Gate One is a small bar run by the husband and wife guitar-vocal duo Hashimoto-san and Kajiwara-san. They have live music at least three nights a week here with a ￥2000 cover-charge, very reasonable. The vocal+instrument live show is very common in Japan, whether it’s because of the limited space in the bars or the people really love the sound I don’t know..It’s a bit soft for my taste, but the Gate One is warm and friendly and well worth a visit if you’re in Takadanobaba.
Station: Takadanobaba -JR Yamanote, Seibu Shinjuku,Tozai Subway Lines
Exit: Waseda Exit
Distance from station: 5 minutes