LGBTQ Tourism

In order to promote Osaka's status as an enjoyable destination for LGBTQ travelers, the Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau joined the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) in 2018. We have since been enthusiastically focused on creating a more welcoming environment for LGBTQ travelers, such as providing diversity and sensitivity training for our employees and conducting LGBTQ FAM trips.

See more information on the seminar and marketing support that we provide here:

Visit Gay Osaka

The Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau has created a portal site for LGBTQ travelers, the first of its kind in Japan from a local tourism bureau. We update Visit Gay Osaka with columns from local LGBTQ voices as well as information on LGBTQ bars, friendly restaurants and cafes, event information, LGBTQ travel companies, and more.

See the Visit Gay Osaka site here:

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA)

Founded in 1983, the IGLTA is the world's leading network of LGBTQ+-welcoming tourism businesses. The IGLTA provides free travel resources and information while continuously working to promote equality and safety within LGBTQ+ tourism worldwide. IGLTA’s members include LGBTQ+-friendly accommodations, transport, destinations, service providers, Travel Advisors, tour operators, events and travel media located in over 80 countries.

The Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau has achieved the highest 3-star rating under the City of Osaka's LGBT Leading Company certifcation system.

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