Nightlife in Japan: Going out, exploring and drinking ナ イ ト ラ イ フ

Our advice and top tips to fill up your evenings in Japan

In Japan, the time for fabulous escapades never stops in the metropolises and the horizons are almost limitless. To please the curious, the pleasure seekers, the epicureans and other sybarites, what could be better than going out, exploring and drinking to embrace the spirit of Japan?

Japan's nightlife hotspots

  • Tokyo's Shinjuku, with the alleys of the Golden Gai and those of Kabukicho
  • Roppongi, Tokyo's party district
  • The Ponto-chô lane in Kyoto
  • Dotonbori, the nocturnal soul of Osaka
Un des microscopiques bars du Golden Gai de Tokyo.

Un des microscopiques bars du Golden Gai de Tokyo.

Eddy Milfort

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Neon lights of a robot at the Robot Restaurant Shinjuku

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L'entrée du Golden Gai.

Shinjuku's Golden Gai District

Six narrow and crowded alleys, sometimes linked by even narrower passages, some two hundred tiny and outdated stalls, a bit decrepit: welcome to Golden Gai.