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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 clubs and bars, in Tokyo and Osaka! (Updated Dec 2014.) Looking for the best Goth / cyber / EBM / fetish / darkwave parties in Japan? How about some absinthe and Jrock bars? Here are maps, photos, videos… everything you could possibly need for a nightcrawl.

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Important DECEMBER 2014 update below

Many of these Goth parties have unfortunately ended, or are happening less frequently. If you’re coming to Japan, I suggest that you visit DecabarZ, the new location of Tokyo Decadance Bar (address 歌舞伎町1-2-13, Shinjuku-ku). For a sense of what goes on at this club, see my report from the old Decadance location. This bar is open almost every day, and attracts a colorful alt crowd.

Here is a recent report about the new Decabar Z and a Suspiria horror themed bar (Cambiare).

Heavy Pop has Harajuku / Jpop / alt parties about once a month. Check out their Facebook for the latest listings, and my blog post about Heavy Pop.

Sodom Tokyo has the occasional party (neo dark goth post punk minimal). Steampunk fans gather at Steam Garden, which happens a few times a year. Again, see their Facebook pages for upcoming events.

Finally, Midnight Mess and Tokyo Dark Castle have the occasional Goth club night, and always have a big event the week before Halloween. See links and coverage of past events further down.

Department H continues to have the craziest fetish party, on the first Saturday of the month.  See all my reports about Department H, at Kinema Klub in Uguisidani.

For info about J-rock and Visual Kei bars (where bands hang out), see the info near the bottom of this post.

BELOW are detailed reports on Japan Goth / EBM / Industrial club nights and locations. For the latest event announcements, check my blog and Facebook. Have fun! 

† † † SHINJUKU / KABUKI-CHO MAP † † †

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

Kabukicho (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.

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!

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. Dec 2014 update – this party now only happens occasionally, at various locations, especially the week before Halloween).

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! Generally the price is 2500 yen (Gothic dress code); 3000 yen with RSVP, 3500 yen (door). Drink ticket included. AGE: 18 to enter, 20 to booze.

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

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SHINJUKU MOTION is to the immediate left of Club Marz (see above right map). 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. (Dec 2014 update: there are still often punk, Goth and indie bands performing here. Check the Motion website for listings.)

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

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 used to be upstairs from Christon Cafe (on the 9th floor). It’s now moved to DecabarZ (new address) 歌舞伎町1-2-13, Shinjuku-ku0. For a sense of what goes on at this club, see my report from the old Decadance location. This bar is open almost every day, and attracts a colorful alt crowd. 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. Deca Bar Z is always open, and has theme nights.

2013 – Sex Pot Revenge night at Tokyo Decadance Bar
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
April 2009: Tokyo Decadance Cyber Goth all-night club 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. It takes place on the first Saturday of the month and is highly recommended, for a bizarre only-in-Japan experience.  See all my reports about Department H, at Kinema Klub in Uguisidani.

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

See all my reports about Department H,
January 2010: Classic movie monsters attack Department H
October 2009: Japanese drag queens at Dept H
October 2009: Animegao dollars at Dept H

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.

** Dec 2014 update ** 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

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. (Dec 2014 update – alt bands still play here frequently)

2011 – Walpurgis Night featuring Lolita Komplex, 13th Moon, Madame Edwarda

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. (Dec 2014 update – see above for the more recent parties) ** Events don’t usually take place here any more.

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

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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

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BLACK VEIL: 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). Dec 2014 update – still the best party in town, especially the New Year’s Eve bash!

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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187 Comments

  1. Naka
    Posted April 20, 2009 at 3:32 am | Permalink

    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!!!!

  2. Naka
    Posted April 20, 2009 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    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!!!!

    • lacarmina
      Posted April 22, 2009 at 12:28 am | Permalink

      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
        Posted December 27, 2009 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

        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!

        • lacarmina
          Posted December 27, 2009 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

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

          • Anonymous
            Posted December 28, 2009 at 7:51 am | Permalink

            Very cool! Thanks!

  3. Emma
    Posted April 20, 2009 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    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 ;)

  4. kat - rock n roll bride
    Posted April 20, 2009 at 7:38 am | Permalink

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

  5. kat - rock n roll bride
    Posted April 20, 2009 at 7:40 am | Permalink

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

  6. Emma
    Posted April 20, 2009 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    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 ;)

  7. kat - rock n roll bride
    Posted April 20, 2009 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

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

    • kat - rock n roll bride
      Posted April 20, 2009 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

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

      • lacarmina
        Posted April 22, 2009 at 12:26 am | Permalink

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

  8. Dragonswng
    Posted April 20, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    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) ^-^

  9. lacarmina
    Posted April 20, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

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

  10. Dragonswng
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 4:42 am | Permalink

    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) ^-^

    • lacarmina
      Posted April 21, 2009 at 4:42 am | Permalink

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

      • Dragonswyng
        Posted April 28, 2009 at 1:22 am | Permalink

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

  11. Odinsbacklash!
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    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!

  12. lacarmina
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 1:34 am | Permalink

    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!

  13. d
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    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

  14. Odinsbacklash!
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    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!

    • lacarmina
      Posted April 21, 2009 at 8:34 am | Permalink

      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!

  15. Silver jewellery
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 4:44 am | Permalink

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

  16. d
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    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

  17. Silver jewellery
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 11:44 am | Permalink

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

  18. Vicious Kurai
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

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

  19. lacarmina
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

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

  20. lacarmina
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    Awww thank you for spreading the word!!

  21. lacarmina
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

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

  22. lacarmina
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

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

  23. lacarmina
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    You bet you bet you bet you bet!

  24. lacarmina
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    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!

  25. cupcake
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

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

  26. Vicious Kurai
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 12:19 am | Permalink

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

    • lacarmina
      Posted April 22, 2009 at 12:23 am | Permalink

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

  27. cupcake
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 1:44 am | Permalink

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

  28. Lexi
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    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!

  29. Lexi
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    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!

    • lacarmina
      Posted May 18, 2009 at 7:52 am | Permalink

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

  30. Dragonswyng
    Posted April 27, 2009 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

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

  31. lacarmina
    Posted May 18, 2009 at 12:52 am | Permalink

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

  32. lacarmina
    Posted May 18, 2009 at 12:52 am | Permalink

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

  33. mondfisch
    Posted June 3, 2009 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    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.

  34. lacarmina
    Posted June 3, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

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

  35. mondfisch
    Posted June 3, 2009 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    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.

  36. Maleficarum
    Posted June 8, 2009 at 2:58 am | Permalink

    You can find loads of other clubs on Google Gothic

  37. Maleficarum
    Posted June 8, 2009 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    You can find loads of other clubs on Google Gothic

  38. Peasants With Feathers
    Posted June 9, 2009 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Hello Japafreaks this is Peasants With Feathers see you soon.

  39. Peasants With Feathers
    Posted June 9, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    Hello Japafreaks this is Peasants With Feathers see you soon.

  40. Marcus Sonsteby
    Posted June 17, 2009 at 12:13 am | Permalink

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

  41. Marcus Sonsteby
    Posted June 17, 2009 at 7:13 am | Permalink

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

  42. Missi_Moonshine
    Posted June 17, 2009 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    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.

  43. Anonymous
    Posted June 17, 2009 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    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.

  44. ChildrenOfNephilim
    Posted July 25, 2009 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    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?

  45. lacarmina
    Posted July 25, 2009 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

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

  46. Anonymous
    Posted July 25, 2009 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    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?

  47. Peasants With Feathers
    Posted August 12, 2009 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    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

  48. Peasants With Feathers
    Posted August 12, 2009 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    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

  49. Elena_madrid
    Posted September 18, 2009 at 1:59 am | Permalink

    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???!!

  50. Anonymous
    Posted September 18, 2009 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    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???!!

    • lacarmina
      Posted September 18, 2009 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

      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
        Posted September 21, 2009 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

        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!

        • lacarmina
          Posted September 21, 2009 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

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

  51. lacarmina
    Posted September 18, 2009 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    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!

  52. Elena_madrid
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    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!

  53. lacarmina
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

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

  54. John
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    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.

  55. John
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    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.

    • lacarmina
      Posted September 24, 2009 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

      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
        Posted September 25, 2009 at 1:57 am | Permalink

        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 ;)

        • lacarmina
          Posted September 25, 2009 at 1:58 am | Permalink

          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
            Posted September 28, 2009 at 2:53 am | Permalink

            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!

      • lacoste polo
        Posted May 7, 2011 at 1:46 am | Permalink

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

  56. lacarmina
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    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.

  57. John
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    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 ;)

  58. lacarmina
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    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!

  59. John
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    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!

  60. Edgar
    Posted October 24, 2009 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    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..

  61. Edgar
    Posted October 25, 2009 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    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..

  62. lacarmina
    Posted October 25, 2009 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    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!

  63. rubyredshoes
    Posted November 5, 2009 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    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?

  64. lacarmina
    Posted November 5, 2009 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    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

  65. Anonymous
    Posted November 6, 2009 at 4:40 am | Permalink

    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?

    • lacarmina
      Posted November 6, 2009 at 4:50 am | Permalink

      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

  66. rubyredshoes
    Posted November 6, 2009 at 4:40 am | Permalink

    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?

  67. lacarmina
    Posted November 6, 2009 at 4:50 am | Permalink

    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

  68. Zeke XA3
    Posted December 26, 2009 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    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!

    • lacarmina
      Posted December 26, 2009 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

      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
        Posted January 6, 2010 at 1:36 am | Permalink

        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!

        • lacarmina
          Posted January 6, 2010 at 2:27 am | Permalink

          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
            Posted January 23, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

            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!

          • lacarmina
            Posted January 23, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

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

  69. Zeke XA3
    Posted December 26, 2009 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    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!

  70. lacarmina
    Posted December 26, 2009 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    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!

  71. LaBelleDameSansMercy
    Posted December 27, 2009 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    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!

  72. lacarmina
    Posted December 27, 2009 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

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

  73. LaBelleDameSansMercy
    Posted December 28, 2009 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    Very cool! Thanks!

  74. Zeke XA3
    Posted January 6, 2010 at 1:36 am | Permalink

    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!

  75. lacarmina
    Posted January 6, 2010 at 2:27 am | Permalink

    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 :)

  76. richard
    Posted January 12, 2010 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    please send more information ie prices of entrance special events

  77. richard
    Posted January 12, 2010 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    please send more information ie prices of entrance special events

  78. Armand Beiel
    Posted January 21, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    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

    • lacarmina
      Posted January 21, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

      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
        Posted January 28, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

        Thank you very much, I take note

  79. Armand Beiel
    Posted January 21, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    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

  80. lacarmina
    Posted January 21, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    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.

  81. Zeke XA3
    Posted January 23, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    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!

  82. lacarmina
    Posted January 23, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

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

  83. Armand Beiel
    Posted January 28, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    Thank you very much, I take note

  84. Avi
    Posted February 9, 2010 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    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.

  85. Avi
    Posted February 9, 2010 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    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.

  86. lacarmina
    Posted February 9, 2010 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    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…

  87. lacarmina
    Posted February 9, 2010 at 1:40 am | Permalink

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

  88. Avi
    Posted February 9, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    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?

  89. webuffalo
    Posted February 15, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

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

  90. Anonymous
    Posted February 18, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    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

  91. Sam37
    Posted February 18, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    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

  92. lacarmina
    Posted February 19, 2010 at 2:16 am | Permalink

    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-

  93. Sam37
    Posted February 19, 2010 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    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

  94. lacarmina
    Posted February 19, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    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

  95. Sam37
    Posted February 28, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    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

  96. lacarmina
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 7:34 am | Permalink

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

  97. Lilith_darkages
    Posted April 10, 2010 at 12:52 am | Permalink

    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

  98. Lilith_darkages
    Posted April 10, 2010 at 12:52 am | Permalink

    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

  99. lacarmina
    Posted April 10, 2010 at 12:55 am | Permalink

    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. :)

  100. Robert
    Posted April 30, 2010 at 5:05 am | Permalink

    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

    • lacarmina
      Posted May 1, 2010 at 5:19 am | Permalink

      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
        Posted May 22, 2010 at 3:58 am | Permalink

        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

  101. Robert
    Posted April 30, 2010 at 5:05 am | Permalink

    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

  102. lacarmina
    Posted May 1, 2010 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    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!

  103. Robert Schott
    Posted May 22, 2010 at 3:58 am | Permalink

    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

  104. Shannon
    Posted May 29, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    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.

    • lacarmina
      Posted May 31, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

      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
      Posted June 14, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

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

  105. Shannon
    Posted May 29, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    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.

  106. lacarmina
    Posted May 31, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    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!

  107. Boredanonb
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

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

  108. Pcusack
    Posted June 27, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    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?

  109. Pcusack
    Posted June 27, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    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?

  110. lacarmina
    Posted June 27, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    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.

  111. Discount Watch
    Posted August 17, 2010 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    I highly recommend the following club events;

  112. Miss_pink
    Posted September 19, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    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?

    • lacarmina
      Posted September 19, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

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

  113. Audriana Zirakchi
    Posted October 4, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    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?

    • lacarmina
      Posted October 4, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

      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.

  114. Anonymous
    Posted October 27, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

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

  115. Edurva
    Posted December 14, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    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.

    • lacarmina
      Posted December 14, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

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

  116. Edurva
    Posted December 14, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    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.

  117. Edurva
    Posted December 14, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    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.

  118. EMILDIMOFTE
    Posted January 3, 2011 at 4:58 am | Permalink

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  119. Lhk_13
    Posted January 4, 2011 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    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

  120. Edurva
    Posted January 6, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    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.

  121. hotgirl
    Posted August 11, 2011 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    very good post . I like it . thank you
    hot girl
    cute girll

  122. ふたつさん
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 4:55 am | Permalink

    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. ^_^

    • lacarmina
      Posted August 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

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

  123. Madam_J
    Posted March 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    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

  124. kizi3
    Posted May 6, 2015 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Very useful with me. i will go to Tokyo, Japan in next month.

  125. Diana Diana
    Posted August 1, 2015 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Thank you very much, I’ll be in Makuhari next week untill the 9th of August. Hope I’ll have a chance to visit some interesting places in Tokyo!

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