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In fact, Ni-chome is home to hundred of bars, clubs and cafés. Some venues limit access to Japanese only; others have policies based on specific themes. As a result, the Tokyo gay scene can be challenging for foreigners.
1F Tenka Bldg, 2-18-1 Shinjuku, Tokyo
weekday 18:00 - 02:00 weekend 18:00 - 05:00 / 00:00
Revamped AiiRO Café (formerly ‘Advocates Café’) is the hottest street corner gay café & bar in Shinjuku. Originally opened in 2000 by the GM of ageHa gay nightclub.
Lively, welcoming atmosphere with very diverse crowd. A great place to start your evening, enjoy the scene and make new friends.
AiiRO gets busy on the weekend with customers spilling onto the street. There is a big Japanese Shrine Gate, Torii on the entrance.
Close to the gay nightlife Excellent value. Fabulous spa. Includes breakfast. Was $273 USD. Now $153 USD. | click here
Walk to the gay district. Stylish modern & very affordable. Includes breakfast. Was $251 USD. Now $187 USD. | click here
Very central. Beautiful views. Near the subway. Includes breakfast. Was $455 USD. Now $263 USD. | click here
In the gay village. Next to Shinjuku Station. New hotel. Includes breakfast. Was $273 USD. Now $225 USD. | click here
Convenient location. Excellent staff. Great for shopping. Includes breakfast. Now $482 USD. | click here
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2F Homebase Bldg, 2-18-5 Shinjuku, Tokyo
weekday Tue-Thu 20:00 - 01:00 weekend 20:00 - 03:00 / 01:00
Kinsmen is an upstairs gay bar with a cosy, relaxed atmosphere. Nice mix of crowd, and foreigners are welcome. Great place to chill out and make new friends.
No cover charge. Closed on Mondays.
1/F, 2-15-12 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map
weekday Tue-Fri 20:00 - 01:00, weekend 20:00 - 01:00
audience rating 3.5 stars from 6 votes - click to voteadd a review & photos
Small gay bar with karaoke in Shinjuku Ni-chome. Foreigners are welcome. Muscular staff, fun and friendly atmosphere.
Cover charge of ¥2,000 includes one drink (second drink ¥800). Closed on Mondays.
audience rating 3.7 stars from 27 votes - click to vote
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Tokyo’s new international gay bar, located in Shinjuku Ni-chome gay district. EAGLE Tokyo welcomes everyone to enjoy drinks made by handsome bearish staff.
The bar offers a relaxed ‘Brooklyn style’ atmosphere for listening to chill-out music and conversing with the locals and other international friends.
EAGLE is just a 3-minute walk away from its other gay bar Leo Lounge. From Shinjuku Station, take the East Exit.
nearest station : Shinjuku San-chome (Exit C8)
5/F Takamine Bldg, 2-15-12 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map
weekday 20:00 - 00:00, weekend 20:00 - 02:00
audience rating 3 stars from 5 votes - click to voteadd a review & photos
Kumpel is a gay-friendly bar in heart of Shinjuku Ni-chome gay nightlife.
There’s ‘no cover charge’ and ‘no smoking’, here. Also no karaoke. Alcoholic drinks start at ¥500. BYOF welcome.
1F Musashino Bldg, 2-chome 13−10 Shinjuku, Tokyo
weekday 15:00 - 05:00 weekend 15:00 - 05:00 / 23:00
Campy! is lively little gay bar, run by celebrity drag queen Bourbonne. Everyone is welcome!
Conveniently located on Shinjuku Ni-chome main street.
Small gay bar in Shinjuku Ni-chome gay district, with DJ and mostly local crowd.
2-Chome-11 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map
weekday from 20:00, weekend from 20:00
audience rating 3.2 stars from 5 votes - click to voteadd a review & photos
A meeting place for cross-dressers and transexuals and everyone else who would like to hang out and have a fun karaoke night with them.
For hardcore drinkers, J’s Bar has an all-you-can-drink deal for ¥3000. Located in Shinjuku Ni-chome gay district.
B1 Shatelet Shibuya, 2-20-13 Higashi, Shibuya, Tokyo
weekday 18:00 - 03:00 weekend 18:00 - 05:00
Gay-friendly fusion sushi bar & restaurant in the heart of Shibuya and Ebisu.
KITSUNE serves French-influenced Japanese cuisine. Try “Sunshine”, a creative dish made with sushi and terrine. A variety of sake is available.
The owner of KITSUNE is a strong supporter of the local LGBT community.
nearest station : Shibuya
1-11-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo
weekday 20:00 - 03:00 weekend Sat 20:00 - 05:00
HOME is a local gay bar in Shibuya that welcomes everyone – gay, bi, straight, women, foreigners, etc. Closed on Sundays.
4/F Shimizu Bldg, 2-7-4 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo
weekday 19:00 - 02:00 weekend 19:00 - 02:00 / 00:00
Gay-owned bar in Shibuya, located a one-minute walk from Shibuya Station West.
Shibuya 246 serves a range of beverages including wine, whiskey, cocktails, sake in a cosy, relaxed atmosphere. Free WiFi available.
4F TK Kamata Bldg, 7-44-1 Nishikamata, Ota, Tokyo | map
weekday Tue-Thu 19:30 - 02:00, weekend 19:30 - 4:00 / 00:00
audience rating 3.8 stars from 28 votes - click to voteadd a review & photos
Gay bar Kabuto カブト is located in Kamata, Ota ward 大田, with easy access from Haneda Airport, Shinagawa, and other Tokyo and Yokohama area.
This men-only karaoke bar is owned by a former airline cabin crew. Most customers speak or understand some English. A great place to meet Japanese locals. Closed on Mondays.
nearest station : Kamata
2F, 2-10-7 Nishiasakusa, Taito, Tokyo | map
weekday 19:00 - 02:00, weekend 20:00 - 05:00
audience rating 3.5 stars from 4 votes - click to vote
TODAY Staff Shinchan’s Day (master is off)add a review & photos
Gay karaoke bar in Tokyo that has been in business since 2013. Bears- and chubbies-friendly.
The owner of NAVIGATE is a Japanese bearish type master (43 y.o.) who speaks English and some Korean.
nearest station : Tawaramachi / Ginza Line
2F, 3-11-12 Shinjuku, Room 202, Tokyo
weekday 20:00 - 03:00 weekend 20:00 - 03:00
Tac’s Knot is a small, gay-owned cocktail bar that features artworks by local gay artists. Friendly staff offer a warm welcome.
Located on Block A, near Shinjuku 3-Chome Station (Exit C6)
International gay bar for bears, friends and admirers in Shinjuku Ni-chome gay village.
Leo Lounge has a laid-back atmosphere, reasonable drinks, good music and friendly staff.