There is a new version of this blog with updated information. Please view it here: 5 Best Night Clubs in Tokyo - Planetyze.
updated at Jan 23th 2015
Admittedly, most shops in Tokyo close after 10pm as the Japanese youngsters normally head for an all-nighter at a Karaoke Box, a Japanese-styled Izakaya pub or simply squeeze in the last train back home.
However, if you are looking for a wild night, there is still one viable option left for you: Hit the streets and get down to one of the exciting night clubs in Tokyo, where you will be guaranteed an unforgettable night with the wildest party animals, love-hunters, amateur dancers or just bunches of fun-loving people!
Contrary to the common perception of Japanese being restrained and quiet, get some alcohol and turn up the music, and you will be surprised by a whole new facet of the Japanese. With some shots and music, you will be able to make tons of friends- Japanese or non-Japanese.
Here are the 5 greatest clubs in Tokyo, and don't hesitate to show up at the doorstep tomorrow night! Just a word of advice: Grab a can of ukon no chikara (the Japanese version of Red Bull) to prevent yourself from waking up to a hangover the next morning!
The biggest club in Tokyo where you might find yourself lost in the crowds of 5000 people! Three dance floors, an outdoor swimming pool and numerous chill-out areas and bars: take your pick and groove to the blasting music.
It is located at Shin-Kiba, which is not exactly the most central spot in Tokyo, but you can take a free shuttle bus from Shibuya (Roppongi-dori street) that comes every 30 minutes. Remember to flash your photo ID for age confirmation!
Once you reach ageHa, down a few shots and prepare for all hell let loose!
Place: 2-2-10 Shinkiba, koto-ku, Tokyo
Access: 4 walk minutes from Shinkiba Station ( JR line, Tokyo Metro, Rinkai line)
There are free shuttle bus from Shibuya during the whole night.
This is the English translation of Q&A from ageHa official website.
Located just 15 minutes walk away from Shibuya- the mecca of the fashion-chasers and hip youngsters, Womb offers you a vast dance floor, great lighting and superb sound system that altogether provide the perfect recipe for a crazy night of dancing and fun!
A giant mirror ball hangs from the center of the main dance floor, reflecting the multi-colored lighting on to every corner of the hall. Many famous DJs play at the womb, so do check out the schedules before hitting the Womb!
Place: 1F 2-16 Maruyamatyo, Shibuya-ku
Access: 15 minutes walk from Shibuya Station ( JR line, Tokyo Metro )
Looking for a slightly more formal and classy type of night club? Here is one that fits your description! Genius is located in Ginza, the high-end district of branded boutiques and chic restaurants.
Look out for dandy men in their suits and ties and stylish ladies in their glittering dresses and accessories. This is not a place for the casual party-goer, so do dress up a little lest you get denied entry to the club!
Place: 6-4-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku
Access: 5 walk minutes from Yurakutyo Station (JR line or Tokyo Metro)
SOUND MUSEUM VISION. This huge subterranean space in Shibuya has many different moods. GAIA, the main floor, has one of the best custom-made sound systems in the world. DEEP SPACE is imbued with pure underground spirit. In two different lounge spaces, you can enjoy two different atmospheres - WHITE is sexy; D-LOUNGE is warm.
Place: Shintaiso Bldg. B1F, Dogenzaka,Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: About 5 minutes to walk from JR Shibuya Station
Feria is another stylish night club that takes up all 5 floors of the entire building in Roppongi. Feria is a popular spot for both Japanese and foreigners who are looking to make friends, or just dance.
Ristorante offers delectable cuisine such as sushi, drinks, and a wine lounge on the first floor. On the second floor, enjoy groovy R&B music at the Midas. Proceed to the sophisticated Crystal lounge third and fourth floor if you are looking to relax and chill out. There is also a bar at the rooftop if you are seeking for a romantic night scenery of the city.
Indulge in the luxury of excellent drinks, good music and accompaniment at Feria!
Place: 7-13-7 Roppongi minato-ku Tokyo
Access: 5 walk minutes from Roppongi Station