There is a vibrant and eclectic community of transgender singles in Tokyo who love to party and are quite open to new people. Japanese culture is relatively conservative in terms of sexual mores, which is why the LGBT scene in the country’s capital is somewhat more hidden compared to counterparts in other countries. You may be struggling to find the best spots. This article will tell you about the best bars to meet transgender ladies in the Japanese capital.

Kesho Danshi

When you use “transgender” and “Japan” in the same sentence, this is the first place you’ll hear mentioned. It is a franchise of bars staffed (mainly) by transgender women. The franchise owner, Miya Inoue, designed and built the interior of the first bar, which is located in Yushima. There’s no better place to have a drink and meet interesting transgender women than here according to regulars and newcomers.

Miya has written a book about her life, in which she describes the state of being transgender as “an alluring life of swimming fluidly through a river that flows between female and male.”


Many visitors to Japan have met transgender women at this establishment, a chic hangout that’s always full on Saturdays and Sundays. On Saturday evening, only women are allowed. Both men and women are allowed on other nights of the week. The bar has a pleasant interior, cozy furniture, and a even a karaoke machine if you feel like grabbing the mic. Like most bars that are popular with transgender people, Goldfinger is located in the “gay” neighborhood of Ni-chome or ‘Nicho’.

There are many other great clubs and bars in this famous gay neighborhood. You wouldn’t know it by taking a look around the place though, especially during the day, when it looks just like any other area of Tokyo. It truly comes alive at dusk and after that. There is no shortage of LGBT-centric establishments here. You will meet a vibrant, eclectic crowd of locals, expats, tourists, and everyone in-between.

Patrons may have different backgrounds, but everyone is chasing the same experience: fun, drink, and company. Nichome is in close proximity to Shinjuku-sanchome Station and less than 10 minutes away from Shinjuku Station on foot.

Bar Five

Another bar that deserves a special mention is Bar Five. Popular with transgender ladies, it is located on the second floor of a plain building complex. It is the perfect place to enjoy a nice conversation and a glass or bottle of wine. Bar Five is an oasis of tranquility at the heart of Japan’s bustling capital. Against this backdrop, meeting the love of your life is more than a distinct possibility!