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Decibels and neon reflect the excess that reigns in the nightclub The Womb in Shibuya.

Decibels and neon reflect the excess that reigns in the nightclub The Womb in Shibuya.

Decibels and excess

Shibuya at night. Neon lights shed their cold light on a long queue. There is no sign, just a metal door behind which hides this Tokyo nightclub.

Four floors await soaring night owls in this cathedral of clubbing. The nave of the Womb is a huge room with an indistinguishable ceiling. The idol of the place is a giant disco ball, the largest in the world, a true star focusing the misty gaze of dancers.

This gigantism unfortunately rubs off on prices. With 3 000 yen for entry and 1 500 yen for a drink, as the evening and encounters go by, it can quickly becomes dangerous for your finances.

A high quality sound system plays music that is lacking at times. Mainly electro, techno and drum & bass, programming is effective but unoriginal.

Bad news for young clubbers and line-jumpers: checks at the entrance to the club are very strict. You will have to be well dressed and show identity papers proving you over twenty to enter the party den.

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