A guide to Jazz bars, clubs, cafes & shops in the Tokyo & Yokohama metropolitan areas, also home of the OK Jazz podcast, plus info on Soul, World Music and other happenings around town.

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1. Where are you from and how did you first get into jazz/music? I was born in Tokyo. I come from a family of musicians;...

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Owl
Toshima-Ku, Higashi-Ikebukuro 1-28-1 Takuto T.O. Bldg 2F
The Owl cafe in Ikebukuro was a great mystery to me as the first three times I went by it was clo...
2F, 1 Chome−13−6, Kabukicho, Shinjuku
I found this tiny gem of a jazz cafe amidst the chaos that is Kabukicho in Shinjuku. It is a smal...
3F, 7-61-8 Nishi-Kamata, Ota-Ku
This is as old school a jazz bar as you will find in the Tokyo metro area. 直立猿人 (Chokuritsu E...
1-17-10 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-Ku
There's a beautiful simplicity about JBS (Jazz,Blues,Soul). Owner Kobayashi-san has more than 11,...
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