I do not know why Ageha has such bad review, this nightclub was truly truly outstanding. Easy access via the shuttle bus only 30 minutes or so! The lines weren't big when we got there around, quick id checks and a search and you're in.
The club is massively impressive and the good thing is that there is something for everyone. There is plenty of bars and vending machines so you can always get a drink. Drinks are reasonably priced 1,000 yen for a Jagerbomb wasn't bad at all. Better to drink before you go there. The outdoor area is very cool, with upbeat modern reggae/rap stuff playing cool vibe. The other dance floor was cool with 30 ft poles with incredibly talented dances sliding up and down them
The main dance floor was my least favourite as it was just a techno kind of beat playing all night. But the vip lounge above was really good definitely worth getting a table. The acoustics in this club are incredible you can have a normal conversation whilst the bass is pumping through your heart - weird !!
Overall I definite must go to whilst living/staying in Tokyo
I went on Halloween...when you would think they would take advantage of their 4 dance floors. But, throughout the entire club they played the same techno beat all night long with very little variation...
Packed with international people and many Japanese party goers
Went during the winter time and still had a blast outside by the pool with the fire heaters blasting all around. Great electronica DJs, good for trance and house lovers. One of the biggest clubs I've ever been to... places like this wouldn't work in NYC. Everyone here is here to club, I enjoyed it. Lots of dancing, enjoying the music, I liked the crowd. Lots of Japanese, not many foreigners when I was there. Drinks were disappointing however, little selection, especially for us scotch drinkers. All these over-priced fruity concoctions. But the music made up for it. I look forward to visiting during the summer.
This club gets a "very bad" from me. Went here last night for Halloween because it's supposed to be the biggest party in "Tokyo". After about a 20 minute wait we hopped on the shuttle bus which was convenient and nice. We got there and the line was massive, as everyone said it would be. We waited in line for 2 hours, getting to know other people around us and joking around (and drinking of course). There was quite a bit of pushing and shoving once we got towards the front. The bouncer did a quick ID check and there was another line to pay. That line took about 10 minutes, and that's when things really went wrong. Apparently you need to get your hand stamped for your costume to get the 2,000 yen discount. The b!tch at the register was trying to charge me 4,000 yen after I waited in line for 2 hours! I told her look, I realize I don't have a stamp but the bouncer pushed me into the club without me realizing I needed one for the discount. Apparently the bouncer stamps your hand if you are in costume. Well guess what, I went as Where's Waldlo/Wally and it was brilliant. I got so many compliments on my cute and original costume when I was walking around Shibuya. She told me I would either need to get back in line or pay the 4,000. I showed her Where's Waldo on my keitai and she obviously knew I was in oostume. What was the point of having me go back for a stupid little stamp? It was the bouncer's mistake and I shouldn't be punished for it. I raged and raged at the chick. So finally I took my friends ticket and she jumped to the next register and bought another 2,000 yen ticket with her hand stamp. Yeah that's right Ageha, beat your dumb little system.
We went in after another line to be bag and body checked. It's a truly massive club. The main dance floor has an awesome sound system and lights. The thing is.... no one was dancing. And I could understand why. All throughout the club, all night, the same relentless House beat was playing. I couldn't tell one room from the other, the music reminded me of the scene in "A Wrinkle in Time" when Calvin and the group are in the room with the brain that's beating the same steady humdrum and slowly taking over their minds. Play some crowd movers, would you? A little Daft Punk or dare I say it, MJ? Everyone room was the same garbage. My friend said "Come on, let's go to the pool and dance there." The rooftop pool was awesome and again the same ridiculousness there. People were swaying around lamely. I wanted to sit down and found a sofa where I promptly fell asleep for 2 hours. When I woke up, it was time to go, and the shuttle bus was sold out. We waited around for a friend at a different dance floor with the same crap, and then walked to the station.
Another thing I noticed was the security guards. They acted as if we were in an Iraq battlefield and we were all terrorists. "MOVE! MOVE! MOVE! STAND UP! STAND UP! WAKE UPPPPPPPPPP!" I could've sworn I saw them hitting the legs of one chick to try and get her up. They were evil and merciless, and I'm pretty sure they were yakuza.
So long story short, it's a huge club with a good sound system and amazing dance floors. Cons, everyone that works there, from the bouncer to the security to the cash register girls is a complete douche and a--hole. And the music sucks. It is DEFINITELY not worth the trip out there, and I'd never pay 4,000 yen for this ish. There are better clubs around Tokyo where you can have more fun especially on a Halloween night. There were lots of people dressed up so we saw some cool costumes but you can do that walking around Shibuya. Never, ever come here.
Ageha, or Butterfly, is definitely just that - a great place to fly all night long. From multiple dance floors to colorful light displays to big-name DJs like Junior Vasquez, DJ Dan, and DJ Tiesto it's a great place to stay all night long, dance til dawn, and watch the sun rise over the bay. Taking the bus from Shibuya is the absolute best method of getting there...unless you have a car of your own.
Ageha is easily the best place to go to in Tokyo if you're looking to find some of today's most popular names in Electronic music. Past performances include artists such as Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, and Armin van Buuren.
Due to it's sheer size and big-name lineups, Ageha is usually limited to holding events on Fridays and Saturdays. So, anyone planning on dropping by for a random night out will likely be sadly disappointed. Another disappointment might be the wait in line you'll most likely be looking at if you show up late or haven't purchased advance tickets from a local Lawson. Ticket prices are reasonable, usually selling for 3500円 for advance tickets, and 4000円 at the door.
Inside the club, you'll find several different areas featuring multiple artists throughout the night. There are a few bar counters that sell beer and cocktails, as well as vending machines for those looking to stay hydrated. The outside pool area offers a nice change of pace, and provides a great view of the bay at sunrise. The main dance floor features a decent light show, and an absolutely booming sound system that keeps the crowd dancing into the earliest morning hours.
Ageha is the biggest club in Japan. Go in the summer to enjoy the outdoor area as well as the indoor area. (Officially there is no swimming allowed in the pool, but people have been known to 'fall in'. The whole complex is HUGE! The most popular times to go are for Halloween (huge costume contest) and New Years. Ageha brings A-list DJs from around the world to perform in front of huge audiences. There are busses out to the event leaving from Shibuya, on the east side of the station, near the Reggae club Nuts.
There are few superlatives that wouldn’t do justice to this mammoth club. The main dance floor is impressive; the sound is top notch, the lighting system is the best I’ve ever seen and the crowd positively upbeat.
We went to see Mark Schulz, who is a world-famous German DJ and headliner of the night.
What I liked about Ageha:
1) The main floor’s temperature is cool. You can dance hard and not feel sweaty.
2) There are so many DJs and dance floors that you can always change if you don’t like what’s happening.
3) The pool party is really cool and you can see the sunrise while dancing.
4) I’ve no idea what they did with their speakers, but I left without feeling that my ears had been smashed to pieces. The music is loud and crisp, but the acoustics work in such a way that it’s not hard on them.
5) Friendly vibe. Lots of people chatting outside.
What I didn’t like
1) The place is almost too big. We lost a few people in our group and it’s impossible to find them. Likewise, if you want to hit on somebody, better do it right away because chances are you won’t see them again.
2) The drinks are pretty bad. Stay away from their absolute cocktails and stick to stuff they can’t mess up (i.e. beer, gin&tonic)
3) It’s out of the way. Getting to Shin-kiba took a long time, and coming back at 6am wasn’t fun.
You can buy advance tickets for most events at Lawson. We got ours for 3,200 yen, instead of the 4,000 yen it would have costed at the door. Drinks are about 600-900 yen.