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Gay Japan

Discover Japan, an island country with dense cities, skyscrapers as well temples, national parks and a very distinct gay scene and culture.

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Great-value hotels in Tokyo for gay travellers. Save up to 75%.

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Great-value hotels in Osaka for gay travellers. Discounts, book online.

Tokyo Gay Saunas

The best of Tokyo's gay sauna and cruising scene.

Osaka Gay Saunas

A comprehensive guide to Osaka's best gay saunas.

LGBT Rights in Japan

Homosexual activityLegal Since 1881
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized Since 1947
LGBT discriminationNo protections Since 1947
Equal age of consentEqual Since 1947

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Osaka Tokyu REI Hotel

Excellent value. Central location. Close to Doyama gay scene.

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Osaka : 3-star

Walk to Dotonburi.

Cross Hotel Osaka

Walk to Dotonburi. Excellent location & value for money.

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Osaka : 4-star

Close to the gay district.

Keio Plaza Hotel – Tokyo

Close to the gay district. Near Shinjuku Station. Popular with gay guests.

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Tokyo : 5-star

Cheap & very central.

Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae Capsule

Cheap & very central. Men-only. Great facilities.

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Tokyo : 1-star

Walk to gay bars.

Shinjuku Prince Hotel

Walk to gay bars. Near Shinjuku Station & Kabukicho nightlife.

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Tokyo : 4-star

Walk to the gay district.

Shinjuku Granbell Hotel

Walk to the gay district. Stylish modern & very affordable.

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Tokyo : 4-star

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Gay Group Trips

Gay Group Trip: Landmarks of Japan

From 12 days - From £
Next departure: 1st November 2020 Sunday

Explore gay Japan as you join us on this lively group trip. Venture through the bustling, built up cities and explore the serene mountain villages,...

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Japan Events

 | city centre Tokyo | 25-Apr-2021 until 26-Apr-2021 Japan’s largest annual LGBT+ celebrations, featuring numerous events, activities, parade and par...

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Men’s Massage Ocean Okinawa

 | Okinawa

Gay massage service in Okinawa. Bookings accepted via appointment only, between noon until 2am....

Grand Slam

 | Osaka

Foreigner-friendly gay bar with regular events.


 | Sapporo

Gay cruise club in Sapporo; foreigner-friendly.

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A Gay Guide to Ni-Chome, Shinjuku

Tokyo is a city of extremes; and the city’s gay district- Ni-Chome- is no exception. Housing the world’s highest concentration of gay bars; Ni-Chome is an area of the Shinjuku district known as one of Tokyo’s loudest and most crowded wards. Read more

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Tokyo is the world's largest city and this sprawling metropolis has something to offer for everyone, from ancient Buddhist temples to state of the art technological wonders. Read more

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Three Days In Osaka And Kyoto

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