What
  • Adult & LGBT
  • Chillout & Onsen
  • Cool Bars
  • Dance Clubs
  • Japanese Izakaya
  • Live music clubs
  • Night tours
  • Only in Japan
Where

Open for more than 40 years, The Pit Inn is a Tokyo institution that presents talented local and international jazz performers. The focus is completely on jazz in this smoky, no-frills venue, with the chairs all facing towards the stage, a set-up that encourages customers to maintain their full attention on the music, rather than one another. This tiny concert hall-style club may not be ideal for lounging and chatting, but the sound system is excellent and the jazz is consistently some of Tokyo’s best. One of the city’s most well-known jazz venues, the performances are mostly mainstream jazz, with occasional avant-garde offerings. Regular performers include saxophonist Sadao Watanabe and pianist Yosuke Yamashita, but a number of international artists — including the Manhattan Jazz Quintet, Sun Ra Arkestra, and Elvin Jones — have also recorded live performance albums at the venue. Admission prices are affordable, particularly for the lunch-time jazz sessions, which feature performances by emerging musicians.

1 Review for The Pit Inn

E_Diallo586

15 Reviews

Perfect Place for Jazz Addicts!!!

3/ 5

The bar has a warm inviting atmosphere. This is the place you must visit in Tokyo if you are a Jazz lover. They have inexpensive cover charge with great live jazz music. The Japanese jazz musicians here were just stunning. Cover charge is just 3000 yen and the breathtaking performances in the dark, smoky atmosphere is just old-school. No wonder serious jazz lovers from across the globe come here. Food was appetizing presented wonderfully.

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