The Ultimate Gay Travel Guide
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Like most of gay Tokyo, the majority of saunas and cruise clubs are located in Shinjuku Ni-Chome. In addition to saunas, Tokyo has a number of cruise clubs which are male-only venues allowing guests to get intimate. Similar to Tokyo’s gay bars many of the play venues target a particular gay niche and operate with strict door policies.
Again like many things in Japan, gay saunas can be a very different experience from other countries. Tokyo’s 24 Kaikan is perhaps the most famous gay sauna in the city. From the outside the building could be any boring office or apartment block however once inside the 8 story sauna complex gay Japan becomes alive, with bathtubs, saunas, communal sleeping and optional private rooms. The only rule visible states “Gentlemen who chew gum will be removed”.
For all saunas and cruise clubs in Tokyo bring government ID and take note that the theme venues and nights are strictly enforced.