24 Kaikan Shinjuku

2-13-1 Shinjuku Ni-chome, Tokyo, Japan | map | directions

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Popular gay sauna and Tokyo’s biggest cruising spot for gay men. With 8 floors, the 24 Kaikan Shinjuku features a dry sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, solarium, video room, private cabins, snack room, lockers. The rooftop floor has tanning beds and a cold bathtub. Cabins are expensive, so actions take place in the common areas.

Foreigners are welcome (your passport may be required). Remove your shoes and change into slippers. Purchase a ticket from the vending machine and give it the front desk. You’ll receive a key and a bag with a robe and a towel.

Rooms are available for overnight rent. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 24-Kaikan has two other locations in Ueno and Asakusa.

weekday: 24 hours

weekend: 24 hours

venue: sauna (桑拿) | features: bar, restaurant, steam room, sauna, relaxing cabins, dark room, jacuzzi / hot pool (酒吧, 餐厅, 蒸汽房, 桑拿, 温泉池, 放松舱, 暗室) | customers: gay | attracts: All types

corrections | last updated: 08-08-2017

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3.6

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4

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3.6

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4.3
based on 24 reviews
  1. Great place with a lot of action

    “Went there on a Thursday night after reading the reviews here and I was not disappointed. Everything goes like Kevin was writing.
    The towel is mostly for the bath area, the robe is worn in the other levels.

    My first encounter was in the shower. They have three glory holes each. One at eye level so you can check out the other shower.
    Advise: hang your towel over the door so everyone can see that one shower is occupied. In my case it took a bare minute before a young Japanese got into the next shower. Nice detail: the walls behind are one big mirror so you can see the guy through the hole at eye level. He suggested we change to a bigger shower for some more direct fun. What we did.

    After changing into the robe I went to the 4th floor. There is one video room with a row of mattresses. The video is so so and pixeled like all porn in Japan. But when you lay down it does not take long until somebody comes and feels you up. Advice: if you lay down with your legs closed you want to be let alone. If you spread your legs you invite people to touch you. Had some nice action there.
    The other rooms at that level are darker and laid out with mattresses and double bunks. You can either sleep there or have some serious action. In the lower bed of the double bunks you have some privacy since it is pretty dark there. In all the other places you have more or less onlookers.

    And make sure to check out the Stardust room in the 5th floor. Lit with blacklight it has a great effect.

    Back down in the wet area check out the mist sauna and the steam bath. The dry sauna is not so much for action but nice nevertheless.
    During my 6 hours there I got my rocks off four times and watched countless hot action by others. Will be back for sure.“

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      on 27-05-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. Good people. Bad service.

    “Went there just last weekend. The service is so bad and the guy in the front desk is not very welcoming. Not very nice to foreigner, tho there are lots of foreigner inside the sauna. The facility is quite good and the people cruising inside is actually coming from the bar I hang out in earlier. Lots of good looking fellas and somewhat I had a good time. Met with a lot of hot guys.. very wild and sexy experience. Just the service is so bad. But, I don't think there's any other place better than this one, because of the location right on the heart of the gay scene. Just outside the gay clubs. Just heads up for the really bad service. Still recommended to go“

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      on 12-04-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • more info

      “Hello. Could you tell me is this place is down town Tokyo?
      Easy to get there from the airport?
      Thank you.“

        on 08-06-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Fun place

    “I came here recently while in Tokyo. First time going to a bathhouse / spa. The nude bath shower area was a nice warm up to what was happening in all of the other rooms. A couple guys kept following me. It it was pretty busy around 10-11pm. I only stayed until 1am but there was a lot of Japanese and foreigners. I've never seen guys hook up in person so it was a major turn on to watch strangers play while everyone was watching. I will definitely come back next time I'm in Tokyo.“

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      on 08-04-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. I've never been there yet

    “Hi guys, i'm going to Tokyo next week and i would love to visit this place but i don't know how much does it cost? I'm 35 years old, muscular expecting to see the same for myself, am i on the right place?“

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      on 26-03-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Mexican

      “Depends on when you are going.“

        on 31-03-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

      • I've never been there yet

        “so what is the price ?
        weekend?
        weekday?“

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          on 08-05-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

        • Price

          “2500 ¥ before 9pm.
          2900 ¥ after 9pm.
          Bring a 10 ¥ coin as you need that for the shoe locker.“

            on 28-07-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

        • Okay sauna.

          “Went there twice this week and quite okay.

          First time was a Saturday evening and quite some people there. Left around midnight to catch the last underground and people were still arriving.

          Many people stayed in the bath area on the second floor and some action there. Only visited the upstairs area with rooms once and not that much action there, most people there were resting.

          The second time was a Wednesday evening. Around the same number of people there, but more people in the common rest areas, not really resting, but lot of activity there this evening. Less people in the bath area, although still quite some there also. Seems to me that the weekdays more is happening, at least upstairs as all kind of activities were going on there the second time I went.

          This evening I returned around 11pm and while getting dressed and leaving, at least 10 guys arrived, so it stays busy till early in the mornings.

          Both times the place was clean, I think Japanese users are already more taking care of that themselves also.

          The sauna is easy to reach using the underground, just too bad they stop operation quite early. Of course one could choose to stay till after 5am and take the first service back, but for me that was too late, so had to go back earlier.

          You can't compare the sauna with saunas on Europe or Thailand, the facilities are less equipped and not as nice. The sleeping areas are different also, but as said things do happen there and it's not all about sleeping....

          Would I go back, yes when I'm in Tokyo I would, but the sauna wouldn't be a reason to book another trip there, as then I would prefer to go to Bangkok or Europe more.“

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            on 28-07-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Heaven in Tokyo

    “I have been here 3 times before and visited again today on 11th Mar 2017, best place for foreigners to get unlimited action...I started here at 7pm and finished at 11pm, man what time, 7 Japanese guys, what else can u ask for in one evening, will visit at this place every time I can ......Best gay bath house !!!!“

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      on 11-03-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Start here

    “Start here. For most, it is a good place to start your exploration. Only thing is you need to bring your condom.“

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      on 17-02-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Unbelievable

    “Went there on Saturday, November 27, 2016. The place was full. All the beds were taken and people standing or lying on the floor on spare futons. It was an amazing experience for. People were sleeping naked. I was approached by many Japanese and foreigners and so I chose a gorgeous looking Japanese who spoke fluent English. He was also muscular which to me was a big turn on. I left around 5am for my hotel and later for Haneda airport. I cant get enough of that place. I just love it! My favourite place is the room that has thevlight on. I was thoroughly entertained , both as a spectator and a player. I dream about that place. Facilities- modern, clean, spacious. I cant complain! Highly recommend it. I will definitely go there again when I visit Tokyo next.“

      on 11-12-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Nice place and friendly to foreigners

    “Went here the day after Halloween and it was quite busy. This location is a slightly bigger than the Ueno location but both are about the same size. Bathhouse entrance process is to remove shoes before you enter. To the right are shoe lockers. Make sure you have a 10 yen coin for the locker. There's another machine across from the front desk. Insert money in machine to get a ticket. The most basic is a locker which is the top left button, but you can choose rooms which the other buttons. Rates vary. Then you give your ticket to the front desk and they will give you a bag with two towels and a robe. The lockers are on the second floor while the main play areas and wet area are on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Then the guest rooms are on the 6th, 7th and 8th. The facilities are clean and nice. Though the open play areas sheets and pillows can be a little worn (I think they only change these once a day). But again it's a bathhouse, not the Ritz-Carlton, and when it comes to bathhouse this is quite nice. Has a nice variety of men from skinny thinks to sumo guys.“

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      on 20-11-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. Yes it's great

    “Great facilities, mattress rooms, dry sauna, mist room (not hot tho) showers private and with glory holes, lots of sleeping areas, bunk beds. Hot baths, cold bath. This really is a gay play spa. Just add people and that is the luck of the draw. Keep writing good reviews and it will be busier for all of us to have fun, only negative is some smoking areas.“

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      on 20-09-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. Missing 24

    “I've been going to 24 Kaikan for as long as I can remember. I think my first trip there was back in the late 90s and I've always enjoyed it. There used to be other saunas around 2-chome but they all closed. I love going to 24 and seeing people have action and joining as well. Yes, sometime you'll find a weird guy that won't leave you alone and other times some guys won't have anything to do with you because you are a foreigners but still other times you can have real man to man fun at 24. I haven't been back in a while and I'm really missing the place.“

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      on 23-08-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. A bit disappointing

    “Expected to see at least some younger Japanese guys, but on the Sunday afternoon that I went there most of the people were middle-aged. The video room was kind of disappointing as well. I had thought there would be loads of gay classics.“

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      on 07-06-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. Could be fun...or a flap.

    “Fun, adventure, experience Japanese style playground with sauna. Could be strange for some yet exciting to others. Lots of snoring, sticky odor, shapes, sizes and mostly bottom waiting for that stick.“

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      on 12-04-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. Nice time was had by all

    “I'm in my mid-50s. I lived in Japan when I was in my 20s. Back then, I'd have guys run away from me when I approached them. Only a few Japanese guys wanted to play with me. I tried saunas, but they were a waste of my time. What has changed? I'm 20 years older, heavier, out of shape, and guess what, at 24 Kaikan, I had guys grabbing me, following me, trying to pull me into showers to play. One of the hottest guys there, after playing coy for a while, finally led me into the shower and revealed his beautiful body.

    I'd say if you go, be patient if you want to play with Japanese guys. I also played with a few foreigners, one guy joined me and his partner in a shower stall.

    I really didn't think I'd have fun, but I did, so it means anything is possible. Just be patient.“

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      on 03-06-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  14. it's the people that make the place

    “Came here 8pm to 10 am Saturday night 23/5/15. This place is just as good as remembered. On the back of visiting the sauna in Osaka (see my post) I was expecting 24 kaikan to disappoint. But boy, what this place lacks in comparative facilities it makes up in sheer hardcore action!... Over 100 people and actually got busier the later it got to the point where there was no space to lie down. Expect little personal space and few inhibitions! Still no. 1! Come here!“

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      on 24-05-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  15. Only one left

    “The sauna was located in the gay area which easily to find out. Unfortunately, I have try to follow the rest of the list in Shinjuku and also ask gay staff (shop keeper) only one left is here... so you guys have no choice now.
    The place is very clean, as Japanese standard, However the admission fee is quite expensive 2500Y for 12 hours is quite a lot in my opinion.
    The crowd is good, even at 4 or 5 pm on Friday, there are already many people there. Foreigner welcome, good English skill staff. Well, for the cruising depends on your luck :) for me it's great!! PS. There's no PRIVATE room without pay!!!“

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      on 27-02-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  16. Not for me

    “I had big expectations after reading a lot of positive reviews and was deeply disappointed, mostly by the crowd.

    I went on a Friday night around 9.30pm. There were a few guys there, but not terribly many. It was exactly the stereotypical people you would expect at a gay sauna: at most mildly attractive average men; none of which seemed to be younger than 35 and none of which seemed to have seen a gym from the inside in recent years. Body weights were quite diverse, though, ranging from extremely anorexic to extremely obese, with most being somewhat average. Contrary to other venues in other countries, there's no groping or obnoxious stalking if you signal people you're not into them by not making eye contact. Personal boundaries where always respected, something I didn't expect at such a venue.

    The facilities were a bit run down, but clean, with complimentary razors and tooth brushes in the washing area. Condoms are supposedly available on request at the reception. The whole building seemed very functionally geared towards men who want to hook up with other men, and not very inviting otherwise.“

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      on 18-10-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  17. Awesome place for foreigners in Japan

    “This is one of the best place in Tokyo.
    I visited this place on 16th August (Saturday) at 4pm. Rain mist, saunas, jacuzzi everything is awesome. One young Japanese guy looked at me couple of times and finally just touched his hand to my body while walking. Looked at me and smiled. I said hello to him and he said let's do it. Took rain mist, jacuzzi, sauna and then bath together. The guys there are very open to foreigners and other Asians. Six hours was full of fun and it was great to see around 100 naked men for 6 hours which itself is great fun. Will surely return to this place. Sometimes there are no free condoms available so take your own condom and lube.“

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      on 02-09-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  18. Very sexy place!

    “I went to this spa on a Sunday about noon and there was a good crowd with plenty of good looking guys. Mixed ethnicity and age crowd, but mostly Asian guys who seemed pretty happy to have a 52 year old blond well endowed white guy there :-) It was my first time going to a gay spa so I felt a little like a kid in a candy store :-) The place seemed clean and well run. Yes, a lot of guys seemed to be doing bb, but I've heard that's the trend these days anyway and since they give out free condoms there's no reason you couldn't have safe fun there. I would definitely go back :-)“

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      on 28-07-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  19. Not sure it was for me.

    “I arrived at around 3am on Saturday morning. The place is huge and really clean and there were hundreds of guys already there, maybe about 5% were non Japanese. I kind of got the impression that if you were not Japanese they were not interested, I am certainly not the ugliest guy in the world and I go to the gym 5 days a week but I have never had so many rejections in one night LOL.
    That said this is a really nice facility, I decided to give it another go on Saturday evening and again stayed overnight, this time I was drunk and just fell asleep. I was woken by some guy. I pushed him off cos I did not want to BB but this guy would not take no for an answer. I really had to fight to get him off and he came back about 5 times throughout the night and although I speak Japanese couldn't understand why I would not BB.
    I went for a walk around in the early hours and it just seemed that no one was using condoms, I am not a fascist, each to his own but they were freely available so why not use them and stay safe?
    I didn't get much sleep because quite a few times I was shaken awake by guys who on discovering I was non Japanese then buggered off. As regards size, facilities and the numbers of guys attending it is probably the best sauna I have ever been to, just a pity that Geijins (foreigners) are not really that welcome.
    Oh final note I had cut my foot earlier in the day and it was bleeding, and therefore I wore slippers in the sauna which led to a massive argument with one of the staff who had zero idea about the dangers of blood. He tried to tell me that there was no danger to me or others if I bled on the floor but that the slippers (Japanese flip flop things) were unhygienic and unsafe. I refused to take them off and just walked away in the end. I personally wont be going back, ignorant staff, racist customers and too much bb.“

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      on 19-07-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  20. Double Wow

    “I 'checked in' about 10pm for the night. I was a foreign white traveller and new to Tokyo. This facility is sprawling and magnificent. Fantastic provisions of sleeping areas, bedding, massage chairs, TV rooms and large extensive wet area. The place was teaming with hormone charged younger guys, appeared to be almost exclusively Japanese. The place was pumping with action, all night long, never seen anything like it. This venue would have to be a 'class act' on the global stage of saunas!“

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      on 04-06-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  21. They need to remodel the place

    “They raised the fee to 2,900 plus the locker fee for shoes. Almost 30 USD for a run down old spa. The staff need to clean up the place more often. Don't know how anyone can sleep there. The bed either got bugs or there were Mosquitoes in the room. Not worth it!“

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      on 24-04-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  22. love the common sleeping areas!

    “This place has ruined me for other saunas! I got here at 11 pm Wed 2 October 2013 to four good looking guys (and that was just the locker room). Then I went to the wet area level (yes level!) To be greeted by close to 20 guys performing various activities like showering, bathing, standing around, sweating it out in the 20 man dry sauna, standing around in one of the two 7 men wet saunas.... (a lot of standing around). “

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      on 19-01-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  23. open for everyone

    “I visit this place once a month. This place is open for everyone, including foreign visitors (you know most of [Tokyo's] cruising places don't accept foreigners), so you can find every type of guys here. Weekends around midnight is recommended.“

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      on 10-09-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

  24. “Very exciting and friendly place. Hope to visit again soon!“

      on 26-11-2012 | Reply Problem with this review?

  25. “The best place for gay people. -PONsan from Thailand.“

      on 23-07-2012 | Reply Problem with this review?

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