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Since the Covid pandemic hit Japan in early 2020 it's been necessary to limit if not stop entirely any new jazz joint explorations, but...
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Hashi no Shita (橋 の下 means “Under The Bridge” in Japanese) is in Akasaka-Mitsuke...
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Chome 34-8, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku
Someday is a nice, spacious club in Shinjuku, well known for their various big band and Latin jaz...
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30 Konya-Cho, Kanda, Chiyoda-Ku
Root Down moved down the street just 30 meters from it’s original spot, it’s now Tō...
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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...
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