A guide to Jazz bars, clubs, cafes and shops in the Tokyo and Yokohama city areas. Also home to the OK Jazz Podcast, playing World, Jazz, Soul and more, with info of events and gigs around town.

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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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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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6-13-9 Minami Aoyama, Minato-Ku
Body & Soul is one of the most historically important jazz clubs in Tokyo. Featuring many of ...
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Hama Roppongi Bldg. 5F, 6-2-35 Roppongi, Minato-Ku
Opened in May 1980 and now in its 41st year, Alfie is simply one of the best live jazz spots in ...
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2 Chome−1−10, Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku
Naru in Ochanomizu first opened in 1969 as the sister live spot to the Naru jazz cafe in the Yoyo...
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