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Dance in Style at AiSOTOPE Lounge
AiSOTOPE Lounge is the largest party venue in Nichome with two floors and different themes in each day. AiSOTOPE Lounge is located in Tokyo’s famous gay town, Shinjuku Nichome (Area 2 in Shinjuku District). The neighborhood is home to most of Tokyo’s gay bars and gay-friendly hotels. Expect chatty drag queens to serve your drinks with beers from 700 Yen ($6 USD) and cocktails from only 600 Yen ($5 USD).
Tokyo’s biggest dance club, AiSOTOPE Lounge hosts regular events and parties including men-only nights. This is the only gay dance club in Japan with the dark room. Current party schedule here. Various parties take place during the week offering an exciting experience and insight into Tokyo’s gay nightlife.
Note: AiSOTOPE Lounge welcomes everybody, however, check the official website beforehand to make sure it is not a men-only or women-only party. The lounge is open every day from 9 pm until 5 am.
Tokyo’s Biggest Dance Club with Dark-Room
AiSOTOPE Lounge’s events fee is between ¥3,000 ($28 USD) to ¥3,500 ($33 USD) includes a drink. AiSOTOPE Lounge welcomes everybody, however, check the official website beforehand to make sure it is not a men-only or women-only party. The lounge is open every day from 9 pm until 5 am.
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 Nichome.
Dress: Nightlife 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.
How to get there
Popular gay dance club and gay bar, AiSOTOPE Lounge is located in Tokyo’s famous gay town, Shinjuku Nichome (Area 2 in Shinjuku District). The neighborhood is 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: The 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 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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