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Where to dance Bachata in Tokyo, Japan

WHERE TO DANCE BACHATA IN TOKYO, JAPAN?

Are you a Bachata or Salsa dancer with plans to visit Tokyo in the near future? Then this Bachata Embassy article will indeed help you find where to dance bachata in Tokyo. It will also list some of the most popular locations and parties for dancing in the Tokyo Metro area.

Just remember to make sure that you know what time the last train departs to get back to your hotel room or Airbnb, as the metro shuts down around midnight. Otherwise, you will have to wait for the first train the next morning, usually, around 0500am.

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El CAFE LATINO

The most famous and popular nightclub for Bachata and Salsa dancing in Tokyo is the famous El Cafe Latino.  This club is located in the party zone of Tokyo better known as Roppongi. Right now El Cafe Latino is open on Weekdays from 18:00 till 24:00.  The entrance fee is ¥1,000, which includes one drink.  

It has two floors and compared to American Latin dance clubs, this and all dance clubs in Tokyo are small. This Latin dance nightclub has also showcased many of the best DJs, international Latin artists & dancers. 

On weekend nights and before a holiday the club is normally open from 18:00 till 05:00.  The Entrance Fee is normally¥1,500 (with1Drink).  You can also take a Bachata, Salsa & Kizomba class for an additional fee of ¥1,000.  

El Cafe Latino has some of the top dance instructors such as Beto from Colombia who has lived in Tokyo for over 15 years.  He is originally from Istmia, Choco, Colombia.

He has multiple awards from different Salsa Championships such as the 2010 World Salsa Festival in Cali, Colombia, the 2009 World Salsa Championship 2009, and the 2009 Japan Salsa Congress.

An important note is to remember that no one under the age of 20 is allowed in this club.  ID is strictly checked at the entrance. Additionally, smoking is prohibited, except in designated areas. 

Also remember that if you cause trouble to other guests or are intoxicated, you will be refused entry or asked to leave.

LATIN CLUB LEON

The Latin Club Leon is another popular location to dance Bachata and Salsa in Shinjuku, Tokyo.  This club is located at 5 Chome-17-6 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan.

This club is located underground and is frequently referred to as a Hide Away club. The entrance is near the entrance to the  Shinjuku Hanazono Shrine.

It is an 8 minutes walk from the JR “Shinjuku Station”. It is also only a 3-minute walk from the Shinjuku Sanchome Station”.

To enter take the rear door with the steep staircase in the alley. Make sure not to confuse it with the Studio Leon doorway. 

Latin club Leon is a favorite among the many Latin dance organizers in Tokyo.  You will find many Bachata & Salsa parties held here on a weekly basis by many different organizers.

For foreigners, it can be a little difficult to find.  However, don’t worry as Japanese people are some of the most helpful people in the world and will go out of their way to help you find it. 

Even on their Facebook page, they have a photograph to help you find the entrance to this club.  Make sure to check their Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest parties, events, and Latin dance lessons.

NEW PLANET

This is another popular nightclub that features Bachata, Salsa, and Kizomba parties frequently. It is located in Roppongi at  1F, 3-10-5 Roppongi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo.

Bachata instructor Ryu and also DJ Luis are the top organizers of these Bachata and Salsa parties at this club. The majority of Latin Dance events are held here on Friday and Saturday nights or Sundays in the afternoon.

Remember to check their Facebook page to see the latest times and dates for these parties.  

Dancing is all on one level with normally a good mix of Salsa and Bachata music.

New Planet is open to everyone 21 and over with ID required at the door. The nearest Metro station is Roppongi. 

FIESTA LATINA 

Fiesta Latina is a dive bar in Shinjuku that holds many Bachata parties and Salsa events. It is located at 1 chome-14Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo. 

The nearest metro stations are the Jr Shinjuku Station or the Seibu Shinjuku station.

They have frequent dance lessons normally starting around 7pm and the bar closes around midnight most nights. 

One of their main Bachata instructors is Kana.  She is a Salsa & Bachata instructor and the Director of Alma Tokyo.  As the director of Alma Tokyo, her Tokyo dance teams have won multiple titles including 2nd place at the Asia Bachata Open 2019 and also 2nd place at the Japan Bachata Cup 2019.

You can also check out their latest events calendar here.

Note: This bar can be challenging to find in Shinjuku so make sure to have their Facebook page on your phone in case you need assistance from a friendly local.

DJ EL BOOM Socials & Parties

DJ El Boom, also known as Carlos Luis Perez Castillo, is one of the most popular Latin Dance Organizers in the Tokyo Metro area. He is originally from Cuba but has lived in Tokyo for many years. His Cuban Salsa & Bachata events are very well attended by both locals and also foreigners visiting the Tokyo area.

His weekly events range from dance socials at local nightclubs in the Tokyo and Yokohama area to fun beach parties in Enoshima Beach and outdoor dance parties at Yoyogi Park. These socials and parties have a very friendly ambiance and all of the attendees have a good time.

The location of his events changes frequently, therefore make sure to check his Facebook Page and see his latest events in the Tokyo and Yokohama area. 

Thanks for visiting the Bachata Embassy! I hope this information about where to dance Bachata in Tokyo, Japan is helpful to you. Don’t forget to also sample the amazing food and desserts on your trip!

Feel free to share this article with your friends and let us know if we are missing any good Bachata spots in the comments section.  See you on the dance floor soon!

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Brian Moran

Brian Moran

Brian Moran is a Salsa, Bachata & Kizomba dancer from New York City.  He has been fortunate to live and work abroad in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean for over 13 years. While living overseas, he has attended hundreds of international dance festivals and events. He has also taken classes and workshops with some of the top professional Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba Instructors worldwide.

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