Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tokyo through the eyes of Seattle Gay News

It's one of the largest cities in the entire world.  It's a place with incredible history, arts & culture, cuisine, and believe it or not, a thriving gay scene.

Tokyo is a focal point of Seattle Gay News' upcoming Summer Travel issue.  We spent hours walking the streets of this massive city, spending a night at the famous Park Hyatt Tokyo (where the Oscar-winning movie Lost in Translation was filmed) and roaming through an all-men's shopping mall.  Of course, we also scoped out the growing gay area of Shinjuku Ni-chome.

There are so many things to see and do in Tokyo, and though it is pricey, there are some options that require little to no money, such as visiting the Imperial Palace, strolling through Yoyogi Park, or having a cup of Starbucks coffee across from the Shibuya train station to see hundreds of people criss-crossing each other in what locals call "the scramble" (featured in another Academy Award-winning film Babel).

If you've always been fascinated with Tokyo, or Japan in general, we invite you to grab a copy of Seattle Gay News tomorrow (June 15) and gather some ideas/tips on where to stay, what gay bars to dance and/or drink at, and where to go shopping.  We even included information on the country's first-ever gay tour company.  Our special travel section will go online this weekend, or soon thereafter, at

For more information on Japan, go to  

Pictured: Hankyu Men's (shopping mall)

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