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The 4 Greatest Nightclubs in Tokyo, Japan

| Nightlife , Tokyo

Admittedly, most shops in Tokyo close after 10 p.m. as Japanese youngsters will normally head for an all-nighter at a karaoke box, a Japanese-style izakaya pub, or simply squeeze into the last train back home.

However, if you're looking for a wild night, there's still one viable option left for you: Hit the streets and get down to one of the exciting nightclubs in Tokyo, where you'll be guaranteed an unforgettable night with the wildest party animals, love-hunters, amateur dancers or just bunches of fun-loving people!

Here are the four greatest clubs in Tokyo—and don't hesitate to show up at the doorstep tomorrow night! Just a word of advice: Grab a can of Ukon no Chikara (the Japanese version of Red Bull) to prevent yourself from waking up to a hangover the next morning!

4. Sound Museum Vision (Shibuya)

This huge subterranean space in Shibuya has many different moods. Gaia, the main floor, has one of the best custom-made sound systems in the world. Deep Space is imbued with pure underground spirit. And you can enjoy two different atmospheres in two different lounge spaces: D-Lounge is warm, while White is sexy.

Address: B1F Shintaiso Bldg., Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: About 5 minutes' walk from Shibuya Station

3. Genius Tokyo (Ginza)

Looking for a slightly more formal and classier type of nightclub? Here's one that fits the bill! Genius is located in Ginza, the high-end district of branded boutiques and chic restaurants. While you don't exactly have to wear a suit or a dress, they do bar entry to those decked out "too casually."

Address: 6-4-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 minutes' walk from Yurakucho Station

2. Womb (Shibuya)

Located just 15 minutes' walk away from Shibuya—the mecca for fashion-chasers and hip youngsters—Womb offers you a vast dance floor, great lighting and a superb sound system that altogether provide the perfect recipe for a crazy night of dancing and fun!

A giant mirror ball hangs from the center of the main dance floor, reflecting the multi-colored lighting onto every corner of the hall. Many famous DJs play at Womb, so check out the schedule before hitting the club!

Address: 1F 2-16 Maruyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 15 minutes' walk from Shibuya Station

1. ageHa (Shin-Kiba)

This is the biggest club in Tokyo, where you might find yourself lost in crowds of some 5,000 people! Three dance floors, an outdoor swimming pool and numerous chill-out areas and bars: take your pick and groove to the blasting music!

AgeHa is located in Shin-Kiba, which isn't exactly the most central spot in Tokyo, but you can take a free shuttle bus from Shibuya (Roppongi-dori Street) that comes every 30 minutes. Remember to flash your photo ID for age confirmation!

Address: 2-2-10 Shin-Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Access: 4 minutes' walk from Shin-Kiba Station; free shuttle bus from Shibuya

What are you waiting for? Get on your dancing shoes and get out to the clubs!