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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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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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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