Deep beneath the fashion stores that line the chic Daikanyama district is a club that is quite literally underground: Unit. A winning cocktail of hip crowds, cutting-edge DJs and live music performances make it one of Tokyo’s coolest venues for night owls. The restaurant Unice complete with DJ and comfy sofas (for those who wish to take 40 winks between dancing) sits on the first basement floor.
Concrete stairs one floor down lead to the main dance floor where crowds are entertained with headline acts from across Japan and around the world, sparkling light shows and – that quintessential Tokyo club accessory – a giant disco ball. Follow the stairs down to the third underground level and the mood is even more subterranean. Alongside the Saloon bar is a dark concrete bunker of a dance floor with a just-visible chandelier hanging high among the stark walls.