Tokyo Gay Bars

Tokyo Gay Bars

Tokyo main gay bar scene is located in Shinjuku Ni-chome (District 2).

In fact, Ni-chome is home to hundred of bars, clubs and cafés. Some venues limit access to Japanese only; others have policies based on specific themes. As a result, the Tokyo gay scene can be challenging for foreigners.

in Shinjuku Ni-chome

Kinsmen
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2F Homebase Bldg, 2-18-5 Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

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3.5
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Based on 13 votes

Kinsmen is an upstairs gay bar with a cosy, relaxed atmosphere. Nice mix of crowd, and foreigners are welcome. Great place to chill out and make new friends.

No cover charge.

Features:
Bar
Music

Weekday: Mon-Tue: Closed. Wed-Thurs: 7pm - 12am

Weekend: 7pm - 2am

Last updated on: 20-Sep-2023

Bar Blacknude
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1/F, 2-15-12 Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

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3.5
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Based on 14 votes

Small gay bar with karaoke in Shinjuku Ni-chome. Foreigners are welcome. Muscular staff, fun and friendly atmosphere.

Cover charge of ¥1,500 includes one drink (second drink ¥1000).

There is an extension to Club Blacknude one floor above called Bar Blacknude Hero where muscled guys wear superhero costumes. There is a separate cover charge of ¥2,800 for Blacknude Hero inclusive of two drinks.

Features:
Bar
Karaoke
Music

Weekday: 8pm - 1am

Weekend: 8pm - 1am

Last updated on: 10-May-2024

EAGLE Tokyo
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2-11-2 Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

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3.6
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Based on 44 votes

2018 Audience Awards
2018 Audience Awards

4 Star Winner

2019 Audience Awards
2019 Audience Awards

4 Star Winner

2020 Audience Awards
2020 Audience Awards

4 Star Winner

Tokyo's new international gay bar, located in Shinjuku Ni-chome gay district. EAGLE Tokyo welcomes everyone to enjoy drinks made by handsome bearish staff.

The bar offers a relaxed 'Brooklyn style' atmosphere for listening to chill-out music and conversing with the locals and other international friends.

Nearest station: Shinjuku San-chome (Exit C8)

Features:
Bar
Music

Weekday: 6pm -1am

Weekend: 6pm - 4am

Last updated on: 20-Oct-2023

Bar Kumpel
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5/F Takamine Bldg, 2-15-12 Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

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3
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Based on 5 votes

Kumpel is a gay-friendly bar in heart of Shinjuku Ni-chome gay nightlife.

There's 'no cover charge' and 'no smoking', here. Also no karaoke. Alcoholic drinks start at ¥500. BYOF welcome. Closed on Thursdays and Sundays.

Features:
Bar
Music

Weekday: 8pm - 12am

Weekend: 8pm - 12am

Last updated on: 6-Oct-2023

Campy! Bar
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1F Musashino Bldg, 2-chome 13−10 Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

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3.6
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Based on 7 votes

Campy! is lively little gay bar, run by celebrity drag queen Bourbonne. Everyone is welcome!

Conveniently located on Shinjuku Ni-chome main street.

Features:
Bar
Music

Weekday: 7pm - 4am

Weekend: Sat: 7pm - 4am; Sun: 5pm - 12am

Last updated on: 9-Oct-2023

J's Bar Cross Dress
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2-Chome-11 Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

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2.9
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Based on 20 votes

A meeting place for cross-dressers and transs and everyone else who would like to hang out and have a fun karaoke night with them.

For hardcore drinkers, J's Bar has an all-you-can-drink deal for ¥3000. Located in Shinjuku Ni-chome gay district.

Features:
Bar
Dancing
Karaoke
Music

Weekday: 8pm-5am

Weekend: 8pm-5am

Last updated on: 9-Oct-2023

AiiRO Café
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1F Tenka Bldg, 2-18-1 Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

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3.5
Audience Rating

Based on 30 votes

2019 Audience Awards
2019 Audience Awards

4 Star Winner

2020 Audience Awards
2020 Audience Awards

4 Star Winner

Revamped AiiRO Café (formerly 'Advocates Café') is the hottest street corner gay café & bar in Shinjuku. Originally opened in 2000 by the GM of ageHa gay nightclub.

Lively, welcoming atmosphere with very diverse crowd. A great place to start your evening, enjoy the scene and make new friends.

AiiRO gets busy on the weekend with customers spilling onto the street. There is a big Japanese Shrine Gate, Torii on the entrance.

Weekday: 18:00 - 02:00

Weekend: 18:00 - 05:00 / 00:00

Last updated on: 9-Oct-2023

Dragon MEN
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1F Stork Nagasaki Bldg, 2-11-4 Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

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3.5
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Based on 32 votes

Foreigner-favorite gay bar with indoor & outdoor seating. Dragon MEN is the biggest international gay bar in the Shinjuku Ni-chome area and has plenty of room to move, cruise, socialise or sit down and have a drink.

Friendly staff. Reasonable drinks with daily happy hour. Popular with gay expats, foreigners and their admirers.

Features:
Bar
Music

Weekday: 18:00 - 03:00

Weekend: 18:00 - 05:00

Last updated on: 21-Sep-2023

Trap'
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Japan, 〒160-0022 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Shinjuku, 2 Chome−10−5 第六天香ビル 4階, Tokyo, Japan

Trap' bar is a gay bar in the Shinjuku Ni-chome that has been serving the gay neighbourhood since it opened in 2016.

Guests can choose between a "shot fee" or a "bottle set fee" which is essentially a cover charge depending on how much you plan on drinking. Shot fee is ¥1,500 plus ¥1,000 per shot, suitable for those who only want 1-2 drinks. The bottle set fee is for those who want to enjoy a more leisurely drinking experience, starting at ¥5,000 bottle charge plus ¥3,000 entry per person.

Weekday: 8 PM - 6 AM

Weekend: 8 PM - 6 AM

Last updated on: 21-Sep-2023

Bridge
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2 Chome-13-16 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan, Tokyo, Japan

Bridge is a gay bar in Shinjuku perfect for patrons looking for a quiet nightcap. It has a relaxed, welcoming vibe and is friendly to foreign customers. They have a great selection of beverages and music, too.

Weekday: 7 PM - 11:30 PM

Weekend: 7 PM - 4 AM

Last updated on: 21-Sep-2023

FTM Bois Bar
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Nichome-12-11 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan, Tokyo, Japan

FTM Bois Bar is a bar in Shinjuku that's only open on Mondays. It's the only event space in Tokyo specifically for the trans community. The laid-back bar is in the same building as the lesbian bar Gold Finger, and serves a decent selection of beverages. Happy hour is between 5 and 7 PM.

Weekday: Mondays: 5 PM - 11 PM

Last updated on: 22-Sep-2023

New Sazae
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Japan, 〒160-0022 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Shinjuku, 2 Chome−18−5 新宿石川ビル 2階, Tokyo, Japan

One of the earliest gay bars established in the Ni-chome neighbourhood of Tokyo. New Sazae has been an institution since its founding in 1966. It's a place not just to drink, but also dance since they play old-school disco hits, as well as the latest Western and K-pop chart-toppers. Almost always crowded, so be prepared.

Weekday: Closed

Weekend: Friday, Saturday: 10 PM - 7 AM

Last updated on: 22-Sep-2023

Kamari
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1F, 2-18-10 Shinjuku Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Run by a former model and current LGBTQ+ activist Ayako Ichinose, Kamari is a small gay bar in the gay Ni-chome neighbourhood of Tokyo. It has a welcoming and friendly environment and the decor is ninja-themed. It can get busy on the weekends, but it might be worth it when you catch bar tenders dressed as ninjas. 

Weekday: 8 PM - 3 AM

Weekend: Saturday: 7 PM - 5 AM; Sun: 8 PM - 3 AM

Last updated on: 22-Sep-2023

Tac's Knot
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202 3-Chome 11-12-202, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, Tokyo, Japan

Tac's Knot is a gay bar that not only serves drinks but also displays artworks by LGBTQ+ artists. The cosy cocktail bar features works by different local gay artists every month and the owner, Master Tac, is a queer artist himself. it's a laid-back bar with a great selection of beverages and beautiful interiors.

Weekday: 7 PM - 1 AM

Weekend: 6 PM - 2 AM

Last updated on: 22-Sep-2023

Gay Bar H&M Shinjuku
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Japan, 〒160-0022 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Shinjuku, 2 Chome−15−9 来座 1L 笑楽校, Tokyo, Japan

Gay Bar H&M Shinjuku is a cosy wine bar that opened in 2013. They have been providing a chill hangout spot for the LGBTQ+ and women in the city for a decade. There is a cover charge of ¥2,200 inclusive of 2 drinks and appetiser. They offer a range of beverages, but they specialise in French wines (from ¥500 per glass) and Champagne (from ¥10,000 per bottle).

Weekday: 8:30 PM - 5:00 AM

Weekend: 6:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Last updated on: 22-Sep-2023

Marroad
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5th floor, Shinjuku 2-14-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Marroad is a gay bar in Tokyo that has been operating for 50 years. The bar serves whisky, Champagne, and sparkling wine starting at ¥5,500. There is also a ¥2,200 table charge with one complimentary drink. For those looking to maximise value for money, the bar has a 2-hour, all-you-can-drink promo for ¥3,300 per person.

If you or your group are visiting, make sure someone can speak Japanese so the staff can better assist you.

Weekday: 8 PM - 4 AM

Weekend: 7 PM - 4 AM

Last updated on: 22-Sep-2023

in Shibuya

KITSUNE
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B1 Shatelet Shibuya, 2-20-13 Higashi, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

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5
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Based on 4 votes

Gay-friendly fusion sushi bar & restaurant in the heart of Shibuya and Ebisu. KITSUNE serves French-influenced Japanese cuisine. Try "Sunshine", a creative dish made with sushi and terrine. A variety of sake is available.

The owner of KITSUNE is a strong supporter of the local LGBT community.

Nearest station: Shibuya

Features:
Bar
Free Wi-Fi
Music
Restaurant

Weekday: 5pm - 11pm

Weekend: 5pm - 11pm; Sundays Closed

Last updated on: 6-Oct-2023

HOME
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1-11-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

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4.4
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Based on 8 votes

HOME is a local gay bar in Shibuya that welcomes everyone - gay, bi, straight, women, foreigners, etc. They have been serving delicious cocktails for more than 10 years. Closed on Sundays.

Features:
Bar
Music

Weekday: 8pm - 3am

Weekend: 8pm - 5am. Closed Sunday

Last updated on: 6-Oct-2023

Shibuya 246
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4/F Shimizu Bldg, 2-7-4 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

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3.3
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Based on 10 votes

Gay-owned bar in Shibuya. Shibuya 246 serves a range of beverages including wine, whiskey, cocktails, sake in a cosy, relaxed atmosphere. Free WiFi available.

Located a one-minute walk from Shibuya Station West.

Features:
Bar
Free Wi-Fi

Weekday: 7pm -12am

Weekend: Fri-Sat: 7pm - 4am; Sun: 3pm -12am

Last updated on: 9-Oct-2023

Bar TNB
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4 Chome-30-6 Sendagaya, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0051, Japan, Tokyo, Japan

Bar Tnb is a cosy gay bar in Shibuya that serves fantastic drinks, from whiskey and tequila to gin and vodka. The bar opened in 2022 and has since gained many regulars who love the owner's welcoming hospitality.

Weekday: 7pm - 3 am

Weekend: 6pm - 3am

Last updated on: 22-Sep-2023

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