Best Gay Bars in Tokyo

Arty Farty | Gay Clubbing Fun & Must Hit!

Arty Farty Gay Bar Tokyo

Arty Farty Tokyo is the most enjoyable venue for your night out in Japan’s gay town, Shinjuku-ku (Area 2 in Shinjuku District). The long running club has become one of Tokyo s most popular gay dance bars. Arty Farty is a gay friendly bar that has a fun, young crowd mixed with local and visitors. Drinks are reasonably priced plus you get a stamp which gives free entry to The Annex as it’s the same management and located nearby. Arty Farty hosts special events on occasions and you keep up to date on their website.

Best For Fun & young party crowd
Location Shinjuku Ni-chome (Area 2)
Open Hours 6 pm – 1 am, Daily
Review Updated 4 Jan. 2017
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Arty Farty Dance Club Tokyo

Music: Arty Farty plays both top local and international pops, such as Katy Perry and  etc.

Crowd: Young locals and international visitors are attract to Arty Farty as it’s reputation for the most enjoyable dance club in Tokyo.

Dress: Night life in Shinjuku-ku is pretty casual street. Shirt and jeans or t-shirt is totally hot. Please note Arty Farty and some bars don’t like flip flops (thongs).

Arty Farty Tokyo

Website | Google Map | +81 3 5362 9720

Arty Farty is located in Tokyo’s famous gay town, Shinjuku Ni-chome (Area 2 in Shinjuku District). The neighborhood is a home to most of Tokyo’s gay bars and gay friendly bars. Overall the area is conveniently located and busy with nightlife, shopping and restaurants.

Subway/Metro: Nearest station is Shinjuku-sanchōme which is served by three lines; Marunouchi Line, Toei Shinjuku Line and Fukutoshin Line. From the station take exit C8 and the Arty Farty is located less than 1 minute walk.

Taxi: Ask for Shinjuku Ni-Chome area 2 of Shinjuku District.  While this destination is well known, many taxi drivers don’t speak English so it is recommended to show the driver the address or point to the destination on the map.

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Glamorous Tokyo | New Year’s Eve Countdown Party

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Tokyo lovers listen up! Glamorous gay club is located at Club Asia in Shibuya. The venue offers sexy performances, go go dancers and drag queens. Door opens on every Saturday night from 9 pm to 5 am. The club is very strict at the front door so bring your passport or ID.

Best For Unique vibes & performances
Location Shibuya-ku
Open Hours Saturday, 9 pm – 5 am
Review Updated 4 Jan. 2017
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Glamorous Tokyo

Music: Expect festival music with dance beat, circuit mix and those current hits from the dj of the night.

Crowd: The venue has a strong concept of the “All human mix”.

Dress: Night life in Tokyo is pretty casual. Keep it comfy & trendy (don’t let yourself down). Shirt and jeans or t-shirt are totally fine.

Glamorous Gay Club Tokyo

FacebookGoogle Map | +813-5458-2551

Glamorous Tokyo is located in Shibuya, right opposite of Glad another night club in the neighborhood.

Taxi: Ask for Club Asia in Shibuya.

Train: The nearest station is Shinsen Station, a railway station on the Keio Inokashira Line. It’s around 5 mins walk to get to Club Asia.

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Club ArcH | Tokyo Gay Dance & Drag

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Club ArcH or previously known as Ace is a gay friendly underground venue. It’s located in Shinjuku Ni-chome (Area 2 in Shinjuku District) the main gay town in Tokyo. ArcH dance club offers daily party themes, drag queens and especially men-only night on Saturday.

Best For Men-only night on Saturday
Location Shinjuku-ku (Area 2 in Shinjuku)
Open Hours 6 pm – 1 am, Daily
Review Updated 4 Jan. 2017
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Club ArcH

Music: ArcH has resident DJ’s play a range of music styles including local old and new pops, rock, house, the 80’s also international hits.

Crowd: Young locals and few visitors are attracted to ArcH dance club as it’s Saturday men-only night in Shinjuku Ni-chome.

Dress: Night life in Shinjuku-ku is pretty casual street. Shirt and jeans or t-shirt is totally fine for your fun night out.

Club ArcH Gay Club

Facebook Website | Google Map | +81 3-6380-6966

ArcH dance club is located in Tokyo’s famous gay town, Shinjuku Ni-chome (Area 2 in Shinjuku District). The neighborhood is a home to most of Tokyo’s gay bars and gay friendly bars. Overall the area is conveniently located and busy with nightlife, shopping and restaurants. Please note, the venue requires photo ID or diver licence.

Subway/Metro: Nearest station is Shinjuku-sanchōme which is served by three lines; Marunouchi Line, Toei Shinjuku Line and Fukutoshin Line. From the station take exit C8 and the ArcH dance club is located a 2 minute walk from the exit.

Taxi: Ask for Shinjuku Ni-Chome area 2 of Shinjuku District.  While this destination is well known, many taxi drivers don’t speak English so it is recommended to show the driver the address or point to the destination on the map.

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AiSOTOPE Lounge

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AiSOTOPE Lounge is the largest party venue in Ni-chome with two floors and different themes in each day. Expect chatty drag queens to serving your drinks with beers from 700 Yen (6 USD) and cocktail from 600 Yen (5 USD). Various parties take place during the week offering an exciting experience and insight into Tokyo’s gay scene. AiSOTOPE Lounge hosts regular events and parties including men-only nights that go wild in the dark room. Current party schedule here.

Best For Tokyo's biggest & wild dark room
Location Shinjuku-ku (Area 2 in Shinjuku)
Open Hours 6 pm – 1 am, Daily
Review Updated 4 Jan. 2017
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AiSOTOPE Lounge

Music: AiSOTOPE Lounge plays both local hits and drag shows with international pops.

Crowd: Young locals and visitors are attracted to AiSOTOPE Lounge as it’s reputation for the biggest gay venue in Ni-chome.

Dress: Night life in Shinjuku-ku is pretty casual street. Shirt and jeans or t-shirt is totally fine however people at AiSOTOPE Lounge are pretty well dressed.

AiSOTOPE Lounge

Facebook Website | Google Map | +81 3 6380 1504

AiSOTOPE Lounge is located in Tokyo’s famous gay town, Shinjuku Ni-chome (Area 2 in Shinjuku District). The neighborhood is a home to most of Tokyo’s gay bars and gay friendly bars. Overall the area is conveniently located and busy with nightlife, shopping and restaurants.

Subway/Metro: Nearest station is Shinjuku-sanchōme which is served by three lines; Marunouchi Line, Toei Shinjuku Line and Fukutoshin Line. From the station take exit C8 and the AiSOTOPE Lounge is located a 2 minute walk from the exit.

Taxi: Ask for Shinjuku Ni-Chome area 2 of Shinjuku District.  While this destination is well known, many taxi drivers don’t speak English so it is recommended to show the driver the address or point to the destination on the map.

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Dragon MEN

Dragon MEN Gay Bar Tokyo

Dragon MEN Tokyo is a popular gay bar with expats and international visitors in Shinjuku Ni-chome (Area 2 in Shinjuku District). The bar offers indoor and outdoor seating for social, cruising or sit down and have a drink with local friends.  Dragon MEN offers good daily deals drink during happy hours.

Best For Expats & mixed party crowd
Location Shinjuku Ni-chome (Area 2 in Shinjuku)
Open Hours Weekdays 6 pm – 3 pm
Open Hours Weekends Fri. and Sat. 6 pm – 5 am
Review Updated 4 Jan. 2017
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Dragon MEN, Tokyo

Music: Dragon MEN plays current hits and some old international pops to entertain your fun night out.

Crowd: Dragon MEN Tokyo is popular with expats and international visitors. You will always have a chance to meet trendy local friends here.

Dress: Night life in Shinjuku Ni-chome is pretty casual street. Shirt and jeans or t-shirt is absolutely a goer. Please note Dragon MEN and some other bars in Shinjuku-ku don’t like flip flops (thongs) so be prepared.

Dragon MEN Tokyo

Website | Google Map | +81 3 5362 9720

Dragon MEN is located in Tokyo’s famous gay town, Shinjuku Ni-chome (Area 2 in Shinjuku District). The neighborhood is a home to most of Tokyo’s gay bars and gay friendly bars. Overall the area is conveniently located and busy with nightlife, shopping and restaurants.

Subway/Metro: Nearest station is Shinjuku-sanchōme which is served by three lines; Marunouchi Line, Toei Shinjuku Line and Fukutoshin Line. From the station take exit C8 and Dragon MEN is located less than 1 minute walk.

Taxi: Ask for Shinjuku Ni-Chome area 2 of Shinjuku District.  While this destination is well known, many taxi drivers don’t speak English so it is recommended to show the driver the address or point to the destination on the map.

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