Hokuoukan, Osaka - gay sauna in Osaka, Japan - Travel Gay Asia


14-10 Doyama, Kita, Osaka, Japan

audience rating: Hokuoukan, 3.5 out of 5 based on 131 ratings click to vote:
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Large gay sauna in the heart of Osaka that has been around for 30 years. Facilities include locker room, bathrooms, sauna, steam room, cabins with TV, video room, and dark zones.

Private rooms are on the top floors where you can stay overnight. Admission is based on age – the younger, the lower the fee (see Hokuokan’s website). A valid photo ID is required.

Attract men of all ages. Foreigners are welcome. Open 24 hours. Busiest at the weekend before 9pm.

weekday: 24 hours

weekend: 24 hours

venue: sauna (桑拿) | features: steam room, sauna, relaxing cabins, dark room (蒸汽房, 桑拿, 放松舱, 暗室) | customers: gay | attracts: All types



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based on 15 reviews
  1. good experience

    “The place is easy to get from Osaka station and environment and services are good. Liked it ..“

      on 13-05-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. Don’t bother

    “NB steam room closes at 22:00 and dry sauna at 23:00!
    Very clean, but confusing layout. Age discriminatory entry fee means older men are not going to see any action.“


      on 22-04-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Very busy place

    “We were there Sunday afternoon. Make sure you use the door on the right, since the left door is for members only. I am sure the workers will let you know. All kinds of men are there, from age 21 to 50+. For sure you could get action if you wanted to. People in action at almost every corner we turned. What a happy place. Will revisit for sure if in Osaka again.“


      on 21-04-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Amazing Japanese Style!

    “I went there yesterday, didn’t worry about paying extra for my age, had a great time! Staff were super helpful and the Japanese guys..OMG! A venue for all guys, so friendly.“

      on 25-03-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Very fun and very clean

    “I came there at night. At first, I had planned to return to the hotel but changed my mind, and so the party started.

    Overall area was clean. People were friendly and willing to play..“

      on 13-12-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Awesome

    “The only negative about this place was the price discrimination based on age. Otherwise, it’s a wonderful place to have fun. At one point I was serviced by 3 men. Just mind-blowing.“

      on 12-12-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. 1st time

    “Its my firstime to enter this kind of place..
    The place is clean
    I enjoy my experience, its just if you are not japanase you should be the one who will start to touch the guy you like becuase japanese are shy to do so.“

      on 14-11-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Its japanese what you expect

    “The place was clean. Most guys were in their 30's. They just want to hookup with the same race (Chinese, Korean or Japanese). I am Asian but felt totally like a Westerner. Maybe because I'm not Japanese, people were not quite welcoming or maybe they're too shy to foreigners. By the way, the staff was sooo cute and has a well-maintained body.“

      on 04-10-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. Nice Sauna

    “Closed to Umeda station. Use your google map to reach Hokuoukan. For my 37 age, I pay 1.800 yen. Better go there about 7 pm. Many people there. Young, manly, handsome Japanese guy. Really enjoy the steam room. You have to be brave and confident to start touching. Usually Japanese are too shy to start.“


      on 26-06-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. Lucky

    “This place is special to me coz I met here my Japanese boyfriend. Haha. A lot of older men, but place is neat and lots of cuter younger men when you arrive between 7pm to 9pm. Quite the walk from Osaka station. Go to the basement and ask for a special 4digit code. The door sometimes works. Lol

    Will come back“


      on 22-06-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

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