Tokyo nightlife can beat any capital city in the world.

Nightlife In Tokyo has something for everyone: karaoke, hostess Bars, Tokyo Clubs, Bars, and Restaurants.

Ginza, Roppongi Shinjuku, and Shibuya are the liveliest nightlife areas, each with its own ambiance.


akihabara-3-4 Thanks to the movie ‘lost in translation’ by Sofia Coppola everyone knows Karaoke now. There are a few options – a Karaoke bar, that’s where you sing in front of the whole crowd. The other option is a Karaoke box which is a private room you rent with your friends and sing eat and drink to your heart’s content.

There are English and Japanese songs, microphones, and a karaoke system.

Karaoke – Japanese style – is the ultimate Tokyo nightlife experience. An unforgettable fun evening. It’s mad, it’s hilarious and it’s a fantastic insight into Japan at night.
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Which Tokyo Tour Best Suits Your Needs?

Find a broad range of Private Tokyo Tours and Day Tours from Tokyo at a very reasonable cost.
Meiji Shrine, Omotesando fashion street “Tokyo’s Champs-Élysées”, Shibuya famous crosswalk where thousands of pedestrians cross the street at once, Kimono dressing or Odaiba futuristic island.
Day Tours in Tokyo: Highlights and Secrets

More Highlights: Meiji Shrine, Omotesando fashion street “Tokyo’s Champs-Élysées”, Shibuya famous crosswalk where thousands of pedestrians cross the street at once, Kimono dressing or Odaiba futuristic island.
Day Tours in Tokyo: Highlights and Secrets

Hostess Bars

Hostess Bars are where pretty girls (from different nationalities) led by a Mama-San (mostly Japanese) persuade you into buying very expensive drinks. It’s a men’s world. It’s part of doing business in Japan. Many businessmen find themselves in such a bar as part of Japanese business etiquette. The hostess’s job is to light your cigarette, laugh from your jokes and listen to your stories. These famous host bars usually include karaoke too. Japanese business customs dictate this kind of hospitality, though lately due to the ongoing recession, this Japanese custom has been toned down.

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Tokyo Nightlife: Clubs, Restaurants & Romantic Things To Do

Romantic Things To Do In Tokyo

The city can be magical for a Romantic Weekend Getaway or a Romantic Birthday. Romantic Things To Do In Tokyo include a Dinner Cruise on a Japanese boat, Romantic Hotels, Disneyland and Disney Sea nighttime illuminations, iconic Tokyo Tower at night, Odaiba’s Ferris Wheel, and the Japanese Gardens.

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Tokyo By Night: Bars

Tokyo Night Guide Club

The skyscraper bars above the city are usually located on top of the best the city’s hotels.
The view of city lights with a cocktail in hand will generate the right kind ambiance.

A famous spot is the New York Bar on the 52nd floor of the Park Hyatt Hotel where Sofia Coppola filmed ’Lost in Translation’.
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Tokyo clubs

Tokyo Clubs

Clubs here host international DJs serving house, hip-hop, and Techno to a very fashionable crowd.
Nightclubs are for the young crowd (not more than 30), and the action doesn’t start before 10 pm.

For the ultimate in clubs, go to Ageha, the Mega club in Tokyo bay which has its own pool. The music is a mixture of Gangsta-Rap and urban hip hop.
Womb in Shibuya has an enormous dance floor, while Velfarre in Roppongi is a huge multi-level disco palace with a strict dress code and a high admission charge.
Gas Panic in Roppongi is considered an institution. The entrance is free. The ambiance is that of American kitsch songs and Japanese babes dancing at the bar.

If jazz is your thing – The Blue note in Aoyama is a good spot for jazz-lovers, featuring impressive artists and high prices.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all details when planning your trip.


For a taste of traditional nightlife Check out Tokyo Nights

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Tokyo Trip Checklist

  • To make sure you have all the important things covered see my first-time-in-Tokyo guide
  • Get your 1,2 or 3-day Tokyo Unlimited Subway Pass to easily get around Tokyo
  • If you want to travel on bullet trains you can save big with a Japan Rail Pass. Here’s why is worth it.
  • You’ll need a prepaid sim or Portable WIFI to stay connected in Tokyo.
  • Check out my detailed Tokyo packing list to make sure you’re prepared.
  • The best site to book hotels in Tokyo is almost always And remember to book early, especially during busy times.
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