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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 | map
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.
2-14-16 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map
weekday from 18:00 weekend from 18:00
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.
Close to the gay nightlife Excellent value. Fabulous spa. Includes breakfast. Was $266 USD. Now $105 USD. | click here
Popular choice. Great location. Near Shibuya Station. Includes breakfast. Was $222 USD. Now $168 USD. | click here
Walk to the gay district. Stylish modern & very affordable. Includes breakfast. Was $178 USD. Now $148 USD. | click here
Great location. Walk to Harajuku & Shibuya Station. Very affordable. Includes breakfast. Was $210 USD. Now $188 USD. | click here
Walk to gay bars & clubs. Great value for money. New hotel. Includes breakfast. Was $222 USD. Now $176 USD. | click here
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B1F Shinjuku Plaza Bldg, 2-12-3 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map
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+81 3 3352 8972 |
weekday 20:00 - 02:00 weekend 20:00 - 03:00 / 19:00 - 00:00
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.
1F Stork Nagasaki Bldg, 2-11-4 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map
+81 3 3341 0606 |
weekday 18:00 - 03:00 weekend Fri,Sat 18:00 - 06:00 / Sun 03:00
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.
2F Homebase Bldg, 2-18-5 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map
+81 3 3354 4949 |
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 2 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.
2-12-3 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map
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+81 3 6874 0176 |
weekday 18:00 - 01:00 weekend 18:00 - 05:00
audience rating 3.5 stars from 21 votes - click to vote
TODAY Happy Hour 6pm-8pm
TOMORROW Happy Hour 6pm-8pmadd a review & photos
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)
2F, 3-11-12 Shinjuku, Room 202, Tokyo | map
+81 3 3341 9404 |
weekday 20:00 - 03:00 weekend 20:00 - 03:00
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)
2-Chome 11-2 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map
weekday 18:00 - 01:00 weekend 18:00 - 05:00
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.
5/F Takamine Bldg, 2-15-12 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map
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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.
4F Nakae Bldg, 2-15-13 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map
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+81 3 5341 4587 |
weekday 20:00 - 04:00 weekend 20:00 - 11:00
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.
1F Musashino Bldg, 2-chome 13−10 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map
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.
2-14-14 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map
| website | +81 3 3355 2727 |
weekday 18:00 - 04:00, weekend 18:00 - 04:00
audience rating 3.4 stars from 19 votes - click to voteadd a review & photos
O’cean offers a combination of gay host bar+massage, serving drinks and cocktails. Customers can also enjoy karaoke, male go-go dancers, free WiFi.
Located in the heart of the Ni-chome gay village, next to Leo Lounge.
Nakae Bldg, B1, 2-4-9 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map
| website | +81 3 3527 9086 |
weekday 20:00 - 02:00, weekend 20:00 - 05:00
audience rating 4.4 stars from 5 votes - click to voteadd a review & photos
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.
2-Chome-11 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map
| website | +31 3 3226 7105 |
weekday from 20:00, weekend from 20:00
audience rating 2.5 stars from 2 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 | map
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.
metro : Shibuya
1-11-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo | map
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 | map
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 Yoshino Bldg, 17-10 Sakuragaoka, Shibuya, Tokyo | map
| website | +81 3 3462 9200 |
weekday 18:00 - 00:00, weekend 18:00 - 00:00
audience rating 4 stars from 2 votes - click to voteadd a review & photos
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
4F TK Kamata Bldg, 7-44-1 Nishikamata, Ota, Tokyo | map
| website | +81 3 5703 2110 |
weekday Tue-Thu 20:00 - 02:00, weekend 20:00 - 05:00 / 00:00
audience rating 3.9 stars from 27 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.
metro : Kamata
105, 2-25-15, Nishiasakusa, Taito, Tokyo | map
+81 3 3841 8239 |
weekday 19:00 - 02:00 weekend 19:00 - 05:00
audience rating 5 stars from 3 votes - click to voteadd a review & photos
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)
2F, 2-10-7 Nishiasakusa, Taito, Tokyo | map
| +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)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.
metro : Tawaramachi / Ginza Line
Reported CLOSED (September 2018).
Gay karaoke bar in Taito ward, owned by two guys (Spanish and Japanese). Bear-friendly.