Osaka night life is where it's at, given that the city has multiple party districts! Nightlife in Osaka tends to focus around the "Kita" (north) area around Umeda, and the "Minami" (south) around Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi.
Particularly around Minami, you can find a jumping Osaka night life scene, where there is a wide variety of spots: from smaller shop-like bars to famous venues.
For travelers who want to go clubbing but don't know where to go, here are four of the best clubs in Osaka that tourists and locals love!
1. CLUB PICCADILLY: Quality on a Global Level!
First, we will introduce up are two clubs from the Kita area. The first one is Club Piccadilly Umeda Osaka, which was created at the former site of the movie theater, Umeda Piccadilly. DJ Mag TOP 100 CLUBS ranks the world's most famous clubs, with this Osaka club entering the world's top-class ranking in the Kansai area for the first time.
Many guest DJs from overseas also appear as the name is known among clubs in Osaka. Engage your body in the music on a large floor that can accommodate more than 1,000 people while enjoying the quality sound and lighting.
The showcase of professional dancers is also a feature of Club Piccadilly Umeda Osaka. The “Novel” on Friday is a full-fledged street show, and the “New Order” on Saturday boosts the floor with performances that include pole dancers. Experience this circus-like show with music, video, lights, and dancing.
CLUB PICCADILLY UMEDA OSAKACLUB PICCADILLY UMEDA OSAKA
- Address Osaka Prefecture Osaka City Kita-ku Taiyojicho 8-17 Plaza Umeda Building 8F
- Phone Number 06-6809-5895
Nearest station: Osaka Metro "Umeda Station" 1 minute walk from Exit M14
Hours: Friday and Saturday 21:00-4:00
Fee: 1,500 yen for women, 3,000 yen for men (one drink included)
*Until 23:00, HAPPY HOUR, free admission for women + all-you-can-drink, 1,500 yen for men (one drink included)
Dress code: None in particular. * Beach sandals may be refused to prevent accidents
Holidays: Sunday through Thursday
2. OWL OSAKA: Even crowded on weekdays
The first floor is the dance floor, where many world-class DJs play. The second floor is a VIP & Ladies floor where you can spend a sophisticated night in a luxurious space.
The concept is a “quality space for adults,” so it is important to consider security and safety.
Admission under the age of 20 is strictly prohibited, and excessively light casual clothing such as jerseys and sweatshirts is not allowed. Refrain from overexposing any tattoos as well. While there may be long lines on Fridays, Saturdays, and the day before holidays, that means you can spend an even more lively night!
OWL OSAKAOWL OSAKA
- Address Osaka Prefecture Osaka City Kita-ku Kakudacho 5-1 Umeda Rakutenchi Building B1
- Phone Number 06-6362-0822
Nearest station: 4 minute walk from JR Osaka Station Midosuji Exit
Business hours: 19:00-5:00
Fees: Women Free to 2,500 yen, Men 1,000 yen to 3,500 yen
Dress code: Excessively light clothing such as jerseys, sweatshirts, work clothes, sandals, and excessive exposure of tattoos (including stickers and paint) are prohibited
Holidays: No set holidays
3. MAHARAJA MINAMI: Immersed in the 80s
MAHARAJA MINAMI, one of the best Osaka clubs in the Minami area, responds to the voice of “A club for the older generation to enjoy!” “MAHARAJA,” which led the disco boom of the 1980s, reopened in 2017 for the first time in 25 years. The interior is in the style of the 1980s when Japan was booming, with decorations like mirror balls and standing tables, and was updated by introducing state-of-the-art equipment such as LED panels.
Discos hits that are unforgettable for those who experienced the time, such as “September” of Earth, Wind & Fire, and “Can’t take my eyes off you” from Boys Town Gang, time slips back to the 70-90s!
There are many younger generations as well as adults, and it is a space where you can enjoy music regardless of age.
MAHARAJA MINAMIMAHARAJA MINAMI
- Address Osaka Prefecture Osaka City Chuo-ku Minamisenba 4-10-13 HUQUE Building B1F / B2F
- Phone Number 06-4704-8066
Nearest station: 3-minute walk from Exit 3 of Osaka Metro “Shinsaibashi Station”
Fee: 2,000 yen for women, 3,000 yen for men (1 drink included, 2 drinks included on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 19:00-24:00, Friday, Saturday, the day before a holiday 19:00-2:00
Dress code: Short pants, sandals, men's tank tops, sweatshirts, work clothes, jerseys, etc. Over exposure of tattoos is prohibited
4. CLUB Ammona: Yuru-chara is the DJ!?
CLUB Ammona in the Minami area near Higashi Shinsaibashi is a popular club that many guests visit on weekdays. It is also known as the mascot character “Mona King” is the DJ. Mona King is a character who performs DJ activities at clubs and festivals all over Japan, centering on Ammona to liven the music scene in Osaka.
There are many offers here from overseas clubs and collaborations with various artists. This scene is unique to Japanese clubs, where cute characters make the floor lively!
In addition to Mona King, there are many diverse guest DJs. In the past, Redfoo (LMFAO), a party-rock child from the United States, made a guest appearance and performed as DJ during the excitement. With a state-of-the-art sound and entertainment event, you can definitely enjoy the Osaka night. Dance with the music and enjoying the night to your heart's content!
CLUB AmmonaCLUB Ammona
- Address Osaka Prefecture Chuo-ku Higashi Shinsaibashi 2-3-22 Tamahachi Building 1F
- Phone Number 06-6211-3993
Nearest station: 7 minutes on foot from Osaka Metro Nihonbashi Station and Nagahoribashi Station
Price: Sunday-Thursday 1,000 yen for women, 2,500 yen for men Friday, Saturday and the day before holidays 1,500 yen for women, 3,000 yen for men (one drink included)
Business hours: 22:00-4:00
Dress code: jersey, sweat, tank top, work clothes, sandals, etc. are prohibited
Things to note when going to clubs
All clubs require an ID check. If an ID cannot be confirmed, admission is not possible. If you are a foreign tourist, you will need to show your passport.
There are also many clubs where camera / video use without permission or use of excessive light is not allowed. In order to enjoy your time comfortably and trouble-free, please observe the rules firmly and have as much fun as possible within the specified range.
Text by:WEST PLAN
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