Are you looking for an unforgettable gaycation in the Far East? From beautiful landscapes to incredible nightlife, these five destinations won’t disappoint.
5. Seoul, South Korea
Modern, cosmopolitan and fabulous, there’s no city like gay Seoul. Voted by Chinese, Japanese and Thai tourists as the top travel destination, you’ll find a few different gayborhoods. Itaewon is where you’ll find the hottest gay clubs, restaurants and boutiques.
Chinatown is where you’ll find the most popular gay bars, which is easily accessible by public transportation. Backstage Bar is one of the hottest clubs catering to queer patrons. For a change of scenery, head to Tanjong Beach in Sentosa, one of Singapore’s most popular gay beaches.
3. Osaka, Japan
Home to Japan’s second largest queer community, Osaka is a popular gay city for Asians and travelers from around the world. Most of the gay bars are small but a lot of fun. The Doyama nightclub district is where most visitors like to play.
2. Taipei, Taiwan
One of the most progressive cities in Asia, Taipei is an incredible LGBT destination. Ximen is the heart of the city’s gay community. You’ll find a plethora of gay clubs, restaurants and shops in this hip, trendy neighborhood.
1. Tokyo, Japan
Straight and narrow by day, balls to the wall by night, Tokyo is one of the most exciting and incredible cities you’ll ever visit. Most of the gay clubs and businesses are in Shinjuku and Ni-Chome. The latter neighborhood is said to have the highest concentration of gay bars than any other city in the world.