Jazz Spots Directory - Tokyo & Yokohama

1-17-4 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-Ku
03-3200-373003-3200-3730
Jazz Nutty opened in 2009 next to the campus of Waseda University. The wonderful Mr.& Mrs....
FS Bldg 4F, 3-20-6 Shinjuku
This is a quiet piano bar with live music nightly though more BGM style, not really a live club. ...
4 Chome−3−1, Higashinakano, Nakano
Neighborhood cafe/bar/small live club. This is the kind of place you really only find in Japan; i...
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. Make a re...
6-3-16 Raika Bldg, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-Ku
The Blue Note is what it is. They get most of the big acts and the sound system is generally top ...
Shin-Yuri Green Plaza B1, Hakusan 4-1-3 Aso-Ku, Kawasaki-Shi
Coming out the station go to Bus Stop #3, take the bus bound for Shin-Yuri Green Town. Get off at...
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 a gre...
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's...
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 Count"...
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 town of Yokohama....
B1 26-6, Utagawa-cho, Shibuya-Ku
Modern jazz specialty shop, more than 8000 records on sale from the 50s & 60s. Been open sinc...
2F 1-52-1 Jimbocho, Kanda, Chiyoda-Ku
03-3294-362103-3294-3621
All used records (and a few CDs) here with vocals & swing jazz being the specialty. Lots of o...
2F, 2-13-4 Minami-Cho, Kichijoji, Musashino-Shi
0422-46-02250422-46-0225
Jazz, Funk, Blues, Soul..like they say here in Japan, all "Black Music" available. All vinyl.
Hakuraku 100, Yokohama-shi
045-421-1550045-421-1550
Sadly, 10x10 closed in 2014. A neighboring cafe owner told me that Takeyama-san closed the sho...
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 real Ha...
2-24 Jimbocho Kanda, Chiyoda-Ku
Kissa Ko is one of the older cafes in town but had a facelift in 2012 so now has an all new decor...
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 got it i...
Minami-Shinozaki-cho 3-2-12, 2F, Edogawa-Ku
03-3698-218603-3698-2186
European style cafe, heavy on female vocalists and piano jazz.
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
Fujimi Yoshida Bldg. B1, Fujimi 2-2-11, Chiyoda
Cafe Ragtime has live music every Thursday and Friday nights, usually piano and sax or vocalist d...
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...
2-4, Dai Kyo Machi, Shinjuku-Ku
Kissa Sakaiki gives me hope that the spirit of the Japanese jazz-kissaten will survive. Owner ...
Maruha Bldg. B1, 1-1-7 Kabukicho, Shinjuku
03-3204-202803-3204-2028
200 types of Bourbon, cool jazz playing on the system. That about sums it up. Small place, go alo...
Jingumae, 3 Chome−5−2
Gekko Sabou (月光茶房 "moon-light-tea-chamber", a wonderful name) is not a jazz cafe/bar in the t...
3-15-12 Shinjuku
The 'New Dug' in Shinjuku is a cafe/bar with a complex back story. It was the annex bar to the...
Hashi no Shita (橋 の下 means "Under The Bridge" in Japanese) is a place I found in Akasaka-Mi...
Sasaki Bldg, B1, 2-8-3 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-Ku
Gate One is a small bar run by the husband and wife guitar-vocal duo Hashimoto-san and Kajiwara-s...
Toyo Bldg. B1, 2-20-19 Yoyogi, Shibuya-Ku
03-3370-180103-3370-1801
Haikara-Tei is another Shinjuku jazz bar that somehow never popped up on my jazz radar after all ...
Chome 34-8, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku
Someday moved from Shinbashi to Shinjuku last fall. I haven't been to the new location yet, revie...
Yoshino Bldg B101, NIshi-Ogikubo, Kita
Aketa No Mise ("The Open Store") is out in west Tokyo, not far from Nishi-Ogikubo station. The...
2-20-2 Kitazawa, Setagaya-Ku
NOTE: Masako closed in early 2010...I'm leaving it here anyways, so people will remember. Masako...
CLOSED Fall 2013. Music fans know that Japan is a country filled with dedicated, serious, almost...
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