Music & Nightlife

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming gigs, concerts and festivals

Squarepusher

Squarepusher

Tom Jenkinson, the English DJ better known professionally as Squarepusher, has pushed the boundary of electronic music with innovative infusion...

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Dragon Gate Festival KSHMR Japan Tour 2020

Dragon Gate Festival KSHMR Japan Tour 2020

Fusing his Kashmiri cultural heritage with an upbringing in America, DJ KSHMR has earned plaudits from electronic music aficionados...

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Laser Harp Concert
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Laser Harp Concert

Get ready for an evening filled with thumping dance music, lasers and strobe lights at Ageha...

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Ronin Arkestra Live in Tokyo

Ronin Arkestra Live in Tokyo

Formed in Tokyo back in 2017, Ronin Arkestra brings together some of Japan's best jazz and electronic musicians to create a new style of music...

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Toy – Live in Japan: Happy in the Hollow Japan Show

Toy – Live in Japan: Happy in the Hollow Japan Show

English indie band Toy returns to Tokyo after six years for a live performance on April 16 at Shinjuku’s Marz...

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Bonobo presents Outlier

Bonobo presents Outlier

Simon Green, the British DJ better known as Bonobo, has been running a series of club events around the world that bring together some of the best sounds in electronic music...

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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
Things to do

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
Bars and pubs

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