Otoko-machi Map

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The Otoko-machi Map (男街マップ, "boy's town map") is a country-wide guide to Japanese gay establishments.

Published yearly, the guide, which is organized by prefecture and city, contains listings for bars, clubs, and host-bars, gay saunas, gay restaurants and bookstores, and other gay or gay-friendly establishments.

Listings for bars typically include a photograph of the owner or bartenders, as well as information on the type of customers preferred.

Most listings are accompanied by maps giving directions from the nearest train station.

References[edit]

Japan in the Footsteps of Yukio Mishima, Out Traveler, January/February 2005