4 LGBT Bars in Saitama
Tokyo can’t have all the fun. Check out some of Saitama’s own LGBT bars and haunts.
Saitama, while lacking the more unified areas for LGBT establishments, does boast several bars across the prefecture. And, if you’re willing to flex your Japanese skills, you might just make a new friend or two!
Inconspicuous, yet very close to Omiya station, this gay bar is small but quaint, typical of any average Japanese bar. They frequently host events, which they advertise on their Twitter page. Be careful, however, as the bar is aimed exclusively at men seeking men. If you’re a woman or with a women, fret not: there are plenty of inclusive bars, too!
— 【大宮】Bar Raccoon (@Bar_Raccoon) March 18, 2018
?️? Men seeking men.
⏱ Sun-Thur 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Closed on Tuesdays. Open until 3 a.m. on Fri, Sat and holidays.
?〒330-0846, 2 Chome-28 Daimonchō, Ōmiya-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken 330-0846. About 10 walk from Omiya station (east exit). Located on 3F of the building “第一松ビル”.
Gazen Futa is there for anyone in Kumagaya, Saitama, just looking for a bit of community. Futa is the name of the bar’s friendly mama, and the space is open to any and all genders. It’s also a hot venue for numerous events and drag shows. It’s worth the trip to Kumagaya!
— 俄然風太 (@gazen_fu_ta1981) October 10, 2012
⏱ Mon-Sat 9 p.m. until the last customer. Closed on Sunday, unless it is before a holiday.
?〒360-0044 Saitama-ken, Kumagaya-shi, Yayoi, 2 Chome−10. About 5 minutes from Kumagaya station (north exit). #102 in the building “ローヤルマンション熊谷”.
A bar with a similar vibe to Bar Racoon, with the same clientele (gay men only), which it flatly says on the Dolphin Crew Twitter page, which is also bejeweled with Dolphin emojis. It’s located in Minami Urawa, which is the southern ward of Saitama city.
Photo by: Dolphin Crew
?️? Men seeking men.
⏱ Mon-Thur 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Weekends 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Closed on Tues and every third Wednesday.
?〒336-0017 Saitama-ken, Saitama-shi, Minami-ku, Minamiurawa, 2 Chome−32 About a 10-minute walk from Minami-Urawa station (east exit). Located in B1 of the building “パルファム南浦和”.
This unique bar in Koshigaya is open to men, women and especially drag queens/crossdressers! The bar will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. They also seem to have a penchant for cats, so if that’s your thing… Check out their Twitter page if you don’t believe us.
未々予約を承ってますにゃ 貫 pic.twitter.com/kSYZUz5ANe
— 猫まんま@越谷 (@nekomanma_kan) March 29, 2018
?️? Drag queens, crossdressers
⏱ Tue-Sat 9 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Sunday and Monday.
?〒343-0024 Saitama-ken, Koshigaya-shi, Koshigaya, 1 Chome-13-16. About a 10-minute from Koshigaya station (east exit).