Japan Nightlife

  • Nightlife
    by Ewingjr98
  • Nightlife
    by Ewingjr98
  • Nightlife
    by Ewingjr98

Japan Nightlife

  • Night Out in Roppongi

    Tokyo Nightlife

    Roppongi is an area of Tokyo that really comes alive at night. Catering to a lot of Westerners it seems, since there were tons more concentrated in this area of Tokyo more then any other district that I saw. With that comes the throngs of promoters from the strip clubs and seedy spots that will hound you to enter their establishments. The...

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  • Gion and Pontocho

    Kyoto Nightlife

    At night when the temples are closed, in Kyoto, one activity to do is to watch the Cultural Show of geishas and maikos, short displays of introduction Kabuki, Noh, Bunraku, puppet show, comedy, story telling and the tea ceremony. It is a all-in-one introduction of Japanese high culture which is worth seeing at least once. You can also take a lot of...

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  • Dotombori

    Osaka Nightlife

    Osaka generally is known for its nightlife, and in Osaka one of the best places to spend an evening is Dōtonbori. This single street draws both locals and tourists in their thousands to eat, drink and play, and has done so for centuries. First built in 1612 as part of a development programme in this part of the city that also saw the...

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  • Night Out in Shinjuku

    Tokyo Nightlife

    Golden Gai is a small area of Shinjuku that is known for its tiny bars that date back to the end of World War II. The area has six main alleys, connecting about 200 ramshackle bars and restaurants, most of which are just big enough to seat five to ten customers. While this is a very unique area of modern Tokyo, it is said that most of Tokyo was...

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  • ING Bar

    Kyoto Nightlife

    ING bar was defiantly a traditional small bar with seating for around 30 people (crammed) that has friendly staff/owners and tunes rocking out, cheap beer and a good singalong however if you are a non smoker run for the hills, within 10 mins of being there you will smell like an ash tray, and we were not there on a busy night, eventually this...

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  • nightviews

    Osaka Nightlife

    I've never been out in Osaka as I prefer to go home and sleep... and if you go out in Osaka you have to spend the night there... no night trains to Kyoto. But everyone says there are plenty of great clubs. ...but here is night view, I took from my old workplace!! :) There is now a guy organizing pub crawls around Osaka: See the link below.

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  • Night Out in Shibuya

    Tokyo Nightlife

    The picture here is of Shibuya crossing, this is a light day at the worlds bussiest intersection. Why should you go there? This is the place where some of Japan's top models wear the latest fashions, or where you will likely find a club that has Japan's next major J-pop group. It is also where CD and DVD collectors can find the best deals from...

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  • Hub Bar

    Kyoto Nightlife

    It is a fairly relaxed foreigner bar, very little sleaze factor. When we go out we usually meet here. Beer is about 500Yen which is good value but the same goes for non-alcoholic drinks, which is a rip-off!! :( I love their fried salmon and chips and also their Ceasar Salad, (about 500Yen each). They also have Guiness on Tap.

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  • Night Out in Ginza

    Tokyo Nightlife

    Mid-Blue International bar is a place for foreigners and Japanese to relax in comfortable settings with nice variety of drinks, and events there's always something planned with affordable pricing, We offer variety of International Beers cheapest price in Ginza, Premium Wine and Beers also available. Every Saturday 18:00-23:30 man 3500yen, woman...

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  • "A" Bar

    Kyoto Nightlife

    A Bar is... A bar! It's one of the many hole-in-the-wall bars around the Gion area and it's popular among foreigners for some reason. There are a fair amount of drinking options and the menu is in both English and Japanese. Like many of the bars in the area, it is not very large and as more people enter, they are seated wherever there is room, so...

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  • Drinking Out

    Tokyo Nightlife

    Goodbeer Faucets is a nice bar in Shibuya that specializes in craft beer. They offer 40 different draft beers, most of which seem to be from Japan's Baird Brewery. The interior of the bar is modern industrial, with exposed concrete and metal as the primary decorations. They have a large bar, and numerous seats along the windows overlooking streets...

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  • Tadg's Irish Bar (Formerly McLoughlin's)

    Kyoto Nightlife

    Tadg's Irish Pub is a great bar in Kyoto's Pontocho district one block west of the Kamo River (Kamo-gawa). This friendly establishment is on the 8th floor of a building overlooking the city and offering a nice variety of foreign and Japanese craft beers. We only stayed for perhaps an hour at this magnet for Western travelers in Kyoto. I started...

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  • Gas Panic

    Tokyo Nightlife

    I heard GasPanic was where people went to score girls.. get cheap drinks and dance the night away. I also heard it was packed to the jam. I went to the one in Roppongi and then the one in Shibuya. PLEASE SAVE YOURSELF AND DONT GO! We used the lockers lining the entire bar and seriously... we danced for only half an hour and kept our key the whole...

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  • Pig and Whistle

    Kyoto Nightlife

    The Pig and Whistle is a popular Irish Pub in Eastern Kyoto at Sanjo Station, just north of Gion. This huge bar and restaurant has seats for probably 75 or 100 customers on either side of the bar. The pub does have an authentic feel, though the staff is almost entirely Japanese, and they do employ the odd Japanese ordering system where they make...

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  • Clubbing - General Tips

    Tokyo Nightlife

    I've been reading a lot of the night life reviews on here and it seems everyone has developed the same opinions or they just don't know about all the other great clubs out and about Tokyo. Given, some of them take an insider tip... FERIA (or LEX (same sort of thing.. but I prefer Feria) : This was the very first club I set foot in. It's not a large...

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  • Club Metro

    Kyoto Nightlife

    If you like 'alternative' music, 80's, techno, acid-jazz etc. Metro is not bad. They have a monthly schedule. A very small bar and the atmosphere varies with what's on that night. Depends on the night, eg. techno night- techno gear, Beatles night- ummmm...

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  • Womb

    Tokyo Nightlife

    WOMB is one of leading clubs all over the world.I went there on Saturday and Wednesday. International top DJs played in a main floor, and good local DJs played in other 3 floors on Saturday. Sound system, lighting and laser blew me away!Drink are average, staff and most of the people who go there are friendly. Only the lounge in the 1st floor was...

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  • Bar Isn't It?

    Kyoto Nightlife

    I hate this place. But, MANY foreigners (age group 21-31)love it. This is a point of contention between me and my friends. I find it sleazy, smoky and the staff really unfriendly. Still, you can meet people for sure after a few drinks. It is essentially a pick-up bar. eeeuuggh :/ None. Just the usual casual stuff like jeans, mini skirts etc.

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  • Night Out in Odaiba

    Tokyo Nightlife

    After 6pm, there is big discount in entrance fee. You can try different Japanese cuisine inside. Also, you can try different hot spring. You can try many traditonal Japanese games. And of course massage available! You can stay overnight on the cosy armchair in the 2nd floor resting area. You have 8 different traditional Japanese yukata for you to...

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  • Man in the Moon Pub

    Kyoto Nightlife

    Man in the Moon is an Irish Pub that has three locations in Kyoto. I visited the newest of the three pubs, located in Gion, which just opened in early 2013. The pub is tiny, perhaps able to seat 25, but it is friendly and comfortable, and I like the windows that open to the street. The clean establishment was full of young Westerners enjoying beer...

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  • Entertainment

    Tokyo Nightlife

    @Home Cafe Donki is located in the popular Don Quijote building in Akihabara, a building famous for anime, otaku and cosplay mechandise and off course @Home Cafe Maid Kissaten, one of the most popular maid kissaten cafes in the akiba area (they have 6 branches in Akihabara) and the main reason why i went on a return sojourn to Japan is to...

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  • Aqua Fantasy

    Kyoto Nightlife

    This is a somewhat odd sight. On the roof of a small shop in front of Kyoto Station is a nightly display in which water jets are lit to look a little like fireworks and are set to music in a synchronised show. It’s a bit corny but fun, and worth stopping to watch if in the area. My flagging camera battery had gained a new lease of life with a...

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  • AgeHa

    Tokyo Nightlife

    A great place that has international DJs and themed events. I saw Armin Van Buuren there. Check the local listings to see whose in town before you go because it's a hike to get there! NEAREST STATION: Yurakucho station of JR Keiyo line or Subway Yurakucho line. Shinkiba station of Rinkai line. MUSIC STYLE: HOUSE, TECHNO, HARDHOUSE. DRINK PRICE:...

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  • Sent James Club

    Kyoto Nightlife

    There are 2 Sent James Clubs in Kyoto. One in Honten and one in Ponto-cho. I went to the Ponto-cho one with my friend (who is I might add crazy about jazz). But Im not and you dont have to be a jazz person to come here! Its a nice, mellow bar. Dark wooden interior. Flickering candlelights to set that jazzy mood.. But the music is played very low -...

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  • PACHINKO & Video Games

    Tokyo Nightlife

    Arcades and Game Centers are very popular in areas like Akihabara and Shinjuku. The most popular game is the UFO Catcher (or crane game as we call them in the U.S.). The games are choke full of high quality toys and stuffed animals, unlike the cheap toys you get in the U.S. crane games. However, you could spend a fortune trying to obtain that cute...

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  • Cafe Soware

    Kyoto Nightlife

    In case you didn't know it, Japan is in a coffee boom. But as much as I'm fond of Starbucks (there are now 5 of them just in central Kyoto! And also Tulley's... ) it's lovely to go somewhere with a little more character. You will find coffee houses all over Kyoto! See if you can find one that suits you!

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  • KARAOKE

    Tokyo Nightlife

    Karaoke was one of my favourite things to do at night here. I loved it and after hearing a friend sing an amazing rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You," hitting all the right notes and keys, you can imagine how apprehensive I was when I was told... "Your turn?!" Whoa!! After I got over the nerves (in like 5 seconds) I really went...

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  • Brasserie Cafe Onze

    Kyoto Nightlife

    Onze is a nice little French wine bar in Shijo where most of the city's nightlife is located. There is a food menu featuring their breads, cheeses, and others foods. Then there is a separate menu for the drinks and alcohol. There are quite a few options for alchohol, and some other options as well. I had some of the alcohol but I found the hot...

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  • Salsa Sudada

    Tokyo Nightlife

    In this Japanese replica of latino salsa bar you truly feel the real touch of Latin atmosphere. The bar is crowded with salsa enthuastics, including short and stereotyped latino guys with their Panama hats and smelly shirts. It 100% reflects the feeling of gangsta party in Miami in 2nd class suburb or evening in dirty Cuban nightclub. The people...

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  • Sports Bar Africa (Pub Africa)

    Kyoto Nightlife

    Except for some of the decorations this bar made me think of many things but definitely not the continent its name refers to. Then again, I had never been to a pub named Africa with music from Mariah Carey to Whitney Houston and three TVs and a big screen showing soccer, Japanese soap opera, a nature document and something close to CSI all at the...

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  • Amusement Facilities - Theme Parks

    Tokyo Nightlife

    Tokyo Disney at night is porpular for the locals and the tourist. 1st, the entrance fee is US15.00, 70% cheapper than usual, 2nd, less crowded, that means you odn't have to spend long hours to line up for the jet coaster. 3rd, a lot of dancing and electronic light shows at night.

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  • Cafe Independants

    Kyoto Nightlife

    A few meters west of Teramachi/Sanjo. Go downstairs. I would have like it more in my University days, I think. Rather large bar downstairs, with no actual bar to sit at, but big garden-like tables. Also have snacks like salsa chips etc.

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  • nighttime serenades

    While eating or drinking, relax and enjoy listening and watching music video. You can also hear a live performance of our singer's and musician's and enjoy a good services of our accomodating staff's. Our singer's and musician's can performed a variety of music like, pops jazz, rock, classics and R&B.

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  • KOBE JAZZ

    Im not that into jazz music but the evening at SONE Jazz Bar in KOBE was a sure hit! - Classy interior!- Great live music! Band was very friendly. And singer said a few words in english every now and then to make me feel part of the crowd! She stayed and chatted with us after the gig!- Good cocktails (and an english drinklist!)- Good nibbles. - We...

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  • You can't loose! Osaka is cool.

    You know ... I opted not to take anyone's recommendations as where to dine and party. I just walked for a long long time in varying directions then randomly selected places to dine or have a drink. Try this out. Great location.I found wonderful little Jazz bar. It was nestled in like an upstairs studio. If I recall, it had only room for to high...

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  • Nightlife in general

    Japan nightlife in general is as wild as anyone can imagine. Pubs, clubs, disco's all what you can imagine from traditional to post modern I can only assume that whatever you might wish will be available in Japan, especially in the large business cities.

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  • If you are in Tokyo you really...

    If you are in Tokyo you really MUST see Japanese Kabuki Theatre. This is truly a treat, but like most everything in Tokyo not particularly inexpensive. There is an underground side of Tokyo that caters to MEN ONLY. I was approached on numerous occassions by those who would invite me to the 'redlight' aspects of Tokyo. The adventurer got the best of...

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  • Going Out

    We never went out to any night clubs in Japan. There was no need for it. Everyone drinks just about all the time there at restaurants or bars. Plus I am not sure what their dress code would be but I do know they like to dress in goth or cartoon charecters costumes so you could imagine. Plus everyone we saw was 25 and over. One thing to know is in...

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  • TOKYO CLUB

    The exterior of the club may be mis-leading to most people as it looks like a large conrete box. Womb is a 4 floor club with banging tunes, 2 chill-out lounges and several bars.This is not however a place for anyone with epilepsy beacuse of the frequent use of stroboscope lightshows! Cool and groovy!

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  • Tokyo nightlife

    There are so many places to drink in Tokyo - as you would expect. The scene is very different from most places you might otherwise go to. I have identified a variety below:1. Outake Bar - near Ekoda Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line. It has Hoegarten beer on tap. You will generally only meet Japanese people here.2. The Hub - This is an English...

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  • Karaoke Blues

    Karaoke probably originated in Japan and they do it best. There is no open bar full of strangers. It is just you and your mates in a booth. Singing to your hearts content. So even if you suck like me there will be no booing.Booths vary. I have seen some that even have hot tubs and a view of the bar, others with free ice-cream and costumes. You will...

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  • Nightlife in Tokyo

    Hit Velfarre, Vanilla, XCross. XCross is a small yet trendy Japanese club. Find invitations for XCross at Maimon (restaurant). Velfarre is above anything in terms of ambiance (people singing/screaming all together!), international DJs sets, interesting ticketing system to buy fluids, hilarious/psychedelic elevator experience!Vanilla is also huge, 3...

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  • Rock N Roll Heaven!

    In Shinjuku, this pub is THE pub to be at. It’s the coolest rock n roll / metal bar ever and its owner, Sushi, is a downright legend. Many of your fave rock and metal bands have all stepped into this place and layed down their yen for a night of drunken madness. I love this place and highly recommend it. As a bonus, my mate Yugo guest DJ’s there a...

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  • KYOTO JAZZ

    There are 2 Sent James Clubs in Kyoto. One in Honten and one in Ponto-cho. I went to the Ponto-cho one with my friend (who is I might add crazy about jazz). But you dont have to be a jazz person to come here. Its a nice, mellow bar. Dark wooden interior. Flickering candlelights to set that jazzy mood.. AND!! They have a terrace overlooking Kamogawa...

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  • TOKYO CLUB

    A classy hip bar in Roppongi Hills. Famous for attracting a lot of gaijins (foreigners). Hip and trendy interior. Good music from a DJ and a cool crowd. (And yep, it is CROWDED!) Lucky us had the private room booked to celebrate our friend's b-day =).See good review:http://metropolis.co.jp/tokyo/479/bars.asp Trendy. Smart. Tidy.

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