Music & Nightlife

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

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

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 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

The best DJ bars in Shibuya
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The 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

Upcoming gigs, concerts and festivals

Jonas Blue Japan Tour in Tokyo

Jonas Blue Japan Tour in Tokyo

British hit maker Jonas Blue is coming back to Japan for his 2020 tour after selling out his 2019...

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Bruno Major Japan Tour 2020

Bruno Major Japan Tour 2020

London-based singer-songwriter Bruno Major first achieved recognition for his A Song for Every Moon project...

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Tokyo Unplugged: Time Out Acoustic Open Mic Night
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Tokyo Unplugged: Time Out Acoustic Open Mic Night

Tokyo is a music hub of the region and we’re adding on to the lively scene with our very own open mic night...

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Swimming Tapes
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Swimming Tapes

With the 2019 breakout album ‘Morningside’ featured heavily on BBC Radio and Spotify playlists across the world...

Foals Japan Tour 2020

Foals Japan Tour 2020

The four-man British rock band has been a major presence in the British rock scene over the past decade...

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Tokyo Opera City – Lunchtime Concerts
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Tokyo Opera City – Lunchtime Concerts

Head over to Tokyo Opera City's concert hall and enjoy their monthly lunchtime performance entirely free of charge...

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More things to do after dark

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
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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

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