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Tokyo main gay bar scene is located in Shinjuku Ni-chome (District 2).

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.

in Shinjuku Ni-chome

AiiRO Café
AiiRO Café
AiiRO Café
AiiRO Café

1F Tenka Bldg, 2-18-1 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

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+81 3 6273 0740 | Free WiFi

weekday 18:00 - 02:00

weekend 18:00 - 05:00 / 00:00

AiiRO Café

audience rating 3.4 stars from 27 votes - click to vote

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.

| Updated: 18-06-2018

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AiiRO Café

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GB
GB

B1F Shinjuku Plaza Bldg, 2-12-3 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

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+81 3 3352 8972 |

weekday 20:00 - 02:00

weekend 20:00 - 03:00

GB

audience rating 4.1 stars from 12 votes - click to vote

Foreigner-friendly gay bar in Shinjuku. This large video bar attracts professionals, guys in their mid 20’s-40’s, artists, expats and ‘gaisen’ (Japanese men who like Westerners).

Great for pre-clubbing. Cruisy and extra crowded on weekends.

features bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | Updated: 20-06-2018

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Dragon MEN
Dragon MEN
Dragon MEN
Dragon MEN
Dragon MEN
Dragon MEN

1F Stork Nagasaki Bldg, 2-11-4 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

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+81 3 3341 0606 |

weekday 18:00 - 03:00

weekend Fri,Sat 18:00 - 06:00 / Sun 03:00

Dragon MEN

audience rating 3.4 stars from 30 votes - click to vote

Foreigner-favourite gay bar with indoor & outdoor seating. Dragon MEN has plenty of room to move, cruise, socialise or sit down and have a drink.

Friendly staff. Reasonable drinks with daily happy hour. Popular with gay expats, foreigners and their admirers.

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Dragon MEN
Dragon MEN
Dragon MEN
Dragon MEN
Dragon MEN

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Kinsmen
Kinsmen

2F Homebase Bldg, 2-18-5 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

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+81 3 3354 4949 |

weekday Tue-Thu 20:00 - 01:00

weekend 20:00 - 03:00 / 01:00

Kinsmen

audience rating 3.7 stars from 9 votes - click to vote

Upstairs gay bar with a cosy, relaxed atmosphere and trendy crowds. Foreigners are welcome.

A great place to chill and make new friends. No cover charge. Closed on Mondays.

features bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | Updated: 18-06-2018

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Bar Blacknude
Bar Blacknude

1/F, 2-15-12 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

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+81 3 6380 4098 |

weekday Tue-Fri 20:00 - 01:00

weekend 20:00 - 01:00

Bar Blacknude

audience rating 3.5 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

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.

features bar, music, karaoke (酒吧, 音乐, 卡拉OK) | Updated: 18-06-2018

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EAGLE Tokyo
EAGLE Tokyo

2-12-3 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

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+81 3 6874 0176 |

weekday 18:00 - 01:00

weekend 18:00 - 05:00

EAGLE Tokyo

audience rating 3.6 stars from 18 votes - click to vote

TODAY Happy Hour 6pm-8pm

TOMORROW Happy Hour 6pm-8pm

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.

metro : Shinjuku San-chome (ExitC8)

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Tac’s Knot
Tac’s Knot

2F, 3-11-12 Shinjuku, Room 202, Tokyo | map | distance

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+81 3 3341 9404 |

weekday 20:00 - 03:00

weekend 20:00 - 03:00

Tac’s Knot

audience rating 4 stars from 1 votes - click to vote

Small, gay-owned cocktail bar Tac’s Knot features artworks by local gay artists.

Located on Block A, near Shinjuku 3-Chome Station (Exit C6)

features bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | Updated: 20-06-2018

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ROOTS
ROOTS

2-Chome 11-2 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

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+81 3 6457 8588 |

weekday 18:00 - 01:00

weekend 18:00 - 05:00

ROOTS

audience rating 5 stars from 1 votes - click to vote

ROOTS is a gay bar & dance club in Shinjuku Ni-chome gay district. The entrance is on the Ni-chome main street.

The nicely designed 2-storey venue has a bar, dance floor and sofa lounge.The English-speaking owner will be happy to keep you entertained. Music ranges from Top 40 to J-pop, depending on the night.

Special events & parties take place at ROOTS on the weekend, featuring Japan’s unique “underground idols” where you get to enjoy the fusion of Japanese anime and gay culture.

Check out their website for details for upcoming events.

features bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 18-06-2018

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Bar Kumpel

Bar Kumpel

5/F Takamine Bldg, 2-15-12 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

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weekday 20:00 - 00:00

weekend 20:00 - 02:00

audience rating 3 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

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.

features bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | Updated: 02-02-2018

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Ashura Bar
Ashura Bar

4F Nakae Bldg, 2-15-13 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

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+81 3 5341 4587 |

weekday 20:00 - 04:00

weekend 20:00 - 11:00

Ashura Bar

audience rating 3.3 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

Foreigner-friendly gay karaoke bar in Shinjuku Ni-chome area. Drinks start at 800 yen.

Free karaoke (English songs available). Open 24 hours on the weekend.

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Campy! Bar
Campy! Bar

1F Musashino Bldg, 2-chome 13−10 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

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+81 3 3341 4445 |

weekday 15:00 - 05:00

weekend 15:00 - 05:00 / 23:00

Campy! Bar

audience rating 4 stars from 1 votes - click to vote

Campy! is lively little gay bar, run by celebrity drag queen Bourbonne. Everyone is welcome.

Located on Shinjuku Ni-chome main street.

features bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | Updated: 25-03-2018

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WORDUP BAR
WORDUP BAR

2/F TOM Bldg, 2-10-17 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

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+81 3 3353 2466 |

WORDUP BAR

audience rating 3.6 stars from 12 votes - click to vote

Small gay bar in Shinjuku Ni-chome gay district, with DJ and mostly local crowd.

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O’cean
O’cean
O’cean

O’cean

2-14-14 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

| website | +81 3 3355 2727 |

weekday 18:00 - 04:00

weekend 18:00 - 04:00

audience rating 3.4 stars from 18 votes - click to vote

The combination of gay “host bar+massage” that’s popular in Thailand has made its way to Japan.

Serving drinks and cocktails, O’cean also has many male go-go dancers, karaoke and free WiFi. Located in the heart of the Ni-chome gay village, next to Leo Lounge.

features bar, music, karaoke, live music, massage, go-go show, free wi-fi (酒吧, 音乐, 卡拉OK, 现场音乐, 按摩, 性感秀, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 19-02-2018

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Bar PROP

Bar PROP

Nakae Bldg, B1, 2-4-9 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

| website | +81 3 3527 9086 |

weekday 20:00 - 02:00

weekend 20:00 - 05:00

audience rating 4.3 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

New gay bar in Shinjuku 2-chome, owned by a semi-professional rugby player. Bar PROP opened its doors in August 2017.

Located just a short walk from Takashimaya department store in Shinjuku.

features bar, music, free wi-fi (酒吧, 音乐, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 18-06-2018

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J’s Bar Cross Dress

J’s Bar Cross Dress

2-Chome-11 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

| website | +31 3 3226 7105 |

weekday from 20:00

weekend from 20:00

audience rating 2.5 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

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.

features bar, music, dancing, karaoke (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 卡拉OK) | Updated: 13-07-2018

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in Shibuya

KITSUNE
KITSUNE

B1 Shatelet Shibuya, 2-20-13 Higashi, Shibuya, Tokyo | map | distance

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+81 3 5766 5911 |

weekday 18:00 - 03:00

weekend 18:00 - 05:00

KITSUNE

audience rating 5 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

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.

metro : Shibuya

features bar, music, restaurant, free wi-fi (酒吧, 音乐, 餐厅, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 11-06-2018

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HOME
HOME

1-11-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo | map | distance

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+81 3 6455 1998 |

weekday 20:00 - 03:00

weekend Sat 20:00 - 05:00

HOME

audience rating 4 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

HOME is a local gay bar in Shibuya that welcomes everyone – gay, bi, straight, women, foreigners, etc. Closed on Sundays.

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Shibuya 246
Shibuya 246

4/F Shimizu Bldg, 2-7-4 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo | map | distance

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+81 3 6277 5023 | Free WiFi

weekday 19:00 - 02:00

weekend 19:00 - 02:00 / 00:00

Shibuya 246

audience rating 3.6 stars from 9 votes - click to vote

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.

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Kéivi

Kéivi

4F Yoshino Bldg, 17-10 Sakuragaoka, Shibuya, Tokyo | map | distance

| website | +81 3 3462 9200 |

weekday 18:00 - 00:00

weekend 18:00 - 00:00

audience rating 4 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

Offering a nice change from the busy Ni-Chome scene, this friendly gay bar combines the Chinese feng shui philosophy with meticulous decoration.

Kéivi’s laid-back atmosphere draws a wide range of customers. A cover charge of ¥400 includes a choice of snacks. Located in the heart of Shibuya.

metro : Shibuya

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Tokyo • gay bars in other areas

Bar Kabuto
Free Drink

Bar Kabuto

4F TK Kamata Bldg, 7-44-1 Nishikamata, Ota, Tokyo | map | distance

| website | +81 3 5703 2110 |

weekday Tue-Thu 20:00 - 02:00

weekend 20:00 - 05:00 / 00:00

audience rating 3.8 stars from 24 votes - click to vote

CLICK HERE FOR FREE Drink for First-time Customers

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.

metro : Kamata

features bar, music, karaoke (酒吧, 音乐, 卡拉OK) | Updated: 25-03-2018

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Kouzigenba Asakusa (工事現場)
Kouzigenba Asakusa (工事現場)
Kouzigenba Asakusa (工事現場)
Kouzigenba Asakusa (工事現場)
Kouzigenba Asakusa (工事現場)
Kouzigenba Asakusa (工事現場)

105, 2-25-15, Nishiasakusa, Taito, Tokyo | map | distance

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+81 3 3841 8239 |

weekday 19:00 - 02:00

weekend 19:00 - 05:00

Kouzigenba Asakusa (工事現場)

audience rating 5 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

Gay bar for bear & chubby men in Taito. The owner organisers a number of annual events including Cherry-Blossom Viewing, Bear Pool Party, BBQ party and more.

Look for the sign 工事現場 outside the building.

metro : Tawaramachi (Ginza Line)

features bar, free wi-fi (酒吧, 免费无线上网) | gay-owned | Updated: 18-06-2018

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Bar Amigo
Bar Amigo

5 Chome-7-10 Higashiueno, Taito, Tokyo | map | distance

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weekday 17:00 - 00:00

weekend 15:00 - 00:00

Bar Amigo

audience rating 4 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

New, gay karaoke bar in Taito ward, owned by two guys (Spanish and Japanese). Bear-friendly.

Bar Amigo is open every night until midnight.

features bar, music, karaoke (酒吧, 音乐, 卡拉OK) | Updated: 29-03-2018

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NAVIGATE

NAVIGATE

2F, 2-10-7 Nishiasakusa, Taito, Tokyo | map | distance

| +81 3 6802 8041‬ |

weekday 19:00 - 02:00

weekend 20:00 - 05:00

audience rating 3.5 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

TOMORROW Staff Shinchan’s Day (master is off)

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.

metro : Tawaramachi / Ginza Line

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NAVIGATE
NAVIGATE

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