There’s an unusual entrance policy at this black basement box: foreigners get in free so long as they promise to talk about the show on their return home. Expect to see unsigned local punks and rockers tearing up the small stage (the crash barrier in front is evidence of how rowdy things can get). The venue handpicks most of the acts, which keeps the quality high. The free-entry offer applies only to events organised by Mojo, but that means most of them.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


39-1 Tsukibokocho, Shijo Dori, Shinmachi Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

Transport Karasuma station (Hankyu line), Shijo station (Karasuma line).

Telephone 075 254 7707

Open Varies.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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