Tokyo Gay Saunas

Tokyo Gay Saunas

Curious about the gay sauna scene in Tokyo? Some saunas may be more foreigner-friendly than others.

Why are saunas popular in Japan?

Saunas are highly popular across Japan due to both cultural and health factors. Historically, the Japanese have appreciated hot baths for relaxation. Today, many visit hot spring onsen for therapeutic benefits as part of preventative health approaches.

Regular sauna use aids cardiovascular function, reduces stress, eases joint pain, eliminates toxins through sweating, and boosts immunity. Infrared saunas have also surged lately for detox and skin purification purposes.

For gay travelers visiting Japan and looking for accessible sauna escapes to unwind, socialize, and promote well-being, our selection of gay saunas in Tokyo is for you. 

Gay cruise clubs in Tokyo are listed on a separate page.

Tokyo Gay Saunas

JIN-YA
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2 Chome-30-19 Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo, Japan

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Compact-sized gay sauna in Ikebukuro area and probably the most foreigner-friendly sauna in Tokyo. JIN-YA has 4 common play areas and a video room that are very active late at night.

Other facilities include a dry sauna, communal baths (with varying temperatures), and a rooftop nude area. Popular with foreigners and Japanese men who are into foreigners.

From Ikebukuro Station, take Exit C1, then walk straight four blocks and you will see the Jin-Ya sign on an electric post. Just follow the sign.

Nearest station: Ikebukuro (Exit C1)

Features:
Dark Room
Relaxing Cabins
Sauna
Sun terrace

Weekday: 24 hours

Weekend: 24 hours

Last updated on: 29-Apr-2024

24 Kaikan Shinjuku
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2-13-1 Shinjuku Ni-chome, Tokyo, Japan

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Based on 293 votes

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24 Kaikan Shinjuku is a popular gay sauna and Tokyo's biggest cruising spot for gay men.

With 8 floors, the 24 Kaikan Shinjuku features a dry sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, solarium, video room, private cabins, snack room, lockers. The rooftop floor has tanning beds and a cold bathtub. Cabins are expensive, so actions take place in the common areas.

Foreigners are welcome (your passport may be required). Remove your shoes and change into slippers. Purchase a ticket from the vending machine and give it the front desk. You'll receive a key and a bag with a robe and a towel.

Rooms for rent are available. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 24-Kaikan has two other branches in Ueno and Asakusa.

Features:
Bar
Dark Room
Relaxing Cabins
Restaurant
Sauna
Steam room

Weekday: 24 hours

Weekend: 24 hours

Last updated on: 4-Apr-2024

24 Kaikan - Asakusa
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2 Chome 29-16 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo, Japan

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Based on 30 votes

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The origins of 24 Kaikan gay sauna began here in Asakusa; hence, older and rather run-down facilities, here. The place has fewer staff than its siblings, and the cleanliness can slip sometimes.

Clients are more mature men and their admirers. Much of the action takes place in the wet area. Rooms are available for overnight rent. Open 24 hours.

Features:
Bar
Dark Room
Relaxing Cabins
Restaurant
Sauna
Steam room

Weekday: 24 hours

Weekend: 24 hours

Last updated on: 9-Mar-2024

24 Kaikan - Ueno
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1 Chome 8-7, Kita, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan

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Based on 92 votes

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Not as big as Kaikan Shinjuku but no less busy. The Ueno branch attracts a more middle-aged men with bigger body types (bear, G-men) and their chasers.

Features a dry sauna, mist room, steam room, communal baths (with different temperatures), solarium, video room, private cabins, common play area.

Foreigner-friendly. Rooms for rent available. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Features:
Bar
Dark Room
Gym
Relaxing Cabins
Restaurant
Sauna
Steam room

Weekday: 24 hours

Weekend: 24 hours

Last updated on: 25-Mar-2024

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