Japan Goth Club Nightlife Guide: Tokyo Decadance, Dark Castle, J-rock Metal & Rock Bars.


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Welcome to La Carmina’s guide to Gothic Industrial Alternative club nights / bars in Tokyo and Osaka! Looking for the best Goth / cyber / EBM / fetish / darkwave parties in Japan? How about some absinthe bars? Here are maps, photos, videos… everything you could possibly need for a nightcrawl.

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This Japanese Goth nightlife guide is constantly updated, so please visit my blog for the latest posts. (For Gothic Lolita Punk / Visual Kei / Alternative clothing shops in TOKYO, visit my shopping guide. My OSAKA store maps and photos are here.)

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† WHO IS LA CARMINA? † I am a professional Goth/subcultures blogger, travel TV host and arranger, author of 3 books (Penguin USA and Random House), and journalist for CNN and Huffington Post Travel / AOL. My popular blog on Japan Gothic Lolita fashion / Visual Kei – www.lacarmina.com/blog – has been featured in major publications (The New Yorker, Washington Post, WWD, Village Voice, Cosmo, Vogue, LA Times). I’ve appeared on The Today Show and co-hosted an episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern for Travel Channel, which airs in 75 countries. NHK Japan filmed two documentaries about my work (including Kawaii TV); recent hosting and arranging credits include National Geographic, Discovery/Fuel, Pro Sieben, Dutch Pepsi, Sony Australia, Canal Plus France, and CNN International. View my TV presenting reels and full biography.

I run a coolhunting / trend consulting / TV and film fixing company: La Carmina & The Pirates.
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† † † SHINJUKU / KABUKI-CHO MAP † † †

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(Click on the above map or here to enlarge.)

Kabuki-cho (East Shinjuku) is known as the red-light district and playground for host clubs. Tokyo’s Goth / Industrial / Alternative nightlife is concentrated in Shinjuku.

Color key to the map above
PURPLE: Goth / Industrial / Alternative / Cyber / EBM / Fetish clubs, parties, bars.
BLUE: Theme restaurants, cheap sushi, and other favorite places to eat. (And convenience stores are great for cheap alcohol and snacks.)
GREEN: Gothic Lolita Punk Rock clothing stores, dollar stores and other places to buy goodies. View my Alt Goth Tokyo Shopping Guide for detailed directions and photos.

Wild Tokyo Goth nightlife, cyber club nights and parties in Japan. Crazy Japanese fashion, teens and young street style.

In 2008-9, I plotted the main Tokyo Gothic club venues on a Google Map here. (Some of these locations are outdated; it’s best to use the map above.)

General info about Tokyo & Osaka Goth/alternative/fetish clubs and bars. Most of the parties begin around 11pm or midnight, and run all night (the trains stop running between 1:30-5am approximately). Club admission prices vary, but are generally $20-30 US including one drink (and you may receive a discount if you RSVP in advance or abide by the dress code). Bars will sometimes have cover charges of about $5, but many have no extra fees. The DJs and guests are extremely friendly and open; the only exceptions are the obnoxious gaijin who are only looking for girls and make no effort to dress up… go home, losers!

I highly recommend the following club events; if you’re in Tokyo, make an effort to explore Gothic Wonderland! Everyone is friendly, and the music and fashion are out of this world. Visit the nightclub websites for upcoming events and info, and leave me a comment if you have any questions.

Club Marz, Tokyo nightclub in Shinjuku. Midnight Mess club night, Tokyo Dark Castle, Midnight Necropolis with DJ Taiki, Sisen, Chihiro.

CLUB MARZ
Address: B1F Dai-ichi Tokiwa Bldg., Kabukicho 2-45-1, Shinjuku
Tel: 03-3202-8248
URL: http://www.marz.jp/

The most popular Goth/Cyber event venue. Midnight Mess, Tokyo Dark Castle and (Osaka-based) Midnight Necropolis take place here; DJ Chihiro, Mistress Maya, DJ SiSEN and Selia often play. Two floors, two bars, and a large performance area. (For full details on Midnight Mess in video format, read this post.)

April 2012: Final Midnight Mess party for now
Midnight Mess on Tokyo Kawaii TV and more photos here
August 2011 Midnight Mess club night, and Tokyo Decadance Bar
May 2011: Tokyo Dark Castle with BAAL, Auto-Mod, Kenzo-A
May 2010: Midnight Mess (if you only go to ONE Goth night, go to this one!)
May 2010: Overfused Goth party run by Mistress Maya, featuring Cevin Key of Skinny Puppy
April 2010: Midnight Mess with DJ SiSEN, Selia
January 2010: Midnight Mess and Tokyo Dark Castle
April 2009: Midnight Mess fetish show
April 2009: Midnight Mess how-to info
November 2008: Midnight Necropolis
November 2008: Tokyo Dark Castle Halloween special
October 2008: Tokyo Dark Castle
September 2008: Midnight Mess

SHINJUKU MOTION is to the immediate left of Club Marz. Take the elevator up to see Goth/industrial/experimental bands, such as the Demonoid 13 party (click for review and video). You can see Goth nightlife fashion here. Kenzo-A, the Rituals Gothic fashion designer, has a new monthly Goth music event called The Head Shop at Shinjuku Motion.

2011: Rituals – Kenzo A’s The Head Shop featuring live bands
August 2009: Baal, 13th Moon, Demonoid 13 Goth band night

Midnight Mess is the longest-running Goth/Industrial party in Tokyo. There is always a fantastic turn-out of young Goths and Lolitas in amazing outfits. The performers include opera singers, dancers, S&M shows… above and here is a video with everything you know to have a spooky time!

WHAT: MIDNIGHT MESS, Tokyo’s best Gothic-cyber-Lolita club party. With DJS (Maya, Sisen, Chihiro), performances (Seileen, Skinny Puppy), fetish performances / bondage / rope suspension, EBM industrial darkwave music, and the wildest Harajuku club fashion!

** As of May 2012, the party is no longer taking place monthly, but there are occasional special events, and Vampire Garden night at Decadance Bar (details below). Check the Mess website for the latest updates.

WHEN: Once a month; starts at midnight and runs all night. Check out the Midnight Mess website for the next event.
WHERE: Club Marz in Shinjuku. Take the East Exit from Shinjuku Station, go straight-forward til you reach the Seibu-Shinjuku line, turn right at the Family Mart… (see map above)
PRICE: 2500 yen (Gothic dress code); 3000 yen (RSVP: maya@midnightmess.com); 3500 yen (door). Drink ticket included.
AGE: 18 to enter, 20 to booze.

StudioCube 326 nightclub in Tamachi, Tokyo Japan, Japanese Gothic and Lolita club night. Alamode night and market, D's Valentine Artism bar events.

STUDIO CUBE 326
Address: 3-2-6, Tamachi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0002 
Tel: 03-5439-9199
URL: http://www.studiocube326.com/

A nice venue on an upper floor of a modern building. Follow the map carefully, as it can be difficult to find – you need to walk about 12 minutes to get there. Studio Cube hosts Alamode Night and Club Theatric from D’s Valentine’s Artism. Frequent performances by DJ Chihiro and Sisen, the Dark Marchen, Akira Death. You’ll see lots of cosplay, cyber and Lolita outfits.

** NOTE ** the venue for Artism, Alamode and other D’s Valentine events changes constantly. For upcoming listings and events, visit Artism website.

November 2008: Alamode Night and Fashion Show
November 2008: Dark Marchen at Alamode Night
Overview of Alamode Night

dj sisen, selia, adrien le danois, tokyo decadance at Christon Cafe shinjuku, crazy Jesus religious Christian theme restaurant in Tokyo, Japan. Crazy wacky theme restaurants book, la carmina, weird japan cafe and dining.

Christon Cafe, crazy Jesus religious Christian theme restaurant in Tokyo, Japan. Crazy wacky theme cafe and dining.

CHRISTON CAFE SHINJUKU
(Shibuya location is now closed)
Shinjuku: Oriental Wave Bldg. 8F, 5-17-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Tel: 03-5287-2426

I photographed both venues for my theme restaurants book! Tokyo Decadance (DJ Sisen, Chihiro) and the annual Fetish Ball used to take place at the Shibuya location, which is smaller, darker and more cavernous. The huge Shinjuku venue that looks like a flamboyant Catholic church. Tokyo Decadance’s largest events (Halloween, Xmas) take place here. There are photo booths, fortune telling, and craft stands selling Goth and Lolita goods. You can see more photos here (I did a Food Network TV shoot here).

DECADANCE BAR takes place upstairs from Christon Cafe (on the 9th floor). It’s staffed by Adrien, SiSEN and other colorful Decadance regulars. Come any night of the week — there’s Goth / electro / house music, food, absinthe and stuffed toys everywhere.

** If you are in Tokyo and there aren’t any monthly parties going on, don’t despair. Decadance Bar is always open, and has theme nights. For hours, address and more, go here.

2011 – Decadance Bar overview: Adrien le Danois, Porco and friends above Christon Cafe
March 2010: Tokyo Decadance White Day party with SiSEN, Selia, Kaya
June 2009: Christon Cafe Shinjuku renewal party
October 2008: Tokyo Decadance Halloween
Overview of Tokyo Decadance
Overview of Christon Cafe

KIGURUMI AT HARAJUKU LOVELIES LAB: ALTERNATIVE FETISH ART & PERFORMANCE, DRAG QUEEN RACHEL D’AMOUR, DOLLARS COSPLAY, DEPARTMENT H. Kinema club, drag queens, anime bodysuits, cosplay weird strange crazy outfits

DEPARTMENT H is wildest fetish party in Tokyo, filled with crazy furry costumes, anime-head masks, drag queens, extreme piercings, you name it. We filmed footage at the event for Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods TV show on Travel Channel.

Kinema Klub
6F 1-1-14 Negishi, Taito-ku, Uguisudani
Phone: 03-3874-7988
Begins at midnight and goes all night

January 2010: Classic movie monsters attack Department H
October 2009: Japanese drag queens at Dept H
October 2009: Animegao dollars at Dept H

Club Hoop Shinjuku, map of Gothic nightclub, Gothic Lolita Bar heaven, club cemetery, DJ Chihiro party events.

CLUB HOOP
Address: B1, 1-34-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-5369-4818
URL: http://www.artism.jp/clubhoop/hoop.html

It’s a little hard to find this venue because it’s hidden in the recess of a wall. If you’re walking from Shinjuku Station, it will be on the right side of the street; look out for the AM/PM! Here’s a video I shot outside Club Hoop that will help guide you. ** Events don’t usually take place here any more.

Club Cemetery (all-Goth, amazing music), Gothic Bar Heaven and other D’s Valentine nights take place here. The back room is filled with stands where you can buy Gothic & Lolita accessories, fake nails, etc. NOTE: the Goth parties have moved to different locations after 2008. This night is no longer happening.

September 2008: Gothic Bar Heaven
October 2008: Gothic Bar Heaven at Club Hoop with DJ Sisen and Chihiro
November 2008: Club Cemetery at Club Hoop Shinjuku

Club Crawl, goth party venue. Nightclub location of DJ Sisen and Chihiro's Gothic Bar Heaven, Club Theatric and Alamode Night..

CLUB CRAWL
Address: Maruhashi Bldg B1F, 1-25-2 Shibuya-ku Higashi
URL: http://www.bighitcompany.com/crawl

Another venue for DJ Sisen and Chihiro’s Gothic Bar Heaven, Club Theatric and Alamode Night. Take the East exit of JR Shibuya station and turn right on Meiji Dori. Keep walking along Meiji Dori (towards Ebisu) for a few minutes and pass the Life Supermarket. Then take the next left and Club Crawl is on the left in the basement of Maruhashi Building, opposite an AM/PM convenience store.

May 2010: DJ Chihiro, DJ Tetra at Gothic Bar Heaven
July 2009: video of gabber/industrial DJs from Alamode Night
July 2009: photos of the fashion inside Alamode Night

HARAJUKU ELEPHANT CAFE
Address: Jingumae 4-30-4, Harajuku 3F
Tel: 3478-2233

Tokyo Decadance sometimes takes place in this cramped Harajuku venue. I prefer the more spacious Christon Cafe (see listing above).
April 2009: Tokyo Decadance Cyber Goth all-night club party

Club Walpurgis in Shibuya, Tokyo Japan. Goth electro industrial club, punk concert venue and nightclub.

CLUB WALPURGIS
Address: B1F, Yachiyo Bldg., 2-12-13 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3407-3564
URL: http://www.clubwalpurgis.com/

Goth, industrial, 80s and glam at this seminal 80s Goth-punk venue. Come here to see live bands.

2011 – Walpurgis Night featuring Lolita Komplex, 13th Moon, Madame Edwarda
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CLUB WIRE
Hanazono Building, B1F, 5-17-6 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
URL: http://wire.meeeplus.net

Performance venue. Hard rock, Goth, industrial, electro.

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TOKYO ABSINTHE, FETISH & VISUAL KEI JROCK BARS – Oh, how we adore the green fairy. Below are favorite hangouts of J-rockers and spooky kids.

Bar Tram is northwest of Ebisu Station. Look for a giant stuffed raven and empty absinthe bottles outside. The place carries over a hundred varieties of absinthe from all over the world.
Photos from a night at Bar Tram
More fun at Bar Tram in Ebisu
Bar Zin in Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku is a Visual Kei / J-rock bar. Dir en Grey and X Japan left memorabilia on the walls next to skulls, a devil mask, bondage goods, a giant axe, and stuffed Jack Skellington and Sally dolls.
Another absinthe bar: Bar Breadline in Renkon/Hasune (a short subway ride from Sugamo).
Gellonimo is a Visual Kei bar in Shinjuku.
Star Cafe is another small Jrock / Visual Kei bar in Kabukicho, Shinjuku (near Club Marz)
† Decadance Bar also serves absinthe. It’s located above Christon Cafe Shinjuku, 9th floor. (Details above).
Guinea Pig is a fetish bar in Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku.
Torture Garden occurs every year or so – a fetish, play party.
There are various rock / punk music bars in Koenji, a short subway ride from Shinjuku. See photos and reports here.
† Shibuya has a drinking alley by the subway station (Hachiko exit). We did a Goth re-creation of Anthony Bourdain’s Tokyo episode of No Reservations in this post.
Kagaya is a crazy performance art bar in Shinbashi with puppets, costumes and… scandal! View our video here.

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OSAKA GOTH INDUSTRIAL NIGHTLIFE

For Osaka Goth Industrial Lolita fashion, see my store guide.

A phenomenal deejay, DJ Taiki’s monthly party – Black Veil – is known as one of the best Goth/EBM gatherings in Japan, if not the world. Osaka’s Black Veil always takes place at Club Neo in Shinsaibashi (the shopping district with all the Gothic Lolita Cyber Punk stores). Taiki also runs occult store Territory (see my Osaka shopping guide for details).

May 2011 – 11th anniversary of Black Veil, run by DJ Taiki of Territory
Black Veil party photos and full report
More photos from DJ Taiki’s Black Veil Ball
Video from Black Veil 10th anniversary party

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OSAKA HEAVY METAL ROCK BARS
Bar Midian. Fu-ki, vocalist of the disbanded Visual Kei group BLOOD, opened up a heavy metal rock bar in Osaka. We went on a treasure hunt to find Bar Midian. It was quite the adventure, with scandalous boy-on-boy action along the way… (Full directions and photos here.)
Other Visual Kei / Heavy metal / hard rock bars in Osaka: Moonwalk and Rock Rock

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† LA CARMINA WIKI † I am a professional Goth/subcultures blogger, travel TV host and arranger, author of 3 books (Penguin USA and Random House), and journalist for CNN and Huffington Post Travel / AOL. My popular blog on Japan Gothic Lolita fashion / Visual Kei – www.lacarmina.com/blog – has been featured in major publications (The New Yorker, Washington Post, WWD, Village Voice, Cosmo, Vogue, LA Times). I’ve appeared on The Today Show and co-hosted an episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern for Travel Channel, which airs in 75 countries. NHK Japan filmed two documentaries about my work (including Kawaii TV); recent hosting and arranging credits include National Geographic, Discovery/Fuel, Pro Sieben, Dutch Pepsi, Sony Australia, Canal Plus France, and CNN International. View my TV presenting reels and full biography.

I run a coolhunting / trend consulting / TV hosting and arranging company: La Carmina & The Pirates.
– We specialize in Japan, Goth, alternative, cosplay, burlesque, LGBT, fashion, pop culture.
– Our services include TV production coordinating, on-camera hosting, Japanese translation and guiding, coolhunting, consulting.
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– For more about our services, please visit our Pirates website.

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  • http://www.nakasnet.blogspot.com Naka

    i wanna go so badly >.<
    but i'm too young and even when I'm ment to be going im hardly going to be even 17 XD

    I hope u have fun! and i look forward to your blog posts from Japan!!!!

  • http://www.nakasnet.blogspot.com Naka

    i wanna go so badly >.<
    but i'm too young and even when I'm ment to be going im hardly going to be even 17 XD

    I hope u have fun! and i look forward to your blog posts from Japan!!!!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      You can get into the clubs when you’re 18! :) I shot a video that’s a “clubgoing 101″ for Tokyo Goth nights… you’ll see it soon!

      • Anonymous

        Do you know if 18-19 year olds can also get into the club events in other cities, like Black Veil in Osaka and Stigmatic in Nagoya? Thanks in advance!

        • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

          Yup, all events are 18+. Black Veil is having a MADDDD New Years party — there will be coverage on this blog!

          • Anonymous

            Very cool! Thanks!

  • Emma

    Darn, should have known that a few weeks ago, then I could have visited one of the places. Oh well, some other time! Great idea though, those places could be difficult to find without a little guidance. I hope you go to lots of events and post lots of pictures from them when you go to Japan again ;)

  • http://www.rocknrollbride.com kat – rock n roll bride

    i am so jealous! and now you are making me Tokyo sick :o( eat some green tea ice cream for me!

  • http://www.rocknrollbride.com kat – rock n roll bride

    i keep meaning to ask you to do a green tea ice cream tutorial on your death cookbook show by the way..yum!

  • Emma

    Darn, should have known that a few weeks ago, then I could have visited one of the places. Oh well, some other time! Great idea though, those places could be difficult to find without a little guidance. I hope you go to lots of events and post lots of pictures from them when you go to Japan again ;)

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      You bet you bet you bet you bet!

  • http://www.rocknrollbride.com kat – rock n roll bride

    i am so jealous! and now you are making me Tokyo sick :o( eat some green tea ice cream for me!

    • http://www.rocknrollbride.com kat – rock n roll bride

      i keep meaning to ask you to do a green tea ice cream tutorial on your death cookbook show by the way..yum!

      • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

        I just shot a new episode in Tokyo!!! Coming right up..

  • Dragonswng

    nicely done!
    on an unrelated note, I watch G4 all the time. they have a series running right now called Underground. one episode featured Steampunk (and urban spelunking) ^-^

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    I'm fascinated by urban exploration. Tokyo would be a wild place for that!

  • Dragonswng

    nicely done!
    on an unrelated note, I watch G4 all the time. they have a series running right now called Underground. one episode featured Steampunk (and urban spelunking) ^-^

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      I’m fascinated by urban exploration. Tokyo would be a wild place for that!

      • Dragonswyng

        that would be so exciting! I wonder if there are folks who do that there

  • Odinsbacklash!

    Is there really a lot of English on fliers and on signs?

    I would think almost everything would be in Japanese.It must be quite a challenge for a visitor to go exploring there if they did not know the language.

    I've ALWAYS wanted to explore Tokyo,since I was a little girl who loved Ultraman!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Yup, the info is in English as well. Many of the club promoters (Midnight Mess Maya, DJ Sisen) speak English too. More info on the way!

  • http://www.tokyomade.com d

    This is an amazing guide La Carmina! Well done! I am writing about it on TokyoMade and sushizume, love it so much! Big love from Tokyo d xx

  • Odinsbacklash!

    Is there really a lot of English on fliers and on signs?

    I would think almost everything would be in Japanese.It must be quite a challenge for a visitor to go exploring there if they did not know the language.

    I’ve ALWAYS wanted to explore Tokyo,since I was a little girl who loved Ultraman!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Yup, the info is in English as well. Many of the club promoters (Midnight Mess Maya, DJ Sisen) speak English too. More info on the way!

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    Thanks for providing the map of japan. I have gotten some idea about japan through your blog. Thanks!

  • http://www.tokyomade.com d

    This is an amazing guide La Carmina! Well done! I am writing about it on TokyoMade and sushizume, love it so much! Big love from Tokyo d xx

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Awww thank you for spreading the word!!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Please send me the links when they’re up! You can comment here or email gothiccarmina@gmail.com
      Domo!!

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  • http://www.silver-jewellery-chest.co.uk Silver jewellery

    Thanks for providing the map of japan. I have gotten some idea about japan through your blog. Thanks!

  • Vicious Kurai

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting this ^^ I planned on finding & paying someone off craigslist to give me a 'goth tour' of Japan xD

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    My pleasure! I'll be posting more photos and club info soon!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Awww thank you for spreading the word!!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Please send me the links when they're up! You can comment here or email gothiccarmina@gmail.com
    Domo!!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    I just shot a new episode in Tokyo!!! Coming right up..

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    You bet you bet you bet you bet!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    You can get into the clubs when you're 18! :) I shot a video that's a “clubgoing 101″ for Tokyo Goth nights… you'll see it soon!

  • cupcake

    ooohhh thank yooooouuu! i have a friend who would loooooooooooovvvvveeee this!!!! ^3^

  • Vicious Kurai

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting this ^^ I planned on finding & paying someone off craigslist to give me a ‘goth tour’ of Japan xD

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      My pleasure! I’ll be posting more photos and club info soon!

  • cupcake

    ooohhh thank yooooouuu! i have a friend who would loooooooooooovvvvveeee this!!!! ^3^

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Great! Please send it to anyone who might like it!

  • Lexi

    your amazing for doing this.
    /lucky im staying in shinjuku! XD
    me and my friend are DEFINITLEY going to check some of these out.
    thank you!

  • Lexi

    your amazing for doing this.
    /lucky im staying in shinjuku! XD
    me and my friend are DEFINITLEY going to check some of these out.
    thank you!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Excellent! I’ve just updated this post and added a How-To video for Midnight Mess. :)

  • Dragonswyng

    that would be so exciting! I wonder if there are folks who do that there

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Excellent! I've just updated this post and added a How-To video for Midnight Mess. :)

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Great! Please send it to anyone who might like it!

  • mondfisch

    Hi, thx for the info on your lovely page!

    I'm from Germany and will be in Tokyo on June,27.
    My friends and me will definetly go to Midnight Mess
    for drinkin and dancing all night.

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    You're welcome!! Say hi to Maya and the spooks for me :)

  • mondfisch

    Hi, thx for the info on your lovely page!

    I’m from Germany and will be in Tokyo on June,27.
    My friends and me will definetly go to Midnight Mess
    for drinkin and dancing all night.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      You’re welcome!! Say hi to Maya and the spooks for me :)

    • Anonymous

      you can find lots of club using http://www.goothic.com

  • Maleficarum

    You can find loads of other clubs on Google Gothic

  • Maleficarum

    You can find loads of other clubs on Google Gothic

  • Peasants With Feathers

    Hello Japafreaks this is Peasants With Feathers see you soon.

  • Peasants With Feathers

    Hello Japafreaks this is Peasants With Feathers see you soon.

  • http://twitter.com/McCallister Marcus Sonsteby

    I would love to visit some of these clubs before they die out.

  • http://twitter.com/McCallister Marcus Sonsteby

    I would love to visit some of these clubs before they die out.

  • Missi_Moonshine

    Oh my god! These points on google maps made my day!
    I immediately added them to my plethora of Tokyo destinations, (46 places, and counting!)
    Now all I have to do is convince my boyfriend to go to the clubs with me, AND let me dress him up in fitting garb. Alas, cargo pants and a t-shirt just won't fly for me.

  • Anonymous

    Oh my god! These points on google maps made my day!
    I immediately added them to my plethora of Tokyo destinations, (46 places, and counting!)
    Now all I have to do is convince my boyfriend to go to the clubs with me, AND let me dress him up in fitting garb. Alas, cargo pants and a t-shirt just won’t fly for me.

  • ChildrenOfNephilim

    Good job Lacarmina once again, I also added you to my myspace if you dont mind, and I believe i already have you on FB?

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Thank you! ^^
    Nice to see you on MySpace too. :)

  • Anonymous

    Good job Lacarmina once again, I also added you to my myspace if you dont mind, and I believe i already have you on FB?

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Thank you! ^^
      Nice to see you on MySpace too. :)

  • Peasants With Feathers

    I recently got to perform with Cevin Key. Otto and I ( Peasants With Feathers ) played at a venue called Repectable Street Cafe in West Palm Beach. This past Friday August 7th of 2009. The reason I'm writing about him is because he's living in Japan. His Dj set was unique and abrasive keeping that industrial feeling roaming in the mist well beyond our set.

    Mr.Feathers

  • Peasants With Feathers

    I recently got to perform with Cevin Key. Otto and I ( Peasants With Feathers ) played at a venue called Repectable Street Cafe in West Palm Beach. This past Friday August 7th of 2009. The reason I’m writing about him is because he’s living in Japan. His Dj set was unique and abrasive keeping that industrial feeling roaming in the mist well beyond our set.

    Mr.Feathers

  • Elena_madrid

    Hi! I´m Elena from Spain. Your web is amazing. I´ve been checking all the clubs that you´ve listed. But, it´s possible that there are not events from 29thseptember to 4thoctober? I´ve only found one at “club wire”. Hope that I have lost something written in japanese… Can anybody help me???!!

  • Anonymous

    Hi! I´m Elena from Spain. Your web is amazing. I´ve been checking all the clubs that you´ve listed. But, it´s possible that there are not events from 29thseptember to 4thoctober? I´ve only found one at “club wire”. Hope that I have lost something written in japanese… Can anybody help me???!!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Hi Elena!
      There is a WILD event happening Oct 3 in Yamanashi (2 hrs from Tokyo by subway). Here is the link http://www.kumamero.net/glitter_c

      I am doing a blog post about it in the next few days, so stay tuned for more!

      • Anonymous

        That´s great. Thanks!! I´ll definitively go there. How do people usually come back after the party? I wouldn´t like to be lost somewhere in the middle of yamanashi…I´ll be aware of you new posts!

        • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

          Stay tuned for a post in the next day or so… :)

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Hi Elena!
    There is a WILD event happening Oct 3 in Yamanashi (2 hrs from Tokyo by subway). Here is the link http://www.kumamero.net/glitter_c

    I am doing a blog post about it in the next few days, so stay tuned for more!

  • Elena_madrid

    That´s great. Thanks!! I´ll definitively go there. How do people usually come back after the party? I wouldn´t like to be lost somewhere in the middle of yamanashi…I´ll be aware of you new posts!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Stay tuned for a post in the next day or so… :)

  • John

    Interesting site, nice work.

    I got a question for you…

    I'm a regular black-dressed guy who like to lisen and dance to Industrial/Electro. I'll be in Tokyo around 25-28 now in september. I have nothing against lolita stuff, but I can't follow that dress code and I'm not that super interested in dress shows etc.
    I've only been to German-like Indu. Elect. Goth/Fetish clubs, so it would be cool to try a Japanese club =)

    So do you know any clubs where I, as a non-japanese, would be welcome. And have clubnight during my stay?

    I'm thankfull for any help.

  • John

    Interesting site, nice work.

    I got a question for you…

    I’m a regular black-dressed guy who like to lisen and dance to Industrial/Electro. I’ll be in Tokyo around 25-28 now in september. I have nothing against lolita stuff, but I can’t follow that dress code and I’m not that super interested in dress shows etc.
    I’ve only been to German-like Indu. Elect. Goth/Fetish clubs, so it would be cool to try a Japanese club =)

    So do you know any clubs where I, as a non-japanese, would be welcome. And have clubnight during my stay?

    I’m thankfull for any help.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      John, what GLORIOUS timing! There is a big party, Midnight Mess, on Sept 26 that you simply MUST go to. I’m about to post all the details today — so check http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/

      Say hi to organizer/DJ Maya for me!! Everyone is SUPER friendly, as you can see in the video posted above.

      • John

        Looks interesting enough, I’ll give it a go. Thanks for the help and I’ll see if I can find Maya for you… not sure on how to pronouns “lacarmina” though ;)

        • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

          I highly recommend it — let me know how it is. There is another German goth named John who will be at the party. My friend, Count de Sang, is also named John!

          • John

            Ok, been there now and it was ok. I enjoyed the bondage show and I liked DJ Static. But the dance floor was a litle to small in my opinion.

            I manage to find Maya and said hi from you as I promised. But I kept getting mixed up with the other John guy (who apparently didn’t show up… I think). So I didn’t join the after party I was invited to since I think it was more ment for him ;)

            Anyway, I give it 4 thumbs up. Thanks for the advice on that one and enjoy your stay next week.

            Rock on!

      • http://www.lacostepoloshirtscheap.com.au lacoste polo

        Anyway, I give it 4 thumbs up. Thanks for the advice on that one and enjoy your stay next week.

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    John, what GLORIOUS timing! There is a big party, Midnight Mess, on Sept 26 that you simply MUST go to. I'm about to post all the details today — so check http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/

    Say hi to organizer/DJ Maya for me!! Everyone is SUPER friendly, as you can see in the video posted above.

  • John

    Looks interesting enough, I'll give it a go. Thanks for the help and I'll see if I can find Maya for you… not sure on how to pronouns “lacarmina” though ;)

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    I highly recommend it — let me know how it is. There is another German goth named John who will be at the party. My friend, Count de Sang, is also named John!

  • John

    Ok, been there now and it was ok. I enjoyed the bondage show and I liked DJ Static. But the dance floor was a litle to small in my opinion.

    I manage to find Maya and said hi from you as I promised. But I kept getting mixed up with the other John guy (who apparently didn't show up… I think). So I didn't join the after party I was invited to since I think it was more ment for him ;)

    Anyway, I give it 4 thumbs up. Thanks for the advice on that one and enjoy your stay next week.

    Rock on!

  • Edgar

    Hi Lacarmina, very nice and helpful site.. I will be visiting Japan from Nov 21st to Nov 27th, do you know any party or club open during those days? Looking forward to have fun in Japan..

  • Edgar

    Hi Lacarmina, very nice and helpful site.. I will be visiting Japan from Nov 21st to Nov 27th, do you know any party or club open during those days? Looking forward to have fun in Japan..

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Hi Edgar,
    Ahh you are just missing the Nov 29 Midnight Mess: http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2009/09/upcoming-

    Hm, I don't see any other events listed on http://www.artism.jp or elsewhere… but often, something comes up at the last minute. I'll keep my ears peeled!

  • rubyredshoes

    I was going to go clubbing to see if I could meet some new friends (i have none in japan its quite lonely!) are people very social in clubs?

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Everyone is SO friendly at Midnight Mess! There's a party on 11/29 – you should go! Ask for Maya or Yukiro, or mention me — you'll love it! Here is the info: http://bit.ly/17ThmC

  • Anonymous

    I was going to go clubbing to see if I could meet some new friends (i have none in japan its quite lonely!) are people very social in clubs?

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Everyone is SO friendly at Midnight Mess! There’s a party on 11/29 – you should go! Ask for Maya or Yukiro, or mention me — you’ll love it! Here is the info: http://bit.ly/17ThmC

  • rubyredshoes

    I was going to go clubbing to see if I could meet some new friends (i have none in japan its quite lonely!) are people very social in clubs?

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Everyone is SO friendly at Midnight Mess! There's a party on 11/29 – you should go! Ask for Maya or Yukiro, or mention me — you'll love it! Here is the info: http://bit.ly/17ThmC

  • Zeke XA3

    Hi,

    Im heading over to Tokyo at the end of January and was wondering if you can tell me a few things…

    I into the Idustrial/EBM scene in the UK but being living in Mexico for over a year now where there is very little of it!

    Im going to be in Tokyo for about 5 days and i really want to go out somewhere to buy some clothes (SDL, Mercy, cyberdog type stuff) then head out for some Industrial/EBM music one night.

    Can you suggest anything ? Or should i just hit some of the places in your post above?

    And what sort of music is played in the clubs? Is there a lot of international english played or just japanese???

    Thanks in advance!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Ooh you’re in luck — there is a Midnight Mess on Jan 23! The info is in the club guide. RSVP to maya@midnightmess.com — let her know I sent you! ;)

      The music is EBM, Industrial, dark, synth… find out more here http://midnightmess.com/ Actually, most of the music is English/Western haha. A lot of the people at the club speak English too.

      As for clothes — have you seen my Shopping Guide? http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2009/04/tokyo-gothic-lolita-shopping-guide-sweet-and-goth-harajuku-stores-where-to-buy-clothes-in-japan/ All the info is here, but my favorite place to shop is Closet Child (Harajuku and Shinjuku) — since the clothes are secondhand and much cheaper!

      • Zeke XA3

        Dammit, i land in Tokyo on the 25th and leave on the 31st so wont be there for that night, taking a look at your shopping guide now to pinpoint where i can shop for some goth/cyber stuff!

        • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

          Ah, there might be events coming up… check out the Goth Cyber party links on the right sidebar for the latest updates on the websites :)

          • Zeke XA3

            Seems nothing on next weekend and its all happening this weekend. A few of your links no longer work im afraid !

            Ill keep researching to see what i can find and looks like im heading off to Harajuku for one days shopping at least!

          • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

            Ah, I’ll ask my friends for you — hold tight!

  • Zeke XA3

    Hi,

    Im heading over to Tokyo at the end of January and was wondering if you can tell me a few things…

    I into the Idustrial/EBM scene in the UK but being living in Mexico for over a year now where there is very little of it!

    Im going to be in Tokyo for about 5 days and i really want to go out somewhere to buy some clothes (SDL, Mercy, cyberdog type stuff) then head out for some Industrial/EBM music one night.

    Can you suggest anything ? Or should i just hit some of the places in your post above?

    And what sort of music is played in the clubs? Is there a lot of international english played or just japanese???

    Thanks in advance!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Ooh you're in luck — there is a Midnight Mess on Jan 23! The info is in the club guide. RSVP to maya@midnightmess.com — let her know I sent you! ;)

    The music is EBM, Industrial, dark, synth… find out more here http://midnightmess.com/ Actually, most of the music is English/Western haha. A lot of the people at the club speak English too.

    As for clothes — have you seen my Shopping Guide? http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2009/04/tokyo-got… All the info is here, but my favorite place to shop is Closet Child (Harajuku and Shinjuku) — since the clothes are secondhand and much cheaper!

  • LaBelleDameSansMercy

    Do you know if 18-19 year olds can also get into the club events in other cities, like Black Veil in Osaka and Stigmatic in Nagoya? Thanks in advance!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Yup, all events are 18+. Black Veil is having a MADDDD New Years party — there will be coverage on this blog!

  • LaBelleDameSansMercy

    Very cool! Thanks!

  • Zeke XA3

    Dammit, i land in Tokyo on the 25th and leave on the 31st so wont be there for that night, taking a look at your shopping guide now to pinpoint where i can shop for some goth/cyber stuff!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Ah, there might be events coming up… check out the Goth Cyber party links on the right sidebar for the latest updates on the websites :)

  • richard

    please send more information ie prices of entrance special events

  • richard

    please send more information ie prices of entrance special events

  • http://lordarmadnlot.spaces.live.com/ Armand Beiel

    Ok, i’ve got a question; are there the only gothic places in tokyo? I said it, because i’m loocking for something more goth and less lolita. From what i read on the blog there’s only a place in that i can enjoy goth&roll, gothic metal, or quite similars, and is in Club Walpurgis. This would not surprise me, because goth has gone from being a relief for the anxieties of obscurity to become another fad but dragged by chains of consumerism.
    I’ll apreciate and thanks the answer.

    Lord Armand From Spain

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Hi Armand,
      Midnight Mess is very Goth/Industrial; Maya often flies in bands like Das Ich, Covenant and Skinny Puppy to perform! :D I think you’ll like this party a lot.

      • Armand Beiel

        Thank you very much, I take note

  • http://lordarmadnlot.spaces.live.com/ Armand Beiel

    Ok, i've got a question; are there the only gothic places in tokyo? I said it, because i'm loocking for something more goth and less lolita. From what i read on the blog there's only a place in that i can enjoy goth&roll, gothic metal, or quite similars, and is in Club Walpurgis. This would not surprise me, because goth has gone from being a relief for the anxieties of obscurity to become another fad but dragged by chains of consumerism.
    I'll apreciate and thanks the answer.

    Lord Armand From Spain

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Hi Armand,
    Midnight Mess is very Goth/Industrial; Maya often flies in bands like Das Ich, Covenant and Skinny Puppy to perform! :D I think you'll like this party a lot.

  • Zeke XA3

    Seems nothing on next weekend and its all happening this weekend. A few of your links no longer work im afraid !

    Ill keep researching to see what i can find and looks like im heading off to Harajuku for one days shopping at least!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Ah, I'll ask my friends for you — hold tight!

  • Armand Beiel

    Thank you very much, I take note

  • http://avi.dreamwidth.org/ Avi

    Hello! A friend of mine and I are going to be in Tokyo from tonight until next Sunday afternoon, and were hoping to find a goth club event running while we were there. I would love to be able to compare the clubs here to those in Sydney!

    Is there anything on we could get to? I speak very little Japanese and my friend speaks none.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Ahh, there doesn’t appear to be anything going on!! Not til Feb 14 ><
      Try the links here http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2009/04/japan-goth-club-nightlife-guide-tokyo-decadance-dark-castle-midnight-mess-gothic-lolita-heaven/ – I didn't check all of them, but there won't be a M Mess, T Decadance or Artism event this weekend… not a Willa party. Narzib and Fashion Ramone are no more.

      I'll let you know if I hear of anything, but it seems to be a dead weekend…

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Ah, Yukiro says there may be a Tokyo Decadance this weekend!!

      • http://avi.dreamwidth.org/ Avi

        Hmm, according to their Facebook page there’s an event running :)

        Thanks for the pointer, we’ll try and make our way to that! I can’t work out if we can/should buy tickets ahead, though, or just turn up on the night?

  • http://avi.dreamwidth.org/ Avi

    Hello! A friend of mine and I are going to be in Tokyo from tonight until next Sunday afternoon, and were hoping to find a goth club event running while we were there. I would love to be able to compare the clubs here to those in Sydney!

    Is there anything on we could get to? I speak very little Japanese and my friend speaks none.

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Ahh, there doesn't appear to be anything going on!! Not til Feb 14 ><
    Try the links here http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2009/04/japan-got… – I didn't check all of them, but there won't be a M Mess, T Decadance or Artism event this weekend… not a Willa party. Narzib and Fashion Ramone are no more.

    I'll let you know if I hear of anything, but it seems to be a dead weekend…

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Ah, Yukiro says there may be a Tokyo Decadance this weekend!!

  • http://avi.dreamwidth.org/ Avi

    Hmm, according to their Facebook page there's an event running :)

    Thanks for the pointer, we'll try and make our way to that! I can't work out if we can/should buy tickets ahead, though, or just turn up on the night?

  • webuffalo

    you can find lots of club using http://www.goothic.com

  • Anonymous

    Thank you lacarmina for your help…..i will go Tokyo 28 Feb. till 7 March and need to know about the fetish clubs.. fetish shows and events…
    please advise me the most safe clubs and well known fetish shows or clubs…

    Thank you in advance

  • Sam37

    Thank you lacarmina for your help…..i will go Tokyo 28 Feb. till 7 March and need to know about the fetish clubs.. fetish shows and events…
    please advise me the most safe clubs and well known fetish shows or clubs…

    Thank you in advance

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Ahhhh you arrive one day after Midnight Mess! There is an Artism party on Feb 28 http://artism.jp/

    There is a Department H the first Saturday of every month, so March 7th… but you may be gone by then? http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2010/01/japanese-

  • Sam37

    i will be at 7 March but dont know what is (Department H)…

    Kindly help me if you know a daily (Mistress/slave) bars shows or pleasure

    Many thanks for your efforts and help

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    you must go to Department H. Didn't you look at the link I sent you with all the photos? Here is the official site with info. http://www.dept-h.com/

    http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2010/01/japanese-

    http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2009/10/japanese-

    Have fun

  • Sam37

    Unfortunatly i will be travel from Tokyo at 7 March…..i am now in Tokyo, please help me to find any MS show bar or club….i found one its name Fetish Bar MISTRESS but cant reach it, the map is in Japanese language….another one in the same area maybe but also the name and map not in English….
    Thanks a lot
    Sam 37

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Check out the Ni-Chome district in Shinjuku… lots of alt bars there!

  • http://www.myspace.com/lilithdarkages Lilith_darkages

    Thank you sooo much for the informations! I reached Midnight mess only thanks to you!And it was amazing!!! Can you please help me out with the scene in Osaka…it is soo hard to find informations here! (i am living in osaka until june, i am italian).
    Thank you so much again <3

    Lily

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      haha I’m going to be in Osaka soon. Come to the Dark Veil party on May 4th… 10th anniversary!! It’s going to be huge!

      http://www.territory-d.com/sabbat/index.html

      I’ll also be taking photos of stores and other Goth/Lolita places in Osaka. :)

  • http://www.myspace.com/lilithdarkages Lilith_darkages

    Thank you sooo much for the informations! I reached Midnight mess only thanks to you!And it was amazing!!! Can you please help me out with the scene in Osaka…it is soo hard to find informations here! (i am living in osaka until june, i am italian).
    Thank you so much again <3

    Lily

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    haha I'm going to be in Osaka soon. Come to the Dark Veil party on May 4th… 10th anniversary!! It's going to be huge!

    http://www.territory-d.com/sabbat/index.html

    I'll also be taking photos of stores and other Goth/Lolita places in Osaka. :)

  • Robert

    Alright, I have to start somewhere. Hi! my name is Robert I’m the keyboard player from Tactical Sekt. Myself and Anthony the lead singer got into a conversation a few days ago about where we would love to play. Japan came up right away. The problem is, while we know our music is played and loved in the east. We don’t know the first step into setting up a tour in the east. If anyone knows who we need to talk to, have interesting ideas, or just want to say hi, please let us know. TS

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Hi Robert,
      Thanks for writing!! I’ll send you an email — there’s a Goth event that would be perfect for you. If you don’t receive my email, you can write to me at gothiccarmina {at} gmail thanks!

      • Robert Schott

        Sorry I didn’t receive your email :(.. but will be sending you one in just a couple of minutes. Sorry about the lateness of the reply but I haven’t checked back here because of our Kinetik festival show. Type at ya soon. TS

  • Robert

    Alright, I have to start somewhere. Hi! my name is Robert I'm the keyboard player from Tactical Sekt. Myself and Anthony the lead singer got into a conversation a few days ago about where we would love to play. Japan came up right away. The problem is, while we know our music is played and loved in the east. We don't know the first step into setting up a tour in the east. If anyone knows who we need to talk to, have interesting ideas, or just want to say hi, please let us know. TS

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Hi Robert,
    Thanks for writing!! I'll send you an email — there's a Goth event that would be perfect for you. If you don't receive my email, you can write to me at gothiccarmina {at} gmail thanks!

  • Robert Schott

    Sorry I didn't receive your email :(.. but will be sending you one in just a couple of minutes. Sorry about the lateness of the reply but I haven't checked back here because of our Kinetik festival show. Type at ya soon. TS

  • Shannon

    Hello, ill be going to tokyo for the first time ever in july, from the 5th to the 20th. Do you have any suggestions as for what to do while i there? I think ill be very lonely as i dont know anyone in tokyo besides my cousin, so if anyone is there and wants to shop for lolita things or go clubbing with me let me know.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Check out my Gothic & Lolita shopping guides and Club Guides on the right sidebar of my blog! And come to Midnight Mess, the best Goth party — everyone’s so friendly! http://www.midnightmess.com – just rsvp and show up!

    • Boredanonb

      im going from the 6 to the 22nd from nyc if your interested on hitting the club together

  • Shannon

    Hello, ill be going to tokyo for the first time ever in july, from the 5th to the 20th. Do you have any suggestions as for what to do while i there? I think ill be very lonely as i dont know anyone in tokyo besides my cousin, so if anyone is there and wants to shop for lolita things or go clubbing with me let me know.

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Check out my Gothic & Lolita shopping guides and Club Guides on the right sidebar of my blog! And come to Midnight Mess, the best Goth party — everyone's so friendly! http://www.midnightmess.com – just rsvp and show up!

  • Boredanonb

    im going from the 6 to the 22nd from nyc if your interested on hitting the club together

  • Pcusack

    I am DJ Patrick from NYC. I am going to Tokyo for the first time from September 8th thru 15th. I really don’t like Industrial/EBM. Are there any Gothic rock oriented nights that you can recommend?

  • Pcusack

    I am DJ Patrick from NYC. I am going to Tokyo for the first time from September 8th thru 15th. I really don't like Industrial/EBM. Are there any Gothic rock oriented nights that you can recommend?

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Hi DJ Patrick! There are sometimes Goth band nights, such as http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2009/08/baal-13th

    Might this interest you? If so, I can keep you posted if I hear of something.

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  • Miss_pink

    Hi, Im trying to plan a trip to Japan form the UK for the first 2 weeks in April next year and will be spending a lot of time in Tokyo. Are there any nights likely to be on (are they the first Saturday in the month for example?) so i can plan where to be?

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      The parties are typically the last Saturdays of the month, but there’s always something going on, weekends!

  • http://twitter.com/RisaZirakchi Audriana Zirakchi

    Hi, I was wondering two things.
    1. What’s the typical age to go to clubs? There are clubs here in Texas that you only have to be 17 to get in, but idk how Tokyo is.
    2. Are there any events you’d recommend happening in December?

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Hi! Exciting you’ll be in Tokyo soon.
      1) the typical age is 18 to get in, 20 to drink. However you can get drinks at the convenience store without getting ID-ed hehe.
      2) Midnight Mess, Tokyo Decadance and Department H are ongoing — usually the first and last weekends of the month have tons of events. Decadance Bar is open every night of the week.

      • http://twitter.com/RisaZirakchi Audriana Zirakchi

        Aw I wish I could go! But I won’t be 18 till January.. (><)

      • http://twitter.com/RisaZirakchi Audriana Zirakchi

        Aw I wish I could go! But I won’t be 18 till January.. (><)

  • Anonymous

    panda kigurumi this year ^_^ lol my fiance is doing the dinosaur one too lol should be a good laugh specially around toronto

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      ohh WOW

  • Edurva

    Hi, I would like to know which place or event you recomend to go the 31 December night. Any bar to go before? I am spanish and many websites are in japanese so I can´t understand if the places celebrate any cyber or goth party that day.
    Thanks in advanced.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      There’s an amazing party in Osaka – Black Veil. Not sure what’s going on in Tokyo…

  • Edurva

    Hi, I would like to know which place or event you recomend to go the 31 December night. Any bar to go before? I am spanish and many websites are in japanese so I can´t understand if the places celebrate any cyber or goth party that day.
    Thanks in advanced.

  • Edurva

    And one thing more,
    I am looking where to book the hotel,
    which area do you think is more cyber, underground and futuristic? Shinjuku, Harajuku or Shibuya?.
    Thanks in advance again.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Shinjuku desu!

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  • Lhk_13

    hey there!! Currently I live in Sapporo Hokkaido but plan to move to Tokyo soon. I am into gothic and am considered to be the only foreigner in Sapporo who likes this unfortunately….as a DJ in the past, i have a personal goal to introduce industrial and goth rock into the general public in japan!! (for some reason it hasn`t really made it here yet…) what kind of music do you listen to?? are you into TBM? (the birthday Massacre) etc or do you listen to Japanese goth bands?
    get back to me!!
    London.
    lhk_13@yahoo.com

  • Edurva

    Hi again. Finally I am staying at Shinjuku. I have been looking for something in internet but I can not find any goth/fetish/cyber event for these days in Tokyo. Do you know any place/event to go tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. I will probably go tomorrow Friday to the Decadance Bar but I am not sure if it is a good option. If you can recomend me any place please tell me… Thankx again.

  • hotgirl

    very good post . I like it . thank you
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  • ふたつさん

    Thanks for the article. I hope it’ll be very usefull when I can go to there someday.

    By the way, in some of those bars only play Japanese artists? I would like to know if some other foreign artists play, like Noisuf-X, Amduscia, etc. EBM-Industrial ratherly.

    Thank you. ^_^

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      yes they play foreign artists too and you can request them!

  • Madam_J

    Hi,

    I will be in Japan for Friday 19th April 2013 and Saturday 20th April 2013, and can go clubbing in either Tokyo or Osaka. Is there anything decent on club wise?

    Thank you! xx