Tokyo Japan Nightlife: Geisha, Hostess Bars, Clubs And Bars For Spending A Tokyo Night
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.
Tokyo Nights: Karaoke & Hostess Bars
Karaoke – FUN! FUN! FUN!
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 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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Hostess Bars are where pretty girls (from different nationalities) led by a Mama-San (mostly Japanese) persuade you into buying very expensive drinks.
Its a men’s world. It’s part of doing business in Japan. Many businessmen find themselves in such a bar as part of the 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.
Tokyo By Night: Bars
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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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. Entrance is free. The ambience is that of American kitsch songs and Japanese babes dancing on 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.