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Tokyo Gay Night Tour provided by Tokyo Gay Night Tours with Tokyo Handsome Boys

Tokyo Gay Night Tour
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Tour snapshot
Visit three LGBTQ bars in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Nichome district
Duration:
3h
Group size:
8
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Group size:
    8
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Tokyo has one of the largest LGBTQ communities in Asia and the Shinjuku Nichome district is famous for having hundreds of gay bars and nightclubs. With this tour, gain insider access to some of the hottest nightlife spots in town, discover the LGBTQ scene with a local guide, and visit gay bars, nightclubs, drag queen clubs, or quirky bars that you will only find in Japan.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English
Highlights
  • Welcome drink included at each bar
  • Insider tips on Tokyo’s LGBTQ hangouts from a local guide
  • Personalized tour with a maximum of 8 people
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Welcome drink included at each bar
  • Insider tips on Tokyo’s LGBTQ hangouts from a local guide
  • Personalized tour with a maximum of 8 people
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 88755P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • One drink included at each bar (3000 yen value)
  • Table charge (1000-3000 yen value)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Drinks after the first drink at each bar
Duration
3h
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • One drink included at each bar (3000 yen value)
  • Table charge (1000-3000 yen value)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Drinks after the first drink at each bar
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Itinerary
  • Start
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Shinjuku 2 Chome Gay Town
    Stop: 3 hours
    Shinjuku Nichome is said to have 300 gay bars. From those, we've narrowed it down to three spots from the gay bars, lounges, and clubs we usually go to on our own. The course may change depending on the availability that night. 1. Gay Bar First, we'll start things off with an authentic Japan-style gay bar! As for what makes a gay bar Japan-style, the first thing you'll notice is the size. Most Japanese gay bars can fit at most ten people, and at fewest four or five. Because hospitality is key at these places, they are made so that the guests can talk easily to each other, and the master can make sure everyone's having a good time. If you're looking to spend the night the way the Japanese do, make no mistake, it's not at a club, but one of these tiny gay bars! 2. Gay Lounge More spacious than the gay bars, the lounge style is popular with gay guys in their twenties and thirties, and we'll take you to the spot that's most popular with young gay guys. We'll hang out here and chat with and keep watch on hot young gay guys. This is my prime hunting ground! 3. Guest Choice We'll leave the choice of the last place up to you. Let's go somewhere in Nichome that caught your eye! There are so many styles of place in Nichome, from go go boy dancers to drag queens, to a bar where we wear traditional Japanese underwear. Grab Nichome by the horns! There's also the possibility to change the first two bars depending on the guests' preference. We are flexible!!
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Alex C
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Couples
Naoki was a lovely guide and this tour was one of my favourite memories in Tokyo. He even invited us out to come drinking the following night which we took him up on and saw all different bars. Would love to come back to Shinjuku and see him again.
Written February 22, 2020
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David M
7 contributions
Jan 2020
Naoki is a great guide and a lot of fun to be around. This tour was one of the most interesting but also the most fun things I did in my two-week trip to Japan. I did the tour on a Thursday night, so the bars were quiet, but that was perfect since it gave us the chance to talk with each other and the bartenders at each place (with Naoki translating). Outside of the few bigger dance clubs, the Nichome gay bar scene is much more personal and intimate than I was used to coming from the US. Many bars don't accept non-Japanese speakers, and I now understand that's because part of the culture is that the bartender weaves together a conversation between everyone in the bar; I would never have been able to experience that without Naoki to make introductions and translate. As it was, it was one of the warmest and most fascinating experiences of my trip.
Written January 18, 2020
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j97elroy
New York City101 contributions
Naoki was a great guide for our group of three friends who wanted to explore the gay nightlife scene in Tokyo. He was super friendly and fun and tailored the night to our interests, including a rugby bar and a drag dress up bar, where he even participated in putting on makeup and an outfit! Would definitely recommend!
Written October 18, 2019
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JJWhyphenA
1 contribution
Sep 2019
Naoki is as kind as he is passionate about gay Tokyo! We couldn't believe there are over 400 gay bars in Tokyo when the Lonely Planet book has 1 singular page about LGBTQ night life/culture in their guide book. Not only did Naoki show us a great and inclusive time, but it was educational as well, giving an inside perspective into what life is like as an LGBTQ person in Japan. It was truly an international coming together of "family", and one of the best experiences we've had abroad. BOOK NOW!!!!!
Written September 29, 2019
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John H
Chicago, IL3 contributions
Sep 2019
We had a great time with Naoki. He showed us the gayborhood and several fun places. We met other visitors on the same tour and from a tour he did earlier that week. This tour made it possible for us to access Tokyo's gay scene in Shinjuku.
Written September 18, 2019
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Kai S
Sydney, Australia46 contributions
We did the gay bar tour last night (Monday). Lots of fun experiencing the gay district with a local. Naoki is full of energy & a bundle of fun! Would recommend. Being a Monday night the clubs were a little quiet but still plenty of options and plenty of fun!
Written August 27, 2019
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jestouring
Savannah, GA1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Couples
We began our stay in Tokyo with a nightlife tour from Naoki. What a great way to start our trip! We were talking about everything we learned on the tour for our remaining 4 days in the city, and even took a local friend back to one of the bars that Naoki introduced us to.
Written July 28, 2019
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Eamon O
Dublin, Ireland21 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Booked this tour as it sounded like a very interesting way to learn more and experience Japanese LGBT culture. Naoki was a fantastic tour guide; very friendly and with excellent English. The variety of bars visited was brilliant and he created an excellent balance between discussing LGBT issues in Japan and having a fun night out.
Certainly the most unique tour I've been on! Will definitely recommend it to friends visiting Tokyo.

Thanks again Naoki from your first Irish tour participant!!
Written May 13, 2019
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Scottie1975
Brighton, UK45 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
what a brilliant evening. Naoki is great. Very friendly, very funny and happy to answer all our questions. Most importantly he got us into places where we would not have been able to and because he was there we received a lovely welcome. I honestly can't reccomend this activity enough. Without it we would not have got our bearings and would have missed an entire side to Tokyo.
Written April 23, 2019
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Allder
Adelaide, Australia443 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
this tour is essentail for any gay man coming to Tokyo. Yes you can find he bars, but you wont get the history and background of this area from the amazing Naoiki. In addition you wont also meet the fabulous bar owners (Bar Masters) and the incredible brave and gorgeous men in some of these bars. Be prepared to dazzled by incredible and beautiful stories. You cant help but be asounted at 360+ bars in such a small strip. Totally off the wall and we are now able to go back to all these bars with ease. Domo Naoki.
Written April 21, 2019
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Kevin H
Kevin H
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Amazing Evening! Incredible Insight into the elusive LGBT scene in Tokyo
I had an amazing time with Naoki on this tour. He was open and honest about what it is like to be gay in Japan and
Claudia C
Claudia C
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Fun times learning a Japanese and meeting locals!
We had a great time on Kevin’s Survival Japanese Communication tour, and we used the greetings and phrases we learn
elise2736
elise2736
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Fun, friendly and extremely useful
I met with Kevin of Tokyo Handsome Boys on my first day in Japan and was so thankful I did. Over a cup of tea and t
Javier C
Javier C
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Best night out in Tokyo. Don't miss on it
Our night our in Nichome with Naoki and Kevin was an unforgettable experience. Small bars can be very intimidati
David S
David S
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A great, fun way to experience Tokyo's gay district
Had a blast on this tour. Great guide, nice bars, some interesting insights to gay culture in Tokyo. Was my 1st nig
LocaltravelerCH
LocaltravelerCH
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Great tour with Naoki
I just experienced the LGBT world in Tokyo with Naoki. I would have not seen if I would have just visited the known
tomwulff
tomwulff
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Great Tour
Naoki and Kevin are both really easy to talk to and a lot of fun. The tour of Nichome made my trip. You learn muc
Worldtraveller56
Worldtraveller56
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Naoki is a great ambassador for Japan.
My first visit to Japan and the night out with Naoki was a great opportunity to find out more about Japanese cultur
Mitchell L
Mitchell L
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This tour made my trip!
Amazing tour of ni-chome with Naoki and the crew. It totally changed my understanding of Tokyo and my trip overall.
MikeyHove
MikeyHove
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An unforgettable evening
A Monday evening is perhaps not the ideal time to go on a bar crawl however Naoki-san made this a truly unique expe
804ninoo
804ninoo
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great fun! 👍🏻👍🏻
I wanted to see and experience a different side of Tokyo on this trip, and this tour did not disappoint! We had dr
Fred O
Fred O
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A fun and interesting night out
I participated in this tour just before I left Japan and I am glad it was my closing night out as I have not laughe
Christopher M
Christopher M
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A Wonderful and Interesting Time
My partner and I recently participated on this tour, and we had a wonderful and memorable time. Naoki was a great
gakuseikaibigan
gakuseikaibigan
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Essential Ni-chome Tour: MUST GO!
Unforgettable, truly fun, educational, entertaining! I had so much fun with Naoki and Kevin. They were friendly an
Fassa R
Fassa R
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Funtastic!
Thank You So Very Much Naoki & Kevin! We have a trully funtastic nite, and still trying to processing all the many
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