New Sazae

LGBTQ+ Shinjuku-Nichome

Time Out says

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This gay bar and disco in Shinjuku's Ni-Chome district has been around since 1966, and it still sticks mainly to a soundtrack of soul and disco from the '70s and '80s. The crowd is a diverse mix of gay, straight and cross-dressers, presided over by Shion, the flamboyant gent who's been working behind the bar for over 35 years now. Though it's liveliest at the weekends, New Sazae stays open 365 days a year; entrance costs a flat ¥1,000, including one drink.



Address: 2F, 2-18-5 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku

Transport: Shinjuku-Sanchome Station (Marunouchi, Fukutoshin, Shinjuku lines)
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