10 Best Nightclubs In Tokyo, Japan

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Swadeep Singh
Swadeep Singh 
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If you are a tourist in this city and have no idea about the clubbing scene in Tokyo, be prepared to get amazed. It’s genuinely different from what you might have seen in the US or the UK. South Asian nightclubs gravitate to the west, and their DJs play mostly US chartbusters. Japanese clubs, on the other hand, usually play J-pop and K-pop melodies. For entertainment, they have their own version of burlesque and cabaret. Japanese nightclubs have very capable DJs who can get you grooving in no time at all. This unique nightlife is an enigma to many outsiders, but its charm can only be experienced by physically living through it. We are now going to introduce you to the best nightclubs in Tokyo, Japan.

1. AgeHa

Da'Ville Club Ageha Tokyo Japan Sept 7th 2007
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Paultandy used under CC BY-SA 3.0

With the capacity to hold 2400 people at once, this is the biggest club in Japan. This is not a regular nightclub but a concert hall, and they feature the hottest DJs in the world like San Holo, Darren Styles, etc. The place is massive and comprises of many dance floors, bars, VIP lounges, pools, a park, and food courts. Not just in Japan, but this club has been included multiple times amongst the world’s top clubs. Each month is different here, some days they just do musicals while some evenings get exciting events, like cosplay. The admission fee varies here, so check out the month’s schedule on their website.

AgeHa

Address: 2 Chome-2-10 Shinkiba, Koto City, Tokyo, 136-0082

Website: AgeHa

Opening hours: Thu - Sat: 11pm - 5am

Price: Varies

2. Contact

Posted by Contact Tokyo on Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Contact is situated at Tokyo’s center of youthful vibe and culture, the Shibuya District. Located where some of Japan’s new trends come from, Contact also has this unique platform of creating a new culture in Tokyo’s nightlife scene, one that is on par with the top nightclubs around the world. Dance to the tunes of house and techno beats, high-quality music, and performances from well known and emerging new artists. Contact’s venue has four floors; each with different functions and tone that includes dance floors, a bar, smoking room, and lounge. Make your way to the entrance of the Shin-Daimune building parking lot and find a dark yet vibrant entry to the club. With good music, artists, and ambiance, entrance fees are impressively affordable as well.

Contact

Address: B2F Shintaiso Bldg No.4 , 2-10-12 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0043 Japan

Website: Contact

Opening hours: Mon - Saturday: 9pm - 4am (closed on Thurs and Sun)

3. Womb

Posted by WOMB (Official) on Thursday, 26 March 2020

One of the most celebrated nightclubs in Tokyo, WOMB takes the clubbing scene to a different level. WOMB has been dishing out electronic music and launching new artists for two decades at the vibrant Ebisu, Shibuya District. Select the event of your choice and dance to the broad and varied genres ranging from afro house, anime songs and K-pop to R&B and UK hardcore, on their three sub-floors. They use high-quality lighting, top-class sound systems, brilliant laser productions, and have Asia’s largest mirror ball. Be a VIP and enjoy the luxurious night out at VVIP Terrace and VIP Lounge where you can sit, relax and enjoy the music or celebrate special occasions - all while overlooking the main dance floor. You can also enjoy WOMB music at home or during a workout with their Mixcast that features guest artist recordings.

Womb

Address: 2-16 Maruyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0044, Japan

Website: Womb

Opening hours: 10pm - 4.30am (Mon-Thurs, Sun), 10.30pm - 4.30am (Fri & Sat)

4. Circus Tokyo


Opened in the year 2015, this nightclub is a sequel of the Osaka Club Circus in Shibuya; the busiest commercial ward of Tokyo city. Although it’s a nightclub and a genuine one at that, it stays open until the morning light, you can also attend afternoon musical events on some days. This club is notable for techno and electro DJ shows, so look no further if you’re a fan of the genre. This is an underground club thus you would only notice the bar area as you walk in. The real deal is downstairs. Circus Tokyo is a nonsmoking club and offers good drinks. The club has the capacity of 300 people, and the entry fee is affordable.

Circus Tokyo

Address: 3-26-16 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0002

Website: Circus Tokyo

Opening hours: 10pm - 5am (daily)

Price: 27 USD

5. Bonobo


The word ‘Bonobo’ refers to chimpanzees of the rainforests of Congo. However, the bar is a different story altogether. The cobwebs, cocoons and the tree roots decorating the ceiling gives it a unique theme. It’s a home-style, inexpensive nightclub in the Jingumae neighborhood. The music is great here, plus you also have the option to get drinks and fast food. It’s a multi-story club - the first level has the dance floor and the second has a timeout room. There is a traditional tatami restroom for people to rest. Patrons can actually sleep there too! Bonobo holds live parties most nights and you can also rent the place for an entire night for your personal events.

Bonobo

Address: 2-23-4 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0001

Website: Bonobo

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 6pm - 3am; Wed - Thu: 9pm -3am; Fri - Sat: 10pm - 6am

Price: 10 USD

6. V2Tokyo

Posted by V2 TOKYO on Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Have your ladies’ night out, Kandi night, or an All Mix party at V2Tokyo (formerly Vanity) located in Japan’s first complex facility - the Tower of Vabel, Roppongi, Tokyo. Perhaps the most popular club in Roppongi, V2Tokyo offers a three-story luxurious venue for partying, drinking, dancing and just having fun. From the ground floor entrance lobby, go down the red carpet stairs and descend to V2Tokyo’s main floor (basement) which houses the dance floor, DJ booth, and VIP spots on the sides. These VIP spots can seat up to 100 people, the standing buffet can seat 100 to 250 people, while club events can accommodate up to 450 people. With an impressive interior and good music selections, no wonder this club is visited by celebrities and tourists alike. Ladies have free entrance and gentlemen’s entrance fees average at 3000 JPY (28 USD) - inclusive of a drink or two.

V2Tokyo

Address: 7-3-7 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032

Website: V2Tokyo

Opening hours: 9pm - 5am (daily)

7. Vent

Posted by VENT on Thursday, 9 April 2020

Enjoy solid good music in a minimalist, cozy and impressive interior at the Vent, located in Minato City. Though tourist-famous for its museums, parks and historic landmarks, one can party at Minato-ku to the fullest at Vent. They focus more on music, sound and space quality for club-goers and techno music lovers. For the sound, they use SR or Sound Reinforcement, flat unit speakers that make for a high resolution, ear-friendly, and natural atmosphere. A first in the world, this type of sound system helps create the mood and relay to the audience the artist’s genuine expression of work, featuring house and techno music. With this fine music experience, the interior is also cohesively prepared for good room acoustics to maximize the effect of SR speakers. Spend your long night at this good, quality-tuned club, paired with considerable rates.

Vent

Address: Festae Omotesando Building B1F, 3-18-19, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku,Tokyo, Japan

Website: Vent

8. OAK Tokyo

Posted by 1 OAK TOKYO on Saturday, 7 March 2020

The name 1 OAK Tokyo comes from the phrase “one of a kind”. Staying true to its meaning, 1 OAK Tokyo makes for an exceptional night club that is perfect for party-goers who look for new and exclusive international vibes. Branched out from New York, this nightclub features western music, rotational prime DJs, international hip-hop acts, EDM (electronic dance music) superstars, and celebrities who make guest appearances. They also feature a good sound system, great cocktails, large and clean bathrooms, and a stylish interior. You’ll witness the definition of class and style upon entering the place and finding your way to the in-demand VIP spots. Prices are a bit higher, so be sure to make your night worth it by letting loose and having some fun.

1 OAK Tokyo

Address:5-10-25, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Website: 1 OAK Tokyo

9. Sound Museum Vision

Posted by Sound Museum Vision Tokyo on Thursday, 21 November 2019

Sound Museum Vision is situated fittingly at the center of the lively and jam-packed Shibuya neighborhood. Just a five-minute walk from Shibuya Station, this club operates in four different ambiances, namely GAIA, the main dance floor, WHITE, the party sub-floor, DEEP SPACE, for constituting a “pure underground spirit” and D LOUNGE that represents the warm atmosphere of the club. These varied spaces can be used for any event, including live shows, club events, fashion show, or movie shooting, and are equipped with good quality speakers and highly functional mood-setting interiors. With a capacity of 1000, there’s surely enough room for performances from international artists, club events, exhibitions, motion graphics, and so much more!

Sound Museum Vision

Address: Shintaiso Bldg. B1F, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Japan

Website: Sound Museum Vision

Opening hours: Fri - Sun: 10pm - 5am

10. ELE TOKYO

Posted by ELE TOKYO on Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Oozing with playful luxury, ELE TOKYO is a two-story plus a mezzanine nightspot, located at Minato-ku, Tokyo, and is adjacent to Azabu Juban Station Exit 7. Its basement floor boasts an LED lighting set-up with a different color temperature that functions alongside the beat of groovy music. This world-class undertaking is installed by a Miami-based designer which aims to ignite the senses for one’s pleasure and entertainment. Luxury lounges (called “Silver Night Salon”) are also found everywhere and are packaged to suit your group’s needs. If you’re a lady, you’ll be granted free admission, where you can enjoy a girl’s night out. Gentlemen, however, have to pay an entrance fee of 3000 JPY (28 USD) that includes complimentary drinks upon entering (depending on the event). Just like any other club, dress codes and age rules are also strictly implemented.

ELE TOKYO

Address: 1F/B1F Fukao Bldg, 1-4-5 Azabu-Juban, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0045 Japan

Website: ELE TOKYO

Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 9pm - 5am

The risk of clubbing on foreign turf

Tokyo city nightlife
Source: Photo by user Frank Monnerjahn used under CC BY-SA 2.0

While every other thing is great with Japan, there is still a funny kind of risk with clubbing on foreign turf. Roppongi is well known as the clubbing suburb, and pretty ridiculously, you will notice multiple clubs with a similar name. The fake ones target foreigners, especially tourists. So be sure that you’re visiting the real nightclub to have a safe party. In this case, you can also rely on our shared details. Have a safe party and drink responsibly.

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Nicknamed Bobby, Swadeep Singh is a businessman since 2013, but he has forever been a writer. Traveling places never makes him exhausted, that is why he never say no to any travel plan. If he’s not...Read more

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