Gay Travel Tokyo

Neon lights and massive skyscrapers meet the ancient, mystic charm of Asia.  Tokyo is part of one of the most densely-populated metropolitan areas in the world and is quickly becoming a top LGBT tourist destination.

You’ll find most of Tokyo’s gay community and nightlife in Shinjuku and Ni-Chome.  Ni-Chome has more gay bars than any neighborhood in the world, contained within a small area.

Nightlife in Tokyo offers something for everyone and most bars are accepting of non-Japanese visitors, though the scene caters to locals.  Many bartenders and patrons alike speak fluent English.

In Shinjuku, you’ll find great outdoor cafes, adorable boutiques and amazing restaurants, all catering to the gay and lesbian community.

There are a number of events geared toward the LGBT set.  In June, enjoy the must-attend Tokyo Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and the annual pride festival in August.

If you’ve never explored Asia or Japan, Tokyo is the perfect place to start.  A beautiful, cosmopolitan jewel in the Pacific that’s the ideal setting for a memorable holiday.

The Gay Scene in Tokyo

Shinjuku and Ni-chome is where you’ll find the majority of Tokyo’s gay nightlife, LGBT bookstores, saunas and hotels.  Out-of-towers might want to bring a local friend with them when they go out, many gay bars and clubs in the city are hesitant to allow foreigners in.

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Local Tips in Tokyo

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