Harlem has continued to support the hip-hop scene in Japan as the “holy land of hip-hop,” and has evolved into a name which is known today both at home and abroad. The lineup of DJs and spacious dance floor make it a popular place for people to enjoy their favorite hip hop and R&B jams. They also periodically invite DJs and other artists from overseas, allowing visitors to experience an authentic hip-hop party first-hand.
You can find Harlem by walking roughly 10 minutes from the Hachiko Exit of Shibuya Station. The main floor has plenty of space for socializing and dancing in front of the DJ booth, and a bar conveniently located right next to it. A stage is assembled during special events when big name artists and dancers come to perform. The second floor is much smaller with a more “chill” vibe, if you’re looking to catch a break from the hyped up crowd downstairs. Local up-and-coming Japanese rappers often open up the night on the second floor. Drinks and small finger foods are served upstairs as well. The club has a really welcoming environment and the resident DJ’s are some of the best in Tokyo.