Traveling through Japan with my gay travel pal Matt back in 2004 was a blast. During our adventure, he demonstrated his keen instinct for finding the coolest opens in a new windowrestaurants and opens in a new windowcoffee shops in what appeared to be sketchy areas but turned out to be glorious gems. Almost like an explorer, he found his way to Tokyo’s gay nightlife district – was that a night to remember!
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