The best thing about catching a newly released blockbuster movie past midnight is not having to fight for the last remaining tickets and settling into a seat that’s too close to the screen. This seven-storey cinema, under the iconic Shinjuku Godzilla, features 12 theatres, with screenings starting as late as 4am. Toho Cinemas also boasts the latest theatrical technology including Imax screens and MX4D theatres with seats that can recline, move and even spray water at you for added special effects.
Despite being one of the most advanced cities in the world, Tokyo has a lack of late-night public transport options. In fact, the trains end their service around 1am and only resume at about 4.30am.
So you’re out with your friends, and you know you ought to leave in time for the last train. You announce this to your group, swearing that the drink in your hand will be your last. Alas, time slips by and before you know it, you’ve missed the last train home. You’re now faced with three options: a pricey taxi ride, an even more costly hotel room or staying out until the trains start running again the next morning. Thankfully for those opting for the third way, there are plenty of exciting venues in Shinjuku, Shibuya and Roppongi to provide you with all kinds of enjoyment until the dawn trains depart. Here are our favourites.
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