Musicians from Japan and abroad have been playing their hearts out at this famous institution since 2001. It's still one of the best clubs in town for jazz, fusion, or blues, nothing fancy but dedicated to the music (there's even a recording studio here). There are two programs daily, with up-and-coming bands performing in the afternoon and more established groups taking the stage in the evening. This is a great place for serious jazz fans interested in seeing firsthand the level of talent in Japan.
Shinjuku Pit Inn
Station: Shinjuku Sanchome (3 min.). Northeast of the Shinjuku Dori/Meiji Dori intersection.Phone 03/3354-2024 Prices Cover, including 1 drink, ¥1,300 for the 2:30pm show (¥2,500 Sat–Sun and holidays); ¥3,000 and up for the evening shows. Web site Shinjuku Pit Inn
Map2-12-4 Shinjuku Tokyo
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.