Jazz Bar Gugan

Jazz Bar Gugan outside.JPG
Jazz Bar Gugan outside.JPG
2 Chome-17 Kanda Tsukasamachi Chiyoda-ku
Kanda Tsukasamachi 2 Chome 17 Chiyoda-ku Tōkyō-to JP

Jazz Bar Gugan is a small bar in the east side of Tokyo, near both the Ochanomizu and Jimbocho areas. It was opened about 8 years ago by the friendly Yamamoto-san.  You wouldn’t think it possible in such a small bar but there is live music once a twice a month. Yamamoto-san has a big collection of CDs (he was playing some live Wes Montgomery when I was last there) and quite a lot of whiskey. It’s a great place to stop by for a couple of drinks after some dinner or shopping in Jimbocho or Kanda.

(“Gugan” is a song by famous local pianist Yamashita Yosuke)


Station: Awajicho or Ogawamachi – Marunouchi, Toei Shinjuku Lines

Exit: B6

Distance from station: 4 minutes

Come out of exit B6 at Ogawamachi Station and walk straight. Turn left at Denny’s restaurant. Walk about 2 minutes and Jazz Bar Gugan is on the left side. You will hear music from the street!

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