Music & Nightlife

Your guide to the best clubs, live music, gigs, concerts and festivals in Tokyo

Best jazz bars in Tokyo
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Best jazz bars in Tokyo

Tokyo is Asia's jazz capital, with great shows taking place daily in tiny bars and mega-clubs

Best live music venues in Tokyo
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Best live music venues in Tokyo

Tokyo has one of the most exciting local music scenes in the world, with top-notch talents on display any night of the week

Tokyo's indie music comes out from the underground
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Tokyo's indie music comes out from the underground

How the indie scene in Tokyo is learning to recognise the value it brings to the city’s music

Best things to do in Tokyo at night if you're not drinking
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Best things to do in Tokyo at night if you're not drinking

Nightlife in Tokyo is more than just the bars and clubs. Here are some top late-night booze-free activities that don't involve drinking

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Best music festivals in Tokyo and Japan
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Best music festivals in Tokyo and Japan

Japan's many music festivals provide an astonishing variety of settings, styles and genres, along with appearances by many world-class acts and a healthy dose of anarchy otherwise so rarely found on these shores. Mega-events like Fuji Rock and Summer Sonic aside, the supply ranges from refined indie fests and relaxed beach parties to fine-tuned techno and taiko celebrations – so all you have to do is check out our list below, choose your favourite, and get ready to rock out in the great outdoors (or indoors). Tip: most music festivals in Japan offer early bird tickets are a discount, so it's best to book early to enjoy the deal. RECOMMENDED: Best food and drink festivals in Tokyo

Good Music Party
Nightlife

Good Music Party

The ten-day soiree, stretched over a few weekends from July to September, takes place on the desert island Sarushima...

Sumida Street Jazz Festival
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Sumida Street Jazz Festival

The tenth edition of Sumida Ward's weekend jazz summit sees performances spread across 30-odd indoor and outdoor stages in Kinshicho and nearby Oshiage – all of them completely free...

Summer Sonic
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Summer Sonic

The 2019 fest has announced that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to perform, along with The 1975, Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, and more...

Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington is a leading figure of a new generation of jazz saxophonists. By putting his skills to great use in the growing trend of cosmic soul music in the US, Washington has established himself at the centre of a new-age jazz group based out of Los Angeles...

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Black Midi

Black Midi

A year ago, the rock music world was surprised by the debut of the London-based band Black Midi. With four members aged only 19 and 20, the band has shown their creativity and versatility...

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Best clubs in Tokyo by music genre
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Best clubs in Tokyo by music genre

Looking for a proper night out? Here are Tokyo's best music venues and clubs by genre, as selected by our editors and the city's music experts

Best DJ bars in Shibuya
Nightlife

Best DJ bars in Shibuya

Whether you're into techno, house or jazz, there are plenty of DJ bars and event spaces to get a drink and maybe dance a little in Shibuya – every day of the week

Guide to Harmonica Yokocho
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Guide to Harmonica Yokocho

The best alleyway restaurants and bars at Harmonica Yokocho in Kichijoji

Best record stores with bars in Tokyo
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Best record stores with bars in Tokyo

Vinyl records and good drinks go hand in hand. Here are the best record stores with bars in Tokyo