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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.
based on 3764 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Close to gay district. Great views. Walk to Shinjuku Station. Free WiFi.
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.
based on 935 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Easy access to Shinjuku. Great gym & pool. Value for money. Free WiFi.
Not the closest luxury hotel to the gay nightlife, but the Hilton Tokyo’s first-class facilities and service make up for it. It features a great indoor pool, rooftop tennis courts, gym, restaurants and chic bars.
Offering views of the cosmopolitan Shinjuku, each stylish non-smoking guest room features high quality bathroom products and satellite TV.
The hotel is directly connected to Tochomae subway and provides free shuttle to Shinjuku Station (15-minute walk). AiiRO Café gay bar, AiSOTOPE Lounge and the Kabuki-cho nightlife district can be reached in 20 minutes.
based on 741 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Convenient location. Excellent staff. Great for shopping.
Located next the Shinjuku Central Park and directly linked to Tochomae Station, the Hyatt Regency offers well-appointed rooms, 7 dining options, a beautiful indoor pool, a well-equipped gym and a fabulous spa.
Guest rooms have large windows with views of the trendy Shinjuku area. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable.
The hotel provides free shuttle service to Shinjuku Station. From there, it’s just a short walk to to the all the gay bars in Ni-chome, and a huge range of shops and restaurants in the area should keep you busy all day.
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Shibuya / Harajuku
popular area with good transport links, huge malls, boutiques and restaurants
Shinjuku / gay district
Tokyo's entertainment district; home of the main gay scene and nightlife
Tokyo Station / Ginza
central area and transport hub, close to many shops and attractions
based on 165 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Amazing views. Excellent pool & gym. Near the gay scene. Free WiFi.
Made famous by the critically acclaimed film ‘Lost in Translation’, the stunning Park Hyatt occupies the top 14 floors of the 52-storey Shinjuku Park Tower, offering fantastic views of the city and Mount Fuji.
Guest rooms and suites feature original artworks and the finest amenities. The hotel has an impressive range of dining and bar options. The gym and pool have floor-to-ceiling windows with great views.
The Ni-chrome gay vaillage is just a few minutes away by taxi, and the Shinjuku station is within walking distance
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.
based on 1701 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Great for shopping. Best hotel in Shibuya. Popular with gay guests. Free WiFi.
Possibly the best luxury hotel in Shibuya area – an ideal choice if you’re in Tokyo to shop and don’t mind spending a bit more on accommodation.
The 5-star Cerulean Tower Tokyu stands tall in one of Tokyo’s best shopping areas, a 5-minute walk to Shibuya Station with access to many train and subway lines. Getting to Harajuku fashion street and the famous Meiji Jingu Shrine takes just 2 minutes.
Guest rooms are spacious and offer amazing city views. The hotel has 9 dining options, indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym, bar, pastry shop, etc. The service here is excellent and deserves a 5-star rating.
Located to southeast of Shinjuku, the Akasaka/Roppongi area is filled with famous night-time attractions, international restaurants and excellent hotels. A popular area with foreigners, both expats and tourists.
based on 918 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Very central. Beautiful views. Near the subway. Free WiFi.
Set within a beautiful Japanese landscaped garden, the New Otani Tokyo enjoys a very central location. It features an outdoor swimming pool, modern gym, sauna and about 30 dining options.
Guest rooms are tastefully decorated and have comfortable beds, flat screen satellite TV, minibar and free WiFi. Some rooms have views of the Tokyo skyline or the hotel’s gorgeous garden.
The New Otani is less than 10 minutes’ walk to 5 subway lines. Popular with gay travellers, as the Shinjuku gay nightlife can all be reached in just than 10 minutes.
based on 918 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Stylish design. Central location. Close to the subway. Free WiFi.
We recommend The Capitol Hotel Tokyu because of its attractive design, impeccable service and convenient location. This elegant designer hotel is a perfect blend between East and West, with a style that is both classic and contemporary.
Guest rooms are spacious and have beautiful views. WiFi is free throughout. The hotel has 3 restaurants, a nice indoor pool, a well-equipped gym and a spa with massage services.
The hotel has direct access to several 4 subway lines which offer direct links to the popular areas of Shinjuku, Shibuya and Ginza.
based on 255 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Near Roppongi nightlife. Convenient location. Great value. Free WiFi.
One of Tokyo’s best hotels. Located near Roppongi nightlife district, Hotel Okura features several dining options, indoor &outdoor pools, shopping arcade, tea ceremony room and an art museum.
We really like the hotel’s well-equipped gym and the spa’s various relaxation programs. Guest rooms and suites feature very high-end amenities and products. Needless to say, the service is exceptional.
From the hotel, you can walk to the subway station in 5 minutes and take the train to other major areas – Roppongi, Ginza, and Akasaka. The gay bars in Shinjuku Ni-chome can be reached in less than 20 minutes.