Music & Nightlife

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

How to support your local clubs and live music venues during the coronavirus outbreak in Tokyo
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How to support your local clubs and live music venues during the coronavirus outbreak in Tokyo

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Best show pubs and burlesque clubs in Tokyo
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Best show pubs and burlesque clubs in Tokyo

Show pubs combine cabaret and burlesque performances on stage with food and drink served to your table – here are our favourites

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 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

Things to do in Tokyo when you've missed the last train
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Things to do in Tokyo when you've missed the last train

The best places to hang out if you're stranded in Shinjuku, Shibuya or Roppongi at night after the trains have stopped running

Upcoming gigs, concerts and festivals

Fuji Rock Festival

Fuji Rock Festival

The biggest and most beautiful of Japan’s summer music festivals, Fuji Rock once again returns to Niigata prefecture’s Naeba...

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The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers

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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

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24-hour Tokyo
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24-hour Tokyo

Discover all the best places in Tokyo for late-night drinking and dining, plus things to do round the clock

Best record stores with bars in Tokyo
Bars and pubs

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

Best night views in Tokyo
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Best night views in Tokyo

Want to gaze out at the mesmerising Tokyo skyline? Check out these great views of the city after dark

Best bars in Golden Gai
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Best bars in Golden Gai

The atmospheric alleyways at Golden Gai in Shinjuku are crammed with countless little bars of varied themes – perfect for a night of bar-hopping