Osaka has become an IGLTA Featured Destination, and is launching Japan’s first DMO-led Pride Month campaign!


The Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau (OCTB) aims for Osaka to be a city full of diversity, one of the concepts for DMO business development, and prepares proactive tourism strategies with an eye on post-COVID-19. As one such strategy, the OCTB develops new initiatives to promote LGBTQ tourism.


Osaka has become a 2021 International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) Featured Destination


The OCTB is proud to announce that Osaka has become a Featured Destination of the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) for 2021! The OCTB became a member of the IGLTA in 2018.

In addition to the LGBTQ information portal “Visit Gay Osaka”, the OCTB has newly created a promotional video for the gay male market, and will release another one in the near future.

Visit Gay Osaka Promotional Video <>


Japan’s first tourism bureau/ DMO-led campaign to celebrate Pride Month!


Under the initiative of the Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau, to celebrate Pride Month this year accommodations, restaurants, cultural experience operators, and other businesses in Osaka will sell set plans that include the “One Cup Rainbow” sake from Ozeki Corporation designed with the symbolic LGBTQ rainbow colors. The OCTB is the first tourism bureau/ DMO in Japan to launch LGBTQ campaigns and events during Pride Month. A portion of sales will be donated to Osaka’s pride event “Rainbow Festa!” held every October.


Please refer to the appendix for a list of properties in Osaka that are supporting this campaign.


For inquiries regarding this press release:

Ms. Eri Kimura

Marketing Strategy

Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

Tel: +81-6-6282-5909 E-mail:



A list of hotels and facilities that are participating in the “One Cup Rainbow” Pride Month campaign (in alphabetical order).



Amami Onsen Nantenso


Ryokan Kuramoto

Sarasa Hotel Shin Osaka

Sarasa Hotel Shinsaibashi

Sarasa Hotel Namba

hotel it osaka shinmachi

Hotel Kansai

Hotel Plaza Osaka

Hotel Royal Classic Osaka

Hotel Sobial Namba Daikokucho

Hotel Sobial Osaka Dome

W Osaka

Zentis Osaka



Matsusakagyu YakinikuM Namba-Branch

YakinikuM Umeda Fukushima-Branch

SeinikuM (Butcher Shop M)


Cooking Schools



In June 2021, the above facilities will all become members of the IGLTA.