couple of minutes walk from all the gay bars in Shinjuku Nichome and train station.  Many shops and restaurants are nearby.

Modern guest rooms feature contemporary design, air conditioning, LCD TV, an assortment of bathroom amenities and free WiFi.

The hotel has its own restaurant, grocery/convenience store and laundry facilities.  The staff are helpful, knowledgeable and can speak English.

features restaurant, shop, massage, free wi-fi (餐厅, 铺子, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 22-05-2017

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Convenient location.

2-6-2 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

8.7 Excellent
based on 2189 Agoda reviews

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JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku4 stars

Why this hotel? Convenient location. Next to JR station. New hotel. Free WiFi.

The new JR Kyushu Blossom is in prime location in Shinjuku, just a few minutes’ walk from JR Shinjuku station and gay nightlife, and a 15-minute walk to the lively Kabuki-cho area.

Each stylish, modern guest room features free WiFi, flat screen TV, fridge and air purifier. The hotel has an onsite restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and laundromat. Massage service available.

The direct link to the JR train station provides easy connections to the popular Harajuku and Shibuya areas – all within 20 minutes.

features restaurant, massage, free wi-fi (餐厅, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 22-05-2017

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Great for shopping.

2-2-1 Yoyogi, Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

8.7 Excellent
based on 573 Agoda reviews

Hotel Century Southern Tower4 stars

Why this hotel? Great for shopping. Fabulous views. Easy access to Shinjuku gay scene. Free WiFi.

Conveniently located next to Shinjuku Station and within walking distance to the Ni-chōme gay scene. Odakyu Hotel Century (Southern Tower) occupies the 19th to 35th floors of a magnificent building.

Renovated in 2014, Guest rooms & suites have amazing city views. each featuring a comfortable bed, LCD TV, a fridge and free WiFi.

Century Hotel has drinks & ice vending machines on every floor, 4 restaurants, a bar and a fitness centre. The hotel staff speak fluent English.

features restaurant, shop, gym, free wi-fi (餐厅, 铺子, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | updated: 02-07-2017

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Link to Shinjuku Station.

3-2-9 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo | map | distance

7.3 Very Good
based on 3872 Agoda reviews

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Shinjuku Washington Hotel – Main Building3 stars

Why this hotel? Link to Shinjuku Station. Close to nightlife & gay scene. Great value. Free WiFi.

The great-value Shinjuku Washington Hotel is directly connected to the Shinjuku Station, making it easy to explore the city and everything it has to offer.

Each compact guest room has a flat screen TV, free WiFi, fridge and private bathroom. Facilities include coin-operated washers & dryers, PC stations, concierge, restaurant, bar, café and convenience shop.

Plenty of shops and restaurants are nearby, and the lively Kabuki-cho entertainment district is 10 minutes away.

features bar, restaurant, shop, sauna, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 铺子, 桑拿, 免费无线上网) | updated: 22-05-2017

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In the gay village.

3-7-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo | map | distance

8.9 Excellent
based on 964 Agoda reviews

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Tokyu Stay Shinjuku3 stars

Why this hotel? In the gay village. Next to Shinjuku Station. New hotel. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2017
Top 100

Located in the heart of the gay district and next to subway, the new Tokyu Stay Shinjuku is just a few minutes’ walk to Arty Farty club, Dragon MEN bar, Alamas Café, etc.

Guest rooms are compact but very modern. Each features a comfortable bed, free WiFi, flat screen TV, fridge and air purifier/humidifier. Upgraded rooms include a washer & dryer.

The hotel has a 24-hour front desk where free luggage storage service is provided. No restaurant onsite, but there are many places to eat in the area as well as convenient shops, cafés and Isetan Department Store.

features free wi-fi (免费无线上网) | updated: 22-05-2017

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Shibuya

Known for its chaotic crossroads outside the train station, Shibuya is packed with shopping malls, restaurants, boutiques and nightclubs. Its central location makes it a popular base for tourists.

Popular choice.

15-17 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo | map | distance

8.1 Excellent
based on 1081 Agoda reviews

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Shibuya Granbell Hotel3-5 stars

Why this hotel? Popular choice. Great location. Near Shibuya Station. Free WiFi.

The newly upgraded Shibuya Granbell has become a popular hotel with gay visitors.  It is located just a short walk from the Shibuya Station, with easy access to the Shinjuku gay scene and Harajuku.

The hotel has various room types to choose from, each featuring flat screen TV, free WiFi, air conditioning and en suite, modern bathroom.

There is a Japanese-style pub and restaurant onsite. A 24-hour reception, room service and luggage storage services available.

features bar, restaurant, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 免费无线上网) | updated: 02-07-2017

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Great for shopping.

1-12-2 Dougenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo | map | distance

8.4 Excellent
based on 1691 Agoda reviews

Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu4 stars

Why this hotel? Great for shopping. Excellent views & value for money. Gay-popular. Free WiFi.

Perfect for shopping. The excellent-value Shibuya Excel Tokyu is located right above the Mark City shopping mall and surrounded by many trendy boutiques and shops.

Modern guest rooms feature flat screen satellite TV and minibar. Some have views of the Shibuya intersection madness. The onsite restaurants ‘Shunsai’ and ‘A Bientot’ serve excellent food with panoramic views.

The hotel’s direct link to the Shibuya Station makes it easy to get around Tokyo. The gay bars in Shinjuku can be reached in 15 minutes. There’s a bus service to/from Narita airport in front the hotel.

features cafe, restaurant, massage, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 22-05-2017

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Great location.

6-24-4 Jingu-mae, Shibuya, Tokyo | map | distance

8.7 Excellent
based on 894 Agoda reviews

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Dormy Inn PREMIUM Shibuya Jingumae3-5 stars

Why this hotel? Great location. Walk to Harajuku & Shibuya Station. Very affordable. Free WiFi.

Located in a quiet area between Shibuya and Harajuku, the Dormy Inn PREMIUM offers comfortable rooms and suites with flat screen TV, fridge and free WiFi.

This good-value hostel features a 24-hour sauna, onsen spa, massage services, laundromat and vending machines. A choice of Japanese and Western breakfast is offered. Staff are helpful and friendly but speak limited English.

The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Yoyogi Park and Takeshita Street. Shibuya and Harajuku stations are also 10 minutes away.

features restaurant, massage, sauna, spa, free wi-fi (餐厅, 按摩, 桑拿, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 02-06-2017

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Taito

Taito is a northeastern district of Tokyo, with Ueno Station as its major hub. The area is famous for the temples of Asakusa, city walks, street markets, cheap hotels and a few gay cruise clubs.

Popular choice.

2-14-26 Ueno, Taito, Tokyo | map | distance

8.5 Excellent
based on 2180 Agoda reviews

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APA Hotel Keisei Ueno-Ekimae3 stars

Why this hotel? Popular choice. Near Ueno train station and gay cruise clubs. Free WiFi.

The APA Hotel Keisei Ueno-Ekimae is a popular choice on Travel Gay Asia. Its strategic location near the Keisei Ueno Station allows to be close to everything but away from the crowds. The popular Asakusa area is 5 minutes away on the subway.

This great-value hotel is also close to many local restaurants, convenience stores and shops, as well as within easy access to the gay cruise & fetish club scene in Taito.

Each modern guest room features free WiFi, private bathroom, with shower & bath, air conditioning, flat screen TV, desk, fridge, electric kettle. The front desk is open 24 hours. Vending machines, luggage storage and money exchange services are provided.

features restaurant, free wi-fi (餐厅, 免费无线上网) | updated: 08-08-2017

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