Asakusa and Ueno are oozing with history, and from an LGBTQ perspective as well. Shinjuku and Shibuya are more youthful and manic. The Ni-chome section of Shinjuku is considered the epicenter for all things gay and lesbian in Japan. If you’re looking to leave the city for less crowded pastures, may we suggest Kamakura or the Hakone/Fuji area?
Temples galore, but gardens and mountainside strolls too. A great place to see well preserved history and to enjoy a slower pace than Tokyo or Osaka. Basically zero gay scene here. Locals, almost without exception, head to Osaka for that.
During the day, there are interesting urban tapestries, great open markets, plus the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan and a great big castle too. Much of Osaka’s charm lies in the character of the people, and it would be our pleasure to be the bridge that allows you to connect. Once night rolls around, there’s a fun and exciting scene waiting for you to dive in.
There are a few things we’d like you to take note of before joining us.
- Depending how many people are on the tour, if you opt for car service do be sure to choose the appropriate vehicle size
- The legal drinking age in Japan is 20
- There is no minimum age to join this tour, but depending on what your plans are, it may not be practical for guests under 18
- Please come wearing comfortable shoes, as there is generally a fair bit of walking regardless of whether we do this as a walking tour or by private vehicle. If you have a preference or restriction to not walk very much, just let us know and we can make the appropriate arrangements.
- All guide expenses.
- If vehicle option is chosen, the vehicle fee includes all parking, gas, tolls, etc.
- Food or drink during our time together
- Your public transportation costs while on tour
- You may add additional hours to the touring day at time of checkout
- A car option is available
- Other options may be available. Please let us know if there is something not covered here.