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LGBTQ+ in Osaka


Live It Well and make the best moments in full colour at the Swissôtel Nankai Osaka!

The Swissôtel Nankai Osaka is under Accor, a leading Augmented Hospitality Group with more than 5,300 hotels in 110 countries around the world. Accor is a Platinum-Level partner of the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA). Every day, throughout the world, in hotels and offices, Accor celebrates diversity and welcomes it as an asset, a component of its DNA. All these elements make us unique and shape our vision of the world and our relationship with others.

 

The Swissôtel Nankai Osaka is accredited by the Osaka Convention and Tourism Bureau (OCTB) as an LGBTQ+ friendly hotel, and actively supports the Bureau’s Visit Gay Osaka campaign. In line with our commitment on diversity and inclusion, all employees undergo OCTB’s LGBTQ+ seminar, coupled with diversity and inclusion modules under Accor, as part of the employee onboarding process.

       

 

The Hotel recognises the needs of our LGBTQ+ community as they travel, and have developed some helpful tips, must-visit spots and dependable resources in Osaka, to confidently plan itineraries and make the best moments during their visit.

 LGBTQ+ TRAVEL IN OSAKA

Travel with Pride and Peace of Mind

LGBTQ+ Friendly Bars in Namba
LGBTQ+ Friendly Bars in Doyama
LGBTQ+ Travel Tips from the Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

 

TRAVEL WITH PRIDE AND PEACE OF MIND

Like any other traveler, an LGBTQ+ traveler’s safety and security is always a priority and primary concern when considering places to visit. Each destination have varying cultures to take into account, and grasping an overview of the local community particularly their attitude towards the LGBTQ+ community is an important consideration.

 

ALLSAFE FOR YOU

More than a hotel, our Swiss Service provide guests peace of mind to explore, discover life’s true rewards and embrace opportunities during their stay.

The Swissôtel Nankai Osaka received an independent certification from the Environmental Health Consultancy (EHC) for being fully compliant with ALLSAFE, Accor’s enhanced health and safety protocols, developed and vetted specifically for Accor by Bureau Veritas.

 

IMMERSE IN LOCAL CULTURE

The Japanese in general are quite conservative and sensitive to public displays of affection, so it is helpful to pay respect and be conscious of this during your visit. Locals esteem a certain level of emotional reservation, and visitors may observe that this also holds true even for straight couples. While engaging in icha-icha (a blanket word which means being lovey-dovey in public) can sometimes surprise the Japanese, they are extremely respectful people particularly to foreign visitors.

Laid back and fun-loving people, Osaka has a relatively large LGBTQ+ community and is an enjoyable and secure city in Japan. The local government actively supports LGBTQ+ with campaigns and initiatives for the community, with even one of its government districts being the first in Japan officially supporting LGBTQ+ human rights.

 

PRACTICE DUE DILIGENCE

Do your research and be mindful of the overshare during the course of your travel. While every travel circumstance may be different, trusting your gut and researching on experiences of those within the community or leveraging your network are always helpful.

Forums and apps make it much easier to connect and meet locals or fellow visitors within the community, but as with all travelers, one must err on the side of caution.

 

LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY BARS IN NAMBA

Engage, connect and just be yourself – right in the heart of Namba. The Swissôtel Nankai Osaka is a few steps away from LGBTQ+ friendly spots. Enjoy a memorable night in town and walk your way back safely to your Home SWISS Home.

HAGAKURE
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180 metres from the hotel – click here for directions.

SNACK ATSUSHI
Call
180 metres from the hotel – click here for directions.

UK NAMBA
Call
210 metres from the hotel – click here for directions.

NAMBA 777
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210 metres from the hotel – click here for directions.

KUMANCHU
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210 metres from the hotel – click here for directions.

KEN’S CLUB
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210 metres from the hotel – click here for directions.

POKAPOKAYA
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230 metres from the hotel – click here for directions.

DADDY
Call
300 metres from the hotel – click here for directions.

HOSHIGARI TAKAKO
300 metres from the hotel – click here for directions.

BOO8
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300 metres from the hotel – click here for directions.

L Town
Call
650 metres from the hotel – click here for directions.

MIX GAY BAR UMATARO
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700 metres from the hotel – click here for directions.

BAR OSHABERI BUTA YARO
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750 metres from the hotel – click here for directions.

BAR MaMU
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1.1 kilometres from the hotel – click here for directions.

CLUB CIRCUS OSAKA
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1.2 kilometres (8 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

 

LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY BARS IN DŌYAMACHŌ

Accessible via major modes of transportation, your stay at the Swissôtel Nankai Osaka provides the comfort and convenience you need. Make your way through LGBTQ+ spots in where you can let loose and be where you want to be.

 

DUNGAREE
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4.6 kilometres (19 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

YUNTAKU
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4.6 kilometres (19 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

ASUNARO
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4.6 kilometres (20 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

L’ECCA
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4.6 kilometres (20 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

ANGEL
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4.7 kilometres (20 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

GOHAN 5 ½
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4.7 kilometres (20 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

GOTTSU
Twitter
4.7 kilometres (20 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

GRAND SLAM
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4.5 kilometres (20 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

PU-SUN
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4.7 kilometres (20 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

BACCHUS
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4.5 kilometres (21 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

BEAR PLUS
4.5 kilometres (21 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

BULL
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4.5 kilometres (21 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

HUG
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4.5 kilometres (21 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

EXPLOSION
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4.6 kilometres (21 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

AKANTE
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4.7 kilometres (21 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

G PHYSIQUE
Facebook
4.7 kilometres (21 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

JINBO
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4.7 kilometres (21 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

PUMP UP BAR
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4.7 kilometres (21 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

GULF
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4.7 kilometres (21 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

BAR F*CK
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4.7 kilometres (22 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

DUCKS! OSAKA
Call
4.7 kilometres (22 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

FRENZY FRENZY
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4.7 kilometres (22 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

DO WITH CAFÉ
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4.3 kilometres (23 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

DNA/BOG
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4.7 kilometres (23 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

JACK IN THE BOX
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4.8 kilometres (22 minutes via Midosuji Subway line) from the hotel – click here for directions.

 

LGBTQ+ TRAVEL TIPS FROM THE OSAKA CONVENTION & TOURISM BUREAU

LGBTQ+ travelers can also discover the latest information, events and updates on the community in Osaka through Visit Gay Osaka. Visit Gay Osaka is an initiative of the Osaka Convention and Tourism Board, a member of the IGLTA since October 2018.

 

Ready to explore Osaka? Get in touch with our team to plan your stay, email Osaka@swissotel.com or call +81-6-6646-1111.

Looking to Say I Do in Osaka? Connect with our seasoned Wedding Concierge team to make your dream wedding a reality, email Romance.Osaka@swissotel.com or call +81-6-6646-3111.

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Swissôtel Nankai Osaka ☆☆☆☆☆
5-1-60 Namba Chuo-ku, 542-0076 Osaka
Japan
Tel: 06-6646-1111 | +81 6 6646 1111
Fax: 06-6648-0331 | +81 6 6648 0331
Email: Osaka@swissotel.com

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