Tel: 81 3 3354 2024
Concierge.com's insider take:
This underground jazz club in Shinjuku's Ni-Chome has been a fixture for "J-jazz" (that curious strain of Japanese jazz) for the past 40 years, bringing in top-bill musicians like the avant-garde saxophonist John Zorn and jazz legends like the late Elvin Jones. The 100-seat venue, in a pewlike arrangement, is small enough to feel intimate yet large enough to achieve surprisingly mellow acoustics. The entrance fee can be steep (around $40 for evening shows), but the amazing performances and the dark, smoky ambience are pure old-school, drawing in serious jazz devotees from across the globe.—Updated by Rebecca Willa Davis
Performances daily 2 pm and 7:30 pm.