Gay & Lesbian, Bars


West and south of Shinbashi station are hundreds of bars where hard-working Japanese businessmen drown the stresses of their day to relax. At least 50 of those bars, including Tactics, are gay. The clientele here consists mostly of salarymen in their 30s, direct from the office in their suits and ties, while the staff are predominately younger guys in T-shirts. Foreign visitors are made to feel welcome, and long-term expats are also sometimes part of the scene. The first drink here costs ¥1,500, and ¥800 thereafter.

Tokyo City Guide (Edition 5)


Princess Ichiban-kan Bldg 3F, 3-22-3 Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Transport Shinbashi station (Yamanote line), Karasumori exit.

Telephone 070 5086 8839

Open 6pm-midnight mon-thur, sat; 6pm-5am fri; closed sun, holidays.


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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