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Tips for Night-clubbing in Tokyo, Japan

Jozsef Wittek

Jozsef Wittek
Hailing from music powerhouses Hungary and later Canada (Edmonton!), JoZ aka DJ "Fokus" has been dancing around Asia for the past 13 years. When he's not behind the decks at babylovesdisco, JoZ can be found creating web stuff.

 

 

Tokyo Nightlife - Party All Night!

Shibuya (along with Ebisu and Daikanyama) has also become the latest centre of Tokyo’s clubbing scene. International and Japanese DJs are regular features at these clubs and keeping track of what is on where can be a bit daunting. Fortunately, one of Tokyo’s best clubbing resources - cyberjapan.tv has event calendars in English as well as good maps and useful links.

Tips for Night-clubbing in Tokyo

Open All Night
Most events and clubs go until 5 or 6am. No need to worry about catching the last train (midnight to 1am depending on the line). Join the revelers and stay up until the first train. The Yamanote tends to start just before 5am giving the perfect excuse (if needed) to party all night.

No More Last Calls
Most venues keep the taps flowing until closing time so no need to guzzle down a pitcher at 2:30am.

Cover Charge
Most venues and events will run around 3,000 yen per person which will usually include 1 or 2 free drinks to help start the night. Of course there are other events which are in the 1,500 yen range. These can be found mainly in Shibuya.

Over 20 Door Policy
All events and venues have a strict door policy and you must be over 20 and have a valid photo ID to prove it.

Clubbing Resources
Other great clubbing resources for Japan will appear here:

1. iFlyer Club and Event Information (English / Japanese)

- iFLYER is the definitive source of live music and club event information in Japan.

Top Clubs in Tokyo, Japan

Warehouse702, Club in Roppongi

Warehouse702, Club in Roppongi Warehouse702, Club in Roppongi

 

Roppongi’s Warehouse702 is a good place to start for those looking for djs and dancing. Top djs feature nightly and Warehouse702 is all about radical sounds, culture and fashion.

Map & Access for Warehouse702

www.warehouse702.com/

 

Ageha, Nightclub in Shin-Kiba

 

Multiple dance floors, an outside pool, beach and relaxation areas surround top Japanese and international djs while Ageha’s unique sound system (designed by the legendary Jim Toth) won’t disappoint.

Map & Access for Ageha in Shin Kiba

www.ageha.com/

 

Air, Club in Daikanyama

 

Restaurant on the ground level where you can fuel up before a night. Basement level one lounge and level two main dance floor below, guranteed to be a night of dancing meyhem and ear blasting kidney vibrating beats.

Map & Access for Air in Daikanyama

www.air-tokyo.com/

 

Ruby Room, Club in Shibuya

Ruby Room, Club in Shibuya Ruby Room, Club in Shibuya

 

An old time favorite, great place to catch some up and coming talent as well as special guest appearances. The roster includes:Tricky, Basement Jaxx, Hernan Cattaneo, Massive Attack, Aphex Twin, and Richard D. James just to name a few.

Map & Access for the Ruby Room in Shibuya

www.rubyroomtokyo.com

 

 

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