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31 Best Gay Hotels in Tokyo

Tokyo is one of Asia’s gay capitals and there are awesome gay venues spread throughout the city, but the uncontested gay area in town is Shinjuku Ni-chome. This gay village east of Shinjuku Station has over 300 bars, clubs, and cruise bars, and is an unmissable stop for gay visitors to Japan.

Most hotels in Tokyo could be described a gay-friendly. Culturally Japan has no religious hostility towards homosexuality, and same-sex sexual activity has been legal for over 130 years.  But while Japan may be culturally accepting legally same-sex marriage, equality laws are still lacking in the country. Tokyo city has made some positive steps in legalizing same-sex partnerships, providing some limited marriage benefits.

The hotels recommended on this list are located in Shinjuku, central Tokyo. Home to Tokyo’s entertainment district and also the city’s largest concentration of LGBT venues.

Many gay travelers who want to party choose to stay near Shinjuku Ni-Chome, the center of Tokyo’s gay scene. Shinjuku is well connected to the rest of Tokyo with three metro stations and Shinjuku station, the world’s busiest railway station.

All of the gay-friendly hotels in this list are within walking distance of Ni-Chome, although the higher-end ones tend to be a bit further away. Look out for hotels in Kabukicho, Tokyo’s infamous red-light district, which is just a short 10-minute walk from Ni-chome.

If you are staying at one of the hotels within the Shinjuku wider gayborhood, you should be able to reach the main gay nightlife within a 15-25 minute walk.

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4.5/5
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♥ Classic Hilton comfort
♥ Traditional Japanese decor
♥ Full range of facilities
♥ Walking distance to Shinjuku gay nightlife

This hotel blends Hilton’s timeless commitment to comfort and luxury with a uniquely Japanese design. The interiors are soothing and understated, with Japanese touches like shoji screens, fusuma sliding doors, and high-tech TOTO toilets. The facilities are extensive, including an indoor pool, gym, tennis court, barbershop, four excellent restaurants, and three bars. Hilton Tokyo is located a few blocks west of Shinjuku station, meaning it is about a 20-minute walk from the main gay nightlife. Hilton Tokyo is one of the most booked luxury gay hotels in Tokyo.

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5/5
Why we love it

♥ Incredible views throughout the hotel
♥ Awesome fitness facilities
♥ Spacious rooms with walk-in closets
♥ Live Jazz every night at New York bar

Park Hyatt Tokyo boasts original artworks and designer interiors that blend Japanese and European influences. Every spacious room comes with a walk-in closet and a deep-soak tub, as well as large windows overlooking the city. The hotel’s fitness club is exceptional, allowing you to take in sweeping views of Tokyo while you swim, work out, or get pampered. On-site dining includes a stylish contemporary Japanese restaurant with views of Mount Fuji and a swanky jazz bar with live music every night. The Shinjuku gay nightlife is about a 25-minute walk away.

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3/5
Why we love it

♥ Free breakfast
♥ Free onsen facilities
♥ Friendly English-speaking staff
♥ Walking distance to Ni-chome

This gay-friendly budget hotel offers clean, comfortable, rooms with good basic amenities. The decor is simple but modern, and the rooms are overall very well-maintained. There is a tasty free breakfast served every morning, and a small but pleasant on-site onsen which is also complimentary. The staff are lovely, helpful, and speak very good English. The Ni-chome gay nightlife is just a 15-minute walk away, and the bars of Kabuki-cho are even closer.

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2/5
Why we love it

♥ Microwave kettle and fridge in every room
♥ Comfortable clean rooms
♥ Brand-new
♥ Walking distance to gay and red light nightlife

This is a very simple and straightforward hotel, very recently opened. The rooms are compact but comfortable, and every one comes equipped with a mini-fridge, kettle, and microwave, making it very easy to eat cheaply on convenience store meals. Bathrooms have deep bathtubs and generously-sized toiletries. The gay nightlife is about 15 minutes away, and the red light activities of Kabuki-cho surround the hotel.

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♥ Very popular with gay travelers
♥ Stylish designer rooms
♥ Western and Japanese buffet breakfasts
♥ Practical and convenient facilities

This is one of the most popular gay-friendly hotels in Tokyo, located just 10 minutes from Shinjuku’s gay nightlife. The hotel features cool rooms with Japanese contemporary decor and original art – the Loft triple rooms are a great choice for groups. Both the rooftop bar and the restaurant have exceptional panoramic city views, and the latter offers a choice of Western or Japanese buffet for breakfast. A few convenient facilities include a self-service laundry room, vending machines, and a money exchange machine. Shinjuku Granbell Hotel is one of the most booked gay hotels in Tokyo.

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♥ Excellent central Tokyo location
♥ Range of room sizes and styles
♥ Simple soothing decor
♥ Awesome staff

Located 10 minutes from Shinjuku’s gay nightlife, Citadines offers a range of cozy, comfy rooms in the heart of Tokyo. Each has all the basic amenities for a relaxing stay, as well as neutral and soothing decor. The hotel’s facilities are all extremely airy and pleasant, from the business suite to the breakfast room. There is a laundrette and a convenience store on-site. One of the highlights of this gay-friendly hotel are the extremely friendly and attentive staff.

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4/5
Why we love it

♥ Top-notch Shinjuku location
♥ Cool Godzilla room
♥ Varied and tasty breakfast
♥ Comfy single rooms available

This skyscraper hotel offers relaxing rooms in nature-inspired tones of green and light wood. Single rooms are available at a relatively spacious 18m2 for Tokyo, and the doubles and triples are also very comfortable. The Godzilla View Room, with a window directly facing the head of Shinjuku’s iconic Godzilla statue, is a particularly fun option. There’s a pizza restaurant and a cozy lounge on-site, and the breakfast buffet is generous and varied. The location, about 10 minutes from the Ni-Chome gay village and a stone’s throw away from the red light district of Kabuki-cho, is excellent for food, shopping, and nightlife.

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2.5/5
Why we love it

♥ Short walk to Ni-chome gay village
♥ Quiet location
♥ Well-connected to the rest of the city
♥ Clean and basic rooms

This hotel is a couple of minutes from the main Ni-chome gay village, making it a favorite gay-friendly hotel in Tokyo. It sits in a quiet side street, however, so you don’t have to worry about being kept up at night. Shinjuku San-chome station (Fukutoshin, Marunouchi, and Shinjuku lines) is just 3 minutes away. The rooms are fairly basic and the decor is a bit dated, but everything is clean. It’s worth noting that the hotel is fairly strict about bringing guests to your room. Hotel Tateshina is one of the most booked budget gay hotels in Tokyo.

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♥ Walking distance to gay nightlife
♥ Free tea and coffee
♥ Comfortable rooms with good amenities
♥ Rooms are comparatively spacious

This hotel is located a little bit east of Ni-chome, 5 minutes from Yotsuya-sanchome Station (Maruonuchi Line) and 15 minutes from the gay nightlife. Rooms are spacious and well-designed, with some featuring stylish colorful decor. The beds are nice and comfy, and all the basic amenities are provided, including full sets of toiletries. The all-day restaurant serves a Western and Japanese buffet in the mornings and becomes a bar in the evenings. Free coffee and tea are available in the lobby throughout the day.

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3/5
Why we love it

♥ Walking distance to gay nightlife
♥ Short walk to Shinjuku station
♥ Free tea and coffee
♥ Lovely staff

Located a short walk from Shinjuku Station and Kabuki-cho, this gay-friendly hotel is also just 15 minutes from the Ni-chome gay nightlife. It offers comfortable, clean rooms with spacious layouts and good bathroom amenities. The decor is a bit dated, but some of the rooms feature colorful wallpaper and fun design elements. There is a good Western and Japanese buffet breakfast, and free coffee and tea are available in the lobby. Staff are super lovely and attentive.

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