Long-haired, guitar-playing Mikiya Miyamoto fits the part as owner of this live music bar. He opened it in 2003, choosing Shinjuku because it’s a ‘core area’ for the rock genre and focuses on British rock from the ’70s and ’80s. His personal favourite is Led Zeppelin – notice the Zeppelin incense and red wine on show at the bar – but the bands that play here do a mix of covers as well as original Japanese rock. Find a seat at the bar or at one of the tables that line the wallspace in front of the stage and enjoy a snack dinner while the band plays from 7pm to 9.30pm (on weekends), after which you are free to request your favourite song from the rows of CDs lining the walls. At the end of every month the club holds ‘Furu-ten Night’, when the music is turned up full volume for a night of total rock immersion.


K Building B1F, 2-28-15 Kabukicho, Shinjuku

Transport Seibu-Shinjuku Station (Seibu-Shinjuku line)

Telephone 03-5155-5253

Open 7pm-2am Tue-Fri, 7pm-12pm Sat, Sun & pub hol

Admission Cover charge ¥1,000


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

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