The third state of emergency (SOE) has been announced in Tokyo and Osaka, and once again, the nightclub industry is at risk of bankruptcy. Scheduled to end on May 11th, it is safe to assume that it will continue through the end of May. The initial SOE back in April of 2020 was challenging, but nightclubs followed the guidelines and closed. The second SOE was less strict, so nightclubs continued to stay open minus any promoting on socials. And now, as we enter the third SOE, nightclubs are mixed between staying open and closing.
Should Tokyo and Osaka nightclubs stay open during the pandemic? Probably not… but without any penalty besides small fines and a lack of financial support, nightclubs are inclined to stay open.
Should You Still Party?
If you decide to party during this SOE, please do so cautiously by wearing a mask and socially distance yourself from other clubbers. Expect nightclubs to just feature their resident DJs with no special acts, and few customers.
Below are the nightclubs that are staying open despite the SOE:
Tokyo Nightclubs Open
Most of Tokyo’s nightclubs will be staying open during the SOE with some offering day time events.
V2 Tokyo – Open
Learn More: https://www.v2tokyo.com/
Warp Shinjuku – Open
Learn More: https://warp-shinjuku.jp/
1Oak Tokyo – Open
Learn More: http://1oaktokyo.com/
Ce La Vie Tokyo – Closed
Learn More: https://www.celavi.com/ja/tokyo/
A-Life Tokyo – Open
Learn More: http://e-alife.net/
Club Camelot – Open
Learn More: http://www.clubcamelot.jp/
ageHa – Closed
Learn More: http://www.ageha.com/
Vizel – Open
Learn More: https://www.instagram.com/clubvizel/
ATOM TOKYO – Open
Learn More: https://atom-tokyo.com/
Contact – Partially Open
Sound Museum Vision – Partially Open
Learn More: https://vision-tokyo.com/
TK – Open
TK is celebrating its grand reopening.
Learn More: https://tk-nightclub.com/
Womb – Closed
Learn More: https://www.womb.co.jp/
Osaka Nightclubs Reopening
Osaka is currently the largest hot zone of cases, so nightclubs are mostly closed except for a few.
Giraffe – Closed
Reopening on June 5th Friday
Learn More: https://giraffe-japan.com/
Piccadilly – Closed
Learn More: https://clubpiccadilly.jp/
Owl – Open
Learn More: https://owl-osaka.net/
Club Pure – Closed
What do you think? Should nightclubs stay open during the state of the emergency to save their business??