Just a couple of decades ago, the famous gayborhood Shinjuku Ni-chomewas the only place in Tokyo the LGBT community could call their own. With the interest in LGBT travel in Tokyo steadily growing, several gay and lesbian bars have popped up in nearby neighborhoods like Ikebukuro. This is where you’ll find lesbian bar Climb.The boom of LGBT culture can be seen with the growing popularity of the Tokyo Rainbow PrideParade, which boasted more than 150,000 visitors in 2018. Climb is but one of several options for those looking for a more local lesbian bar experience.Let’s take a look into this int...
While there are over a hundred bars in Tokyo’s famous gay district Shinjuku Ni-chome, only a handful are for women who like women. If a fun night out in Ni-chome has left you wondering where all the gay women go, you might find your answer over in Ikebukuro at Lesbian Bar Urue.Urue was Ikebukuro’s first lesbian bar, opening in 2013 and it’s a much more chill version of its Ni-chome sisters, Goldfinger and Adezakura. It’s conveniently located just a few minutes north of Shinjuku on the train!An electrifying night out in Ni-chome is an essential for LGBT travelers in Tokyo, but it can be exhaust...