Music & Nightlife

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

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 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 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

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Upcoming gigs, concerts and festival

Ageha Halloween 2019 Road to Olympia
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Ageha Halloween 2019 Road to Olympia

Go big this Halloween at Ageha’s annual Halloween bash on October 26. With the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics, this year’s costume theme is ‘sports’, so you're encouraged to come dressed as your favourite sports personality...

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Ebisu Circuit Festival
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Ebisu Circuit Festival

It is Halloween season again and just like previous years, the shops of Ebisu are coming together to celebrate the occasion with a neighbourhood-wide party...

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Gang of Four - Entertainment! 40th Anniversary Show
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Gang of Four - Entertainment! 40th Anniversary Show

Duo Music Exchange in Shibuya goes old-school with a performance by the legendary British post-punk band Gang of Four. The band will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of its debut album ‘Entertainment’ with its first performance in Japan in six years. With music that was said to have inspired many modern stars including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, U2 and Pharrell Williams, the Gang of Four seek to further their legacy as they create new music for a new generation of fans. Both the band’s original fans from the 1970s and newcomers should not miss the opportunity to witness history right here in Tokyo. // !function(d,s,id){var Js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://zaiko.io/widgets/all.js.php";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","ZAIKO-jssdk"); // Time Out Tokyo Tickets2019-10-28GANG OF FOUR - ENTERTAINMENT! 40TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW @ duo MUSIC EXCHANGEBUY NOW // !function(d,s,id){var Js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://zaiko.io/widgets/all.js.php";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","ZAIKO-jssdk"); // Time Out Tokyo Tickets2019-10-29GANG OF FOUR - ENTERTAINMENT! 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR - THE GREATEST HITS OF GANG OF FOUR @ UNITBUY NOW

Willikens & Ivkovic
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Willikens & Ivkovic

Contact in Shibuya welcomes Lena Willikens and Vladimir Ivkovic, resident DJs from the club and bar Salon Des Amateurs in Düsseldorf, Germany. Representing the most innovative and much-loved electronic dance music in Germany today...

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Kids Return feat. Kink
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Kids Return feat. Kink

On November 2, Contact in Shibuya celebrates the third anniversary of the Tokyo-based house music label Kids Return. For this occasion, the organisers are bringing in top Bulgarian techno producer Kink, the fan-favourite live electronic artist of 2016...

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Steve Gunn

Steve Gunn

On November 3, 7th Floor in Shibuya is hosting a solo performance by New York-based guitarist and singer-songwriter Steve Gunn...

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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
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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
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