Tokyo Gay Bars

There are many gay bars in the Tokyo metropolitan area, but the city’s main gay nightlife 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

1/F 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 16 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, Tokyo’s best gay nightclub.

AiiRO Café offers a lively, welcoming atmosphere that attracts a very diverse crowd. A great place to start your evening, enjoy the scene and make new friends.

Very busy on the weekend with customers spilling into the streets. There is a big Japanese Shrine Gate, Torii on the entrance.

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2-14-16 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo | map | distance

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+81 3 5341 4380 |

weekday from 18:00

weekend from 18:00

Leo Lounge

audience rating 4.1 stars from 12 votes - click to vote

International gay bar for bears and friends. Leo Lounge (formerly ‘GATE’) relocated from Shibuya to Shinjuku Ni-chome gay district in 2014.

The bar has a laid-back atmosphere, reasonable drinks, good music and friendly staff.

 

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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 3.8 stars from 6 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.

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

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+81 3 3341 0606 |

weekday 18:00 - 03:00

weekend 18:00 - 05:00

Dragon MEN

audience rating 3.6 stars from 16 votes - click to vote

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

Friendly staff and reasonable drinks with daily happy hours. The bar is popular with gay expats, foreigners and their admirers.

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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 3.8 stars from 5 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.

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2-12-3 Shinjuku, 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 5 votes - click to vote

TODAY 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. From Shinjuku San-chome, go to Exit C8.

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Ashura Bar

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

| website | +81 3 5341 4587 |

weekday 20:00 - 04:00

weekend 20:00 - 11:00

audience rating 3.5 stars from 2 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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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. Cover charge of ¥2,000 includes one drink (second drink ¥800).

Muscular staff, fun and friendly atmosphere. Closed on Mondays.

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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 5.0 stars from 1 votes - click to vote

Brand new gay bar in Shinjuku 2-chome. Owned by a semi-professional rugby player, Bar PROP will have its Grand Opening party on August 25, 2017.

Located a short walk from Takashimaya department store in Shinjuku.

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B1, Shinjuku Gyoen, Vella Heights, 2-7-3 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

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+81 3 6380 6330 |

Member’s YUI 結

audience rating 4.0 stars from 1 votes - click to vote

Foreigner-friendly gay karaoke bar in Shinjuku and host venue for the BUFF party for bears with DJ’s and go-go dancers.

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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 3.0 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

Gay-friendly bar in heart of Shinjuku Ni-chome gay nightlife. Bar Kumpel has a ‘no cover charge’ and ‘no smoking’ policy. Also no karaoke.

Alcoholic beverages start at ¥500. BYOF welcome.

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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 3.5 stars from 11 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.

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

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+81 3 3353 2466 |

WORDUP BAR

audience rating 3.8 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

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

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J’s Bar Cross Dress

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

| website | +31 3 3226 7105 |

weekday from 20:00

weekend from 20:00

audience rating 3.0 stars from 1 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. Located in Shinjuku Ni-chome gay district.

For hardcore drinkers, J’s Bar has an all-you-can-drink deal for ¥3000.

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in Shibuya

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 5.0 stars from 2 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 promoter of the popular Shangri-La @ ageHa gay dance party.

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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 3.7 stars from 3 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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Kéivi

4/F 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 4.0 stars from 1 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 400yen includes a choice of snacks. Located in the heart of Shibuya, near the Shibuya Station.

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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 5 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, etc. in a cosy, relaxed atmosphere. Free WiFi available.

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Tokyo • gay bars in other areas

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Bar Kabuto

4/F 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 3.9 stars from 15 votes - click to vote

CLICK HERE FOR FREE Drink for First-time Customers

Gay bar Kabuto カブト is located in Kamata, Ōta 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.

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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 4.0 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.

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