Once a movie theater, this venue has been transformed into an alternative music venue with good acoustics. Thanks to the excellent English-made speakers, you feel as if you’re entering a sound shower. It’s known for noise music shows and it’s a unique place to find out what the fuss is over the seemingly oxymoronic music genre. Ryoji Ikeda, a leading noise musician famous around the world, performs here regularly—watch out for his shows. And check out WWW X, a second, smaller venue they opened in the same building.
This is a nice little club/live house in Udagawa-cho that is known for its great sound. It has a cozy atmosphere and spacious lounge area.
Tokyo's newest, big-hitting music venue used to be an art-house cinema. It still has the tiered floor (though the seats are gone) so everyone can see the stage. The line-up varies from indie pop to punk to electronica, but this is one of those rare venues where you could turn up just about any night…
“Hawaiian themed cafe & diner with unbelievably good poke (raw fish salad) and acai bowls. Head to the second floor or higher, where you'll find comfy couches. The 1st floor is good for coffee lovers, but is often filled with cigarette smoke.”
“Shibuya is where youth fashion trends are started in all of Japan. Shibuya 109 is a famous fashion complex visible from the Shibuya Scramble crossing. Dedicated entirely to women's fashion culture, it offers more than one hundred boutique stores on ten floors. Due to the competitive nature of the apparel industry, no photos are permitted. You might get away with a couple of discrete shots if you play the tourist card, but this is one of those places I'd recommend following the rules. Great place to poke around on a rainy day.”
“If you are interested in design, you must go! There are Lazer Cutter you can use and sometimes hold workshops in this cafe.”