Here’s where you can have a gay wedding ceremony in Tokyo

LGBTQ+ marriages are unfortunately relatively rare in Japan, where same-sex couples are only allowed to enter a civil partnership in some neighborhoods. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate your love the way you want. In an effort to create equal opportunities for couples and support the LGBTQ+ community in Japan, the marriage society Crystal International possesses created a flexible plan specifically for same-sex couples.

Photo: Crystal International

These packages are not much different from traditional wedding plans. Rather, the company wants to highlight its support for couples celebrating their commitment to each other, regardless of their sexual or gender identity. To do this, she now offers solutions for same-sex couples in Japan who wanted to organize a wedding ceremony but did not know where to start.

LGBTQ+ marriage
Photo: Crystal International

The company’s Rainbow Celebration option gives couples great flexibility in deciding how they want to celebrate. There is a photography session complete with wedding attire and professional make-up for those who simply want to commemorate the union with professional wedding photographs. Couples looking to celebrate in style can opt for a full wedding ceremony, including a wedding reception for major parties.

LGBTQ+ marriage
Photo: Crystal International

The two main places that offer these plans are the Chapel of Saint-Raphael in Ginza and Angela’s House in Yokohama. Staff received certificates for completing the first official LGBTQ+ awareness program in Japan.

LGBTQ+ marriage
Photo: Crystal International

For more information on Crystal International’s LGBTQ wedding plans, see the website.

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