This swinging, foreign-owned Jamaican dancehall and reggae club could double as a walk-in closet. Still, the staff are very friendly, and Garam’s become something of an institution, with Japanese MCs, sharp DJs and pounding vibes. To find it, head out of the east exit of Shinjuku station and down the pedestrianised street next to the Studio Alta TV screen. Cross Yasukuni Dori, and it’s the third building on the right.

Tokyo City Guide (Edition 5)


Dai-Roku Polestar Bldg 7A, 1-16-6 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Transport Shinjuku station (Yamanote, Chuo, Sobu lines), east exit; (Marunouchi line), exit B12; (Oedo, Shinjuku lines), exit 1.

Telephone 03 3205 8668

Open 9pm-6am daily.

Admission Admission ¥1,000-¥1,500 (incl 1 drink).


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

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