Experience the emerging Jazz culture and feel the rhythm of Utsunomiya at these wonderful Jazz clubs!
Utsunomiya has produced many famous Jazz players such as Sadao Watanabe (Sax) and Yoshio Toyama (Trumpet) and is seeing a rise in popularity. And of course there are plenty of spots where you can go to enjoy live performances along with a meal or a few drinks. Here at ‘Utsunomiya Night Guide’ we’ve selected top picks from locals to add a bit of groove to your evening!
*Each Jazz club is shown in the Google map at the bottom of this page making it easy to find.
Kindaijin is the most well-known Jazz club in Utsunomiya. It’s located in a quiet part of Utsunomiya, and the owner himself is a Jazz enthusiast. There are live performances every Sunday from 8 PM, and you may get to experience impromptu performances from local musicians as well! Approx. 20 min walk from Utsunomiya station, or a 10 min walk from Tobu-Utsunomiya Station.
Indulz Dream is a classy Jazz bar that offers a seasonal selection of food, an excellent wine selection, and live Jazz performances from 9 PM on most days of the week. Kick back with a fine glass of wine and enjoy the show! Approx. 15 min walk from Utsunomiya station, or a 10 min drive from Tobu-Utsunomiya Station.
Free Flight is a little hideaway for people who want something a bit more low key. The excellent food and drink are made even better with a live piano performance which you can enjoy every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday! Approx. 10 min walk from Utsunomiya station, or a 10 min drive from Tobu-Utsunomiya Station.
Blue J has a stylish and calming interior where you can enjoy your drinks in peace. There are live Jazz performances every weekend, but don’t hesitate to visit on weekdays either — the records they play are sure to be treat to the ears. Approx. 20 min walk from Utsunomiya station, or a 10 min walk from Tobu-Utsunomiya Station.
Coral Lounge Limousine is a Jazz bar with a modern interior and an aquatic theme. There’s always something going on here, whether it’s live Jazz performances, jam sessions, or oldies night! Drink in the atmosphere along with your drink at this excellent venue. Approx. 15 min walk from Utsunomiya station, or a 10 min walk from Tobu-Utsunomiya Station.