Clubs

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Yoshino Bldg B101, NIshi-Ogikubo, Kita
Aketa No Mise (“The Open Store”) is out in west Tokyo, not far from Nishi-Ogikubo s...
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231-0033 横浜市中区長者町 9-140
First is an old-school Yokohama jazz bar with a vibe and sound all its own. It’s more spaci...
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Azeria Bldg 1F, 1-3-6 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-Ku, Tokyo
Vanilla Mood is a cool little jazz bar/club just across from Roppongi Hills. It has been open for...
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Birdland is a beautifully decorated cafe and bar located in the north-east part of Tokyo, just a ...
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B1, 3-35-12 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku
Jazz Pepe is as old school as it gets. Opened in 1969 by the now 77 year old Okuma-san, Pepe is a...
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Meg
Kichijoji Honcho 1-31-3, Musashino-shi
Meg is a small cafe/club in Kichijoji, western Tokyo that is a vibrant part of the local scene...
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Shinjuku 2-12-4, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, 160-0022
The Pit Inn remains near, or at the top, of any list of live jazz venues in the Tokyo area. 2015 ...
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Musashino, Kichijoji Honcho, 1−11−31
SOMETIME Kichijoji (they use all caps..) opened in 1975 and still packs people in every night o...
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3-152-1 Nishi-Kanagawa, Kanagawa-Ku, Yokohama-Shi
Bitches Brew is yet another only-in-Japan kind of place. It’s a tiny sqaure room on the sec...
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3-10-12 Inage-Higashi, Inage-Ku, Chiba-Ken
Jazz Spot Candy is a gem, one of the finest jazz joints in the entire Tokyo metro area. It opened...
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3-9 Yoshida-cho, Naka-Ku, Yokohama-Shi
Little John is a well known jazz bar/tiny club in the Yokohama scene, yet its erratic opening hou...
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155-0032 東京都世田谷区代沢5-31-14
Lady Jane has a very cinematic feel to it, the kind of joint that a lot of people outside Japan w...
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Toshima-Ku, Nishi-Ikebukuro, 1-15-6, Toshima Kaikan B2F
03-5904-857603-5904-8576
070-6455-0240
Absolute Blue is a new club opened in Feb 2015 by Ayumi Hoshikawa, previously a club owner in New...
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Shibuya-ku, Udagawacho 19-5
Koen-Dori Classics is a small performance space located underneath a church in the heart of Shibu...
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3-11 Yoshidamachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken 231-0041, Japan
Ad-Lib is an old club in Yoshida-cho, a block of dingy streets between Kannai and Noge in Yokoham...
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Daihachi-Toto Bld. B1 15-19 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuyaku Tokyo, Japan 150-0031
The Room is one of Tokyo’s best clubs, if not THE best for fans of funky/groovy music. It&#...
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6-6-4, Sakae Bldg B1, Akasaka, Minato-ku
The B Flat in Akasaka is a great straight-ahead jazz club in an area without many other options f...
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Parkside Fuki B1, 3-22-8 Nishi-Ikebukuro
Jazz Live Bar Independence is another great joint located in the surprisingly hip neighborhood ...
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Cygnus is the sister club to Aries in Ueno but a bit more upscale. Live shows three times a night...
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Tsuji Bldg B1, 3-14-12 Ueno, Taito-Ku
Every Swing is a small friendly club in the barren back streets east of Ueno Station. This is n...
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Makita Bldg B1, 2-4-8 Ueno, Taito-Ku
Aries is a very local jazz live-house in the back streets of Ueno. By “local” I mea...
Kashiwagi Mura2 7-20-12, Nishi-Shinjuku
Swanky live club, heavy on the vocalists. Enjoyable but a bit soft for my tastes. It’s the ...
2 Chome−2−7, Asagayakita, Suginami
Tiny club in jazz rich Asagaya, Manhattan is always worth stopping by. All-night jam sessions thr...
B1, 3-23-5 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-Ku
Hot House is the world’s smallest jazz club! Maybe 8 or 10 customers max in this place. Mak...
Ikebukuro Roudou Kijun Kyoukai Bldg B2, Ikebukuro 1-8-8
Jazz, Funk & Soul are on tap at Miles’ Cafe. The Ikebukuro area is not known for having...
Hotel Wing International Meguro B1, 1-3-14, Meguro
Blues Alley Japan. is a sophisticated club with great food and an eclectic live schedule. It...
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Suehiro-Cho 2-5, Naka-Ku, Yokohama-Shi
Yoidore Hakushaku (よいどれ伯爵-the name translates as “The Drunken Earl or The Drunken C...
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Sumiyoshi-cho 6-7-6, Naka-Ku, Yokohama-Shi
Kamome means “seagull” in Japanese; it’s an apt name for a venue in the port ...
Annex Bldg. 4F, Ropoongi 4-11-5, Minato-Ku
Very supper-club type place, most nights featuring vocal-led bands. The food is good, the service...
Numabukuro 1-34-4 B1, Nakano-Ku
Organ Jazz Club: the name gives it away, doesn’t it? One of the few places in town with a r...
Inoue Bldg (井上ビル) B1, 5-16-15, Ogikubo, Suginami-Ku
Rooster is a great little live-house that features jazz, blues, funk, New Orleans..basically all ...
Himawari Bldg. 2F, Dogenzaka 2-26-5, Shibuya-Ku
Very small place that is really just a bar with live music every night of the week. I’ve go...
TN Koramu Bldg, 2-12-13, Kichijoji Honcho, Musashino-shi
0422-28-50350422-28-5035
Good Italian food at this restaurant/bar/club. The schedule on the website shows the genre of eac...
1-36-12 Yoyogi Shibuya
Sister-branch of Naru in Ochanomizu
Royal Mansion B1, Shinjuku 5-1-1, Shinjuku-Ku
Old basement club, lots of vocalists on the schedule. Mellow vibe and not too expensive.
2 Chome−1−10, Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku
Naru is a small, dinner-club place with serious jazz every night. Owned by sax-player Ishizaki Sh...
6-13-9 Minami Aoyama, Minato-Ku
Body & Soul is a large club with really good food, though the music can be a bit mainstream f...
Hama Roppongi Bldg. 5F, 6-2-35 Roppongi, Minato-Ku
Always top quality live jazz at Alfie, mostly local acts. Really nice interior but be ready to p...
Chome 34-8, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku
Someday moved from Shinbashi to Shinjuku last fall. I haven’t been to the new location yet,...
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