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Shinjuku’s Ni-Chome area is famous for having the world’s highest concentration of gay bars with over 300 crammed together in a relatively small area. This area is safe at all times of the day or night and on weekends it can become a very busy place! These are a few of the most popular gay bars and clubs in Tokyo.

Gay Bars

Arty Farty

A popular bar open from 6pm-1am. Most come here for a few drinks, then later on head to sister club Annex next door. It attracts an even mix of foreigners and locals. It’s open everyday till 1 am. Location: 2-Chome-11-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City Train Access: Shinjuku Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

Campy Bar

A very cool, colorful and welcoming bar, run by a celebrity cross-dresser called “Bourbonne“. The staff are all dolled up in drag, which adds to the fun atmosphere. It has really funny shows taking place throughout the evening. Campy! is open every day till midnight. Location: 2-Chome−1 Shinjuku Shinjuku City, Tokyo Train Access: Shinjuku Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

Campy Bar Shinjuku Ni-chome
Campy Bar Shinjuku Ni-chome
Campy Bar Inside
Campy Bar Inside

AiiRo Cafe Bar

A popular bar for drinks any day of the week open till late. It is easily identifiable by the large “Torri” (Japanese Shrine) outside. Look out for their 1,000 yen ($9) Beer Blast all-you-can-drink happy hour, daily between 6-9pm. AiiRo is open every day until 2 am, and on weekends until 5 am. Location: 7th TENKA BLD 1F, 2-18-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo Train Access: Shinjuku Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

Aiiro Cafe Shinjuku Ni-Chome
Aiiro Cafe Shinjuku Ni-Chome
Aiiro Cafe Bar Menu
Aiiro Cafe Menu, Shinjuku Ni-Chome

Leo Lounge

A large popular bear bar, which welcomes everyone. We love the friendly atmosphere here and came back many times. It’s also a great place for karaoke. Leo Lounge is open every day (except Tuesdays) until 5 am. Location: 2-Chome-14-16 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo Train Access: Shinjuku Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

FTM Bois Bar

No charge, free karaoke, free popcorn…what’s not to love? FTM Bois is an excellent bar for the transsexual community run by cutie FTM called Mizuki. It is open only on Monday evenings until 2 am. Location: 2-Chome-12-11 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo Train Access: Shinjuku Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

Aisotope Lounge

This is the largest party & bar venue in the area. There are two floors where you can enjoy different types of bar styles during weekdays. Have a fabulous time in “Queen’s Lounge” on Wednesday and Thursday on the main floor. Drag Queens will be a MAMA(The lady of the house) to serve you drinks and provide happy talk. On the weekend, various parties with good music will provide you an exciting experience in the largest gay town in the world. Location: 2-Chome−12−16 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo Train Access: Shinjuku Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

Gay Clubs

The Annex

This club is open till 4 am, owned by the same guys behind Arty Farty, which attracts a young crowd in their 20s and 30s. If you get stamped in Arty Farty, you can get in here free without paying entry twice. It’s open till the early hours of the next morning. Look out for their Circuit after-parties on weekends which go till 11 am the next day. Location: 2-Chome-14-11 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo Train Access: Shinjuku Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

Dragon Men

Popular mixed crowd of expats, foreigners, and locals, great for a few cocktails and a boogie. It has a happy hour of 200 yen off all drinks from Monday to Thursday 6-8pm. Dragon Men is open every day until 3 am, on the weekend till 5 am. Location: 2-Chome-11-4 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo Train Access: Shinjuku Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

Alamas

Owned by the same group behind AiiRo Cafe and this place has daily parties with a live DJ. Location: 2-Chome−12−1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo Train Access: Shinjuku-sanchome Station, 7 min walk Google Maps

Gay Sex Shops

WearEverxxx (Shinjuku)

Location: 3/F Shinohara Bldg, 2-14-9 Shinjuku, Tokyo  Train Access: Shinjuku-sanchome Station, 7 min walk Google Maps

Lumiere (Shinjuku)

Location: 1F Sunflower Bldg, 2-17-1 Shinjuku, Tokyo Train Access: Shinjuku-sanchome Station, 7 min walk Google Maps

Gay & Lesbian Festival

Tokyo Rainbow Pride Festival (4/25-26 2020)

Where: Yoyogi Park Location: Yoyogi-Kamizono-cho 2-1, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Harajuku Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

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