Shinjuku

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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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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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Igari Bldg., 1-23-9 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-Ku
Milestone sadly closed its doors at the end of July, 2019 after 45 years in business. As the nam...
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1-14 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku
03-3267-842303-3267-8423
I was walking through the back alleys of Kagurazaka, the “little Kyoto” area of Tokyo...
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3-15-12 Shinjuku
The ‘New Dug’ in Shinjuku is a cafe/bar with a complex back story. It was the annex...
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3 Chome−22, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku
Jazz Room Stick is a great old jazz joint in the heart of Shinjuku, located almost directly beh...
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3-26-2 Shinjuku Shinjuku Tokyo
03-3354-935403-3354-9354
The Old Blind Cat in Shinjuku has a long and fascinating history, as much as any jazz bar in town...
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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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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 ...
1-8 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-Ku
Eagle is really the prototypical jazz cafe. It opened in 1967 in Yotsuya, right down the street...
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Daikan Plaza B-306, 7-10-17 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
It’s all about vinyl at Hal’s Jazz. Owner Ikeda-san keeps a few racks of cds in the c...
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2-14-8 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-Ku
Jazz SPOT Intro in Takadanobaba is a tiny basement bar about 2 minutes walk from the station. I...
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Mori Bldg. 5F, 3-35-5, Shinjuku-Ku
Samurai is located in the building that used to house the Shinjuku Pit-Inn before they moved to t...
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2F, 1 Chome−13−6, Kabukicho, Shinjuku
I found this tiny gem of a jazz cafe amidst the chaos that is Kabukicho in Shinjuku. It is a smal...
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Ebisu Kaikan Bldg, 4F Kabukicho 1-10-5. Shinjuku, Tokyo
In 2013 Black Sun moved from it’s long time home in Nishi-Shinjuku to the heart of Kabukich...
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1 Chome−1−10, Kabukicho, Shinjuku
How can I describe this place? It’s small, dark and old; owner Otsuka-san was surly and u...
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Shinjuku-Ku, 3-chome 8-5
Curtis is one of my favorite bars in Tokyo. As the name gives away, this is a soul music bar with...
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New Gold Bldg, 2F, 3-6-10 Shinjuku-Ku
Houdenasu (ほうでなす) is a small 2nd floor bar located right in the heart of Shinjuku 3-Chome,...
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1-19-11 B1F Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku
Jazz Tweeter was opened a couple of years ago by long-time hotel restaurant chef Ishizuka-san. He...
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Nishi-shinjuku 1-4-20, Shinjuku-Ku
The Vagabond is a classic joint right next to the West Exit of Shinjuku station. I think the revi...
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Higashi Shin Bldg , 4F, 3-21-7, Shinjuku, Shunjuku-Ku
Pearl Bar is a real sleek “grown up” jazz bar in the center of Shinjuku. Lots of cock...
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 ...
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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. ...
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...
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...
Royal Mansion B1, Shinjuku 5-1-1, Shinjuku-Ku
Old basement club, lots of vocalists on the schedule. Mellow vibe and not too expensive.
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2-4, Dai Kyo Machi, Shinjuku-Ku
Kissa Sakaiki gives me hope that the spirit of the Japanese jazz-kissaten will survive. Owner F...
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...
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CLOSED Fall 2013. Music fans know that Japan is a country filled with dedicated, serious, almost ...
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