From: Friday, April 19, 2024
To: Sunday, April 21, 2024
Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2024
The first Tokyo Rainbow Pride (TRP) Parade was 26 years in 1994 and since then, the event has grown to become one of the largest in Asia. The event balances political messaging and partying to further LGBTQ rights across the country.
- Visiting for the event, stay close to Ni-chōme in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo’s gayborhood. The Mitsui Garden Hotel is rated” Fabulous” by guests with spacious rooms and a modern gym and pool.
Tokyo Rainbow Pride Week takes place every year in late april to early May and celebrates LGBT pride with a host of events, including an energetic parade that last year saw thousands of people gather and take to the streets in fancy dress alongside floats. This year the highlights of the Tokyo Rainbow Pride Festival include Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade 25th(Sun) and the Pride Festival.
Tokyo Rainbow Pride Festival
- Friday 19th April – Sunday 21st April, 2024 – The Festival in Yoyogi Park takes place on both the Saturday and the Sunday, with a variety of booths opened in Yoyogi Park by LGBT-friendly companies and artists. The booths will be open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
- This 2-day stage event features drag, shows and live music performances.
- Stay close to the venue at the Trunk Hotel, located just 3 mins rideshare or 9 minutes walk from the park. Rated “Superb” by guests, the hotel has a zen-like design with high end amenities and superb guest services.
- The stage performances on the large open-air stage at the Event Plaza promise a showcase of the city’s LGBTQ talent. Saturday sees the more condensed lineup of the two days as drag queen comedian Baby Vagi welcomes acts such as Aisho Nakajima and Happo Fubijin (the “All-Around Uglies,” a celebrated all-drag girl group).
- Sunday’s show will be hosted by drag queen Bourbonne and TV personality Vlas Kobara, and has a somewhat relaxed schedule, featuring the Pride Choir Tokyo, speeches by foreign ambassadors and the gay performance group Enviii Gabriella, among others.
Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade
- Sunday 21st April, 2024 – The parade takes place on the last Sunday during a packed program of week long events Don’t Miss!
- The 3km parade takes in the Harajuku/Shibuya area on the Sunday with participants marching and riding on floats.
- The march starts at the Event Plaza and then snakes its way through the streets of Shibuya Ward before gliding over several gentle hills before returning to the Event Plaza.
- The parade starts at 1pm and runs until 3 pm. The event has more than 52 different groups with over 7,000 marchers.
Official Rainbow Pride After Party
- Awaiting line up theme and venue for the next edition. The previous event was held at AisOTOPE.
- AiSOTOPE Lounge – The largest party & bar venue in Nichome with two floors offering different experiences.
Tokyo Pride Parties
- There are dozens of events taking place over Pride Week, and they are so varied everyone can have fun. There are workshops and lectures (in Japanese), as well as family events like the LGBTQ Family Picnic at in Gyoen Park. Party venues to be comfirmed:
- Awaiting Dates – The Ring The long-established LGBTQ+ party “the RING” has been held since 1993. Fashionable drag queens and sexy go-go dancers color the stage, and the audience can get involved and have fun.
- Awaiting Dates – Tokyo Rainbow Beats is one of the biggest circuit parties taking place during Tokyo Pride. The event is held in late April and early May and features rooftop events, circuit nights and stylish parties at Tokyo’s hottest venues. Don’t miss The Happy Pride Tea Dance during the weekend. It begins in the afternoon at 3pm, where you can party for hours with the city’s top DJs and drag queens and still be home before 10pm.
- Awaiting Dates – Fancyhim hosts a special afternoon event with as an exciting lineup of DJs and drag queens, including Magatama.
- Awaiting Dates – Vita hosts a special Pride edition event with international Circuit DJs, gogo boys and an epic stage production, the perfect way to end your pride celebrations.
Where to Party during Tokyo Rainbow Pride
- Just a convenient walk from Shinjuku lies Ni-chome, Tokyo’s gayborhood overflowing with outdoor bars, karaoke pubs, and cozy clubs for anyone on the spectrum. There are countless options for food and drink. Ni-chome also features outdoor bars with large terraces.
- The closest station is Shinjuku San-chome station, one stop from Shinjuku on the Fukutoshin, Marunouchi and Shinjuku metro lines. Take the C5 exit and then just cross the street into Ni-chome.
Where to stay?
Gay Map of Tokyo
Gay Tokyo conveniently packed into a handful of streets all located Shinjuku Ni-Chome (pronounced nee-chomay). Ni Chome the gay center of Tokyo has over 300 gay bars, clubs, saunas, cruise clubs and everything else small packed into a couple of small blocks in the center of Tokyo. The Shinjuku neighborhood is mixed with big business, shopping and entertainment and of course Tokyo’s gay center.
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Tokyo Rainbow Pride
Highlights of Tokyo Pride