Aside from being the capital of Japan, Tokyo is a bustling location known for its trending culinary scene, millennium-old, astonishing temples, fish auction, nightlife, and much more. And talking about nightlife, this destination has a long-standing history for nightclubbing, and today features numerous clubs lined in its streets. These hip hop scenes highlight world-famous DJs performing on a weekly basis, popular artists and upcoming stars, curated beers, wines, and cocktails, and much more. With so many options, it can be challenging to determine the one that meets your demands, which was why we handpicked some of the most prominent ones for you. Read on to discover the best hip hop bars & clubs in Tokyo, Japan.
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Making the top of our list, Harlem, which opened its doors in 1997, is arguably the trendiest hip-hop nightclubs in the city. This spot receives annual visitors of about 160,000 and features international and Japanese hip-hop artists. The club is divided into three sections with the second-floor housing the large dancefloor and bar, and the Bx Lounge on the third floor featuring an intimate setting with VIP tables and R&B ambiance. It can’t get any better than dancing hard while savoring the wide assortments of beers and wines here, till the early mornings.
Address: 2-4 Maruyamacho Dr Gecans 2F, 3F Shibuya, Tokyo 〒150-0044 Japan
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10pm - 5am (closed on Sun)
Average price for two people: 48 - 56 USD
2. Sound Museum Vision
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Sound Museum Vision, or simply just the Vision, as this lovely club is also called, occupies four floors of Dogenzaka Center, with each having a different theme. It has become one of the most popular nightlife spots in Shibuya with a focus on not only hip hop but even rock and techno. The main dancefloor is a vast space highlighting bars, galleries, and the best sound system on the planet with top artists keeping the space lively every night of the week. If the main floor doesn’t suit you, you can check out the smaller rooms, featuring entirely different genres and vibes.
Sound Museum Vision
Address: Dogenzaka 2-10-7 New bulker B1F Shibuya, Tokyo 〒150-0043 Japan
Website: Sound Museum Vision
Opening hours: Fri - Sun: 10pm - 5am (closed from Mon - Thu)
Average price for two people: 64 USD
3. Club Camelot Night Club
Also set in Shibuya, this venue is a four-story nightclub famous for being one of the most foreign-friendly in the city. It is also regarded as one of the cheapest in town and holds a different party and vibe every day of the week, making it one of the best places to visit at night. Despite these fantastic attributes, it never feels crowded with its two large dance floors and two lounge floors with numerous VIP sections and five bars. The nightspot focuses on R&B and hip hop genres of music and features professional staff. Nothing is stopping you from enjoying a grand time in the happening Club Camelot Night Club.
Club Camelot Night Club
Address: Japan, 150-0041 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jinnan, 1 Chome-18-2 Frame Jinnanzaka B3
Website: Club Camelot Night Club
Opening hours: Fri - Sun: 9pm - 4:30am; Mon - Thu: 10pm - 4:30am
Average price for two people: 46 USD
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4. OAK TOKYO
This club is lauded as one of the trendiest nightclubs in the city with regular international celebrities in the VIP sections and famous live DJs and hip-hop artists. 1 OAK TOKYO is situated in Roppongi and only appeared in late 2017 but it has captured the attention of foreigners and visitors alike. This venue is also revered for featuring a curated list of top-shelf liquor and heartwarming interior design. It has welcomed big names from the hip-hop music industry, including A$AP Rocky and Tyga. If you are looking for a swanky, international clubbing experience, then look no further than 1 OAK TOKYO.
1 OAK TOKYO
Address: 5 Chome-10-25 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0032, Japan
Website: 1 OAK TOKYO
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11pm - 5am (closed on Mon)
Average price for two people: 73 - 92 USD
The 30 minutes’ journey away from the city’s center to ageHa is just another way of going the extra mile to find a hidden gem. It’s set in Shinkiba and it’s the biggest club in the capital, famous for occupying over 3,000 people in a single event. It made its debut in 2002 and since has seen and hosted world-renowned DJs and shows. You can join the freestyle challenge from local MCs (mostly in native language) if you’re not in the mood for dancing to the curated hip hop tracks. This upscale club makes use of the latest technology of sound system and speakers and highlights four dance floors, a garden space, a non-swim outdoor pool, a food court, three sizable bars, and three VIP places.
Address: 2 Chome-2-10 Shinkiba, Koto City, Tokyo 136-0082, Japan
Average price for two people: 56 USD
6. Jumanji 55
A charming but sleepless night in Tokyo? Why keep rolling on the bed when you can roll for free all night in Jumanji 55? Well, that’s if you don’t wish to be sipping on some cold beers, and to solve that, they offer an all-you-can-drink deal every night for JPY 1000 (around USD 9), but if the drinks are too cheap for your liking, you can add JPY 200 (USD 2) for a premium offer. This nightclub has two floors with top 40 and EDM on the main floor, and R&B and hip hop on the other. It can get entertaining and crowded at the same time, due to the pricing. Getting a drink from the bar can be strenuous as well, especially on weekends.
Address: Japan, 106-0032 Tokyo, Minato City, Roppongi, 3 Chome-10-5 Marina Building
Website: Jumanji 55
Opening hours: 7pm - 5am (daily)
Average price for two people: Free
This nightclub, which appeared only in 2018, along the Gaien Higashi Dori, is a great place to dance all night to an outstanding collection of reggae, R&B, 90s, and hip hop music. It has a luxurious interior with comfy sofa seats, a DJ booth with LED panels on one side, and LED lighting, giving it an upscale party setting. You can hit one of those foreign party events held one particular weekend here.
Address: 21 Taimei Building 5F, 3 Chome-11-6 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0032, Japan
Opening hours: Wed - Thu: 10pm - 5am; Fri - Sat: 10pm - 8am (closed from Sun - Tue)
Average price for two people: 20 USD
8. Bar Bridge
If you’re looking for some fun things to do while in Tokyo, consider joining a bustling scene of dancing crowds, ranging from the youthful people to older ones all enjoying the vibes of the 80s, hip hop, and jazz music, by heading to Bar Bridge. This nightspot is located a few steps from Shibuya Station and features a modern sound system and a cozy atmosphere with the centralized DJ booth and bar. The bar plays host to local and the capital’s top DJs rotating every day of the week.
Address: Japan, 150-0002 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Shibuya, 1 Chome-25-25-6 Shibuya Parkside Community Building 10F
Website: Bar Bridge
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8pm - 5am (closed on Sun)
Average price for two people: 20 USD
9. WARP Shinjuku
WARP appeared in 2018 in the Kabukichi, close to places of interest, including Robot Restaurant and Golden Gai. This club frequently plays host to famous international hip hop performers and hardcore EDM DJs. Aside from the spacious main floor, featuring a top-grade sound system, WARP also features three bars and two lounges with VIP tables on two different levels. This nightclub welcomes a perfect mix of international and local clubbers.
Address: Japan, 〒160-0021 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Kabukicho, 1 Chome-21-1 Daini Toa Kaikan B1
Website: WARP Shinjuku
Opening hours: 7pm - 4:30am (daily)
Average price for two people: 46 USD
Get ready to party all night
This city is the heart and soul of nightlife in the whole country, featuring several clubs of different genres. It also offers a number of amazing rooftop bars and whiskey bars. Although some spots feature more than one music category, these are the top hip hop bars & clubs in Tokyo, Japan. So, don’t forget your dancing shoes when traveling to this most-happening city in Asia.
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