Gay Tokyo · Mid-Range Hotels

Gay Tokyo · Mid-Range Hotels

Hotels in Tokyo had a reputation for being expensive, but after years of devaluation and increased competition, prices are now more affordable.


Huge entertainment & shopping district and home of Tokyo’s main gay scene, Shinjuku Ni-chome. Its great location, transport links and choice of hotels make it the most popular area with gay visitors.

Why this hotel?: Very close to the gay nightlife. Metro station nearby. Excellent value.

The consistently gay-popular APA Shinjuku-Gyoemmae is located just a couple of minutes’ walk from the Ni-chome gay nightlife. The popular 24 Kaikan Shinjuku sauna is even closer.

Modern guest rooms have flat screen TV, free WiFi, fridge, electric kettle. We like their large spa & jacuzzi (separate areas for men and women). Vending machines and laundry rooms are available, and reception is open 24 hours.

The hotel also has its own restaurant, although plenty of dining options are nearby. A very popular choice on Travel Gay Asia.


restaurant, spa, free wi-fi

2-2-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Very Good

Based on 885 votes

Why this hotel?: Walk to the gay district. Stylish modern & very affordable.

The modern Shinjuku Granbell is in the heart of the Kabuki-cho entertainment district, just 10 minutes’ walk from Shinjuku’s gay bars Leo Lounge, Alamas Café, Arty Farty, etc.

The hotel offers stylish, uniquely designed guest rooms with very comfortable beds, free WiFi, iPod dock, flat screen TV with video on demand, refrigerator, electric kettle.

We like the views from the rooftop terrace bar and Restaurant G which serves pretty good French & Italian food. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk and English-speaking staff.


bar, restaurant, massage, free wi-fi

2-14-5 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo


Based on 6643 votes

Why this hotel?: Close to the gay nightlife Excellent value. Fabulous spa.

The modern APA Shinjuku-Kabukicho Tower is located in the heart of the vibrant Kabuki area, close to train connections at Shinjuku. The Ni-chome gay district is just a 10-minute walk away

The compact, air-conditioned guest rooms feature free WiFi, large flat screen TV’s, mini-fridge, desk. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, dry cleaning, massage services.

Of special note is the hotel’s top-floor modern spa with open-air jacuzzi. There is a restaurant & café onsite, although a huge range of food choices are at the doorsteps.


bar, restaurant, massage, free wi-fi

1-20-2 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo


Based on 7905 votes

Why this hotel?: Central location. Close to the gay scene. Great value. Apartment style.

The award-winning Citadines Shinjuku has a great central location, a 5-minute walk from the train station. The gay nightlife, the lively Kabuki district, shops & restaurants are within easy access.

Each modern, apartment features a kitchenette, flat screen TV, DVD player, free WiFi. The Citadines has a gym, laundry room, bike rental service. Daily Continental breakfast is served in the lounge.


gym, free wi-fi

1-28-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo


Based on 1811 votes

Why this hotel?: Walk to gay bars & clubs. Great value for money. New hotel.

The new high-rise Gracery Shinjuku has a great location, a 5-minute walk from Shinjuku JR and the Kabuki red light district. Gay bars in Ni-chome gay village are 10 minutes away. Many restaurants and shops all around.

This hotel features a 24-hour reception, Italian restaurant and a coffee shop with a terrace. Coin-operated laundromat, dry cleaning & ironing services are available.

Each modern, compact guest room features free WiFi, flat screen TV, desk, electric kettle. Many rooms offer beautiful city view. Excellent value for money.


cafe, restaurant, massage, free wi-fi

1-19-1 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo


Based on 8819 votes

Why this hotel?: Walk to gay bars. Near Shinjuku Station & Kabukicho nightlife.

Perfect location for gay night crawlers. Shinjuku Prince Hotel in the Kabuki entertainment district, near the metro station and just 10 minutes’ walk to AiiRO Café, Dragon MENArty Farty gay club.

This large hotel features decent-sized, modern rooms with free WiFi, flat screen satellite TV, fridge and safe. The restaurant on the 25h floor offers panoramic city views. Massage service available.

The hotel is surrounded by a huge range of shops and department stores. You can easily connect to Shibuya by the subway. One of the most popular Tokyo hotels on Travel Gay.


bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, internet access, massage, free wi-fi

1-30-1 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo


Based on 5470 votes

Why this hotel?: Very near the gay nighlife. Close to the Metro station.

The Citadines Central Shinjuku is in the heart of the Kabuki-cho nightlife district, just a couple of minutes walk from all the gay bars in Shinjuku Nichome and train station. Many shops and restaurants are nearby.

Modern guest rooms feature contemporary design, air conditioning, LCD TV, an assortment of bathroom amenities and free WiFi.

The hotel has its own restaurant, grocery/convenience store and laundry facilities. The staff are helpful, knowledgeable and can speak English.


restaurant, shop, massage, free wi-fi

1-2-9 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo


Based on 3950 votes

Why this hotel?: Close to the gay district. Near Shinjuku Station. Popular with gay guests.

A consistently popular hotel on Travel Gay. Keio Plaza is located near the Shinjuku Station, and is within walking distance of gay venues like AiiRO Café, AiSOTOPE Lounge.

This modern high-rise hotel has 1,400 rooms, complete with first-class facilities including a gym, an outdoor pool and a massage spa.

The in-house Nan-En restaurant offers authentic Chinese cuisine from different regions, and the Kagari Japanese restaurant serves up some surprisingly exciting Japanese food.


bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, massage, gym, spa, free wi-fi

2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo


Based on 6839 votes

Why this hotel?: In the gay village. Next to Shinjuku Station. New hotel.

Located in the heart of the Shinjuku and next to the subway, Tokyu Stay is a popular choice with gay visitors as it is just a few minutes’ walk to Arty Farty club, Dragon bar, Alamas Café, etc.

Guest rooms are compact but very modern. Each features a comfortable bed, free WiFi, flat screen TV, fridge and air purifier/humidifier. Upgraded rooms include a washer & dryer.

The hotel has a 24-hour front desk where free luggage storage service is provided. Many restaurant choices , convenience shops, cafés and Isetan Department Store are nearby.


free wi-fi

3-7-1 Shinjuku, Tokyo


Based on 3164 votes


Known for its chaotic crossroads outside the train station, Shibuya is packed with shopping malls, restaurants, boutiques and nightclubs. Its central location makes it a popular base for tourists.

Why this hotel?: Popular choice. Great location. Near Shibuya Station.

The newly upgraded Shibuya Granbell has become a popular hotel with gay visitors.  It is located just a short walk from the Shibuya Station, with easy access to the Shinjuku gay scene and Harajuku.

The hotel has various room types to choose from, each featuring flat screen TV, free WiFi, air conditioning and en suite, modern bathroom.

There is a Japanese-style pub and restaurant onsite. A 24-hour reception, room service and luggage storage services available.


bar, restaurant, free wi-fi

15-17 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo


Based on 1855 votes

Why this hotel?: Great for shopping. Excellent views & value for money. Gay-popular.

Perfect for shopping. The great-value Shibuya Excel Tokyu is located right above the Mark City shopping mall and surrounded by trendy boutiques and shops.

Modern guest rooms feature flat screen satellite TV and minibar. Some have views of the Shibuya intersection. In-house restaurants ‘Shunsai’ and ‘A Bientot’ serve excellent food with panoramic views.

The hotel is linked to the Shibuya Station, making it easy to get around Tokyo. Gay bars in Shinjuku can be reached in 15 minutes. There’s a bus service to/from Narita airport in front the hotel.


cafe, restaurant, massage, free wi-fi

1-12-2 Dougenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo


Based on 4528 votes

Why this hotel?: Great location. Walk to Harajuku & Shibuya Station. Very affordable.

Located in a quiet area between Shibuya and Harajuku, the Dormy Inn PREMIUM offers comfortable rooms and suites with flat screen TV, fridge and free WiFi.

This good-value hostel features a 24-hour sauna, onsen spa, massage services, laundromat, vending machines. A choice of Japanese and Western breakfast is offered. Staff are helpful, friendly but speak limited English.

The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Yoyogi Park and Takeshita Street. Shibuya and Harajuku stations are also 10 minutes away.


restaurant, massage, sauna, spa, free wi-fi

6-24-4 Jingu-mae, Shibuya, Tokyo


Based on 2201 votes


Taito is a northeastern district of Tokyo, with Ueno Station as its major hub. The area is famous for the temples of Asakusa, city walks, street markets, cheap hotels and a few gay cruise clubs.

Why this hotel?: Convenient location. Near gay cruise clubs, Ueno station. Great value.

The APA Keisei Ueno-Ekimae is a popular hotel on Travel Gay, due to its strategic location near the Keisei Ueno Station – just 5 minutes on the subway to the popular Asakusa. Many restaurants, stores and shops are nearby, as is the gay cruise & fetish club scene in Taito.

Each modern guest room features free WiFi, private bathroom, with shower & bath, air conditioning, flat screen TV, desk, fridge, electric kettle. The front desk is open 24 hours. Vending machines, luggage storage and money exchange services are provided.


restaurant, free wi-fi

2-14-26 Ueno, Taito, Tokyo


Based on 7249 votes


Why this hotel?: Gay-Friendly! Large Infinity Pool with Park views!

Sorano Hotel is a gay-friendly luxury resort just 30 minutes from the centre of Tokyo in Tachikawa, Japan.

The hotel is dog-friendly (permitted in dog-friendly rooms and everywhere except restaurant, bar and spa) ,has all rooms overlooking Showa Kinen Park and come in Japanese or Western styles to suit your taste. Rooms have balconies and are to a modern luxury style.

Amenities include luxury toiletries, hairdryer, 4K-TV, fridge, air-con, safe, chrome cast and USB sockets. The concierge can also rent extra equipment on request.

The Sorano Hotel spa includes a rooftop large infinity pool, hot springs facility, gym, nano- mist sauna and a range of treatments can be booked.

Breakfast can be purchased at the hotels Daichino restaurant as well as Japanese dining options for the evening including garden dining and chef’s table options. Drinks are also served at the lobby lounge bar or rooftop bar to soak up the views over the pool.

Please see the official website of the Sorano Hotel for enquiries and to book direct.



bar, restaurant, rooftop terrace, infinity pool, modern, safe, air-con, dog-friendly

W1, 3-1, Midori-cho, Tachikawa, Tokyo

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