Gay Guide Japan

Gay places in Japan are often only for Japanese and foreigners are generally not welcome. Mainly because very few Japanese speak any foreign languages, foreigners look different und often are bigger. Remember all you have read about Japanese customs and manners. It is essential to behave to be accepted. You will often be met by a sign saying "Japanese only" or similar. Simply try another bath house. The saunas are often places for cruising only with lockers, shower, darkroom and cubicles. Remember to be very tactful and polite, take off your shoes at the entrance, never go head on and cover up your private parts unless it is a nude night. Many premises have theme nights (underwear, swim wear, nude etc.) that have to be followed. Bring your own condoms as the Japanese ones are smaller than the western ones (logically).

Cities in Japan

FukuokaOsakaTokyo

Location: Between Sea of Japan & western Pacific Ocean
Initials: JPN
International country code: 81 (omit 0 from area code)
International access code: 001, 0061 or 0041
Language: Japanese. English (commercial language)
Population: 127,561,000
Capital: Tokyo
Religions: 80% Buddhist or Shinto
Climate: Spring (Mar-May) is cherry blossom season. Autumn (Sep-Nov) is an ideal time to travel, with pleasant temperatures and the autumn colours. Winter (Dec-Feb) can be very cold.
Important gay cities: Tokyo, Osaka

Top Saunas

Steamworks Toronto

Big facility on 11.800 sq. ft with full gym and a huge hot tub. The sauna belongs to a group which has properties in Chicago, Seattle and Berkeley, as well as Toronto and Vancouver... more

Labirinttu's Club 24h

A popular 24 hour sauna that's well equipped with many tourists. The only 24/7 sauna in the city. No rent Boys. Three floors with a large whirlpool and interesting showers. more

Kaiserbründl Herrensauna

Large and popular sauna in Vienna on 2000 m², beautiful and very exceptional interior. Built in 1889 in Moorish style; 4 floors, 2 bars, 1 restaurant, historical pool, Finnish sauna, theme infusions, saunarium, steam bath, wintergarden, massage, different special events, darkrooms, glory holes, video, cinema, cruising... more